Armstrong to take over for retiring Tour devil?

  Dieter ‘Didi The Devil’ Senft has been a constant presence at the Tour de France. However, at age 62 and suffering from poor health, Senft plans to retire. Suddenly faced with the prospect of no Tour devil, disgraced former seven time Tour winner Lance Armstrong has apparently offered to take over Didi The Devil’s […]

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Horner to follow Andy Schleck into retirement? Ask Frank.

“It was a very hard moment but everyone has to slow down at some point. The wheels stop for every rider. You can’t ride forever and that moment is now. If he could change it he would, but that’s how it is.” That was Frank Schleck talking about his brother Andy’s difficulty decision to retire. […]

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Giro prays for Froome. Should he pray, too?

Somewhere in a ancient church in Rome a middle aged man in a dark suit kneels at the alter. The only giveaway to the identity of this gentlemen is that he wears a pink tie. He is lost in his own fervent supplications but if you could decipher the whispered Italian, the gist would be […]

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Wiggins and Froome boats collide during Sky team building exercise.

  A Sky team building exercise went afoul today in rough seas off the coast of Southern Britain. The World Tour squad was learning to sail with members of the British Sailing team when two of the boats collided, throwing rivals Bradley WIggins and Chris Froome into yet another confrontation. According to eyewitness accounts, the […]

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Jan Ullrich to ride Hincapie gran fondo?

Out with Lance, in with Jan. USA Cycling announced Thursday that Lance Armstrong may not ride his buddy George Hincapie’s gran fondo, stating that under the WADA code, his lifetime ban prevents him from riding the USA Cycling-sanctioned “non-competitive” event. Armstrong, who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles because of doping, had planned […]

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A French-friendly Tour de France route.

First, we replay the phone conversation from Paris three months ago … “Allo, oui, Monsieur Prudhomme, it’s Thibaut Pinot. How are you? Listen, I am here with my friend Romain — oui, sixth on GC. So, Romain and I were wondering if perhaps you could re-arrange the Tour route next year, make a few adjustments, […]

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Oleg Tinkov’s next outrageous move.

Forward motion, that’s the way Russian millionaire and Tinkoff-Saxo owner Oleg Tinkov rolls. If one outrageous tweet doesn’t work, onto the next one. If you can’t sign one massive star, diss him in public and move on to the next star. If Chris Froome, Vincenzo Nibali and Nairo Quintana failed to take the bait on […]

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Hinault loose talk. Riding all three grand tours for win possible.

Hot air balloon and retired Tour de France champion Bernard Hinault is at it again. On Monday the Frenchmen added extra gasoline to the Oleg Tinkov Challenge — one million euros split between Chris Froome, Vincenzo Nibali and Nairo Quintana if they agree to ride all three grand tours with his man Alberto Contador. At […]

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Review: Cafe du Cycliste Lucienne merino jersey. C’est très bon!

A love letter from France? The best kind of amour, other than perhaps the surprise visit of some impossibly chic Parisien starlet. There on our front door step, a package from Nice and Cafe Du Cycliste — and inside, the lovely Lucienne lightweight merino wool jersey ($130) Cafe Du Cyclist is fairly new on the scene […]

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