It's hard to believe that the pro cycling season is already upon us. It begins in earnest this Sunday, with the Cancer Council Helpline Classic, which leads into Australia's "Tour Down Under," a six-day stage race that begins Monday. The Tour route map is here.
All of the top teams will be there, with many of their top riders in tow, including Lance Armstrong, George Hincapie, Allan Davis, Alejandro Valverde, Jens Voigt, and Cadel Evans. For viewers in the US, Versus will provide same-day coverage of all the stages starting at 6 pm.