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Eyes on the road: The Steve Cummings Giro diary 2007

Well known for his role in Great Britain's fearsome team pursuit squad, 26 year-old Steve Cummings now has his sights firmly set on the road with Discovery Channel. And it doesn't get much bigger than the Giro d'Italia where Steve is making his Grand Tour debut.

Follow his progress on Cyclingnews as he helps Discovery's bid for Giro glory whilst also keeping one eye on the finish in Milan.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Future plans

Tuesday I had a go, but with a group chasing the break. However, in all honesty, I didn't have the legs on the hill. I just did not have enough speed, but a major tour would lessen your speed after two and half weeks! It was freezing and we all stopped off in a tunnel to change our clothes and put more stuff on. However in the long run I am sure to benefit from riding the Giro - big time, I hope!

I have been asked what my future program is. I don't really know, although I could be riding the ProTour team time trial in Holland near the end of June [June 24 -ed.] and maybe the Tour of Austria as well in July. I do not know about the road nationals, the course isn't really hard enough for me, and I will be one against many big (UK) teams, but I haven't put it totally out of my mind. I will discuss it with the guys. I was National Road Race Champ when I was younger (U23's) and it would be great to be Pro-Elite champ especially as I was a very close 2nd the other year.

Another big day tomorrow with a little bump at the end (The Zoncolan)... yea right! I have seen them race up the 'easy side' and that was frightening enough. We will be going up the harder side, I don't even want to think about it. But I will get there (to the finish) if I use my head as well as my legs, which is really important.

Thanks for tuning in, will tell you about the Zoncolan climb but it well probably be on Thursday as I will need the rest.