Aaron Olson and Kim Anderson are that rare duo - a couple who both happen to be pro cyclists and even happen to ride for the same team. Both are with T-Mobile Team and are in Mallorca with their various teammates for a training camp. "We hardly see each other throughout the season, so the fact that the women are also at the camp here is a welcome bonus!", said Olson on www.T-Mobile-Team.com.
Olson rode the US circuit for many years before breaking into the ProTour last season with Saunier Duval. His contract with T-Mobile came about through girlfriend Anderson. "I had always been in contact with Bob Stapleton, because of Bob and Kim's involvement with women's cycling. And when the opportunity came along to be part of this revamped team, I had to jump on it."
He will start his season with the Mallorca races and then go back home for the Tour of California. One race that is not on his calendar this year is the Tour of Flanders, one of the rare races where the men's and women's programs cross. He is happy not to be riding it, as it showed in 2006 that too much togetherness can sometimes be a bad thing. "Last year the only race where Kim's and my program crossed was the Tour of Flanders, but it wasn't a good omen and we don't need a repeat - Kim broke her collarbone and I broke my hand."