When I watched the Tour de France last year, I wasn't a big fan of HTC-Columbia. However, there are several reasons why I chose to feature them in today's post.
- Mick Rogers (above) is from Australia and ended up winning this year's Tour of California.
- Mark Cavendish (2nd photo) is regarded as the fastest sprinter in the world and won stage 1.
- Tony Martin (3rd photo) won the individual time trial stage in LA.
- They are just that good.
- I happened to have decent and clean photos of their main racers.
- In a couple of weeks, I'll be switching to the HTC EVO 4G phone and I wanted to give their sponsored team some love.
Incidentally, we caught stage 2 along Trinity Grade, which is in between Napa and Sonoma. This time around, the peloton was broken up, so we got wave after wave of smaller cyclist groups. The downside is that it rained most of the day.