Tirreno-Adriatico review: Contador conquistador

Alberto Contador sounded a warning to his GC rivals with a stunning long-range attack which propelled him to overall victory at Tirreno-Adriatico. In winning the race’s two major climbing stages, he displayed the kind of form we haven’t seen since his 2007 and 2009 Tour de France victories. Chris Froome, Vincenzo Nibali et al: watch out!

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Cancellara’s response to Wiggins Roubaix challenge

In a recent press conference, Fabian Cancellara wondered why Bradley Wiggins is riding Roubaix, Cycling News reports.

The top three (l tor): Vanmarcke (second), Cancellara and Terpstra (third) (image: Paris-Roubaix website)

The top three (l tor): Vanmarcke (second), Cancellara and Terpstra (third) (image: Paris-Roubaix)

“When Cancellara listed the riders reaching form for the spring classics he left off Team Sky’s Wiggins.

‘Wiggins? Why?” Cancellara said with a grin and a light laugh during a press conference yesterday. “Of course he’s welcome. Everyone is welcome to Roubaix. Everyone. Even [Nairo] Quintana is welcome.'”

Doesn’t sound like Fabs thinks he’s a credible threat.

Read more at http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/racing/paris-roubaix/fabian-cancellara-bradley-wiggins-roubaix-118193#5QibDGAP3Ye33obq.99

IAM Stefan Denifl teeshirt

Wow! How cool is this official, limited edition Stefan Denifl teeshirt? The great IAM kit branding – the best in the peloton – and a little typographical wordplay … amazeballs! How do you get it, I hear you cry! It’s available from Cutaway USA (so it’s an import for us Europeans) but worth it! $24 (plus postage of $10 to the UK). IAM a STEFAN Denifl tee

Pssst – Cutaway also do the official IamnotTedKing merchandise. Have a peak on the website.