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Where is Cannondale-Garmin going?

  Reading the news that Cannondale-Garmin was perhaps planning to sign Rigoberto Uran (Etixx-Quickstep) and maybe even Pierre Rolland (Europcar), I had to ask myself, what’s going on? Is this a smart rebuild and reload move or some strange, misguided, grab-bag fail? Because it sure feels grab-bag. Then again, maybe we’re just stuck on old […]

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Knog Lights hits massive media home run

Tempting to use the word genius and that would debase and dilute the term even further. And yet … we might have to … this is a tight call. Yeah, genius. Know lights, who make very cool little compact and powerful bike lights (and bike locks) just delivered a brilliant advertising campaign right to our […]

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Vuelta. Froome pushes Vuelta to top of grand tours

    Javier Guillén is a pig rolling in shit. He’s won the grand tour 10 million Euro Superball game. A genie popped out of a lantern or empty bottle of Sangria and gave him all his Vuelta a Espana wishes. With the recent announcement that Tour de France maillot jaune master Chris Froome will […]

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Dombrowski cleans up for Canondale-Garmin in Utah

  When Tom Danielson was crossed off the start list at the Tour of Utah due to a doping positive, things looked bleak for Cannondale-Garmin. The supposed clean team of pro cycling now had its first doping case and the PR firestorm was intense. There were calls for team boss Jonathan Vaughters to step down […]

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No Horner & Airgas Safeway for US Pro Cycling Challenge

  Chris Horner, the Invisible Man. Some people strongly believed that 43 year old Chris Horner should have retired on a high note after he won the Vuelta a Espana. Despite the free advice and even stronger messages from the Cycling Gods (see death experience, Como, Italy, tunnel) he decided not to hang up his […]

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Horner. Does he have lungs for Utah?

  The 43 year old Chris Horner say he’s ready for the Tour of Utah. Well, what he actually said, just to be precise, is that his legs are ready, his form is formed up, he’s mentally focused and primed for action. What he didn’t mention is his cyclingnews interview was whether he has finally […]

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Moto takes down Van Avermaet in San Sebastian.

  Greg Van Avermaet proved the number rule of life as a pro cyclist. For every up there is at least one down. This sport is one long argues metaphor for highs lows. Two weeks ago Van Avermaet won his first Tour de France stage, beating Peter Sagan in a two-up print on the rise […]

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MTN-Qhubeka minus MTN. Tour triumphs not enough.

    We’d say this is exhibit A with what’s wrong with the current financial model in pro cycling. Then again, it’s really exhibit Z or exhibit 2947589. This sport is messed up, euro-funding-sponsor-wise. Despite a stage win in their first appearance in the Tour de France, the marketing director, looking at the numbers and […]

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Early Froome training logs stolen. Mysterious 10 year old?

  Tour de France winner Chris Froome of Team Sky is about to see the release of more of his personal training data. Only this time it will be against his will. Thieves in South Africa apparently broke into his childhood home in Nairobi and stole two years of training data from when Froome was […]

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Cav in tears at Tour. A few guesses.

  Mark Cavendish was apparently in tears after the Tour finished on the Champs Èlysées. Was he crying because he’d only picked up one stage win this year? Because he was sick and had no shot at contesting the Champs Èlysées sprint? Because he knew he’d lost a significant amount of negotiating leverage and salary […]

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Quintana saves Tour de France

  We learned a few things at this Tour de France. One, it’s impossible to piss off Chris Froome. Throw urine, spit at his face, toss doping accusations at him without proof, punch one of his teammates, make him sleep in French hotels, jam a stone in his brake and a bag in his derailleur, […]

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Froome mad at Nibali. Casting brake stones.

  Really, was Chris Froome actually serious about his poor sportsmanship claim again Vincenzo Nibali for supposedly attacking while Froome had a small stone lodged in his brake pad? Hey, Nibali didn’t throw any urine or hack a big wad of spit at the maillot jaune. Sometimes these guys get so bent out of shape […]

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Pinot, Bardet stunned in Mende

    Word has it that the mechanics at FDJ and AG2R are attaching rear view mirrors to the bikes of Thibaut “Not-Paying Attention” Pinot and Romaine “Forgot To Look Behind” Bardet. What looked liked a sure victory for one of the Frenchman, who had broken clear on the short, nasty climb up above Mende, […]

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