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Saiz. The vampire that won’t die.

Riders like to call the UCI blood-takers by the name vampires. If ever there was a vampire in the sport of pro cycling , it’s Manolo Saiz. You can’t get rid of him, — he keeps crawling out of a dark hole somewhere. Try as you might, it appears difficult to kill him. Saiz and Dr. Eufemiano […]

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Quintana takes aim at Le Tour. Look out.

Giro d’Italia champion Nairo Quintana has announced his major season objective for 2105 and the first half of his race schedule. “After winning the Giro this year and crashing out of the Vuelta while race leader, my big objective for 2015 will be the Tour de France,” Quintana told ESPN. While winning the Tour will […]

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Nibali in Tour of Almaty. No really.

Ahh, the Giro d’Italia, Le Tour de France, La Vuelta a Espãna and the Tour of Almaty. No wait, something odd here. Almaty? Tour winner Vincenzo Nibali announced he has just ended his 2014 racing season at the World Championships in Ponferrada, Spain but not really. He’s going to now ride the Tour of Almaty […]

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One week left before Levi’s Gran Fondo. Go!

We’re a week away from the fondo fantastico, Levi’s Gran Fondo in Santa Rosa, California, Sunday, October 4th. It’s too late for you folks over in Europe to buy the ticket, pack the bike and fly into San Francisco then take a rental car with rack for the 1hr 30 minute drive to Santa Rosa […]

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Wiggo takes Worlds time trial championship.

  Bradley Wiggins once again reminded everyone — and we should all be past needing the prompts — that once he sets himself a goal, you better get out of his way. He scorched the World Time trial course and crushed favorite Tony Martin with a time of 56 minutes, 25 seconds, beating the German […]

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Tinkoff-Saxo tries to sucker Froome into Giro.

  Tinkoff-Saxo’s subtle call to action to Team Sky and Astana could be summed up like this: “Chicken, chicken, don’t be a chicken.” Now that Vuelta a Espana champion Alberto has stated his intention to ride both the 2015 Giro d’Italia and Tour de France, his team is hoping they can shame, sucker, cajole Chris […]

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Valverde and the Worlds. The favorite non-favorite.

It’s just a question but does anybody outside Spain want to see Alejandro Valverde win the World Championship road race on the home circuit in Ponferrada, Spain? A little like asking if you you’re cheering for serial doper Alexandre Vinokourov to win a gold medal in the last Olympics road race. Hey, that was fun, huh […]

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Contador to auction off “pain-gag” sock for charity.

    Vuelta a Espana winner Alberto Contador has decided to auction off the sock he stuffed into his mouth to fight the pain of home surgery on his fractured tibia. The saliva-covered athletic sock has been carefully washed, dried and folded and reunited with its mate sock and will to sold to the highest […]

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Podium girls test positive for EPO

  Last week Italian Matteo Rabottini tested positive for EPO (erythropoietin). Today, in a strange turn of events, so did both podium girls who were on stage with him to celebrate his stage win in the 2012 Giro d’Italia. The Italian Cycling Federation (FCI) said that the two attractive Italian females have failed tests and the International […]

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