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Peiper steps up game at BMC.

  If you had to throw cash down on which WorldTour squad would win a “most improved” award, BMC might be the bet. From the moment that new boss-man Allan Peiper stepped in, he made it clear that the tags “underachieving,” “disappointment” and “sucks really bad” would no longer be tolerated. After the haphazard, laissez-faire […]

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What’s Froomey doing in May?

  While Sky captains (and Tour de France winners) Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins have buried the hatchet and all is hunky-dory in the Land of Brailsford, we keep wondering about whether those two will ride the Tour de France together. This question becomes tricky because generally Sky likes to put that core Tour squad […]

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Boonen is back: Tornado hits desert again.

Explaining his surprising sprint victory over Andre Greipel in stage two in Qatar, Tom Boonen delivered a one-word summation: “timing.” Ah yes, what a difference a year makes. Last season was spent dealing with infections (near loss of arm!), injuries and bad crashes that eventually wiped out his classics season. No Flanders, no Paris-Roubaix, no […]

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Will BMC’s Peiper power up Hushovd?

Just finished the Pez interview of BMC’s Thor Hushovd. He had a generally forgettable 2013 season but with Allan Peiper now in charge of the Red & Black, the improved results are already evident for several riders — will the Norwegian also benefit from the Peiper Effect? Cadel Evans got off to a great start […]

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The FACT has changed: Alonso-Cannondale party?

New FACT: the previous FACT is no longer a reality. FACT was the acronym for the Fernando Alonso Cycling Team, which Senõr Alonso was planning to put together for the 2015 WorldTour season. As of last week he had no sponsor or riders or infrastructure — other than the Cricket Paolo Bettini as team manager […]

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Cavendish train hasn’t left station in Dubai

It’s not like Dubai is the big time. This fabricated event dropped into the desert is mostly about hot weather and a sheik’s riches. He wants a badminton tournament, ice skating championship or bike race, he calls one of his finance ministers and shazamm. As a bike race, Dubai lacks history, scenery, roadside fans, prestige […]

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Fernando Alonso is everywhere.

For a man who doesn’t have a pro cycling team or UCI license or sponsor or any riders, Fernando Alonso sure gets around. Since the failed rescue deal for the Euskatel-Euskadi squad, Alonso has been seen everywhere. This week Dubai, then maybe Mallorca and after that who knows — a few photo ops at a […]

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Wiggins out to win Tour of California and save US cycling.

To hear Sir Bradley talk, he’s coming to California to save American cycling. Bloody Hell, that’s generous. Will he bring some tepid tea and crumpets, too? Yes, Wiggins was in Los Angeles and from that rather selective snapshot vibe he decided that American cycling fans are in need of a clean hero after the whole […]

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Camel racing halted for Tour of Dubai.

Who wants to watch camel racing when Fabian Cancellara and Mark (two book) Cavendish have come to the glittering city in the sand? His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has declared a four day pause while professional bike racing and the Tour of Dubai are on center stage. A decree issued by the skeikh states […]

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