Thor Hushovd to the Giro? That's only the start of today's news:
- Erik Zabel: two more seasons before taking the big rest.
- Jan Auf'd: Ullrich resigned to his fate in the Pro Tour... but he's still looking to squeeze out one more Grand Tour, with a continental outfit. Good luck with that.
- Theo Bos sets an obscure record.
- My favorite story of the day -- Bjarne Riis tells CN that CSC have a new goal: win the Pro Tour Team Anti-Doping Program competition.
For my money, T-Mob's program is infinitely more innovative than Riis's plan to just test everyone to death. But Riis says all these efforts are probably good for Cycling, and I can't argue with him.
- OK, what's up with the recent wave of nostalgia for the Coors Classic? Does this have to do with the X-mas shopping season? Am I getting a replica of that horrible leader's jersey with the red and white stripes? Anyway, Prof. Wilcockson takes a look back.