For about another month. Check out some upcoming dates:
- Jan 7-11 Australian Road Championships
- Jan 20-25 Tour Down Under
- Jan 30-Feb 1: Giro di Sicilia
- Feb 1-6 Tour of Qatar
On that first entry, the men's elite race is Sunday January 11, over the same course they used last year in Ballarat. Matt Lloyd ditched Rory Sutherland and Adam Hansen for the win in 2008 over this undulating course. For me, I'd say that's when the season begins, even if it goes back into hibernation a bit from the end of the TdU to the Tour of Cali kickoff.
And yeah, I don't have high hopes for the Giro di Sicilia. Just seem like there ought to be a beautiful race in Sicily at some point.