Sunday, December 14, 2008

Hollywood left off Rock Racing roster, Clerical error to blame


LOS ANGELES- The cycling world greeted news of next year's bifurcated Rock Racing program with a surprise earlier this week. After contracting a bevy of new talent, including former UCI Protour rider Baden Cooke, and swelling its roster to 27 riders, a number in excess of the maximum permited for UCI Continental teams, the squad announced it would be splitting into two teams. Riders downgraded to the Rock Racing amateur club team include reigning US national criterium champion Rahsaan Bahati. Bahati, however, indicated he is not worried in an interview with Cyclingnews. Local observers were also surprised by the announcement. Many had expected the name of BCC-alumnus Hollywood to appear on the Rock Racing riders manifest. Reached for comment at his Rocky Mountain hide-away, the denim clad Hollywood reacted to the news: "I am sure there has been a glitch somewhere and I am not the only rider to be effected. Like Rahsaan, I expect to be riding the big races next year in Rock Racing colors. Michael Ball and I have spoken and we agree that I'm here to stay. Starting on the club team is not a problem. I expect to move up to the A-squad to ride alongside Tyler and do the Giro di Lombardia and perhaps the World Championships. Those are good races for me."

7 comments:

curveship said...

Nice.

Number of pages in Google containing the phrases "rock racing" and "hollywood": 12,900.

Rank of this blog post in that list: numero uno

felonious said...

Newsflash! Economic downturn signals difficult times ahead for Rock and Republic and Rock Racing:
http://velonews.com/article/86002/team-rock-racing-could-be-affected-as-rock--republic

How will Hollywood fare?

co2cycle said...

Does this mean that when we register for our USACycling licenses, we can select Rock Racing from the drop-down menu of clubs?

Also, if the continental team promotes R&R jeans, will the amateur team promote jeanshorts?

DukePirate said...

Jeanshorts -- short short cutoffs, no less -- should be part of next year's kit. We'd be the thrift store version of Rock Racing.

Yes, it sounds a little lewd, but probably no more disgusting that spandex, when you think about it.

1007.rad.haus said...

Alas....more rumors. Now it appears that the non-continental racers will be forced to race for K-Mart Jeans in an effort to bring back "Blue Light Specials" from 1982 to help boost the economy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Z7xLB5zM28

I was hoping to at least get the news that Wrangler or Lee were in the folds.....but one must take what they can these days......

1007.rad.haus said...

and we are traveling on Greyhound......

co2cycle said...

let us not forget the pioneers in cross-marketing jeans and cycling: Carrera!
http://pelotonjim.files.wordpress.com/2007/03/7.jpg
or these inspired duds:
http://www.longscycle.com/images/a%20shorts%20kids%20tassoni%20carrera.JPG