View Full Version : An american wins for his first time

07-13-2006, 01:07 AM
Of course the only racing that I've cared about as of late has been the tour or our own beloved Mt. Tabor series. Sure enough others are racing too in this world and come to find out Mr. Tommy D has notched up his first Euro win in the Austria's Tour. I have been waiting 5 long years for him to do something like this. :beer: :beer:

07-13-2006, 01:02 PM

Roy E. Munson
07-13-2006, 01:06 PM
Shino, I think you just about summed up Tom Danielson's impact on the pro peloton.

07-13-2006, 01:28 PM
Oh, ok, I know who he is now.

07-13-2006, 02:07 PM
Mr. Tommy D has notched up his first Euro win in the Austria's Tour.

Looks like he was very conistent, but he did it without winning a stage.

It's only a week long (small country = small tour) but this is a nasty little race. The Grossglockner doesn't enjoy the mythical stature of the French and Italian cols, but its unrelenting ~20km at 10-12% are among the toughest in Europe.

(for comparison, Mortirolo = 12km @ 10+%, Gavia = 13km @ 12% max, Galibier = 8 km @ 9% max, 8 km @ 12%+ max)

By the way, the best col database (with reviews) is here (http://www.quaeldich.de) (in German).

Forgot to say: Danielson's performance here is roughly equivalent to Cadel's, when T-mobile were keeping him on ice. He might not be at the big show, but I'm not writing him off just yet.

07-13-2006, 02:52 PM
You know, that disco rider with the hot wife.