Every sponsor of this site gets a note of thanks and it’s now time to say thanks to Trek who are here for July. The bike company hardly needs an introduction but all the more reason to be grateful for their support.
The association with Lance Armstrong was a deterrent for me but in recent years the facts have changed so I’ve changed my mind. The new models are attractive, especially the Madone with the rear brake placement by the bottom bracket which is aesthetic but structural too given the stiffness of this area of the bike. And if looks are important to you, see the Project One concept which offers custom bikes with spec, styling and fit.
Trek supply Radioshack-Leopard now and MTN-Qhubeka and in 2013 we’ll see the Trek name replace Radioshack, I don’t know what the team will be called but think “Trek Pro Cycling” etc.
If this blog post sounds like an ad… it is. I’ve been limiting space on here to one ad only because sites with flashing content and pop-ups tend to put me off. With only one ad, support from the likes of Trek feels more sponsorship. And in turn each sponsor gets a public note of thanks. So thanks Trek!
Ad revenue’s essential for this site. There are photos to pay for and there are now so many readers – yes, you – that the bandwidth is an issue, an extra cost. Also the revenue allows for investment, for example a detour to the Alps to check out the stages of the Tour and take notes. It’s why yesterday’s piece was able to suggest the Sarenne wasn’t really that wild… and the same planning means tomorrow’s preview will warn of the hardest stage in the race.