Team Astana Training Camp

My buddy Ken Conley spent the day in Santa Rosa and environs following Team Astana at their California training camp as they prepared for the Tour of California. Lance Armstrong was in his trademark black and yellow Livestrong kit as his teammates sported their light blue Astana uniforms.

Armstrong is a walking billboard: See him here with his Giro helmet, Oakley sunglasses, and Nike jacket.

Read and view more at KWC Spare Cycles. Oh, and Lance Armstrong posted a phone camera photo of Ken and posted it to Twitpic. Ken’s the guy with the camera in his face.

10 Comments

  • 331 Miles
    February 5, 2009 - 7:17 am | Permalink

    Good that he's a walking billboard for his cause. I'd rather represent that than Astana, a coalition of Kazakhstan state-owned companies (per Wiki). One of the strangest sponsors ever, IMHO.

  • 331 Miles
    February 5, 2009 - 2:17 pm | Permalink

    Good that he's a walking billboard for his cause. I'd rather represent that than Astana, a coalition of Kazakhstan state-owned companies (per Wiki). One of the strangest sponsors ever, IMHO.

  • Tony Bullard
    February 5, 2009 - 8:38 am | Permalink

    I love Cyclelicious for it's attention to politics involving cycling. I hate Cyclelicious for it's weird obsession with Lance Armstrong.

  • Tony Bullard
    February 5, 2009 - 3:38 pm | Permalink

    I love Cyclelicious for it's attention to politics involving cycling. I hate Cyclelicious for it's weird obsession with Lance Armstrong.

  • Yokota Fritz
    February 5, 2009 - 7:38 pm | Permalink

    I appreciate the comments, positive and negative!

  • Yokota Fritz
    February 6, 2009 - 2:38 am | Permalink

    I appreciate the comments, positive and negative!

  • Anonymous
    February 6, 2009 - 8:01 pm | Permalink

    Astana rules! Better than having some flooring manufacturer(Quickstep) or a burrito(Slipstream Chipotle) joint for your sponsor…plus they ride Treks!

  • Anonymous
    February 7, 2009 - 3:01 am | Permalink

    Astana rules! Better than having some flooring manufacturer(Quickstep) or a burrito(Slipstream Chipotle) joint for your sponsor…plus they ride Treks!

  • Steven Vance
    February 11, 2009 - 8:57 pm | Permalink

    Lance has a great color scheme.
    A lot of cyclists, pro or not, are walking billboards for the products we use daily.
    I've got GORE, Giro, Performance, Adidas, and Planet Bike proudly displayed.

    It's great because all of these companies wholly support their products and customers.

  • Steven Vance
    February 12, 2009 - 3:57 am | Permalink

    Lance has a great color scheme. A lot of cyclists, pro or not, are walking billboards for the products we use daily.I've got GORE, Giro, Performance, Adidas, and Planet Bike proudly displayed.It's great because all of these companies wholly support their products and customers.

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