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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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Froome losing sleep over loss of Tour motorhome?

  So much for marginal gains, the sleep version. Team Sky’s latest sports science recovery weapon will not be parked all over France in July. The UCI put that idea to bed. It turns out the UCI, the governing body of the sport, has decided that Sky’s Skip-Crummy French-Hotels plan is basically unfair to all […]

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Astana boots Solovey over citizenship switch. Is Nibali next?

  Recent claims that Astana-Acca Due O fired Hanna Solovey because she refused to switch her citizenship to Kazakhstan has been met with denial from Astana boss Alexander Vinokourov. “I think she was excluded from the squad entirely on other issues.” However, according to a source close to Astana, Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali has also been […]

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Frome undecided over Tour de France motorhome bedding

    Team Sky plans to bring a special motorhome for Chris Froome to sleep in and facilitate his recovery during the upcoming Tour de France. However, Froome is still undecided about his bedding, sheets and pillowcases. “Sleep is massive for recovery and Chris just wants to make absolutely sure he has the right tools […]

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Nibali takes Dauphiné lead. Rain Man taketh.

  The Critérium du Dauphiné is the traditional Tour de France tune-up. Rev engines, test the legs, check out rivals. For Tour rivals Vincenzo Nibali (Astana), Chris Froome (Sky), and Tejay van Garderen, it’s the ideal preview of things to combust in July. Today in stage 6 from Saint-Bonnet-en-Champsaur to Villard-de-Lans, Nibali showed his form and […]

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Wiggins breaks Hour Record. Breaks rules, too?

  Steve Collins, the coach behind Alex Dowsett’s Hour Record mark, was not in a generous mood. When he took a look at how Bradley Wiggins beat Dowsett, he got pretty worked up about what he saw as unfair advantages and favoritism from British Cycling. News flash for Mr. Collins: Bradley WIggins is, by all […]

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Sky’s Boswell keeps climbing

  The latest news chez Sky, among other, higher profile, star updates, is that American Ian Boswell will be supporting Chris Froome in his Tour de France tune-up, the Dauphiné. The is just another sign that Boswell, still just 24 years of age, is moving up the Sky Hierarchy. Many have tried, plenty have failed […]

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