This is my world of cycling and just a fun way for me to share my experiences, thoughts and joy I have for cycling. Thanks for visiting Cycle Jabber and good luck in your training! Dirk Friel

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Sinclair Imports Party, Las Vegas

What a night. This year the annual Sinclair party was at the VooDoo Lounge, 50 stories up on top of the RIO Casino. The place was packed with a lot of familiar faces . No matter where you turned you saw some famous cycling icon.

Davis Phinney looking good...

Mario Cipollini 100% Italian Style..

Here I am with Christian Vande Velde, Freddie Rodriguez and ex-postal rider Dylan Casey. It was an amazing year for Christian and Freddie. Keep it up and I can't wait to see you guys race again in '07.

Here is one of George's friend's along with Cesar Grajales.

Here are my boyz from Vitamin Cottage Cycling Team...Sean Bragstad, Jon Tarkington, Michael Schilling and myself.

The team had yet another great season and we won the best all around team competition for Colorado. Look for bigger and better things next year.

Scott Tietzel (Team Vitamin Cottage and Cycling Center) and Magnus Backstedt (winner of 05 Paris-Roubaix) hanging out with the packed house.

Here is Dave Letieri (Former director of Chevrolet/LA Sheriff pro team and others) and Gord Fraser sippin' cocktails. Gord did his last professional race this year after who knows how many years as a successful sprinter. I have no idea how many races he won but it had to be near a record of some kind. I am happy to say I helped him win a few of those races back when we were teammates on a small Canadian pro team. I was also able to race with Gord a lot over in Europe when he raced for Motorola. Great career Gord you rode like a champ!
Here is 1984 sprint gold medalist Nelson Vails and pro road rider Dan Schmatz. Dan just signed with the new BMC pro team.

posted by Dirk at 1:04 PM


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