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Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Discovery strength

I suppose it's inevitable that the media will take Savoldelli and Popovychs' wins last week to point to the strength of the Discovery Channel team, but it seems laughable in some ways considering the number of times the camera showed Savoldelli on an incline with a team mate alongside him. Admittedly, Discovery couldn't predict Danielson's knee problems, and that Armstrong will have the support of both Savoldelli and Popovych for the tour, certainly shows considerable bench strength. It just seems so obvious to say that Discovery is so strong, when, in Savoldelli's case at least, it was the rider and not the team that was strong.