Froome

Quintana and Nibali take nap outside Rotterdam

  Chris Froome, the chief beneficiary of a rain lashed, crosswind whipped run from Utrecht to Zelande, said it best: “It was a nasty old stage.” Froome, along with GC rivals Alberto Contador and Tejay van Garderen, made the front group when the peloton fractured on the exit from Rotterdam after a crash at a […]

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Cycling: 102nd Tour de France / Stage 1

Dennis smokes in Utrecht. Yellow man plays.

  So far the 2015 clock has been good for Dennis Rohan (BMC Racing). Respect from old school Jamaican DJ Toaster Yellow Man. Until Bradley Wiggins topped his mark a few months ago, Rohan held the Hour Record. Now he has the 14:56 Record in Utrecht, Netherlands. That record in the 13.8 kilometer time trial […]

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Cycling: 95th Volta Catalonia 2014 / Stage 1

Talking up Tejay for Tour de France.

  Serious Tejay buzz happening in the last week as nearly every journo and analyst has him slotted in just behind the Fab Four, along with Thibaut┬áPinot Really, Van Garderen and Pinot deserve a catchy moniker for their own little Tour grouping — The Daring Duo, Tejay & Master P, The Upsetters? If the Fab […]

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Le happy Cav heads to Le Tour.

  Sneak peak at Mark Cavendish’s horoscope for July. Broad stroke overview: Holy shit I’m a lucky man slash sprinter slash guy up for new Etixx Quickstep contract! Life has been good for the Manxman since he showed up in sunny California in May and demonstrated to Peter Sagan that there was no way in […]

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Andy Schleck forced to abandon climb on new eyewear commercial

  Andy Schleck, the retired professional cyclist and winner of the 2010 Tour de France, was forced to abandon while filming a commercial for CTRL eyewear. As a company spokesman in a CTRL promotional video, Schleck was pushing hard on a mountain climb but experienced extreme pain in his knee and pulled over to the […]

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Tour de France GC quandary

  In most cases, the Tour de France is a two-horse race — Lemond vs. Hinault and Armstrong vs. Ullrich variety. On occasion, such as last year, it’s a three horse race — Froome vs Contador and Nibali. However, the 2015 Tour de France is a rare four horse extravaganza with Nairo Quintana thrown in […]

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Three crazy men to ride Tour de France.

  Let’s get crazy!!! No, that’s not some dumb-ass drunk’s Friday night battlecry. It’s strategic Plan A for the Cannondale Garmin squad in the Tour de France, baby. No marginal gains here — let the nut-balls go craaaaazy. Ryder Hesjedal, Dan Martin and Andrew Tolansky all line up for Le Grand Shindig and team boss […]

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Tour de France Fab Four. Who is McCartney?

    This Tour de France “Fab Four” thing is starting to get hilarious. Alberto Contador, Chris Froome, Vincenzo Nibali and Nairo Quintana are all serious, highly possible winners of this year’s Le Grand Shindig. However, the continual “Fab Four” references to the original Fab Four, the Beatles, have us wondering exactly who is who […]

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Velon now has rival VENOM group.

  The lead story over the past week in the world of professional cycling is that the sport is tearing itself apart. ASO, the organizer of the Tour de France, Paris-Nice and Paris-Roubaix is either angry with the slow implementation of reforms or angry because they’re against all reforms that reduce their power and force […]

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