There's nothing like a good Classics win to raise bike-building spirits, and major American newspaper USA Today has linked Simoni's win in the Giro d'Italia with increased confidence at post-chapter 11 Cannondale.

Cannondale in USA Today

During Chapter 11 things looked bleak:

"People were pretty bummed around here," Derrick Miller, a suspension technician at Cannondale, told USA Today.

"We had lost our focus."

This all changed with the Simoni win…

http://www.usatoday.com/…/2003-06-09-giro-pa_x.htm

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