One of the drawbacks of being on the West Coast is that while you guys were watching the Navacerrada climb, I was getting my kid dressed for school. Another is that you've probably already read the day's news. So I'll keep it short.
- Il Killer di Spoltore scored another slick win at today's Stage 3 of the Coppi e Bartali. That would be Danilo DiLuca, and that would be his second win of the year, after his attack in the last KM got him free of Riccardo Ricco and others.
- Many of you followed Alberto Contador's utterly predictable win at Navacerrada in the penultimate stage of the Vuelta a Castilla y Leon. Disco have been especially active in Spain, and who has better climbing form that Contador right now? Not to mention a calendar with few objectives to save energy for, besides being a stud teammate for the next few months. Anyway, Contador now holds a 36 second lead over Koldo Gil heading into tomorrow's finale, which features some moderate climbs but a long downhill run to the finish.
- Injury update: Petacchi is out of the Coppi e Bartali as he thinks about how better to shore up his knee. I didn't know it, but Robbie McEwen crashed out of Dwars Door Vlaanderen, and is iffy for a week or so.