‘Stars of the future?’ Here’s one – please just remember where you read it first. After the toughest stage of the Tour of California – traversing brutal Mount Baldy, many were asking ‘who’s Joe Dombrowski?’
But to those who study the U23 results, Dombrowski’s ride was a logical progression. Last year in the Valle d’Aosta stage race in Italy, the 21 year-old took a stage win and was second on GC. Next to the Tour de l’Avenir and Baby Giro, Aosta is the main hunting ground for Pro Tour talent scouts.
Dombrowski had offers after his Aosta performance but chose to stay with Livestrong for 2012.
His US season kicked off in style, with a podium place in the high altitude New Mexican, Tour of the Gila.
VeloVeritas spoke to Dombrowski after that performance, in advance of his stand