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Is Nibali channeling Vino?

When Vincenzo Nibali threatened to skip the Giro d’Italia as retaliation for the cancellation of  mountain stage of Tirreno-Adriatico, we thought it was a mistake. We assumed that it was Astana team boss Alexandre Vinokourov pulling his usual heavy handed-old school soviet threats and not his star rider Nibali. It just didn’t sound like Mr. Tanquillo to […]

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Trek-Segafredo to reward Cancellara hugger with gift.

Apparently, Fabian Cancellara’s Trek-SegoFreddo squad is looking for the unidentified man who hugged Spartacus in the streets of Siena as he celebrated his third win at Strade Bianche. At first this seemed to be an ominous endeavor but the team apparently wants to reward the man who jumped up and down in joy with Fabian. We […]

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Paris-Nice. The Race to the Theoretical Sun.

Race to the Sun. That’s the clever little marketing slogan for the Paris-Nice stage race that runs from rainy, miserable Paris down south to the sunny Mediterranean climate of Nice. That’s the theory, anyways. The riders gradually getting warmer and more cheerful and tanned as they pedal their way straight down the map of France. The […]

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ASO’s next chess move against UCI and Velon

ASO is re-launching the Deutschland Tour in Germany and that news came with plenty of fanfare and PR buzz. (Yes, get your lederhosen-themed kits at MTB-Trachten!) The race has been dead for over a decade but ASO and the German Cyclign Federation have formed a partnership to poke a stick in the eye of the UCI […]

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Cancellara owns white road of Strade Bianche

  In their final season, some riders might wind down a long career with a relaxed farewell tour. Dial it back, chill a bit, bask in the warm goodbyes. Not Fabian Cancellara. He’s going out the same way he came in: fast and furious and imperial. Such was his strength in winning his third Strade Bianche […]

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Armstrong takes 1000th shot at USADA.

Lance is on another one of his media rounds. One thing that never changes is his absolute hatred for USADA’s head man Travis Tygart. If you could conjure up an image of Hell for Lance it would be marooned on a desert island with only one person for company: Tygart. Our guess is that Tygart […]

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No Tour de France invite for Horner & Lupus Racing.

Today, Tour de France organizer ASO, announced the four wild cards for the race. Cofidis, Direct Energie, Fortuneo – Vital Concept and Bora – Argon 18 will join the 18 WorldTour squads lining up for Le Grand Shindig on July 2nd. The surprising omission? The Continental Lupus Racing outfit of former Vuelta a Espana winner Chris Horner. The […]

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Tour of California, Cali-Fabulous.

Colorado is gone but California is bigger than ever. The 2016 edition of the Tour of California, the first with ASO managing the race, promises to be kick ass in every way. The guest list is off the hook, as the kids say. We’re promised a sprinter shootout of epic proportion with Mark Cavendish (Dimension […]

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UCI president knocked over by race moto

This weekend, a race moto took down Stig Broeckx (Lotto-SOudal)  in Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne and then another moto wiped out Danilo Wyss (BMC Racing) in the La Drome Classic. On Monday it appears that UCI president Brian Cookson was also hit by a race moto. According to several witnesses, Cookson was crossing the street in front of UCI […]

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