Velogal's Blog

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

The big news is, of course, the USA Cycling announcement about the USPRO Championships moving to Greenville, becoming a totally American competition race, and being run by Medalist Sports. The date of the event is smack-dab in the middle of the Vuelta. Sounds like it may cut out some great American riders like Tom Danielson, and others, who usually race the Vuelta.

It leaves the Wachovia Series as an unknown... The Wachovia sponsorship ended last year, too. The Wachovia races in June are on the UCI calendar, so let’s hope that something good happens there. Yeah, I know that there is a lot of crap going on in SF about the Barclays Global Investors Grand Prix and finances. I worked for Threshold Sports as an independent consultant for all the races they’ve put on for the last five years, and I know that they are a good bunch of folks who love cycling... And I know that the politicians in SF are wickedly brutal in their own political self-interest, and the truth often gets lost in the soapless SF political wash....

For Sheryl fans, you can catch her singing on the Johnny Cash special tonight on CBS.. And a quick update on the Sirius Faction Lance Armstrong show: Two weeks ago, the show ran a tape of Sanjay Gupta hosting the Friday night Survivor’s event at the Ride for the Roses. This past Sunday, the show was a re-run of the show that was taped before Lance’s Saturday Night Live debut....


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