There won't be any controversy about whether Spaniard Alberto Contador should compete at the Worlds this year. Tour de France winner Alberto Contador will skip the UCI World Road Race Championship set for Stuttgart, Germany, later this month according to the BBC.
"His head is elsewhere at the moment - he isn't ready to come back to racing," said Spanish coach Paco Antequera about Contador, who is busy looking for a new team. His Discovery Channel team comes to an end with the 2007 season. He's also spent some energy protecting his reputation in the Operacion Puerto case admidst various allegations.