Monday, April 18, 2005

A clear winner

Italian racer Danilo Di Luca sprinted to win the Amstel Gold Cup Sunday, overcoming the course's 30-some hills and emerging, despite the fog that blanketed the event, the clear winner.

How foggy was it? Bad enough that OLN carried coverage of the minor California Redland race instead. The poor weather conditions in Holland made it impossible for the television helicopters to go out and shoot footage of the Gold Cup. Viewers saw the final sprint and that was it for the 40th anniversary of the one-day classic.

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Of course today's big news, aside from the Boston Marathon (, is of course Lance Armstrong's press conference set for this afternoon. Armstrong is widely expected to announce his retirement following this year's edition of the Tour de France.


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