Brent Bookwalter and bike. Photo courtesy Tim de Waele.
Brent Bookwalter of BMC Racing Team will join us for one of our increasingly famous live chat sessions. Brent will visit the site for an hour on Wednesday, 24 March. The time? The chat will start at 8pm CET. That's noon here in California, thanks to the Spring time change. Check your local listings for details.
Brent is riding his first season in Europe this year. The 26 year old is a rider of the climber-stage racer persuasion and his past results on the U.S. circuit include a win in the prologue at the Tour of Utah, a second place finish in the prologue at the Redlands Classic, and a fourth place finish at the U.S. National Championship. Brent missed a year of racing after a crash in 2007, but among his U23 results he counts a U.S. time trial championship and a stack of collegiate national mountain bike titles. Last weekend, he rode Milano-Sanremo for the first time, and survived mostly intact after two crashes in the frothing Sanremo field. He called the race "ultimate fighting on wheels."
Brent rocking the crono, 2009 Tour of Utah. Photo courtesy Christopher See.
Want to learn more? Head over to Brent's blog (which he used to update), Keeping it real since 1984. Or, check out the doings @brentbookwalter. You can also roll by BMC Racing where they've posted up a Bookwalter bio and photo. The team also sent over the nice photo there at the top. Thanks BMC!
See you all on Wednesday at 8pm CET!
Oh, and one last thing: If you are new to Podium Cafe, you'll need to register on the site to join the chat. It's easy, it's fun! All you need is a valid email address. We promise not to heckle you later, or sell your email address to the Black Unicorn. Register here!