Cozza on Christian- “A Big Loss for the Team”

Filed under: On the Road Again — admin @ 10:48 am
Friday, 11 September 2009 Tour of Missouri
 
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Defending champ Christian Vande Velde is the “face” of the 2009 Tour of Missouri. His photo is everywhere, from posters to street paintings.

 
So when Christian had to abandon the race with a busted bone in his hand, his loss was felt everywhere…but no more than on his own Garmin team.
 
The riders at Missouri will face the individual time trial today in Sedalia, the stage that could go a long way toward deciding the overall champion of this week-long race. 
 
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Without Vande Velde leading their charge, guys like Steven Cozza have to pick up the slack and work even harder for the team.

 
We talked to Steven about the loss of Christian, his role at the Tour of Missouri, and his own fitness in the following CycleTo video.