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Voeckler plans to retire, his tongue refuses.

The legs and the head are no longer willing. French rider Thomas Voeckler, winner of four stages in the Tour de France, and wearer of the maillot jaune for 20 days, says he will retire in 2017 after the French grand tour. However, that was news to Voucher’s tongue. Long a distinctive presence in the pro peloton, […]

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Fabian Cancellara job hunting in Waterloo, Wisconsin

What’s a retired gladiator do to once it’s time to retire? That’s the difficult question that classics superstar and hard-man extraordinaire Fabian Cancellara is asking himself. He doesn’t quite have an answer yet. “I want to do something constructive. Appearing in quotes, some waving and shaking hands is great, but it should be something more,” […]

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Peter Sagan destroys rainbow curse.

Today in Belgium, Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) won another race in his rainbow stripe jersey of World Road Race Champion. He stunned the fading breakaway, went past  Marcel Kittel and Nacer Bouhanni, took the victory and laughed once again at the supposed curse of the rainbow jersey. Cycling legend has it that the wear often feels […]

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Bradley Wiggins going gray fast.

Former Tour de France and Olympic champion Bradley Wggins is suddenly very gray. His golden reputation has taken a serious hit. Despite his vociferous anti-doping stance and the claim in his My Time book that he’d never recieved any injections besides vaccinations and drips, Wiggins had in fact received six injections after submitting for the Therapeutic Use Exemptions. All this secret news […]

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The Tejay van Garderen Conundrum.

Nice, big, fat and informative interview with Tejay van Garderen by Neal Rogers at Cyclingtips. Rogers was the first to get a real in-depth, sit-down, what-the-Hell-is-going-on? conversation with Tejay after what has been a seriously underwhelming performance in both the Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana. That was on the heels of a seriously […]

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Calfee Manta dream bike review. First two rides.

We all know that glorious feeling: riding a brand new bike for the first time. Basically, this feels like new multiplied by a factor of four. First, it was a huge step up in every way as I replaced my stolen titanium Serotta with a Calfee carbon fiber Manta. That major change in frame material is […]

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Lupus team folds. Chris Horner not immune.

What a strange, strange end to the career of Chris Horner. His lupus Continental team has announced that the team is folding and the 44 year old former winner of the Vuelta a Espana is without a team for next season — and 2017 rosters have largely been set. This sure feels like Horner is done — […]

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Where is Lachlan Morton going next? Jelly bean must roll.

Jelly, jelly, who’s got the jelly bean? We’re waiting any day now to hear where former WorldTour prodigy Lachlan Morton will end up next season as his contract with Jelly Belly comes to an end. Once an up and coming star at Garmin and once tipped by his boss Jonathan Vaughters as a potential grand tour […]

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New Pistolero in town. Contador misfires.

That’s the way life and sport goes, out with the old, in with the new, the torch is passed, one door closes and another opens. As we look at the final GC results from the 2013 Vuelta a Espana, we can also say El Pistolero is dead, long live El Pistolero. In other words, kid […]

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Talansky top 5 in Vuelta. Almost podium!

Right about now, we could imagine that Andrew Talansky is both thrilled and miffed. With just one mountain stage to go before Madrid and the end of the Vuelta a España, it’s mission accomplished. After a strong ride in the stage 19 time trial where he finished 7th, he now sits happily in 5th overall. He’s set to improve on his […]

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Froome refuses to crack In Vuelta.

Today Tour de France champion Chris Froome (Team Sky) showed off the yellow jersey in the Vuelta a España. That’s to say he showed his Tour grit, tenacity and mental toughness in closing the gap at the very summit of Mas de la Costa after been distanced by race leader Nairo Quintana (Movistar), Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) and Esteban […]

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Quintana smack-down at Vuelta

At last, finally, where have ya been, señor? Missing at the Tour de France, where Nairo Quintana barely got off one attack against Chris Froome in three weeks, the Colombian finally re-asserted himself at the Vuelta a España. Hey, guess his timing was just four weeks off. On a short, blistering stage 15 up to the summit […]

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New international anti-doping agency created: NADA

In an era of half measures, glacial reform, betrayed whistleblowers and corrupt and blind anti-doping officials, a new organization is taking shape. Based on London, the new Nation Anti-Doping Association (NADA) will begin operations in late September. The mission: To ignore and disregard clean athletes everywhere. “We’re not even pretending to fight doping. We’re not […]

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