Drummer Boy

  • Classics Winner
  • Country: us
  • Posts: 3224
  • Liked: 3868
  • Awards: Post of the year 2015
Re: [WT] Tour of California
« Reply #60 on: May 21, 2019, 01:16 »
McCabe having overall podium ambitions for California?

It turns out that I didn't imagine it after all!  :P

After searching Google high and low to find the interview in question, it occurred to me that it was actually in the post-stage comments, on NBC Sports, that I heard the remarks. Luckily, I hadn't yet erased Stage 1 from the DVR, and there it was, in the final fifteen minutes of coverage. As they were talking about both Sagan and McCabe, in the immediate aftermath of the sprint, the following conversation took place:

Liggett: "I'll tell you what. Before the race started, we spoke to the girlfriend of Travis McCabe, and she told us that the aim this week is a podium finish in Pasadena. And he's off to a terrific start with second place."

Roll: "Stage 3 with some climbing..."

Vande Velde: "Yup."

Roll: "Stage 5 ['Yup'] also might factor into his fitness even better."

For whatever reason, they all seemed to agree that it was a realistic goal.

This was all reinforced with Travis' pre-podium interview with Steve Schlanger.

"Now, your goals for the week, were a podium...but down the road, not on this opening day. How surprising was this?"

McCabe: "It's pretty surprising. I mean honestly, I'm not a 'pure sprinter.' I was looking at more stages like, Stage 3 and 4, I believe, and the next stage after that."

I shouldn't have doubted my memory.  :s
  • ReplyReply
  • « Last Edit: May 21, 2019, 01:38 by Drummer Boy »


    Back to top