How Team Columbia-Highroad Won The 2008 Tour Down Under
Team Columbia-Highroad sports director Allan Peiper discusses the team's 2008 Tour Down Under dominance before the start of stage 1 of the 2009 edition of the race.
first big step back, race-wise, from a tough three months.
“We’d lost our previous sponsor just a few months before and we’d gone through some difficult moments, not knowing if we could pull things together in time for the new season. We had our backs against the wall,” Peiper recalls. “But adversity makes people rise to the challenge sometimes and that’s what happened to our squad. Those difficulties brought us together, made us come back stronger as a team, and André’s victory was the first real sign that we ‘d really managed to do that.”