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    I know we've talked in the past about ex-skater Kathryn Bertine's attempts to find a new sport that would enable her to go to the Olympics and how she ended up in cycling riding for St Kitts and Nevis. Here's a funny column about her experience at the recent World Championships
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    A 2012 TdF route was posted on the site before being quickly taken down. Not sure if the route is legit, but if it is, the long TT does not do Andy any favors. Could be a nice route for Cadel or Wiggins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garden Kitty View Post
    A 2012 TdF route was posted on the site before being quickly taken down. Not sure if the route is legit, but if it is, the long TT does not do Andy any favors. Could be a nice route for Cadel or Wiggins.
    Only four mountain stages to watch the current world champion subtly clinging to team cars on the way up.....(I kid, I kid!!)

    If this is legit, the Schlecks should go ahead and sit this one out. Maybe Fabian can go for the occasional stage win.

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    In news that shocks absolutely nobody, Cav signs with Sky. Bernie Eisel will be joining him at Sky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garden Kitty View Post
    In news that shocks absolutely nobody, Cav signs with Sky. Bernie Eisel will be joining him at Sky.
    Glad it is finally official. It'll be interesting to see how the team manages both him and Wiggins, especially with Cav as World Champion. Not the best timing for Cav to win the Rainbow Jersey and then have to move to a team that can't focus entirely on stage wins.

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    One advantage for Cav is that Sky is just about the only team willing to focus primarily on Cav winning a gold medal at the London Olympics and designing a program around that. I think the bigger conflict will come the following year when London is out of the way and the main focus is once again the TdF.

    Did you see Cav's shorts dilemma on twitter? Apparently, the UCI will only let you wear World Champion rainbow on your shorts if you wear white shorts, and not black. Cav was insisting he'd go with regular team issue black shorts in that case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garden Kitty View Post
    One advantage for Cav is that Sky is just about the only team willing to focus primarily on Cav winning a gold medal at the London Olympics and designing a program around that. I think the bigger conflict will come the following year when London is out of the way and the main focus is once again the TdF.

    Did you see Cav's shorts dilemma on twitter? Apparently, the UCI will only let you wear World Champion rainbow on your shorts if you wear white shorts, and not black. Cav was insisting he'd go with regular team issue black shorts in that case.
    Good for Cav. White shorts are an abomination.

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    Route for the 2012 tour of California. Ontario is one of the host cities this year.
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    Cav meets the Queen (and gets his MBE)
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    Poor Cav. It's going to take a lot for him to ever top this year!

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    The pressure for Olympic gold will be very high for him next year. Sky's made it clear that as a British team the 2012 Olympics will be priority. Plus, he's still got a bit of a bitter taste at not joining the gold rush that the British track cyclists had in Beijing.

    But he's got the birth of his first child to look forward to next year.
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    I wonder what nationality Cadel's kid is going to get. Cadel is Australian, his wife is Italian, and they live in Switzerland (where getting citizenship or even residency is as complex as, well, a Swiss watch).

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    In the past I've linked articles by Kathryn Bertine, the former figure skater turned cyclist, who is on a quest to make the Olympics. Her latest column discusses her disappointment with the UCI and another challenge to her goal.
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    CAS rules Contador banned for 2 years (backdated to Jan 1, 2011), and he loses the 2010 TdF and 2011 Giro. Congrats to Andy on getting a Tour win. Given time for the "provisional suspension", he should be back in early August, right after the TdF.
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