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Craving: new Ritte Ace

    I want, I want, I want. The incessant drumbeat of my grasping, shallow, consumerist mind. Yes, my latest fixation comes from the folks at Ritte and their just released Ace road bike. God, it’s beautiful and the frame is a mere $2700 which I have in my bank account at this very moment, […]

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Armstrong hits two parked cars. Not driving like skirt?

  Disgraced pro cyclist Lance Armstrong’s drive to overturn his lifetime ban for doping has hit an obstacle. Two actually. Returning from an evening party event in Aspen, he lost control of his car on a suburban street and hit two parked cars. To thicken the plot, his long time girlfriend Anna Hansen, sitting in […]

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Astana & Armstrong. Same story?

  Woke up laughing. How else to react to the silly and manipulative news that the Kazakh Cycling Federation considered shutting down the Astana WorldTour team of Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali. Yeah right. Hah-ha-ha. Trying to float that kind of bullshit is almost brilliant in an old school, crude propaganda kinda way. Sounds like […]

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FDJ wins TDF in 5 years. Why wait?

    Twisted Spoke keeps coming back to FDJ boss Marc Madiot’s silly comment the other day. He figures that at last the playing field is even and his French stars can finally win the French grand tour in maybe five years. In his words: ”The Tour has been unreachable for years, for reasons you know […]

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Cummings tops Valverde in Mallorca.

  It’s the “Home Wrecka” from MTN-Qhubeka. Steve Cummings won stage two of the Mallorca Challenge beating former doper and scofflaw Alejandro Valverde on the final climb up Mirador d’Es Colomer. That had to feel very good — sort of like beating Vino back in the day. “I’m really happy with today’s victory,” said Cummings. “I knew […]

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Beware the Tour de France Python

  Attention Tour de France contenders: you must face down the dangerous Python if you have any hopes of winning le maillot jaune. The 2015 edition will for the second year in a row take on a mini-Hell of the North. To quote the Le Tour website: “Seven sectors and just over 13 kilometers of […]

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Cavendish screws with journos in San Luis.

    When asked by a journalist if he could be 100% sure that his rivals weren’t doping, sprinter Mark Cavendish replied with this provocative gem: “Are you 100% sure that one of your colleagues isn’t f**king your wife?” It seems to us that the less Cavendish wins his sprints, the more inflammatory his public […]

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Horner not invited to Tour of California. Good idea?

    Everybody seems to agree that for whatever reason the Amgen Tour of California organizers made a huge mistake by not inviting Chris Horner and his Airgas-Safeway team. As a long time resident of California and having covered the last five Tour of California’s for Cycle Sport magazine, I’m torn about that omission. I […]

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Lance is back in the newzzzzzzzzz.

    The BBC has an in-depth, hard hitting, face-to-face interview with Lance Armstrong. The question would be why, really? There is absolutely nothing new here — a fresh fact, insight, admission, angle, anything. Let’s list the high-points of this  interview: 1  He still doesn’t feel bad about doping and would do in all over […]

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