One very conspicious rider absent from the Vuelta team for CSC is super domestique, Jakob Piil. For years, Jakob has worked selflessly for his team. In 2004, I had the opportunity to meet Jakob during a training ride in Philadelphia prior to the USPRO race. I found Jakob to be as good a person as he is a rider. That year he won the most agressive rider in the Tour de France. He and Jens Voight are two class acts that bring nothing but good press to the sponsor, CSC. I would have loved to see Bjarne find a spot for him here.
Will we see Jakob in another kit next year?
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