It's not about the bike - Or is it?
Just when you thought the Mark Cavendish transfer rumors were all said and done, another possibility has been added.
Specialized bikes and helmets for 2012 - Ridley bikes and Lazer helmets are out. When I contacted Specialized directly they said that they can't comment on something that isn't posted on the company web site. I'm guessing that while it is probably true that the Belgian squad will be aboard Shivs and Venges they are waiting for a better time to make the announcement. No word if Mark Cavendish will be joining the squad as well.
Ridley bikes and Lazer helmets are in fact supplying the Belgian team Lotto for eight years. Specialized and Quick Step still have not officially announced their partnership, but several riders have let the cat out of the bag. Secrets are so hard to keep in the cycling world. The UCI is finding that out right now regarding the Tour of Beijing (story to come next week)