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Tuesday’s Mail Bag – Millar; Trenti and silly, silly Americans

VeloNews.com welcomes your letters. If you run across something in the pages of VeloNews magazine or see something on VeloNews.com that causes you to want to write us, drop us a line.Please include your full name and home town. By submitting mail to this address, you are consenting to the publication of your letter. Stop the whining!Editor;Millar is a whiner, who needs to go home and shut up. I recall him whining about how “f---ing ridiculous" a particular stage of the Tour was (last year), and here he goes again.Were I his coach, he would be gone. Steve MoningerGeorgetown, TexasEpic and

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VeloNews.com welcomes your letters. If you run across something in the pages of VeloNews magazine or see something on VeloNews.com that causes you to want to write us, drop us a line.Please include your full name and home town. By submitting mail to this address, you are consenting to the publication of your letter.


Stop the whining!
Editor;
Millar is a whiner, who needs to go home and shut up. I recall him whining about how “f—ing ridiculous” a particular stage of the Tour was (last year), and here he goes again.Were I his coach, he would be gone. Steve Moninger
Georgetown, TexasEpic and entertaining
Editor;
Heras’ ride: Breathtaking
Millar’s protest: Shameful
Watching roadies try and work a triple chainring setup: PricelessThanks,
Eric Johnson
Pseudo Americans
Editor;
Who can blame Guido Trenti? We all pick and go to races we have a good chance of winning.This is just another example of how USA Cycling let down U.S. cyclists.

Mikal Kearns
Duncanville, TxVolunteers for world’s?
Editor;
As an outsider (writing from Canada), it looks like the cycling gods of USA have to pick who can perform, but also must pick who is willing to show up! So many great pros in cycling believe they have risen ‘above’ the national team and the worlds. Where are the elite cyclists on the roster?Vacationing in Spain, par chance?Sorta like hockey: who wants to volunteer for a world championship when you’re paid to play?Michael DeKelver
Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaThanks for the laughs
Editor;
I always thought cyclists in the U.S. were reasonably educated and open-minded. After all, we’re all participating in a sport which has its base in another continent. However, it seems that there are just as many flag waving nationalistic folk as there are at the monster truck rally (no offense if you’re into monster trucks, of course).The rule is, you race for the country of your nationality. Guido Trenti has a US passport. Get over it. If you’re really mad take the issue up with the U.S. State Department and its passport agency. Let’s not forget most of our ancestors imposed themselves upon North America in the first place.But if this doesn’t satisfy you, let’s look at some World Cup (soccer, that is) teams this year. Japan, one of the hosts, granted a passport to Brazilian Alessandro Santos just a few months before the event, and he played. France, one of the strongest teams in the world, contains three stars who were born in former French colonies. The star forward for Poland was born in Nigeria. The list goes on. So you see, it’s a sport! The future of international politics or national pride does not depend upon an athlete’s birthplace.But feel free to keep writing these letters against the selection of Mr.Trenti; they’re pretty funny.

David Alvarez
Seattle, Washington


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