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Kreuziger, UCI, WTF?

It’s tempting to say that these strange, inexplicable things only happen in professional road cycling. Such is the case with Tinkoff-Saxo’s Roman Kreuziger, who was all set to help Alberto Contador win the Tour de France until just days before the Départ, when he was pulled because of biological passport anomalies that may or may not […]

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Nibali, Tour de France gush-ball.

  Is there such a thing as a Nibali Hater? Somewhere out in the mean backwaters of the internet, there’s probably a few dissenters and crabby critics, but our sense is that everyone is happy with Nibali winning the Tour de France. After recent champions like the oddball, hot and cold, happy and miserable Bradley […]

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Van Garderen down, Pinot up in Tour.

In yesterdays stage 16 up the Port de Balès and down into Bagnères-de-Luchon, we were focused on two riders, one going backward, one going forward. That would be American Tejay van Garderen (BMC) and Frenchman Thibaut Pinot (FDJ). In a strong podium position, van Garderen was in control of his destiny when the stage began. Clearly […]

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Le Tour de France de Bronchitis.

  New cycling acronym: DNFB. Did Not Finish Bronchitis. This Tour de France has been marked by quite a number of crashes. That’s been an on-going story and given the bad weather over the first 10 days and a dangerous, wet ride over the cobblestones on stage five, that’s not an unexpected consequence. What has […]

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Vincenzo Nibali, Mr Tranquillo.

  Okay, new full time job killed the blog for a few weeks — RIGHT AT TOUR TIME — but we’ve got our priorities back in place. Unpaid cycling blog first, actual career with paycheck, second. So back to France, le Grand Shindig and the man of the match Vincenzo Nibali. If you were to […]

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Giant-Shimano all smiles at Tour de France

    After watching Marcel Kittel win three stages in four days at the Tour de France, we couldn’t help but think his boys are having a grand old time. (Perhaps Kittel will eventually slow down thanks to his highly glasses of champagne.) Kittel’s Giant-Shimano squad is so well-drilled they make Greipel’s train over at […]

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Andy Schleck makes Trek Tour roster. Anybody need a water bottle?

    Andy Schleck won’t be in the captains role for Trek at the Tour de France which kicks off on July 5th in Leeds, England. That’s no surprise given that he’s not close to the rider he was after his crash two years ago that cracked his pelvis. Still, things seem kind of odd […]

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Froome’s new Tour opponent: Le Journal du Dimanche

  Cycling journalist Daniel Friebe made an insightful comment today on twitter about Chris Froome’s toughest opponents for the Tour de France. Alberto Contador headed the list but the next two names were the surprise: Le Journal du Dimanche and Le Monde. Yes, two newspapers trump Nibali and Tejay van Garderen. (On occasion, the pen is […]

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Schleck and Horner. Two different Tour riders.

A tale of two tour riders. As the Tour de France draws within two weeks of Le Grand Depart, it’s instructive to look at two vastly different riders who will mostly likely play a role. We’re speaking of Trek’s Andy Schleck and Lampre’s Chris Horner. Both men who have won grand tours — Schleck, a […]

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