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Horner and Nibali and Vino and pissed off Cycling Gods.

  We can’t help but draw a strange, mangled, perhaps nonsensical parallel right now between what’s happening with former Vuelta rivals Chris Horner and Vincenzo Nibali. Both of them are caught in frustrating situations that have barred (or may yet) bar them from big races. It seem like ages since Horner battled Nibali to the […]

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Stannard stuns in Omloop. Bonnen bested.

  Sky’s Ian Stannard won Omloop Het Nieuwsblad against long odds, out muscling and outthinking three Etixx-Quickstep riders including classics superstar Tom Boonen, Tour of Flanders winner Niki Terpstra and their teammate Stijn Vandenbergh. As Stannard admitted, all the stars aligned and race circumstances played in his favor but this was a masterful victory — especially for a […]

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Cranky Merckx in Oman. Calling Mr. Hinault?

  Great line from the old Hey Arnold cartoon where grandpa says “Simmer down ya hot headed looney.” Was that Eddy in Oman? Did he get a little heat stroke and lose his head when the temperatures went over 100 degrees, tires were exploring and riders said, uhh, thanks but we’re going back to the […]

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Froome lands final psychological blow.

  Who knew that Oleg Tinkov’s dream battle between his man Alberto Contador and Sky’s Chris Froome would actually happen in the Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista del Sol instead of the Giro. Tinkov didn’t even have to fork over any of his cash to pay for all the excitement and the chance to see […]

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Boonen to consider Nosferatu theater role?

    Will classic superstar Tom Boonen leave the cobblestones behind for a performance on a different stage? Cycling journalists and fans worldwide have noticed a “new look” from Boonen this season. His head is shaved close to the skull and his ears seems more pointed and devious. Now, according to a source at the […]

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Merckx talking up Wiggo for Roubaix.

  Eddy likes Wiggo. Eddie Merckx, new head of the Bradley Wiggins fan club? The portly ex-cannibal is talking up Wiggins’ chances of winning Paris-Roubaix and then setting an untouchable Hour Record. Should he manage both of those difficult feats, Merckx is prepared to elevate Wiggins to official, Hall of the Greats, bad-ass-ness. “He’ll be […]

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Voigt and Tour of America.

  Jens Voigt gave a talk in New York and got everybody worked up. He suggested that the US needs a two week Tour of America and that to accomplish that, the Giro and Vuelta should be cut by a week. Naturally, this idea went over big with US cycling fans who love Voigt so […]

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Cancellara. Hard-man in search of soft skills.

    Surprising admission: Fabian Cancellara admits he could be a better leader at Trek. The man is going soft — in a good way. We’d always assumed that Cancellara was a born leader, a confident boss-man who said what he was going to do and then went out and did it: Flanders, Roubaix, World […]

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Ryder Hesjedal OUT of Cannondale-Garmin Valentines video

  Is this really true? Is Ryder Hesjedal that shy and that unromantic? To celebrate Valentines Day, the riders on Cannondale Garmin produced a best wishes video shot from their team camp in Mallorca. Dan Martin, Nathan Haas, Alan Marangoni, Ted King, Ben King, Sebastian Langeveld, André Cardoso and Joe Dombrowski were all on camera […]

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Oman, oh boy. No, really.

  The Tour of Oman is almost upon us and we have taken the extra step of downloading the iPhone app. Yes, we have Oman on hand 24/7 and that feels good. Like having the Vine app or Spotify or Minecraft. I am good to go into the desert. Oman is everything that the tedious, […]

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Andy Schleck to ride Tour de France this July!

News flash: no matter what you think you heard, Andy Schleck, is NOT retired and will be racing in France this July in an attempt to win the mountain stage from St. Jean de Maurienne to La Toussuire. Only he’ll be racing it on July 19th with a bunch of rich cycling tourist wannabes instead of […]

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Wiggins and Brailsford. The 2014 TDF roster time gap

  Bradley Wiggins’ quotes today about not being selected for the 2014 Tour de France make you question what Sky team boss David Brailsford was telling the media and what he had actually already decided. Everyone is familiar with the backstory — Wiggins was higlyh vocal about wanting to ride his final Tour. After a […]

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Terpstra. A bad card for Boonen?

File this under that favorite pro cycling cliche, Cards To Play. In winning the time trial, two stages total and taking the overall lead in the Belgium of the Desert, the Tour of Qatar, Niki Terpstra served notice that he’s a force to be reckoned with in the up-coming Spring classics. Last season Terpstra came […]

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