Cyclingheroes: Toyota-United signed Dominique Rollin for the upcoming season. Can you introduce
him to our readers ?
Sean P. Tucker: Dominique Rollin is the newest face on the Toyota-United roster for 2008 and
the team's first-ever Canadian. He is 27 years old and from Boucherville, Quebec. He is a six-time national champion
who won seven races in 2007 and finished third overall at the inaugural Tour of Missouri. I think he possesses extremely mature
racing habits for someone of his age and the fact that he's such an all-around rider makes him ideally suited to the U.S.
Cyclingheroes: What will be his [Dominique Rollin] role in the team ?
Sean P. Tucker: Lead-out man and sprinter.
Cyclingheroes: Can you tell us more about the 2008 roster of Toyota-United ?
Sean P. Tucker: Rollins joins three other newcomers already announced to the team's 2008 roster:
Ben Day and brothers Hilton and Jonny Clarke. All three are Australians, bringing to six the number of riders from Down Under
now on the Toyota-United roster. 10 of the previous 14 guys are coming back.
Cyclingheroes: Are you satified with the performance of the team in the past season ?
Sean P. Tucker: Absolutely! We won 40 races and had 97 podiums. We won the final
stage at the Amgen Tour of California [Ivan Dominguez], Stage 2 of the Tour De Georgia [Ivan Stevic] and the first and last
stage of the inaugural Tour of Missouri [Dominguez]. Not too mention Stevic won the B World Road Campionships
and securing his spot in the 2008 Olympic Road Race. Bobby Lea won the US Madison Nationals on the track too.
Cyclingheroes: What do you think of the plans to create a Tour of America?
Sean P. Tucker: Great idea and much needed and deserved for a country the size of the US.
Cyclingheroes: How does the team prepare for the upcoming season ?
Sean P. Tucker: Lots and lots of kilometers and rest in between training sessions. Len
[Pettyjohn, the new team director] is working with a couple new trainers to test the guys early season fitness and adjust
their schedules accordingly. In the past, we had all 14 riders get in the best shape possible for the Amgen Tour
of California and by mid season everyone was toast. Len is dividing the team in half and saying "you guys be ready for
TOC and you guys ready for the Tour De Georgia on". That way we can have guys good all season.
Cyclingheroes: What are the main goals for Toyota-United in 2008 ?
Sean P. Tucker: WIN as many races as possible.
Cyclingheroes: Sean we wish you and the team all the best for the upcoming season!
Sean P. Tucker: Thanks!