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Viviani goes crazy in San Luis.

According to news reports down in Argentina, top sprinter Elia Viviani, riding for the Italian National Team, went berserk when his supposed lead-out man Jakub Mareczko turned on him like a traitor. Depending on what and who you believe, Mareczko did or did not have the right to ride his own race. In fact, Mareczko himself can’t seem […]

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Tinkov issues 1 million euro “Hairy Leg” challenge

A few years ago business tycoon and Tinkoff-Saxo owner Oleg Tinkov offered Froome, Nibali and Quintana one million if they would ride all three grand tours. Nobody took the bait but that hasn’t stopped the entrepreneur from coming up with a new challenge. After his star rider Peter Sagan showed up at the season-opening Tour de […]

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Holm tweaks Cavendish

When they’re gone, they’re gone. Etixx-Quickstep’s team director Brian Holm certainly gave his former rider and old buddy Mark Cavendish a smack to the cheek this week. Holm, who goes way back to the glory days of HTC-Columbia with Cavendish, was discussing how his new sprinter Marcel Kittel was adjusting at his new new team […]

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Boonen ponders retirement: philosophy professor?

  As classics superstar Tom Boonen edges toward retirement, he’s looking to put his long experience in bike racing to good use. However, he’s not considering a coaching role but rather a new academic career. According to a story in Het Nieuwsblad, the university of Ghent has offered Boonen a position as a professor of philosophy after […]

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Review: Lazer Z1 helmet. All around excellent.

The Lazer Z1 is a go-to helmet. Having the luxury of several helmets to select for a ride from past reviews, we find the the Z1 is often the first choice. The reasons why can be summed up with a simple “it does everything well.” Lazer has produced a real all-rounder that checks practically all the boxes […]

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Pinot’s new contract. Le Cannondale? Pas de ’75.

French climber Thibaut Pinot is out of contract with FDJ at the end of the 2016 season. The guy who finished on the Tour de France podium two years ago and won the Alpe d’Huez stage in last year’s edition, says he’s open to offers. “I see myself continuing with them, but I’m not going to […]

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Peter Sagan, hairy beast.

Could we ask for a more stylish and flamboyant champion for pro cycling than Peter Sagan? The man in the rainbow jersey is doing everything he can to make the sport more entertaining. First, it was just simple bike wheelies, then a podium girl pinch. That was a solid start with some missteps and negative […]

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Axeon fails to hit Bieber, dozen young Hollywood stars

It was a disappointing week in California for the Axeon development squad. First, in high profile news reported all over the celebrity blogosphere, the riders failed to hit teen heart-throb entertainer Justin Bieber while out riding the roads of Malibu. The team did secure a few iPhone selfies and a short vid with Bieber but […]

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Generic pre-season rider quotes for 2016.

“Training camp has been great. I’m with a great group of guys. Hopefully we can win some races this year.” “The off-season trying has gone great. I’m feeling good, better than last season at this time. Hopefully that leads to some good things.” “Last year I had some bad luck and I think my luck […]

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