Ben Sonntag of Team Clif Bar is in his underwear when we meet in his hotel room. This underwear meeting could be weird except that this is bike racing and so it is basically normal. Well, 90% normal. That is a very rough estimation – full disclaimer I am not very good with numbers (or normalcy for that matter).

Heidi Swift

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My point is that because everyone in the room has experience racing bikes (and therefore frequently being half-naked around strangers) the situation is not really as weird as it sounds. Ben’s “Director Sportif” – a term which I will use loosely here – is responsible for this situation, having burst into Ben’s room without much notice to announce that we would like to make a few photos. I follow closely behind Dylan the D.S. and stare mostly at the ceiling as Underwear Ben jumps up from bed and exclaims, “Dylan, you are always introducing me to photographers when I am in my underwear!” This comment makes me suspect that Dylan probably has a long history of being up to no good. This suspicion will be validated later when I speak with Dylan’s roommate Eric, who is living in a camper van with him for the duration of this road trip…

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