Friday, November 24, 2006

It's Official: TH to hurt you full time

Via Cyclingnews:

Todd Herriott joins Hagens Berman as director

The Lake Washington Velo Cycling Club is taking another big step in solidifying itself as a premier amateur development team with the announcement of Todd Herriott as the Director Sportif. Herriott comes to the team with several years on the National Racing Calendar (NRC) circuit as a member of the Colavita/Sutter Home and Health Net programs, along with a background as a strength and conditioning coach.

"With the increased support from our sponsor Hagens Berman we were able to bring in a great talent and mentor like Todd to help mold our talented yet inexperienced riders into the cyclists of tomorrow," noted team President Terry Buchanan. "He has the experience and background to direct this team to an even higher level."

Herriott comes to the team with several stellar performances over the last several years: first American to win the Univest Grand Prix in 2002; first American to win the Tour of Cuba and finishing his professional career 12th overall at the US professional road championships earlier this year. Herriott won't only be sitting behind the wheel of the team's car but will also support the entire team in many areas including coaching, tactics, and mental toughness and will also give us a unique perspective as the season progresses via his website.

I think this is a great step for Hagen Berman (or the team formerly known as Broadmark). It's a huge transition to go from a real amateur team to one that's professional in organization. It's not easy for the people involved, as riders and "staff" have to adjust to new ways of operating and different roles; it shakes up comfort zones and most people don't enjoy change. But there's a pretty bright light at the end of that tunnel I hope that the majority of the HB team sees and is on board for.


3 Comments:

At Friday, November 24, 2006 3:09:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dang! I already bought my team kit. Oh well I know that P will take care of us.

 
At Monday, November 27, 2006 8:24:00 AM, Anonymous Trevor said...

Mr. Boots, was that your comment?

 
At Tuesday, November 28, 2006 9:55:00 AM, Anonymous mr. boots said...

no, that wasn't me. I'm no coward - I don't post anonymously

 

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