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Garmin cast-offs. How will they fare?

    Among the many intriguing questions for the 2015 season, one that Twisted Spoke is following closely is how three Ex-Garmin riders will fare. That would be Steele Von Hoff, Tyler Farrar and Phil Gaimon. All three were cut lose in the Garmin – Cannondale merger and two, if not all three, have stated […]

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Lemond hammers Armstrong. No “moving on.”

  Three time Tour de France champion Greg Lemond was in Australian for the Tour Down Under. He took time out to throw Lance Armstrong under the bus again. Andy Hood of Velonews got him talking about the evil Lance and not surprisingly Lemond thinks the Texan’s lifetime ban is merited, “If there’s anyone who deserves […]

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You go, girls. Yogo Girls.

  Two massive finds in one day! Trolling the web for interesting bike related content I came across two new goodies: Drunk Cyclist and Yogo Girls. It was Drunk who lead me to the Girls who have an instagram account of deliciously fit young woman in various athletic and seductive yoga poses. That includes a […]

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Pozzatto to attempt Hour Record?

  With race results in obvious decline and media attention at an all-time low, Italian Filippo Pozzato is said to be considering an attempt on the Hour Record. The Italian hasn’t done anything in a race of note since the 2012 Tour of Flanders. At this point in his career, he is best known for his tattoos, […]

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Middle East Desert Classics on tap! Zzzzz…..

    It’s that time again, the glorified training races in the sand, the desert classics, a Belgium of the Middle East. First, the Dubai Tour (Feb 4-7) followed by the Tour of Qatar, a dusty, windy, relentlessly flat affair (Feb 8-13) then the mildly intriguing Tour of Oman (Feb 17-22). That’s a triple shot […]

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Farrar, Boasson-Hagen back in Tour de France.

  This morning Tyler Farrar, Edvald Boasson-Hagen and Matthew Goss all have big fat smiles on their faces. They are going to the 2015 Tour de France, baby! When the trio rolled the dice by signing with African pro continental squad MTN-Qhubeka, they knew they were taking a risk. They were all stepping down from […]

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Spray-on caffeine. What? No more pre-ride cappuccino?

    This is one of those products that is either brilliant or silly, innovative or pointless, thrilling or sad. It may be all six rolled into one and if certainly threatens one of the most powerful rituals of cycling: the pre-ride cup of coffee, latte, capuchin, name your particular variation. What we’re talking about […]

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2014 Pro Cycling quotes we never heard, part 1

    2014 pro cycling rider “Quotes of the Year” that were never said or we wish were said or should have been said. The new season is upon us but let’s look back and read some of the best quotes that were never uttered. (Note to lawyers: totally fabricated quotes, not real, not remotely.) […]

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Nibali still dreaming Giro-Tour nonsense.

Vincenzo Nibali is still operating in that happy off-season haze where even top champions dream of impossible things. In Nibali’s case, it’s the Giro-Tour double. He hasn’t said yes or no but it’s clear from his quotes that he is still intrigued by the challenge. Don’t do it, Vince! Just the other day, the Italian […]

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Will Vino’s fall at Astana take down Nibali?

    Doubtful that Vincenzo Nibali is still tranquillo at this point. Things were bad and embarrassing when it was the Brothers Iglinskiy and their two EPO fails and the three steroid cases from the Astana feeder team. That’s several piles of dirty blue and yellow laundry. Then Dr Evil Michele Ferrari was once again forced […]

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Astana. Wrist slap in progress?

  Five doping cases in three months is truly an impressive record for doping transgressions. That’s Guinness Book of Records level guilt. Two positives for EPO at the Astana WorldTour team and three from the Astana feeder squad for steroids. Pharmaceutical chapeau! Given that startling run of failures, many critics are calling for the UCI […]

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Froome comes to senses and 2105 Tour de France.

    This just in and we are breathless: Chris Froome went back on his threat to ride the Giro d’Italia instead of Le Tour after seeing a total lack of time trial K’s in France. Quelle surprise, as the Frenchies would say. Sure, Froomey was miffed when ASO boss CHristian Prudhomme crafted a climber-friendly […]

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Horner lands at Airgas-Safeway. Hot air?

  “I am very excited to be joining Airgas-Safeway for 2015,” said Chris Horner. Sadly, that’s not a very exciting or maybe even believable statement. Now if Horner had said, “I’m very excited to be rejoining my friends at Trek Factory Racing” or “I’m very excited to ride for BMC and pass on my grand […]

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