The Vuelta is off to a lovely start, hot as hell but reasonably entertaining, as we wait this morning for today's sprint.
- The Paceline announces that Jose Azevedo is leaving to go home and scale back his career. Sounds like he might even have a life outside of cycling.
- VN starts the media hoopla surrounding the Tour of Britain, where Tom Boonen, Nick Nuyens, Pippo Pozzato and the Quick Step boys headline. Why watch the Tour of Spain when there's British racing?
- From the roundups: Peter Van Petegem is out of the worlds, but meanwhile Robbie McEwen, the man without an off-season, might be there. Which makes one wonder whether this is a course for the climbers after all.
- Ullrich is out of T-Mob, and looking into the abyss.
- Two weeks later, a Xavier Florencio interview.
- Diario of the Vuelta, that'd be Dario Cioni.