July 07, 2008
Frischkorn introduces Garmin-Chipotle
Garmin-Chipotle's Will Frischkorn took the team's first award at the Tour today, finishing on the podium for the day and the overall, and taking the most aggressive rider race numbers.
Spend 208 kilometers at the front of the world's biggest bicycle race, and you'll hear from a few well-wishers; Frischkorn said he's never had so many messages waiting on his Blackberry. The joy of a great result is tempered by being on the second step:
When Dumoulin attacked with 2k to go I'd planned on hitting out just as I got to the back of the line ... he beat me to it and it was game on. I jumped up to him, but made a real error jumping first when Feillu went by. I should have let Samuel do it first. Too eager. Then my second, and key, mistake, was pausing for a second with 350 to go. I had the legs to come around, and came close, but ran out of time. Aargh! I couldn't be more excited with second, but wouldn't be an athlete if I didn't want to be one step higher.
Frischkorn's ride also put Garmin-Chipotle in the early lead in the team competition.
Neal Rogers offers his perspective on Frischkorn, and how great it was to have the Euro journalists asking him if he knew anything about a rider. For once.
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