Here's Contador in 2008:
In the meantime, all my posts from when I saw the Vuelta in 2009 are still up.
--Also starting soon is the USA Pro Cycling Challenge (Tour of Colorado, Quizno's, it's had a lot of names)! The race starts on Monday and should be a ton of fun. I was planning on going out there but with Interbike next month I decided to stay home.
Jens has a great post up about returning to America to race.
--Looks like Davide Rebellin is back in action. He's racing for Miche, which seems to be the home for guys who've served a suspension.
As for the silver medal he had to give back, "In my heart I still feel that medal is mine." Sounds like the Lance Armstrong philosophy on doping. I did it because others were doing it so that makes it okay.
Oddly enough, he goes on to say he's only been tested three times since returning. You'd think a guy coming back from suspension might get a little more attention.
Also, he says he and his wife (and agent) got a divorce after she joined the Italian cycling tax evasion club. (Initially it was Rebellin who was accused.)
--Lastly, Brian Holm is headed to Quick Step.