World Time.

The little Prince is waiting...
& so are the fans!

Next week will be the much awaited World Road Championships on the rugged circuit in Mendrisio, Switzerland.

The Italians are eyeing a fourth victory in row as the Lampre duo of Damiano Cunego & Alessandro Ballan have quietly left the Vuelta to prepare. It will be a climbers course but you know anything can happen. The 'Little Prince' Cunego is a favorite coming off two challenging stage Vuelta wins. Looking certainly fit. He came second in support of Ballan in last year's World's at Varese. The Italia squadra always looks dangerous when the World's arrive and support is what they will have for leader, Cunego.

I'm liking the Norwegian, Edvard Hagen (Team Columbia). He's already won three stages at the Tour of Britain and would look worthy in the rainbow jersey.

The Canadian Men's team is ready for the World's, too. Michael Barry (Columbia), Svein Tuft & Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin) will be there & ready. And let's not forget the ITT as Christian Meier & Svein Tuft will vie for medals. Last year, Tuft was Tuft assuring himself of silver and he's certainly a favorite!