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The Tour Down Under also saw the International Racing career of Lance Armstrong come to a close. Aside from one flare up courtesy of Sports Illustrated, things were relatively quiet. Lance finished 6:42 behind and placed 67. Given the allegations surrounding Lance, I think it would be a miracle for him to focus on racing enough to place well in the domestic races he has left in 2011.
Here is a good one - Pat McQuaid says Contador has tainted the image of cycling regardless if he is innocent or not. Responding to McQuaids comments, Alberto declared the steak he ate is tarnishing the image of cows. The gong show continues...
Sadly, the cycling world lost a good one...Carla Swart (HTC HighRoad) was killed while training at home in South Africa...condolences to all involved, very tragic. Be safe out there!!
Lots more news to come - I am going for a spin down in the dungeon. Ride safe out there and keep the rubber side down!