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Lupus team folds. Chris Horner not immune.

What a strange, strange end to the career of Chris Horner. His lupus Continental team has announced that the team is folding and the 44 year old former winner of the Vuelta a Espana is without a team for next season — and 2017 rosters have largely been set. This sure feels like Horner is done — […]

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Where is Lachlan Morton going next? Jelly bean must roll.

Jelly, jelly, who’s got the jelly bean? We’re waiting any day now to hear where former WorldTour prodigy Lachlan Morton will end up next season as his contract with Jelly Belly comes to an end. Once an up and coming star at Garmin and once tipped by his boss Jonathan Vaughters as a potential grand tour […]

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New Pistolero in town. Contador misfires.

That’s the way life and sport goes, out with the old, in with the new, the torch is passed, one door closes and another opens. As we look at the final GC results from the 2013 Vuelta a Espana, we can also say El Pistolero is dead, long live El Pistolero. In other words, kid […]

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Talansky top 5 in Vuelta. Almost podium!

Right about now, we could imagine that Andrew Talansky is both thrilled and miffed. With just one mountain stage to go before Madrid and the end of the Vuelta a España, it’s mission accomplished. After a strong ride in the stage 19 time trial where he finished 7th, he now sits happily in 5th overall. He’s set to improve on his […]

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Froome refuses to crack In Vuelta.

Today Tour de France champion Chris Froome (Team Sky) showed off the yellow jersey in the Vuelta a España. That’s to say he showed his Tour grit, tenacity and mental toughness in closing the gap at the very summit of Mas de la Costa after been distanced by race leader Nairo Quintana (Movistar), Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) and Esteban […]

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Quintana smack-down at Vuelta

At last, finally, where have ya been, señor? Missing at the Tour de France, where Nairo Quintana barely got off one attack against Chris Froome in three weeks, the Colombian finally re-asserted himself at the Vuelta a España. Hey, guess his timing was just four weeks off. On a short, blistering stage 15 up to the summit […]

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New international anti-doping agency created: NADA

In an era of half measures, glacial reform, betrayed whistleblowers and corrupt and blind anti-doping officials, a new organization is taking shape. Based on London, the new Nation Anti-Doping Association (NADA) will begin operations in late September. The mission: To ignore and disregard clean athletes everywhere. “We’re not even pretending to fight doping. We’re not […]

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Pitbull Talansky. Trending up or down?

We’re just over the halfway point at the Helta Skelta Vuelta. Nairo Quintana is in red, Chris Froome is surging and Alejandro Valverde is in podium position. Giro d’Italia runner-up Esteban Chavez is still in the hunt despite losing a little time today after his cheeky attack on the final climb. Things remain “complicated” and “difficult” for […]

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Quintana wants power meter ban. Señor, ain’t gonna happen.

On the Tuesday rest day of the Helta Skelta Vuelta, race leader Nairo Quintana suggested that they throw power meters out of the race. Nairo, awesome idea, 100% behind you, never going to happen. The mini-size Colombian climber put it this way: “They take away a lot of spectacle and make you race more cautiously, I’d […]

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