At the Giro we have a few Aussies hanging in there, including Nick Gates, Scott Davis, Matt White, Mat Hayman and Henk Vogels. But let's face it, although they have the odd individual opportunity at times, they are supporting the big guys day to day. Basso leads, rubbing salt into Gibo's wounds in the mountains. At least Gibo is hanging in there.. but Basso is flying. Ullrich pulled out with a back pain.
Rás - 2.2 Ireland, May 21-28, 2006 Stage 8 - May 27: Westport - Clara, 168 km
4 Joshua Marden (Aus) FRF Couriers
7 Cody Stevenson (Aus) FRF Couriers
42 Peter Herzig (Aus) FRF Couriers (6th on GC)
63 Peter McDonald (Aus) FRF Couriers
86 Joe McDonnell (Aus) FRF Couriers
At the Montreal World Cup round the best Aussies were:
27 Katie Mactier (Aus) Argon 18 -Champion system
28 Katherine Bates (Aus) Nurnberger Versicherung
At the Tour of Belgium Stage 4 - May 27: Londerzeel-Hoei, 203.6 km we saw..
7 William Walker (Aus) Rabobank (Continental)
12 David McPartland (Aus) Team Tenax Salmilano
41 Baden Cooke (Aus) Unibet.com (dropped to 11 on GC, Boonen down to 4th)
In the US...Bike Jam - NE Baltimore, Maryland, USA, May 27, 2006
2 Hilton Clarke (Navigators Insurance)
And in Germany... 27th International Bayern Rundfahrt - 2.HC Germany,
May 24-28, 2006
11 Luke Roberts (Aus) Team CSC (8th on GC)
34 Joshua Collingwood (Aus) Regiostrom-Senges
Ahhhh, to be young, fit and in a pro cycling team...