|Leipheimer.......America's future in cycling?||I Love Shimano|
Oct 3, 2001 1:33 AM
|Given Levi's stellar performance in the Vuelta. Could he be bred to be the next Lemond or Lance? He's shown that he can climb and time trial.|
|re: Leipheimer.......America's future in cycling?/others to look||TC|
Oct 3, 2001 6:20 AM
|Floyd Landis and Chris Wherry. These 2 guys aren't far behind Levi. Landis lit up the Tour de lAvenir a couple of years ago and Wherry made a very respectable showing at the Tour of Langkawi.Finished 3rd and is a good all-arounder. Rumor has it that Landis may secure a spot next year with USPS.
Congrats to LL for his stunning performance at the Vuelta this year.
|He'll be 28 this year. Not much breeding time left.||Elefantino|
Oct 3, 2001 6:26 AM
|Same with with Freddie Rodriguez (who can't climb anyway) and George Hincapie (ditto). |
Christian Vandevelde is only 25, on the other hand, and still learning as a grand tour rider. And David Zabriskie, who a lot of people really like, is only 22. Both are on the Postal team, too. Another to watch is Floyd Landis of Mercury, only 26, who won a stage of the Tour of Langkawi and finished fifth.
|He'll be 28 this year. Not much breeding time left.||Pave|
Oct 3, 2001 8:33 AM
|Agreed about VDV, Zabriskie and especially Landis. Another to watch is David Clinger, who last I saw was with Festina, also pretty young and very fast. Anyone know where he is these days? Can't be with Festina much longer...|
|Link to all U.S. cyclists||Elefantino|
Oct 3, 2001 6:27 AM
Oct 3, 2001 9:08 AM
|Don't forget that US riders are riding for other teams.
All amazing riders!
Oct 3, 2001 9:18 AM
Bobby Julich (formerly with Credit Agricole, now with Telekom)
Jonathan Vaughters (still with with Credit Agricole, ex-USPS)
And of course the non-American American rider:
Guido Trenti (Cantina Tollo, or whatever they changed their name to)
|re: Leipheimer.......America's future in cycling?||danK|
Oct 3, 2001 12:51 PM
|That's what they said about Julich.
A 3rd in Le Tour is much more impressive than a 3rd at Vuelta. It was the Vuelta, right? Anyway, one race does not make the next LeMond.
I'd put my money on other Americans before Levi.