There has been a great week of racing at the Vuelta a Castilla y León. Levi Leipheimer showed he's on good form with a dominating time trial win and the overall win. Alberto Contador supported Levi and finished second, followed by Dave Zabriskie.
Americans are strong in Europe this year and Team Astana appears to be dominant. If all you follow is the Tour de france, then you miss most of the best racing of the year! Paris-Roubaix, for one, is probably the toughest race n the calendar.
As a guy with an ice cream habit and a special appreciation for Italian gelato, here's a retiring bike racer whose career choices I can respect. From Velo News:
"Italian veteran Daniele Nardello will retire at the end of this year’s spring classics.... Nardello said he is looking forward to spending more time with his family as well as opening up ice cream shops in northern Italy. "
The weather looks to be poor for cycling on Saturday, so it's off the bike and on to some yet to be determined creek in the hills.