SI Vault
 
THE NEXT U.S. HERO?
AUSTIN MURPHY
August 01, 2005
Now, for the cycling equivalent of filling Michael Jordan's shoes. These are the American riders most likely to succeed in future Tours.
Decrease font Decrease font
Enlarge font Enlarge font
August 01, 2005

The Next U.s. Hero?

View CoverRead All Articles
1 2

Keep an eye on the guy who beat Discovery's Yaroslav Popovych to win the 2001 World Espoirs (under-23) time trial. With some racing experience in Europe, he will definitely be a force in the Tour de France.

CRAIG LEWIS, 20

He has a scary power-to-weight ratio and trains with Discovery's George Hincapie. "I don't know whether he'll be a Tour rider or a one-day classics type," says his coach, Jonathan Vaughters, "but he's going to do big things."

1 2