With the Cycling world at rest in Salzburg today, here are five thoughts that could matter come Sunday:
- Salzburg is practically in Germany. Geographically, not politically, speaking. Home field advantage...
- Alexandre Vinokourov is clearly not all that tired after the Vuelta.
- The weather forecast looks lovely for Sunday.
- The last two times an American won, it was raining and miserable.
- Didi the Devil will be there.
More on the flip:
First off, let me apologize for the lack of info yesterday. I did a feedbag, but at the last second I lost it in a single misplaced keystroke, and was too pissed off to recreate it. I have feelings too, you know.
There were a gajillion Cancellara stories out there, but here's just a sampling:
- The CN winner's circle interview.
- The Team CSC gloatfest.
- And from Pez, it's World ITT gear porn.
- Onto more relevant subjects, VeloNews runs around the road race course with camera in hand.
- Back to irrelevance, let's hear what Eric Vanderaerden has to say.
- More interviews: Dominique Cornu.
- Hm, the road final just got more intriguing, sine the Iranian team might not make the start line.
- Never been to Salzburg? Pez rubs it in.
- In non-worlds news, the UCI issued its 2007 Pro Tour calendar, including the grand tours. Guess I can start scheduling my vacations.
- JB speaks. We listen.
- Bargain of the year: CN announces that Pippo Pozzato is headed to Leakygas, where he and Magnus Backstedt and Luca Paolini make a formidable Classics squad.
- Fool's gold: speaking of available riders, Tyler Hamilton is free to race. For now.