The Championship of Zurich, or the Zuri-Metzgete, will be an entertaining race as always - with a number of heavy hitters coming to Switzerland on great form. But really, how tough can a race beside the beautiful Swiss lake be? We rode a couple laps to see for ourselves…
A lady that loved the World Champ’s stripes so much she just had to have two candy striped jerseys this year took home the gold in the Women’s Road Race. Marianne Vos, this year’s World Cyclocross Champion and only 19 years old added another jersey to her wardrobe in a strong display in Austria today.
For the first time in some years the Great Britain team has realistic medal hopes for tomorrow's under-23 title road race in Salzburg. Mark Cavendish's name in particular, with a nice new, crisp contract from T-Mobile in his pocket and a big sprint, must be written on a few handle bar stems. PEZ travelled up to quiet Anthering to the GB team hotel for a chat with new man on the management team and former pro, Max Sciandri.
No need for anything else in our headline today. Fabian Cancellara produced a scintillating ride to destroy the rest of the elite mens’ TT field. The CSC man, resplendent in his classic red and white national kit, put 90 immaculately precise Swiss seconds into the best of the rest.
With the 2006 World Championships starting up Thursday – what better way to look ahead than a misty-eyed look back? Ed Hood takes us back 24 years to Goodwood, England, when a young Greg LeMond’s love affair with the rainbow stripes was still just a crush…
Can the Grand Tours of 2006 be any more exciting? Today, the once impregnable fortress of Alejandro Valverde finally succumbed to the onslaught of the unbelievably aggressive Alexandre Vinokourov. Vino was a big winner, but none moreso than Tom Danielson who came good on heaps of expectations.
It’s the last rest day of the Vuelta06 giving the remaining 155 riders a chance to rest up, relax and have a siesta or two whilst preparing for the remaining 6 days. The rest day also gives us a chance to look back at the key moments of the Vuelta so far and to look ahead to the decisive stages still to come.