We’ve been a little adrift here. No peloton to ride in. No urge to get on the bike. Just guilty, guilty feelings about not being out there. But that’s changed now that Svein Tuft is in California. We hereby dedicate ourselves to following him — his progress, from afar — for at least a day or two during the Tour of California. To prepare, here are some very important Svein Tuft links. If you happen across this and want to contribute, send a note!
Canadian Rider Makes an Unorthodox Climb Toward Cycling’s Pinnacle: The New York Times article that started it all (“it” being Tuftmania).
Svein Tuft: the Wikipedia article
Svein Tuft: bio and race results from his former team, British Columbia-based Symmetrics Cycling.
Svein Tuft: racer page from his current team, Garmin-Chipotle
Svein Tuft Gets Pez’d (Pez Cycling News, August 19, 2008: focuses on Tuft’s race at the Olympic road time trial).
Svein Tuft’s journey to worlds silver: (October 13, 2008: a long Cycling News feature).
Interview: Svein Tuft (The Daily Peloton interview, December 19, 2008: includes Tuft’s racing plans for 2009, including Paris-Roubaix).
Svein interview after winning Canadian individual time trial, July 4, 2008.