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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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UCI announces Bike Whereabouts testing program.

  In response to continual allegations of “motorized doping,” the UCI has announced today in Lausanne, Switzerland, a new Whereabouts program for testing race bikes around the clock. Close on the heels of L’Equipe chief cycling writer Philippe Brunel’s claim that Alberto Contador used a motorized bike in the Giro, UCI president Cookson has outlined a […]

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Froome, Nibali make secret trip to Pinto.

  The whole town of Pinto, Alberto Contador’s hometown, turned out to see the victorious hero return from the Giro d’Italia. Contador crushed his rivals with only Astana’s duo of Fabio Aru and Mikel Landa even getting close. With the Tour de France now on the horizon, two of the other top contenders decided to […]

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Contador wins Giro at what cost to Tour?

Alberto Contador has won the Giro d’Italia. Seconds after he sprayed that champagne and stepped off that podium the question began: Had he already lost his shot at the Giro-Tour double? In what was arguably one the the toughest, right from the gun, every stage exhausting, stress piled on stress Giro in recent memory, Contador […]

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