Team Marketing Coordinator Milay Galvez and Team Liaison David Anker recently hand-delivered some Fuji Sandblasters, Aces, and a Captiva to the families of GEOX-TMC team leaders Denis Menchov and Carlos Sastre. To say the bikes went over well would be an understatement!
Denis Menchov’s 6 and 8-year-old sons pose with their brand new Fuji Ace‘s with Denis beaming in the background at their excitement.
Denis adjusts the saddle of the sparkling white Fuji Ace.
“It was a sight to be seen,” explained Milay. “The boys immediately jumped on the bikes like naturals, started pedaling full-speed, and soon enough, were competing against each other.”
Denis adjusts his son’s Fuji Ace 20.
The boys pose with their first-ever road bikes!
The group headed to a nearby plaza, where Denis, David, and Milay had coffee as they watched the boys race around the plaza.
Charging toward his Dad with an expression of intensity and focus – must be in the genes!
The boys were all smiles.
Next up was a visit to the Sastre household for a Fuji fleet delivery.
Carlos hopped on his Fuji Captiva right away.
The whole family loved their bikes, but Carlos, surprisingly enough, was the one that really loved his Fuji cruiser! It was love at first sight for the 2008 Tour de France winner and his stylin’, matte black Fuji Captiva.
“He was like a kid in a candy shop,” said Milay. “I think it was fun for Carlos to zip around on a simple bike like the Captiva, which takes you back to the plain old joy of cycling. Having a single speed, coaster brake bike must have been like a breath of fresh air for Carlos, whose much more used to a $10,000 techy race machine than a relaxed cruiser.”
Carlos, his son, and his daughter take a loop around a roundabout.
The kids show off their new wheels to a friend in the neighborhood.
A very gregarious person, Carlos is well-known in the community. Almost everyone that passed by stopped to say hi. And of course, all admired his new bike.
Carlos proudly shows off his Captiva to a neighbor, joking that he will race it in the Vuelta!
Carlos was having trouble keeping up with his children in the criterium around the roundabout. His 7-year-old has already begun racing. He’s not yet earned a victory, as his old bike didn’t have gears. But with his new Fuji Sandblaster, a podium and trophy are surely in his future, as he looked completely at home and downright fast on his new Fuji.