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Pitbull Talansky. Trending up or down?

We’re just over the halfway point at the Helta Skelta Vuelta. Nairo Quintana is in red, Chris Froome is surging and Alejandro Valverde is in podium position. Giro d’Italia runner-up Esteban Chavez is still in the hunt despite losing a little time today after his cheeky attack on the final climb. Things remain “complicated” and “difficult” for […]

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Quintana wants power meter ban. Señor, ain’t gonna happen.

On the Tuesday rest day of the Helta Skelta Vuelta, race leader Nairo Quintana suggested that they throw power meters out of the race. Nairo, awesome idea, 100% behind you, never going to happen. The mini-size Colombian climber put it this way: “They take away a lot of spectacle and make you race more cautiously, I’d […]

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Contador at Vuelta: Pistolero loses power

“It’s complicated.” A two word summation that Alberto Contador has been using a lot this season. He said it at the Tour de France where his week one crashed ultimately knocked him out of the race before it was half over. He has said it in the Vuelta a España where he lost time on […]

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Zenni. The amazing $32 dollar cycling eyewear

  We all know how beautiful and cool and techno most cycling eyewear has become. And mostly we know how expensive it is — $100 to $200 and up. That’s borderline crazy. No, actually, it’s straight up crazy. I’m going to suggest an alternative for those of us to fall into certain categories: Not born fabulously rich, […]

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Alberto “Crash” Contador” battles on.

Alberto Contador can’t stay upright in a grand tour. Which makes winning a three week bike race fairly problematic. It’s a known fact that you can’t make the podium when you’re crumpled up in a ball of pain on the roadside. The Spaniard crashed several times in the first days of this years’ Tour de […]

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Vuelta a Steel Pole continues

Really, again? Last year it was Peter Stetina (BMC) nearly killed after hitting exposed, unprotected steel poles in the sprint finish of the Vuelta al País Vasco. He broke his leg, kneecap, assorted bones, ligaments, everything you need to race a bike. There was the usual indignation about rider safety, lack of protection, dangerous racing conditions, […]

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Venga, Venga, Frenchie!

Another unexpected winner at the Helta Skelta Vuelta. Stage four saw young Frenchman Lilian Calmejane take first first pro win in his first grand tour. The Direct Energie rider turned pro last year and until today’s win on the finishing climb of Alto Mirador de Veixia. his only resume hit was an 8th in the Tour […]

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Burgos-Vuelta a España double impossible?

In the modern age of cycling, the Giro d’Italia-Tour de France double has proved impossible. The tremendous physical and mental stress of tackling two grand tours in a row against such a competitive set of rivals in simply beyond what even the most talented grand tour rider can accomplish. However, given Alberto Contador’s immediate time deficits […]

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How far can Sammy Sanchez go in Vuelta?

According to all the preview stories and BMC press releases, American Tejay van Gardener will be a co-captain in the Vuelta with Spaniard Sammy Sanchez. For the second year in a row, Van Garderen had a disappointing Tour de France and will play the traditional Redemption song in Spain. Maybe he’s solved his mysterious power […]

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