'They're not intimidated, they're like seasoned professionals straight away': Enthusiasm of young American riders 'inspiring', says Brent Bookwalter

The veteran rider says there's a generational shift taking place amongst American riders

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The men's peloton has more promising Americans than any time in the past decade, one of the country's longest-serving current riders has said.

Brent Bookwalter has been a pro since 2005 and the BikeExchange rider has been one of the few constants as US cycling peaked in his first season before nose-diving into disgrace in 2011 when Lance Armstrong admitted to doping throughout his seven Tour de France titles.

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