By Tyler Hamilton, U.S. Postal Service Rider
I’m going to cut to the chase since the word is out. This will be my last season with the US Postal Service Cycling Team. In January 2002, I will be joining the CSC Tiscali Team, based in Denmark.
I’m able to look back on the last seven years and reflect upon an incredible experience with a tremendous team composed of some of the world’s greatest athletes and support staff. I turned professional with this organization in 1995 and traveled along with it all the way Paris where we’ve hoped Lance Armstrong would write history at the Tour de France. It’s been an unbelievable journey. One I will always be grateful to have made.
While making a change is always difficult, mine has been made easier with the support and encouragement of my friends and teammates at US Postal. Although we will be on different teams next year, one thing is for certain – our friendships and support for one another will remain.
I’m looking forward to the opportunity and new challenges the CSC Tiscali team will offer. And most of all, I’m thankful that the sport of cycling has and is providing me so many different experiences and so many avenues of support.
Until December 31st, I will be a member of the US Postal Service Team – and there is a lot of work to be done before we can hang up our bikes. I’m looking forward to supporting Roberto Heras at the Vuelta and finishing out the season with the team that has been behind me for my entire professional career.
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