The non-race-report roundup...
- Good guy Maggie Backstedt will have plenty of time to take your questions over at Pez -- he's out of the Cobbled Classics while waiting for his knee to come around. Luca Paolini becomes Liquigas' long-shot hope in the next two weeks.
- On the other hand, Michael Boogerd's foot has healed ahead of time, and he will saddle up again next week at the Vuelta a Pais Vasco (Tour of the Basque Country). So second place at Amstel Gold is no longer in play.
- History lessons of the day: Pez places Tornado Tom in context. Cycling Revealed looks at Tom Simpson as the lion tamer in Flanders.