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Skujins. Shup up Latvian Legs

  Jens Voigt is gone, long live Tom Skujins. Tour of California breakaway artist and leg shutter-upper Voigt retired last year but he had to be smiling today as young Latvian Tom Skujins blew everybody away with a Jensie-screw-you attack. The kid took a solo victory, the leaders jersey and a stunning minute plus change […]

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Cavendish beats dazed Sagan.

  A few observations from the final 10k of stage 2 of the Tour of California. This was a guaranteed, genuine sprinters stage and with Mark Cavendish taking a that-was-easy-win over Peter Sagan and company, a second win had high odds. On the way into Lodi for three circuits, the action heated up and so […]

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Sagan in California. The Sadvakian?

  Things Oleg Tinkov is doing after watching his expensive acquisition Peter Sagan finish second to Mark Cavendish in the first stage of the Tour of California. 1) Screaming obscenities in Russian 2) Jumping on twitter to express his supreme disappointment 3) Tearing up Sagan’s paycheck for June 4) Firing Sagan’s coach Bobby Julich, flying […]

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Will Phil Thrill in Tour of California?

  We are two days from showdown, Amgen Tour of California, 10th edition, the GC wide open version. The one where Phil Gaimon of Optum Pro Cycling could podium. Is this just crazy talk? We’re looking at a new champion being crowned down in LA Live in the City of Angels in just over a […]

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Cavendish ready for Kittel smack-down in Cali.

  Mark Cavendish is looking forward to the Tour of California which starts on May 10th. He’s got everything he needs for success – he’s rounding into hyper-speed form, he is the official celebrity spokesperson for the Pistachio but board and he has a sick Marcel Kittel to beat up. This should be a nice […]

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Horner, Seeldraeyers and gobbling antibiotics

In today’s Velonews, Kevin Seeldraeyers details how taking too many antibiotics basically destroyed his immune system, failed to help him recover and sidetracked his career for several years. “The problem for me was that the last few years I was always sick,” Seeldraeyers told VeloNews. “Maybe five or six times per year and the doctors said […]

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King leaves argyle for maple.

  Ted King is retiring from pro cycling. He has decided to no longer tap that vein of form that once helped him deliver teammate Peter Sagan to podiums all over the world. In other words, things haven’t been the same for Sagan since he split from his Maple sugar man. Yes, King retires to […]

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Cav wins another shit small race.

  Let’s just get our race hierarchy right so hang on a sec. Tour de France, maybe Giro d’Italia, Milan San Remo, Tour of Qatar on deserted sandy road …. Something like that and then there’s the Tour of Turkey — with is a surprisingly beautiful country with a bike race with sprints and UCI […]

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Marcotte the Killa takes USA Pro Crit Championship.

  This we can say with absolute 100% confidence: Team SmartStop’s Eric Marcotte knows how to come out of a final corner like a bullet shot from a gun. He did it last year in his stunning win over the WorldTour boys at the USA Pro Road Championship and his did it again crit-style this […]

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