|This week Ben Lyon of the Daily Peloton was had a chat with Michael Barry to see what was new. Barry shares with us his views on the Pro Tour, his Giro goals, a new book and more. |
Michael is coming into 2006 after a great 2005 season, and with a team that is ready to show that even without Armstrong at the helm they are stacked with talent.
Michael will start his season with the spot in the Amgen Tour of California and then is scheduled to race Tirreno-Adriatico, Milano San Remo,Tour of Flanders, Paris-Roubaix, Tour de Georgia, and the Giro d'Italia.
Q: It has been a while since we last caught up with you, tell us; how was your Christmas and time off the bike? It must have been a special Christmas, the first one with the Baby. www.dailypeloton.com/displayarticle.asp?pk=8815
Michael Barry: The off season was great. It was a lot of fun spending a few months straight with Liam and Dede. We took a few trips back east to Toronto and Milwaukee to visit friends and family and then got settled in Boulder for the winter. We did a lot of walking around town with Liam-it is amazing as each day is a new adventure with him. I donít think Liam realized what Christmas was all about, or that it was even a special day, but he certainly liked the wrapping paper and all the attention from the Grandparents, aunts, uncles and nieces. As for my training it went well as we had some great weather for most of the winter. It stayed dry and fairly warm so I was up in the mountains almost daily. I spent a lot of time training alone, as it just felt right for the moment. As I got closer to camp I did a few rides with the local guys here in Boulder which was good.