July 30, 2007
Vaughters confirms Millar, Zabriskie, Vande Velde to Slipstream
Jonathan Vaughters, looking to win a 2008 Tour de France wildcard invitation for Team Slipstream, has confirmed three major signings for the 2008 season: Saunier Duval's David Millar and CSC's Dave Zabriskie and Christian Vande Velde.
Vande Velde confirmed the signing during Sunday's VS. broadcast, while Millar apparently planned to announce the change during the rest day Saunier Duval press conference where Vinokourov's positive became public.
The doping circus around this year's Tour would seem to only help Slipstream's chances. The team performs extensive longitudinal testing of each rider throughout the year, including blood profiling to discourage EPO use or blood transfusions.
Very nice Flickr photo of Millar warming up in London by graspnext.
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I'm excited by this team...Can't wait 'til next year.
Posted by: Brian Ellison at Jul 30, 2007 11:40:41 AM
agreed... slipstream seems like they have the right idea. the cyclists simply need to do all they can to restore everyone's faith in the sport... this is a great idea. congrats to slipstream & these cyclists.
Posted by: Mark Allain at Jul 30, 2007 6:33:09 PM