National Collegiate Team Time Trial Champions - 1990
L-R: Dan Wolnick, Trevor Thorpe, Dana Albert, Eric Cech, John Pelster
"We set off, and immediately fell into formation. From the start, we were just flying. Trevor sure didn't seem like a guy whoÍd given his all just hours before. Eric seemed his normal animal self. Dan didn't ride like a sick man. John was setting a pace unlike any he'd ever set before. And I felt unbelievably strong. It didn't even feel like my body; it felt like a much better one on loan from a born athlete. With all of my setbacks behind me, I found an incredible focus. Oh, it hurt, I was suffering hard, but pain is different when it comes from your own will instead of from a rock road or a shard of glass. It was like riding right out of all of life's frustrations."
Read the entire TTT story here.
Read all of Dana's stories:
Riding La Marmotte
Team Time Trial
T-Mobile Int'l: A Spectator's Eye View
Confessions of an Un-Doper (in three parts)
Return to La Marmotte (in three parts)
Part 1 Preparation
Part 2 Race Day
Part 3 Notes and Climb Profiles
Interview with Michael Aisner (in two parts)
5 Seconds on a Mountain Pass
Red Zinger/Coors Classic DVD Release Party
Punish Me, Young Man!
Nevada City Classic - A Closer Look
Riding the Everest Challenge (in two parts)