Joe Dombrowski in pink at the 2012 GiroBio.
Friday File, let's get started...
Ever watched the 1966 American comedy, The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming? Russian submarine runs aground beside a New England coastal town and the hilarious shenanigans that follow. Well, I'm inspired to call this Friday File: The Americans are Coming! A cycling invasion of the young up and coming Americans in 2013...
I'm inspired by this title and call this cycling weekend:
The Americans are Coming!
Joe Dombrowski may well be the new American wunderkind rider to grace the 2013 pro peloton.
And, he does have the credentials to do very well in a Grand Tour. I may be ahead myself. He is a climbing forza, becoming the first American rider ever - winning the 36th edition of the U-23 GiroBio or the 'Baby Giro'. His name joins famous winners such as Marco Pantani, Francesco Moser and Giovanni Battaglin.
He is only 21, signed for Team SKY as the go to guy to support Wiggins and Froome. This young rider, with nurturing, has the ability for Grand Tour success. Here's an excellent article on the new wunderkid. George Hincapie have some encouraging words to say...
It's definitely unique when someone like that comes along because it doesn't happen very often.
And, American hopefuls; Taylor Phinney, Tejay Van Garderen and Andrew Talansky will try their talents this weekend. Phinney is TT force and also a classics specialist. He will line up for Strade Bianche for a tussle on the sterrati. Starting Sunday, Van Garderen (2012 Paris-Nice: 5th overall and young riders classification winner) and Talansky will go head to head in Paris-Nice. Tejay Van Garderen has a very strong BMC squad and mighty chance in winning his first stage race.
One lone Canadian at Strade Bianche...
Canadian veteran, Francois Parisien is on WorldTour team, Argos-Shimano and is amped to do well in the Strade Bianche.
Francois Parisien will line up
at the Strade Bianche
Here's to a fun action-packed cycling weekend!