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Froome offers to carry out anti-doping tests on Tenerife.

  Upset with anti-doping officials for a lack of anti-doping tests on Tenerife where he and two Tour de France rivals train, Chris Froome has offered to administer the tests himself. According to a source within Team Sky, the reigning Tour champion informed authorities that he is pretty skilled with talking blood and can handle […]

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Giro revelation: The real Quintana.

  Part of the fascinating aftermath of the non-neutralized Giro stage 16, is that it finally gave cycling fans their first true understanding of Nairo Quintana’s character. When he stunned the Tour de France with a second place overall and the climber’s jersey, he became famous but still remained largely a mystery, a sphinx. On […]

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Giro d’Italia non-neutralized extravaganza.

Why all the polemic? This is Italy so of course they’re a little indifferent to details. The trains run on time in Germany and Japan; in Italy they take a more casual, dolce vita attitude to these things. Ahh, you missed the train? Sit down and have another cappuccino and feast your eyes on all […]

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2014 Tour of California: The GC vacuum.

    This is no slight on 2014 Tour of California winner Bradley Wiggins of Sky. He destroyed his rivals in the 20k time trial around Folsom, defended his jersey on the stage up Mount Diablo (despite being isolated in the final 8k) then sealed the overall with a strong front-group ride up to the […]

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Wiggins one stage away from Tour of California GC title.

Sir Brad is the Living Legend, according to the Tour of California race announcer. The knighted one is now one short Thousand Oaks stage away from winning what Sky team manager David Brailsford called their second biggest goal of the season. That puts the Tour of California ahead of the Giro d’Italia where the Sky-minus-Richie […]

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Tour of California. Sign of clean cycling?

You want clean cycling? Welcome to the 2014 Tour of California, now called the well-scrubbed, organic soap bar extravaganza. Dig it in a love-hippy, revivalist, Greg Lemond born again way. Or just grant me the benefit of the three glasses of wine in Santa Barbara. No, sorry, that’s two blackberry jalapeƱo margaritas and two glasses […]

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BMC’s Phinney takes stunning solo win in Tour of California.

Taylor Phinney (BMC) is too young and talented to pay attention to odds. Lightening isn’t supposed to strike twice, miracles don’t happen in twos and Las Vegas long shots don’t pay off on consecutive rolls of the dice. Then again, this is a thrilling, unpredictable Tour of California and Phinney went big and bold and […]

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Fave pics from stage 4, Tour of California. GIANT Wiggo face!

                                       

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Jens Voigt explains sprinter miscalculation in Cambria.

  A break of six Continental and Pro Continental brazenly rips a sprint stage away from Mark Cavendish, Peter Sagan and John Degenkolb. Unless you’re up on your domestic rosters, you might not even know these guys. You can be sure that Omega-Pharma Quickstep, Cannondale and Giant Shimano know their names now. Because they got […]

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