The Spring Training Camp group photo. Tom Cook is just behind and to the left of the yellow ONCE jersey near the middle of the photo. Ever the "milk man", he's wearing his trademark black and white cow jersey.
In Memory of Tom CookJust over a week ago, the triathlon community lost a good friend. Tom Cook was killed while on a training ride in Bloomington, IL when a car struck him from behind. Those who had the brief pleasure of knowing Tom from the Spring Training Camp have nothing but good memories of the man. Ironically, it was Tom who was awarded the "Safest Camper" award for his constant vigilance during our group rides. His good nature and sense of humor was a constant source of brightness for everyone who came into contact with him. We will miss him.
Our hearts and prayers go out to Tom's wife, Sue, in the hope that she will have the strength to endure this difficult time.