For the 2006 season I was fortunate enough to be sponsored by local shop AW Cycles, which meant I had a team issue bike for
the year. This was a standard Dura-Ace equiped carbon Giant TCR0, which of course I had to make a few changes to.... The
shop swapped out the bar, stem and saddle for me, to get the right fit. I then added a carbon USE seatpost, Zero Gravity brakes,
Speedplay pedals and Zipp wheels. It was a good bike; I didn't like the handling quite as much as the Treks, but I got used to it,
and to the Shimano shifters, which I had previously always been adverse to. The bike served me well in the French Alps when I
used it for La Marmotte cyclosportif.