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Why did LA do this with his bike?(2 posts)

Why did LA do this with his bike?spookyload
Aug 6, 2003 10:27 PM
I noticed the race pictures for the final stage he was riding a 5900, then for the victory lap he was riding the newer Mardone. Did he trust the Mardone so little he rode the 5900, then switched for the press photos for Trek? Here are two links showing this: http://gallery.consumerreview.com/roadbike/gallery/files/2003tdfposties-1.asp and the one from the victory lap where his back on the Mardone: http://gallery.consumerreview.com/roadbike/gallery/files/2003tdf-victorylap.asp
re: Why did LA do this with his bike?orange_julius
Aug 7, 2003 5:35 AM
The new bike was still a prototype, so I'm guessing:

Trek 5900 SL: $5,000

Trek 5.9 prototype: $15,000 + hours of work by engineers

Winning TdF without upsetting your sponsor by destroying
their prototype:` PRICELESS.