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Cool event: ASSOS CAMPionissimo, co-hosted by DuVine Cycling

We got an invite to this a few weeks ago. It looks super cool because it has everything we love — the beautiful roads of Sonoma, high end cycling gear, awesome food and wine — and no Trump voters anywhere to be found. Here are the details they provided. Check it out! You are invited […]

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Movistar enlarges M logo to help Quintana win Tour

Movistar showed off their new team kit for the 2017 season. While the design and color palette remain the same, there was one full scale modification: a bigger, bolder letter M. Team officials believe that the significantly larger M will boost Nairo Quintana in his efforts to beat three time tour champion Chris Froome. “From a […]

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The Thrill is gone. Phil Gaimon retires.

When I read that Cannondale-Drapac’s Phil Gaimon was throwing in the towel and race bike and wheel-set, I couldn’t help the reflexive reaction — has the fun gone out of the sport? Where is the comedy, the spontaneity, the wisecracks, the panache, the wit? Phil didn’t get a new contract with Cannondale and he decided that […]

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Crazy cool bikes built from people’s sketches

This is one of the coolest and most imaginative bike things I’ve seen in a long time. Fun, brilliant, unexpected. Italian Gianluca Gimini has collected hundreds of sketches that people have done, drawing a bicycle from memory. Then he created those bikes based on the drawings. Here are just three examples but there are a […]

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Sky Team. Living in the Grey Area

The pressure has been mounting on Team Sky in the wake of the Fancy Bear hacks that revealed that star rider Bradley Wiggins may have pushed the boundaries of what’s ethical in the use of TUE’s. The team has been criticized by a wide range of people — riders, journalists, the head of the MPCC, even […]

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Thibaut Pinot previews his Jour Sans for 2017 Tour de France.

The French climber, who has had several bad days in the last two Tours, pointed to stage five as his most likely drop down and out of the GC ranking. The stage from Vittel to the summit finish at La Planche Des Belles Filles is a short but nasty test. It is only 5.9km in […]

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Prada fashion brand to buy Bianchi?

Not to be outflanked by famous fashion brand Louis Vitton’s plan to buy the iconic Italian bike company Pinarello, Prada announced they will purchase Bianchi. Analysts and industry expires were quick to see a trend developing. “Everybody wants in on the bike action. It’s like golf used to be only the bikes are five, ten grand. That […]

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Doha Worlds: Sagan saves pro cycling again.

Peter Sagan tried hard to pass the spotlight. In the giddy post-race interview just after winning the UCI World Championship Road Race in Doha, Qatar, Sagan attempted to get the press to interview his brother, and teammate, Juri Sagan. With a shy smile and a shake of the head, his brother Juri said no, “He is […]

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Playing craps in the Doha desert.

Sprinter Michael Matthew says the World Road Race Championship in Doha, Qatar is a crap shoot. He’s right — though he left out a few qualifiers. It’s a brutally dry and hot, 250K, potentially windy, mega roundabout crap shoot. The experts are all over the map: some vote for Sagan some for Cavendish, some are […]

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