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Phinney refused pain medications during leg surgery.

  Taylor Phinney is known for his strong anti-doping stance, refusing to even take aspirin to mask pain. That hard-core position against medications was taken to new extremes after his horrific crash in the USA Cycling Professional Road Race championships in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Paramedics rushed Phinney to the emergency room at the Erlandger hospital where doctors immediately operated. […]

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The Wiggins-Froome-Tour debate.

And so it begins again. A restart of the Froome-Wiggins controversy that the media has fanned but as the cliche goes, where there’s smoke, there’s generally fire. Any journalist would tell you, fire is the top story — it’s bright, dramatic and burns people. The inflammatory question — will Wiggins make the Sky Tour de […]

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Interview: Garmin’s Phil Gaimon.

We had a quick chat with Garmin-Sharp’s Phil Gaimon at the Tour of California about his new book Pro Cycling On $10 A Day. We’d just started the hilarious insider look at what it takes to make it as a pro and ripped through the first 150 pages without a break. The stories were that […]

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Froome offers to carry out anti-doping tests on Tenerife.

  Upset with anti-doping officials for a lack of anti-doping tests on Tenerife where he and two Tour de France rivals train, Chris Froome has offered to administer the tests himself. According to a source within Team Sky, the reigning Tour champion informed authorities that he is pretty skilled with talking blood and can handle […]

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Giro revelation: The real Quintana.

  Part of the fascinating aftermath of the non-neutralized Giro stage 16, is that it finally gave cycling fans their first true understanding of Nairo Quintana’s character. When he stunned the Tour de France with a second place overall and the climber’s jersey, he became famous but still remained largely a mystery, a sphinx. On […]

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Giro d’Italia non-neutralized extravaganza.

Why all the polemic? This is Italy so of course they’re a little indifferent to details. The trains run on time in Germany and Japan; in Italy they take a more casual, dolce vita attitude to these things. Ahh, you missed the train? Sit down and have another cappuccino and feast your eyes on all […]

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2014 Tour of California: The GC vacuum.

    This is no slight on 2014 Tour of California winner Bradley Wiggins of Sky. He destroyed his rivals in the 20k time trial around Folsom, defended his jersey on the stage up Mount Diablo (despite being isolated in the final 8k) then sealed the overall with a strong front-group ride up to the […]

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Wiggins one stage away from Tour of California GC title.

Sir Brad is the Living Legend, according to the Tour of California race announcer. The knighted one is now one short Thousand Oaks stage away from winning what Sky team manager David Brailsford called their second biggest goal of the season. That puts the Tour of California ahead of the Giro d’Italia where the Sky-minus-Richie […]

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Tour of California. Sign of clean cycling?

You want clean cycling? Welcome to the 2014 Tour of California, now called the well-scrubbed, organic soap bar extravaganza. Dig it in a love-hippy, revivalist, Greg Lemond born again way. Or just grant me the benefit of the three glasses of wine in Santa Barbara. No, sorry, that’s two blackberry jalapeño margaritas and two glasses […]

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