Friday, September 03, 2010

R.I. P. Txema Gonzalez, Team Sky Soigneur

Sad News: Team Sky has unexpectedly lost soigneur Txema Gonzales, who was working at the Vuelta, to a bacterial infection. No, I didn't know his name, and neither did you I would wager, most likely because he did his job exactly as it was supposed to be done. For those of us unfamiliar with the crucial, unheralded, and sometimes downright unpalatable job these folks perform, here's a typical day in the life, and an interview with Saxo Bank's Philippe Jamin. Without them, pro cycling as we know it today simply couldn't exist.

Condolences to family, friends, and the whole Team Sky family.

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