Looks like VN is reporting that German icon Erik Zabel is contemplating retirement again. While he's tossed the idea around before, this time it might be real. Or not. But it might be, which means events like Milan-San Remo and the maillot vert, his personal properties for a while, will have just a bit more intrigue this season. Also, does his retirement spell doomsday for flat tops in the peloton? Is it all mullets in the breeze now?