We can finally end the speculation.
With seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong absent from competition, the biggest and most prolific cycling race of 2006 is anybody's game, and many of the world's top cyclists will look to get a pedal up on the competition with events such as Paris-Nice, Criterium International and Giro D'Italia in preparation for the Tour.
"Cycling continues to be an important part of OLN programming," said Gavin Harvey, President of OLN. "With the Lance's retirement, fans are eagerly waiting to see who will emerge as the sport's next star. Through our coverage of the Spring Classics, we will be able to chronicle the drama leading up to, and including, the Tour de France."
A little trimmed down... where is de Ronde? Have they ceded it to Boonen already? Also, not to nitpick, but PodiumCafe is the home of professional cycling. Still, ten Sundays with Phil is better than none.