Sunday, June 18, 2006
Tour of Switzerland final stage time trial to be decisive
Jan Ullrich poised to take it all on final day
Alberto "The Accountant" Contador, just 23,
continues to rack up victories; his latest, yesterday's stage
of the Tour of Switzerland. Contador, shown above
in the 2005 Paris-Nice prologue, is also
the latest addition to our wallpaper section. Lots more
to come between now and the Tour de France
which starts in less than two weeks.
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In the 2006 Tour of Switzerland, it all comes down to today's final stage 30.7km individual time trial from Kerzers to Bern. Race leader Koldo Gil, by his own admission, surely doesn't have anywhere near the buffer he needs to hold off Jorg Jaksche (Wurth) and Jan Ullrich (T-Mobile Team) who are just 30 seconds and 50 seconds back, respectively.
Though Jaksche is a solid time trialist in his own right, it is doubtful that his 20 seconds lead on Ullrich is enough to hold off his compatriot over nearly 31 kilometers and the final podium will probably be 1. Ullrich, 2. Jaksche, 3. Gil. (unless Gil allows another rider to steal his podium spot)
Note: This morning's Eindhoven Team Time Trial, originally billed by Cycling.tv as live, will be broadcast today at 18:00 CET (12pm U.S. EST). It was announced for both the free and premium channels.
Note: We've updated our list of recent Archive video clips to include the Philadelphia International, Tour de Beauce (Canada), a couple of races in France and OLN's coverage of the Dauphiné Libéré.
Saturday, June 17, 2006
Friday, June 16, 2006
Thursday, June 15, 2006
Fireworks in store today at
Tour of Switzerland
- All eyes on Jan Ullrich -
2006 Tour de Suisse Stage 6 Profile (tds.ch)
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Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Note: The UCI ProTour Team Time Trial event is on Sunday in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Cycling.tv will be showing the race live on both the free and premium channels.
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Note: Today we pick up coverage of the Tour de Suisse after a couple of days of unplanned downtime. Thanks to our U.K. correspondent Bernie S., we've got new links and more to come.