Roger Hammond 2008

What a pity; if Cervélo already existed as a team, and if Roger Hammond were already racing with them, then on Monday he would have given the bike manufacturers a great opportunity to test their machines under water.

?It was raining so hard when I was out training yesterday that I went through a puddle so deep it went over the top of my front wheel?, Hammond told Cycling Weekly. ?Fortunately I was so wet already it didn?t matter,? he adds as an afterthought.

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