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Cavendish ready for Kittel smack-down in Cali.

  Mark Cavendish is looking forward to the Tour of California which starts on May 10th. He’s got everything he needs for success – he’s rounding into hyper-speed form, he is the official celebrity spokesperson for the Pistachio but board and he has a sick Marcel Kittel to beat up. This should be a nice […]

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Horner, Seeldraeyers and gobbling antibiotics

In today’s Velonews, Kevin Seeldraeyers details how taking too many antibiotics basically destroyed his immune system, failed to help him recover and sidetracked his career for several years. “The problem for me was that the last few years I was always sick,” Seeldraeyers told VeloNews. “Maybe five or six times per year and the doctors said […]

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King leaves argyle for maple.

  Ted King is retiring from pro cycling. He has decided to no longer tap that vein of form that once helped him deliver teammate Peter Sagan to podiums all over the world. In other words, things haven’t been the same for Sagan since he split from his Maple sugar man. Yes, King retires to […]

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Cav wins another shit small race.

  Let’s just get our race hierarchy right so hang on a sec. Tour de France, maybe Giro d’Italia, Milan San Remo, Tour of Qatar on deserted sandy road …. Something like that and then there’s the Tour of Turkey — with is a surprisingly beautiful country with a bike race with sprints and UCI […]

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Marcotte the Killa takes USA Pro Crit Championship.

  This we can say with absolute 100% confidence: Team SmartStop’s Eric Marcotte knows how to come out of a final corner like a bullet shot from a gun. He did it last year in his stunning win over the WorldTour boys at the USA Pro Road Championship and his did it again crit-style this […]

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Degenkolb takes high speed Paris-Roubaix.

  You have to feel very sorry for the other six riders in the winning break at Paris-Roubaix. They’d all done a fantastic job in the race, avoiding crashes, riding smart, keeping up front, making or following the right moves. Zdenek Stybar, Greg Van Avermaet, Lars Boom, Martin Elmiger and Jens Keukeleire — we salute you, well […]

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Paris-Roubaix. Throwing stones, casting votes.

  We’ve all read the prognostications from the experts who are basically just like us except with press passes. That makes us almost experts, the Van Avermaet of cycling critics. Here’s how we rate the shots: Niki Terpstra. Winning the Hell of the North last year is a pretty strong measuring stick. He’s got the form […]

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Sybar’s orthodontist ranks Paris-Roubaix cobbles.

  Wilhelm Smet, the man behind Zdenek Stybar’s bridgework has ranked the more famous cobblestone sectors of this year’s Paris-Roubaix. The orthodontist from Antwerp reached his conclusions after a detailed inspection of the race course with his dental reconstruction team. Smets employees a “lost tooth” methodology to obtain the degree of difficulty, with 5 teeth signifying […]

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Brammeier at Ronde. Is free beer better than fourth place?

  There’s a strong argument to be made that other than the three guys who made the podium in the Ronde Van Vlaanderen, Matthew Brammeier did more to distinguish himself than anybody else in the race. Yes, that’s you Sep Vanmarcke, Peter Sagan and Gearing Thomas. The MTN-Qhubeka domestique went into the race as a workhorse […]

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