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Armstrong forgets one word in Boogerd tweet.

Lance Armstrong tweeted a two word opinion of the UCI’s short and retroactive ban on retired Dutch rider Michael Boogerd: “pure bullshit.” The compact two word response was widely reported in the news but now it seems that in his haste to tweet his feelings, the disgraced former seven-time Tour de France champion forgot one word. According […]

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Rabottini vs Tiernan-Locke. Love, no love.

First thing to know about Matteo Rabottini: He’s not Jonathan Tiernan-Locke. While nobody expresses sythpathy for the former Sky rider, who’s been through his own private Hell after a doping suspension, several people are reaching out to support doper Matteo Rabottini. His old race bike supplier Ernesto Colnogo jumped in first. He felt bad that the Italian’s life was […]

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Will Hinault stop Cavendish in TDF?

The French math says that sprinter Mark Cavendish is now third on the stage win list at the Tour de France. Currently at 26 wins, he trails the Cannibal Eddy Merckx by six and Gallic legend Bernard Hinault by just two. Twisted Spoke wonders what the hyper-competitive Badger might do if Cavendish closes in on his […]

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Van den Broeck looking for love

Interesting little story about Jurgen Van den Broeck in cyclingnews. The guy was once a hot shot Tour de France contender but in recent years injury and meager results pushed him out of his old squad and into Katusha. Based on the quotes, the 32 year old Belgian was feeling lonely and unwanted.  “It was lonely at […]

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Eddie disses Nairo on Tour.

In a recent interview, cycling legend and old Belgian guy Eddie Merckx put his money squarely on Chris Froome to win the next Tour de France while discounting the chances of rival Nairo Quintana. In Eddie-speak, he put it this way: “Quintana climbs well, but he’s a bit weighed down, too cautious. Waiting for the penultimate […]

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Venom group against UCI, ASO, Everybody

Venom, the evil twin of the reform minded Velon group, has come out against all reforms in pro cyling. Instead, the shadow organization, perhaps run by a madman hiding out in a secret island fortress, has accounced their own set of ideas: “We want cycling to return to the dark ages because darkness is more fun,” […]

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Riders union misses party as usual.

How many stories have we read over the years that the riders union has no power, no voice, no agenda, no reason for being? I will give you the exact number: a shit ton. The riders union is a nearly invisible organization with the embarrassing habit of always being late to the party. They’re like this clueless […]

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UCI renames ASO by new title: AS-NO

  The UCI has once again fired back at ASO, after the French race organization announced it was pulling all its races from the 2017 UCI calendar including high profile events such as the Tour de France and Paris-Roubaix. The governing body has insisted they are moving forward with the reforms that ASO opposes and in […]

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ASO, UCI and the lesson of Augustin Navarro.

  Sometimes there are two stories that happen the same day that become even more revealing and instructive when seen together. In the first story,  ASO and the UCI continue their endless battles over the direction and control of the sport of pro cycling. ASO has just announced that they are pulling their races — […]

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