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Poggio and Cipressa at risk in Milan-San-Remo?

Poggio potholes.   Rain and landslides continue to wreck havoc on the race course for Milan-San Remo. Bad weather and dangerous road conditions have already forced race organizers RCS Sport to remove the new Pompeiana climb. Now, deteriorating conditions and a last-minute course inspection have called into question the safety of the iconic Poggio and […]

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Andy Schleck abusing optimism.

Andy Schleck. Coming back or not coming? Ahh, the language of unrelenting optimism. Trek sport director Kim Andersen is working hard to stay positive with Andy Schleck despite few signs that a return to the top will happen anytime soon. New kit, same drawbacks. “I am optimistic they can be there in the Tour,” Andersen […]

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Wistful Wiggins. Time and Tour running out.

Wiggo going out. There’s a constant undercurrent of poignancy and longing in Bradley Wiggin’s public statements. He’s not only finally come to terms with his Tour de France win two years ago but he’s also had abundant opportunity to reflect on his life as a professional cyclist. His big realization? Time is rapidly running out […]

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Cavendish says he doesn’t look “pro.”

Part of Mark Cavendish’s charm is his heart-on-sleeve personality. He can’t help but speak his mind not matter what the recommendations of his PR handlers. If he thinks something is f’ed up, he’ll tell everyone. If he is angry about losing a sprint, the entire cycling world will hear about it. Cavendish doesn’t pull his […]

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Is Contador back? Pistolero smoking.

Is Alberto Contador really back? Can we make that extreme statement, that after his dominant win in stage 5 of Tirreno-Adriatico that the Pistolero is firing again? Has the post-clenbuterol Contador returned to his pre-clenbuterol form, back in the days when he didn’t just win grand tours, he destroyed his rivals. Well, hard to say. However, […]

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Betancur still boss in Paris-Nice.

The Fat Man hangs on to first. Carlos “Extra Kilos” Betancur of Ag2R still holds the leaders jersey in Paris-Nice with one final stage to go. Tom-Jelte Slagter (Garmin-Sharp) took the win today but Betancur took third behind Rui Costa and has 14 seconds on the World Champion. Mr Tubby also finds himself 26 seconds […]

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Betancur weighs in at Paris-Nice.

How about this Colombian guy on AG2R? Mr. Tubby. Carlos Betancur, the guy who keeps claiming after every win that he’s a few kilos over his ideal race weight. The man is starting to sound like Thomas Voeckler,  Monsieur Sandbagger himself. Betancur won a stage and the overall in the Tour de Haut Var and […]

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Kittle throws bike 2.5k before finish line.

Let’s face it, the man went early. All great sprinters know how to throw their bike at the finish line. Cavendish, Petacchi, Boonen, Marcel Kittel have their throwing skills down. Today in Tirreno-Adriatico we received proof that Kittel also knows how to toss his bike way before the finish line. After his crash, the big […]

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Sky’s Thomas tops in stage 4 at Paris-Nice.

The man they call G put it together on the descent of Mont Brouilly. After chasing eventual winner Tom Jelte Slagter (Garmin-Sharp) at the summit, the Welshman caught him on the descent. It wasn’t the 25% grade at the top of the cat 2 Côte du Mont Brouilly where Thomas made his mark but rather drop […]

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