What's left to say? All that remains for my preparations is testing out Cycling.TV on the s-video cable, maybe running it through the VCR? Alternatively, I think the TV has an out line. Anyway, I'll have one laptop running the video and another open to just chatting here. Hopefully at 4am, if I can manage. The action starts early at de Ronde. Oh, and I know I dithered over at the favorites Wiki, but my official pick is Cancellara.
- As usual, Pez checks in with the best preview on the market. More of a photo essay, really, which is why it works. Jered picks Boonen, and throws in a nice hat tip to a very interesting Cyclocosm piece on Tom the Bomb.
- CyclingNews flexes its muscles a bit with this excellent roundup of the 18 Hellingen, stats and photos included. Might want to print this out and have next to your computer tomorrow.
- Not to miss out, VeloNews devotes half of a notes column to the race of the year. Andy Hood listens in on Boonen:
As for his teammate, Il Grillo:
At least being a teammate to a Belgian on the verge of an historic third straight win is on his list of considerations.
- Back to what it does best, VN has a thorough preview of tomorrow's US Open Pro Race in Virginia.