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The Guardian: London Olympic TT courses finalized
The Guardian reports on the London TT Olympic courses, writing, “while Buckingham Palace will be the backdrop to the Olympic road race, the time trials on 1 August are based on the edge of the capital at Hampton Court, start and finish location for a brief tour of the Surrey stockbroker belt. The start and finish are on the driveway in front of the palace while the names along the route sound as leafy as London outliers get: Esher, Kingston, Teddington, Sandown, East and West Molesey.”
The Guardian: Queally plots Olympic return
The Guardian (again) reports that Jason Queally vows to make a comeback in time for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. “I was asked if I would like to come back into the team sprint squad by senior management to try out for man three in London,” Queally told the Guardian via email. “I have said yes and will start training with the team after the World Championships. It’s my belief that this opportunity gives me the best chance of competing in London and so I have decided to go for it.”
The International News: India a no-show at Tour of Pakistan
The 11-stage race started Tuesday with around 60 racers. “India had confirmed the entry of their six cyclists and they had kept their correspondence with the Pakistan Cycling Federation (PCF) but eventually they decided to skip it, apparently due to security reasons.” WAPDA’s Sabir Ali had won the first stage.
Thomas Voeckler, who went ont he attack during stage 3 of Paris-Nice Tuesday, tells the French paper he wished the stage were more difficult but that he will continue to attack. “I do not want to have regrets Sunday evening in Nice. Too bad there are not more riders who want to attack … “
News Update: Voeckler dashes to stage 4 win.
BNet.com: Ted King, social media guru
The Team Garmin-Cervelo rider tells BNet’s Jeff Haden about his approach to social media, which has led to a robust fan base and sales of iamNOTTedKing merchandise. “I’m a fairly PC kind of guy and generally avoid unnecessary trouble, so I don’t go out of my way to stir up controversy on social networks. In general I’m voicing observations readers wouldn’t have a clue about unless they were in my shoes.”