Giro continues, but it's not the only show in town. FDB Insurance Ras stage race in Ireland has Kelly Benefits and Kodiak Gallery Sierra Neveda from America in the mix. 8 stages wrapping up on the 27th.
Volta a Catalunya starts today with Team Slipstream in the mix. With all of Unibet't troubles, could Slipstream be aiming to snatch their spot and step up to the Pro-Tour? William Frischkorn got 10th overall at the Tour of Picardie. This race is going to be dogged with doping allegations lingering from Puerto. This race will have several TDF bound riders testing their condition. Stage one was a TTT which are very popular this year with the winner being, Caisse d'Epargne which puts Vladmir Karpets in the lead. It will be interesting to see which TDF contenders show strength Vino,Brochard,Rogers,Menchov,etc.
Danilo Napolitano got the stage today giving Lampre another victory. Happily JJ Haedo was at the right end of the race today ending up in 10th. Don't know if he was sick or just had a bad 1st week. Still hoping he can grab a stage. Bettini, too, seems back in the hunt for a win and riding better.
Riccardo Ricco has kicked up quite a storm with his brief appearance in yesterday's winning break.
Finally going to "rehab"? Nice try Will G. I didn't know their was a rehab for being a douche bag.