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Archive for March, 2008

Tour de France 2008 Teams Announced

So now we know who will and who will not appear in the 2008 TDF, and it is certain that this year’s Tour will be very different from years past. du-oh!

Who will not: Alberto Contador, 2007 yellow jersey winner who now rides with banned team Astana

Who will:

France: AG2R, Agritubel (Continental Pro), Bouygues Telecom, Cofidis, Credit Agricole, Francaise des Jeux

Spain: Caisse d’Epargne, Euskaltel, Saunier Duval

Germany: Gerolsteiner, Milram

Belgium: Quick Step, Silence

United States: High Road, Slipstream (Continental Pro)

Italy: Lampre, Liquigas

Denmark: CSC

Great Britain: Barloworld (Continental Pro)

The Netherlands: Rabobank

So now we wait.

Long time no me

Life throws curve balls, now and then, and I’m not all that great at playing catcher. Some things are looking upwards, albeit it will be for a short period of time, while others…well…

So, what have I been doing all these months? Not what I’d rather be doing. Yet, even that will change soon, although not soon enough.

Suffice to say that these past several months have been challenging. The next few months will be challenging. The months after that, we shall see.

I completed my first marathon, not quite as well as planned; but, that happens on one of the hardest, hilliest routes in the country. In November, I have the Komen 3-day/60-mile walk, followed by the AT&T Austin Marathon in Feb 2009, and some long event in-between (have to decide what that will be). Plus, I will be pursuing the ISG Sommelier Diploma. A lot ahead!

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