The 2012 UCI America Tour continues its march across South America with the sixth edition of the Tour de San Luis. The seven-stage race starts tomorrow (Monday) January with a glittering cast, including 2010 winner Vincenzo Nibali, Grand Tour winner Alberto Contador, the evergreen Levi Leipheimer and Classics men Tom Boonen, Sylvain Chavanel and Pippo Pozzato all seeking some action in the warm Argentinian sunshine. [Although, predictably, stormy weather is forecast for Monday – Ed.]
From time to time I’m going to be delving into the cycling archives and looking at races which are no longer part of the cycling scene. There are rich pickings in continental Europe but what about Australia? There used to be a race from Sydney to Melbourne. It’s been held only twice: in 1930 and 1954.
2011 WorldTour ranking: 16