June 02, 2004
Bobby Julich update
Bobby Julich is having his best year since placing on the Tour podium in 1998. This week, he's in Philadelphia, participating in bicycling's version of Speed Week, the Wachovia Cycling Series, which culminates in the USPro championship race on Sunday.
According to the interview, CSC has yet to determine whether Julich will ride the Tour de France this year, and will decide after the Tour de Suisse (Tour of Switzerland).
Julich talks about what a big change it's been moving over to CSC, and how the new team has elevated his racing:
Also, I obviously feel much more at home here. I've been on French teams for five years, a German team for two years, and here, the official language is English. At first, I wondered why I felt so comfortable right away, and then it just hit me that there are no communication problems on this team, and that's what I think our strongest suit is. I mean obviously we're going to have good days and bad days, and times where things don't roll our way, but with good communication, you get through those periods. So much of the controversy in the sport is due to miscommunication, and for me, personally, I just really need that for me, and being an American on a French team for five years, it was difficult to get that communication going my way.
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