Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Chicago (Beverly)
Bikes: Merckx Team SC, Masi (fixed), Merckx Cyclo-Cross
I understand a strategy for each stage is developed before the race, but certainly changes must be made during the race as things change (Mayo falling behind for instance). [I think of John Elway coming to the line and changing the play after reading the defense] If Armstrong, as the captain, makes slight changes in the strategy while riding, how does he communicate them to the rest of the team? With Ullrich and Hamilton inches away he can't tell his team to stop taking pulls or to push up the pace. Do they have hand signals they use? Or maybe he whispers in his radio and Johann then broadcasts the new plan to the rest of them team. I have to believe the poker-faced Armstrong likes to keep everything as secret as possible.