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Cofidis boxing team at Dauphiné

Is Cofidis sprinter and boxing talent Nacer Bouhanni giving his lead-out train boxing lessons? Based on their head-butting and aggressive physical behavior at the Dauphiné, we’d have to say oui, yes, absolument. Bouhanni has a well-earned reputation for doing whatever it takes to win a sprint. He’s been relegated and chastised and sanctioned by his […]

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Tour of California 2016, final images.

The final set of faves. The Tour of California is eight stages long and it always seems like all of a sudden it’s over. After a few stages I think “Man, long way to go” and before I know it, everybody is finished. It’s a weird thing time does. The carnival sweeps you up and […]

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Tour of California 2016 Pics, pt 2

It’s always hard to balance running around trying to grab cool pictures of bike riders with the task of running around grabbing interviews. It’s a skill I haven’t mastered. At the end of a stage, I try to grab a few right at the finish of exhausted riders and then quickly put the camera away […]

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Fave portraits from Tour of California 2016

Whew, still recovering from a whirlwind Tour of California and cranking out a long story on Jelly Belly’s Angus Morton and his quest to earn himself a place back on a WorldTour team. We also put together a nice mid-size interview with Tour revelation Neilson Powless of Axeon-Hagens Berman. All told nearly 3500 words of wisdom. […]

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Moser ambushed

Saw a headline that said “Moser stunned” and misread it as Moser stoned. Maybe that’s not such a mistaken reading because yo, dude, what are you thinking, bro? Moreno Moser figured it was just a  two-man game for victory in stage 18 of the Giro d’Italia. The Cannondale rider with the famous family name was all […]

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John Degenkolb stolen!!!!

Giant-Alpecin, the owner of top German sprinter John Degenkolb, has just announced he has been stolen. Yes, right from under their nose by rival Trek-Segafredo, a team highly motivated to fill the hole that a retiring Fabian Cancellara will leave in their classics squad. According to an “insider,” Degenkolb, the winner of last season’s Milan-San Remo and […]

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Taylor Phinney goes Hors Class in California.

Taylor Phinney did not one but two class acts on stage five from Lodi to South Lake Tahoe and the ski resort of Heavenly. First he did his damn best on the front of the peloton to chase down the breakaway for what seemed like an hour. It was probably less but the effort was all […]

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Lachlan Morton, almost rock of Gibraltar.

This is the face of Lachlan Morton moments after collapsing on the dry grass at the edge of the road just past the finish line. This was supposed to be his showcase day in the Tour of California as he hunts for a possible  return to a WorldTour squad after leaving Garmin two years ago and dropping […]

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King Size Joy

Happiness, the XL size. Ben King of Cannondale had every cycling fan in the world excited by a daring breakaway win in stage two of the Tour of California. King got away early on a fast descent along with two other insanely hungry riders and just kept going and going and going. Even with 10K […]

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