Last year the Discovery Channel team held a nation-wide try-out, time trial contest to find the "next member" of the ProTour team. The contest, though not quite as large as predicted, did produce a winner who was allowed to 'race' as an honorary member of the team at the USPRO time trial championships.
This year the Discovery Channel team is promoting the new version: Discovery Club1080, presented by Discovery HD Theater. The stakes are raised in this version as it will be turned into a broadcast programme following two winning entrants. The winners will travel to Spain to learn from the members and staff of the team how to train for ProTour racing. Then the programme will follow the winners at home as they train for a head-to-head competition in France over grueling and famous race parcours.
Entrants are asked to send a video showing why each should be chosen to compete, but the deadline of May 5, 2007 is quickly approaching. More information is available at: www.dhdt.com/cycling.