Petacchi at his 2007 salbutamol hearing

UCI throws A.S.O. under the Froome bus. What about Petacchi?

Remember when the argument against David Lappartient’s candidacy for UCI president was his too cosy relationship with Tour de France organizers A.S.O.? Well, relax folks, you don’t have to worry about that issue anymore. A single day after A.S.O. took the bold decision to try to bar Froome from starting Le Tour because of his […]

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Prudhomme not smiling if Froome at Tour

BANG! A.S.O. gets ethical to stop Froome from starting Tour de France

Win or lose, you have to respect A.S.O., the organization runs the Tour de France. They don’t think Chris Froome should be in their race because of his twice-the-limit failed test for salbutamol. While the Giro d’Italia lamented Fromme’s legal issue, they paid him a handsome sum to ride the Giro and said nothing about […]

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I love Nairo?

Movistar fireworks — where, when, how?

Movistar’s Tour de France motto: if the first rider doesn’t succeed, try a second rider and if they don’t succeed, try a third. One way or another or three, they plan to attack Team Sky’s Chris Froome and try to win the yellow jersey for one of them. Will it be twice-runner-up Nairo Quintana or […]

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Toss Froome?

Hinault — voice of an anguished A.S.O. and UCI?

Five-time tour de France winner and French cycling legend Bernard Hinault has spared no words in saying Chris Froome should not have raced the Giro d’Italia or the upcoming Tour de France. It’s Hinault’s strong opinion that Froome’s legal case over an adverse finding for salbutamol should have kept the Briton from racing at all. […]

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Review: Mavic Cosmic Pro Thermo Bib short. Tres cozy!

  Colder and older don’t go well together. I’ve reached a road biking age where I have less affinity for rain, wind and chill factors. I want to stay as dry and thermo-regulated as possible. Enter the Mavic Cosmic Pro Thermo bib short ($169). This is Mavic’s bib for inclement conditions, le crappy weather. What […]

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It rocks

Review: Louis Garneau Power Wool Jersey

  There’s wool and then there’s power wool. Yes, they get the sheep that pump iron. We’re big fans of merino wool and its many endurance sport benefits: it wicks, regulates temperatures well, it’s non-synthetic and it never stinks. Merino wool is part of cycling’s rich history and the modern updates have brought it roaring […]

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Froome back in Tour de France?

Team Sky’s shark attack on the Tour de France.

Team Sky just announced their new kit for the Tour de France featuring their Sky Ocean Rescue campaign. Chris Froome, who plans to ride the Tour de France despite the disappointment of the UCI and ASO, modeled the new jersey. Prominent of the back of the jersey, a large, black and white illustration of an orca, […]

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Prudhomme stuck with Froome?

Will ASO or UCI prevent Froome from riding Tour? Doubtful.

The Italian sports press is well-known for its appreciation of rumors. If you’re looking for the latest unsubstantiated cycling gossip, your first bet is always La Gazzetta dello Sport. They’ve never met a rumor they didn’t publish and the juicier, the better. The latest and juiciest is whether ASO, the organization behind the Tour de France, […]

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Hinault not a Froome fan

Hinault not tickled pink about Froome and Giro

Chris Froome (Team Sky) is in pink and Bernard Hinault is livid red. The crusty Frenchman, and five-time Tour de France winner, minced no words about Froome, the Giro d’Italia and the salbutamol doping issue. “He should never have been allowed to start in the Giro. Why do we have to wait so long for […]

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Froome takes pink

Froome rips Giro apart, steals pink jersey.

A Giro d’Italia stage for the speechless. On stage 19, Chris Froome attacked his rivals in the Giro d’Italia from a distance of 80 kilometers. He went from way out, given that he was still 3:22 behind maglia rosa Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) and 2:54 back from reigning Giro champion Tom Dumoulin. Froome went all-in on […]

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