Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Inside the Pro Peleton

Do you remember David Zabriskie, the Utahan who beat Lance Armstrong in Stage 1 of the 2005 Tour de France by 2 seconds en route to setting a record for the fastest time trial (54.358 km/h) in the history of Le Tour. DZ wore the maillot jaune until the team time trial (stage 4) when he lost the yellow jersey to Lance Armstrong because of a mysterious crash is the last 2km of the stage.

While surfing around today, I stumbled across Zabriskie's personal website where he was keeping a diary during last year's racing season. While riding along in the Pro Peleton, he took the opportunity to conduct a series of one question interviews with some of cycling's biggest stars -- revealing such insight as:

Dave Zabriskie: Do you like Star Wars?
Alessandro Pettachi: Star Wars?
Dave Zabriskie: The movies.
Alessandro Pettachi: Yes.
Dave Zabriskie: Thank you.

and then there's...

Dave Zabriskie: Thor what does it feel like to have the coolest name in the peleton?
Thor Hushvod: I didn’t know it was a cool name.
Dave Zabriskie: Trust me it is.
Thor Hushvod: O.k. then. It feels pretty cool then.
Dave Zabriskie: Thanks for the interview.

So if you could ask a member of the Pro Peleton one question, what would it be?


1 comment:

Jonathan said...

I'm not sure. I think Zabriskie already asked Thor Hushovd the question I would ask.