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Wiggins leads Sky at RideLondon – Surrey Classic. Froome left off roster

After four weeks of heated speculation, Sky has decided not to include former Tour de France winner Chris Froome on the roster for the Surrey Classic. Instead, the team will move forward with Bradley Wiggins as the sole captain. According to a source within Sky, Froome lobbied hard to ride in Surrey and was bitterly […]

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Tour of Utah comes of age.

Tour de Geezer? Had to smile when we saw the photo for the pre-race presser at the Tour of Utah. There was old man Ivan Basso (36), old man considering retirement Cadel Evans (37), retiring this month Jens Voigt (42) and the ancient Chris Horner (42). Just out of frame, last year’s winner in Utah, Tom Danielson […]

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Boasson Hagen. Odd duck.

We just don’t quite know what to make of Edvald Boasson Hagen. The talented rider for Sky was once spoken of the way people now talk about Peter Sagan. A freakish talent, wide skill set, near unlimited potential. Teammates used to called him Eddy Jr in reference to his soon-to-be revealed Merckxian brilliance. Well, that […]

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Acquarone claims signature forged. Jimi Hendrix and Elvis involved?

Former Giro d’Italia chief Michele Acquarone was in court this week battling with his former employer RCS Sport over his illegal dismissal. He testified that his signatures on RCS documents okaying millions of euros in payments were forged. “We told the judge that we found many fake signatures on their statements of defense,” said Acquarone. […]

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Kreuziger, UCI, WTF?

It’s tempting to say that these strange, inexplicable things only happen in professional road cycling. Such is the case with Tinkoff-Saxo’s Roman Kreuziger, who was all set to help Alberto Contador win the Tour de France until just days before the Départ, when he was pulled because of biological passport anomalies that may or may not […]

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Nibali, Tour de France gush-ball.

  Is there such a thing as a Nibali Hater? Somewhere out in the mean backwaters of the internet, there’s probably a few dissenters and crabby critics, but our sense is that everyone is happy with Nibali winning the Tour de France. After recent champions like the oddball, hot and cold, happy and miserable Bradley […]

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Van Garderen down, Pinot up in Tour.

In yesterdays stage 16 up the Port de Balès and down into Bagnères-de-Luchon, we were focused on two riders, one going backward, one going forward. That would be American Tejay van Garderen (BMC) and Frenchman Thibaut Pinot (FDJ). In a strong podium position, van Garderen was in control of his destiny when the stage began. Clearly […]

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Le Tour de France de Bronchitis.

  New cycling acronym: DNFB. Did Not Finish Bronchitis. This Tour de France has been marked by quite a number of crashes. That’s been an on-going story and given the bad weather over the first 10 days and a dangerous, wet ride over the cobblestones on stage five, that’s not an unexpected consequence. What has […]

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Vincenzo Nibali, Mr Tranquillo.

  Okay, new full time job killed the blog for a few weeks — RIGHT AT TOUR TIME — but we’ve got our priorities back in place. Unpaid cycling blog first, actual career with paycheck, second. So back to France, le Grand Shindig and the man of the match Vincenzo Nibali. If you were to […]

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