The Week That Was...

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06/24/2003| 0 comments
by Ian Melvin

The Week That Was...

Ian Melvin comments on the happenings in the world of cycling.

helmets, Dudu attacked the bunch seething with anger.  Having taken the leaders jersey the previous day, Lance Armstrong put his US Postal team to work at the front of the bunch, slowly pulling back the Frenchman.  Weaving across the road in front of the speeding peloton to show his displeasure Durand then managed to top off a wonderful day by colliding into a race motorcycle.  It has since been confirmed that he has a cracked hip.


Along with the Tour comes the beginning of transfer time.  Reported moves include the possible departure of Nico Mattan to Fassa Bartolo following his 'expression of discontent' with Cofidis team manager Alain Bondue, and recent Dauphine Libere runner-up, Iban Mayo, to any team willing to offer him a multiyear deal worth a cool six hundred thousands Euro per year.


As reported several weeks ago, British Tester Michael Hutchinson is attempting to beat Chris Boardman's 1 hour record of 49.441km's.  His attempt has been confirmed as being on July 2nd at the Manchester Velodrome.  Another rider with this target in his sight is on-form David Millar, who will begin training with Boardman's old coach, Peter Keen, over the winter.


Finally, just spare a thought for 30 year old RAAM rider, Brett Malin, who died whilst competing in the event on Route 60 in New Mexico after being hit by a truck.

 

Make sure you read our interview with Frankie Andreu.


 

The Tour de France is just around the corner, why not contact me and let me know just what you want to be reading on Roadcycling.com during the most wonderful three weeks of the year?

Till next week,
Ian Melvin

Cycletw@aol.com

 

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