US Postal Postcard from the Tour of Denmark
Roadcycling.com's Thomas Valentinsen talks to US Postal riders Van Heeswijk, Barry and Zabriskie in Odense.
Roadcycling.com reporter Thomas Valentinsen talked to members of the US Postal Service cycling team at the start of stage 5 of the Tour of Denmark in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 /?>
David Zabriskie told Roadcycling.com that his job today would be to support the other US Postal riders, provide them with food and water bottles, and stay close to them at all times.
Zabriskie added that he expected Team CSC to try to control the race and that his own team?s strategy was to go for a stage win for team leader Max van Heeswijk at the expected sprint finish in Roskilde.
A smiling Zabriskie also told our reporter that he has yet to sign a contract for next year, and that he will ?go where the wind blows.? In the coming months, expect to see the wind push Zabriskie forward in the Tour of Spain and the World Championships.
Roadcycling.com?s Thomas Valentinsen also had a chat with Max van Heeswijk who appeared to be very happy and pleased with his results so far this season. Max told Thomas that he intended to keep fighting for a stage win in the remaining two stages of the Tour of Denmark.
After the Tour ends tomorrow, van Heeswijk will start focusing on the Olympics. He added that he would leave for
Max also told Roadcycling.com that he has recently signed a two year contract extension with Team US Postal Service, which will become Team Discovery Channel starting in 2005.
A smiling Michael Barry told our reporter that his two main goals for the remaining part of the season are the Olympics and the World Championships in
Stay tuned to Roadcycling.com for more extensive interviews with Max van Heeswijk and Michael Barry later this year.