LeBron James buys an "ownership stake" in Cannondale???? Because cycling is something he does for training and he likes to invest in what he knows.... OK,Warren Buffet.
Karpets holds the lead in Leon. 2 stages left with a lot of climbing. should be a slug fest.
Pavel Brut holds the lead at SC Coppi-Bartali with the Scarponi grabbing the stage. Scarponi seemed on the verge of breaking into the big leagues a few years ago. Don't worry Hamilton Haters, he finished 21 minutes down. I don't know why but I am loving this Pavel Brut. Like the name and like the pasty almost albino euro style.....
Boonen must have the Specialized people shitting after the back pain due to new bike stories coming out around MSR. Is it possible that with Carbon Fibre's light weight that bikes are being over built at the BB just cause you can do it with no weight penalty? and is that making things too damn stiff? If a frame is too uncomfortable for a pro, how will you feel after a couple hours? So for the meantime they have him on an aluminum frame??? Either way he wins Dwars door Vlaanderen today. O'Grady in 3rd-he is lurking around the front of the big races and I hope he can grab a big win in April.
More Belgian action later this week with E3 Prijs Vlaanderen on the 31st.
Criterium International as well starts on the 31st
Bjarne Riis's reply to the Telekom EPO rumours wasn't so believable. "I didn't know him well and am focusing on the future" more or less. How about "That is Bull Shit" or something a little more clear. At least Zabel stays clear.
Boston Beanpot's Tufts Crit is on April Fool's Day. This is a crazy technical race where 2/3 of the field usually gets eliminated. Fun to watch.