Sydney Morning Herald: Haussler still peeved at Cav
Heinrich Haussler (Garmin-Cervélo) is still annoyed with Mark Cavendish about a crash dating back to last year’s Tour de Suisse, when Haussler says Cav’ took him out in a dangerous sprint. Haussler never fully recovered from injuries suffered that day and tells Rupert Guinness he hopes to take revenge this season on the bike. “I’ve got nothing to say to him. I think the people can make their own decision about what happened,” Haussler said. “Crashes do happen, but not crashes like that. I certainly don’t respect him as a rider, or as a person. So that says everything.”
La Vanguardia: The hunt for Contador’s steaks
The Spanish daily La Vanguardia claims that WADA investigators have tracked the meat Alberto Contador blames for his positive clenbuterol test to a Spanish provider whose products have never before shown traces of clenbuterol. The paper also reports that only one case of meat contamination turned up among 286,748 quality control tests conducted on European beef in 2008, and that lone sample was found in Italy.
The Province: Bauer dreams big
Steve Bauer hopes one day to take his SpiderTech team to the big leagues. “There’s no reason a Canadian team can’t compete at the Tour de France,” Bauer said, reflecting on the day in 1988 when he first pulled on the yellow jersey as Tour leader.