Gadget Links: Snow and Sleet Edition

  • Winter, Round Two on philly.com: "Only the second major storm of the winter slid into the Philadelphia region last night, causing widespread accidents along with fear about the morning commute. But early risers found mostly wet or slushy roads, as temperatures above freezing rebuffed the overnight threat of ice."
  • 'I never cheated,' says Ullrich as he announces retirement, an Agence France Presse article on Velonews.com: "Embattled German cycling star Jan Ullrich, a former winner and five-time runner-up of the Tour de France, announced his retirement from cycling on Monday." I was afraid that some major cycling star implicated in Operacion Puerto would retire in frustration with the investigations dragging on in Europe.
  • Dominguez takes Stage 7, Leipheimer the overall at ToC on TDFblog: "Levi Leipheimer wraps a wire-to-wire overall win in front of the home crowd. It's going to be very interesting to see how his season develops; this could either be his payoff for working for Basso at the Grand Tours, or the beginning of the big season he's worked for."
  • Leipheimer dominates Cali TT on TDFblog: "Levi Leipheimer stamped his seal on the Tour of California with a dominant performance in today's 14.6 mile/23.5 kilometer time trial. Leipheimer put another 18 seconds into Jens Voigt, who was 2nd-fastest on the day, and Discovery Channel teammate Jason McCartney was 3rd on the day, almost 25 seconds behind Leipheimer."