Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Furman Cycling Team would like to congradulate our teammate Knox Sutterfield for landing his first pro cycling contract with the Astana Team Type 9 U23 Pro Continental-Leopard Devo Team. Knox has declined his full scholarship to Yale's music grad school and will move to the wonderful land of Kazakhstan next month. The timing of this mid season pro team contract offer seemed strange, however, Vino explained to Knox that Astana picked up a new sponsor that allowed for another rider to join the team. Vino mentioned that this new sponsor, America's Best Value Inn and Suites (Athens, GA) fired the entire cleaning staff in order to have the resources to sponsor the team. The motel owner, Mr. Patel, apologized for the current hazardous condition of the motel rooms, but said that the sponsorship was more important in this trade off.  As a note to future residents of the hotel, Mr. Patel wanted to add that that a variety of must-have-cheap-hotel-saftey features would be available at the front desk, including cans of RAID, bug nets, Venus Fly Traps and tasers. The Furman Cycling team raced at the University of Georgia this weekend. In the CAT Z crit, Andrew Koch counter attacked Dylan DeGraw's move off the front and soloed to a first place finish, lapping the pack seven times. I forgot my bike at Furman and was forced to race my unicycle in the A's race. I stayed in the lead group the whole race and wheelied across the line to a third place finish. In the Team Time Trial, Dylan pulled for the entire 4 mile race and later had his bike inspected for engines by the race officials. We hope everyone had a great April fools day.

No comments:

Post a Comment