May 1 2009
I realize it’s just Tour de Gila, and I realize you aren’t even racing as your proper Astana squad, but jeez, Johan. You’ve been around the block. Not only does Chris have none of these bottles shoved down his shirt, but you didn’t push on a single bottle!
It should take *at least* two seconds for a DS to hand a bottle to a rider. They’re slippery plastic, likely a little wet from being filled, they’re cold—you gotta make sure he has a good grip on it before you let go!
I expect more from you guys. America expects more from you guys. Heck, Kazakhstan expects more. Better not let this happen at the Giro.