blue squirrel

after a self-imposed 20 year absence from cycling, the sport i love, i am back and dedicated to holding my own in the superfast 40+ catagory. this blog will tell the journey, the highs and the lows, the team [team becher+] and it's cast of characters, our sponsors, supporters, and other local riders that make it happen... [anonymous comments are lame, cowboy up and put a name or start a blog]

Thursday, January 25, 2007


i have never been a big fan of team cofidis,

1] their french
2] they never really seemed to exude passion while racing, at least to me.

they were always that huge french team that didn't win. but if the whole french cycling culture, as i am to believe it through tons of propaganda, is now dope free and the riders are riding clean, than i am starting to take an interest in them and feel a connection to the underdog, that is if they are truly riding clean. if it turns out just to be a media campaign, than i am going back to ignoring them.

so back to cofidis, they have a new image this year, with a mostly all red kit [tim will love that, since i think he has always loved their kit designs anyway, even though their arm warmers are the same color this year] and really well produced video of the team. if anything, they got the whole media thing right this year.


  • At 10:37 AM, Blogger J.T.A. said…

    How depressing is it that if a team sucks, we automatically assume they are clean? Chavanel alone is enough to make most Horner-tooting Americans hate the Cofidis squad. It still burns to see that clip of the Tour when they got caught at the line 'cause Frenchie wouldn't pull. Farrar should be the next good American sprinter though. The red kit is heinous.

    - The CaliRado Cyclist


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