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Fave portraits from Tour of California 2016

Whew, still recovering from a whirlwind Tour of California and cranking out a long story on Jelly Belly’s Angus Morton and his quest to earn himself a place back on a WorldTour team. We also put together a nice mid-size interview with Tour revelation Neilson Powless of Axeon-Hagens Berman. All told nearly 3500 words of wisdom. […]

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Moser ambushed

Saw a headline that said “Moser stunned” and misread it as Moser stoned. Maybe that’s not such a mistaken reading because yo, dude, what are you thinking, bro? Moreno Moser figured it was just a  two-man game for victory in stage 18 of the Giro d’Italia. The Cannondale rider with the famous family name was all […]

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John Degenkolb stolen!!!!

Giant-Alpecin, the owner of top German sprinter John Degenkolb, has just announced he has been stolen. Yes, right from under their nose by rival Trek-Segafredo, a team highly motivated to fill the hole that a retiring Fabian Cancellara will leave in their classics squad. According to an “insider,” Degenkolb, the winner of last season’s Milan-San Remo and […]

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Taylor Phinney goes Hors Class in California.

Taylor Phinney did not one but two class acts on stage five from Lodi to South Lake Tahoe and the ski resort of Heavenly. First he did his damn best on the front of the peloton to chase down the breakaway for what seemed like an hour. It was probably less but the effort was all […]

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Lachlan Morton, almost rock of Gibraltar.

This is the face of Lachlan Morton moments after collapsing on the dry grass at the edge of the road just past the finish line. This was supposed to be his showcase day in the Tour of California as he hunts for a possible  return to a WorldTour squad after leaving Garmin two years ago and dropping […]

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King Size Joy

Happiness, the XL size. Ben King of Cannondale had every cycling fan in the world excited by a daring breakaway win in stage two of the Tour of California. King got away early on a fast descent along with two other insanely hungry riders and just kept going and going and going. Even with 10K […]

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Rohan Dennis is the MAN in California.

Neal Rogers over at cyclingtips laid out the case for Dennis winning the overall in the Tour of California. It’s a pretty compelling and well-reasoned case and most juries would buy the evidence without much debate. Dennis is one of the few experienced GC riders coming to California with major TT skills (former Hour record holders […]

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Review: Knog Blinder 640 light

We live in a time of incredible illumination. No, we’re not talking about genetic medicine or disruptive algorithms or amazing philosophical discourse around the globe. All that’s nice but we’re talking actual illumination. There has never been a better time to light up your way on a bike. Fenix, Light in Motion, Blackburn, Cycliq, Nightrider, […]

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Hesjedal down 30 in Giro

It’s amazing how fickle bike racing can be. She’s a mean mistress, a dominatrix, a nasty bitch in tight black lycra. You can train like an animal for months, weigh your food, avoid even a single glass of wine and beer, sleep in an altitude tent, do your training camps, build your life around eat, train, […]

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