303Racing recently caught up with Chuck Coyle about his 07 victory and plans for 08.
[303Racing]:What is your plan for 08 (assuming you are racing it)?
[Coyle]: First of all I can not tell you how bummed I am that I am going to miss the Roubaix this year. It overlaps with the Tour of Utah and myself and team are committed to it. I was able to win the race last year and I have been 2nd once before. I don't think that anyone has ever 2-peated Roubaix and I really wanted to be the first.
303Racing: What was your strategy for winning the 07 race?
[Coyle]: Going into the race in 2007 I knew I was on good form.... the kind that you only have for a few weeks a year. Racing had been going great and I was motivated to come back home from being on the road and put in a good performance. I also knew that in years past the race has traditionally been won out of a break-away. Just from looking at the course and profile you wouldn't think it is but breaks seem to always manage to get away.