As I was scanning the various websites I check frequently to get my cycling news I came across this incredibly insightful headline courtesy of AP over at SI.com: "Tour de France Champion Contador Looks for a Repeat."
Thank God I have the Associated Press to bring me the real story from behind the scenes in the peloton. Until I read that article I was wondering, hmmm, does Contador want to win the Tour de France this year? Perhaps he just wants to sit back and help someone else win this year, I mean, he already won once, maybe that's enough. Surely it's someone else's turn and it's a whole lot of work all that cycling every day. Maybe give another team a chance this year, right? But now I know that he is actually planning to try to win again this year - fascinating! I bet Johan was happy to hear the news.
Danilo Napolitano from the Lampre team won the 5th stage of the Tour or Qatar today. And I just heard that there was a big crash during the sprint. According to the Daily Peloton:
"Details are still emerging about the seriousness of the crash. Apparently, Matteo Tosatto swung off the front after starting the Quick Step leadout and was ridden into by Slipstream rider Magnus Backstedt, who was going up the outside, head-down. Thus, there was a domino effect, and more riders hit the deck."
Here's hoping everyone's okay.