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Van Garderen takes jersey and stage on Monarch.

  Money!   After several hard accelerations in the final 5 k of the race up to Monarch Mountain, Tom Danielson (Garmin-Sharp) finally dropped somebody important. Sadly, it was his own teammate in the leaders jersey, Alex Howes. Goodbye, young man. Danielson couldn’t drop Tejay van Garderen (BMC) or Matthew Busche (Trek Factory Racing) or […]

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Andy Schleck. MTN Qhubeka?

  Andy searching.   Roll this around on your tongue and admit it’s fun to say: Andy Schlecka, MTN Qhubeka. The latest words out of Trek Factory Racing’s boss Luca Guercilena make it sound doubtful that Schleck the Younger will return to the team. Management is in negotiations with Frank but not Andy, Andy out, Andy Schlecka, […]

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Carpenter takes dramatic surprise win in US Pro Cycling Challenge.

  Development done, baby, you’re a pro. 22 year old Robin Carpenter of the Hincapie Development Team sprung the big surprise on the WorldTour pros, winning solo in the pouring rain after 60 miles in a breakaway. “It’s huge for me, it’s massive, the best win I’ve ever had in my short career,” said Carpenter. […]

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Reijnen takes sweet victory and jersey in Colorado.

Two buddies came down the straightaway in Aspen, Colorado gunning for the stage win and first leaders jersey in the US Pro Cycling Challenge. Keil Reijnen (UnitedHealthcare) and Alex Howes (Garmin-Sharp) took it to the line. They both live in Boulder and train together and had the exact same dream: win in Aspen and take the honors […]

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Tiernan-Locke outdrinks Floyd Landis.

Somewhere in the United States, wild-man Floyd Landis is laughing his ass off. Landis is on the floor, doubled over in pain from laughing so hard. In fact, he hasn’t hooted it up this much since the day all of Lance Armstrong’s sponsors dropped him after the USADA bomb exploded. The disgraced Texan lost something […]

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Trek gives Jens Voigt’s a silver send-off.

The old corporate cliche was a gold watch to commentate retirement after many faithful years of service. Trek isn’t giving Jens Voigt the gold watch; instead they’re handing him a silver race bike, silver Bontrager cycling shoes and silver helmet. He’ll be wearing — and riding — all three in his final race, the US […]

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Tinkov’s calculation: Contador wins 2016 TDF by 1 minute, 23 seconds.

    Tinkoff-Saxo tycoon blowhard Oleg Tinkov said that by the team’s own calculations, his rider Alberto Contador would have won the 2014 Tour de France by three minutes. He bases that claim on knowledge of Contador’s power numbers and some guess at Nibali’s wattage and the historical data on Chris Froome. Three minutes. “Of […]

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Nibali knows how to ride a bike. Froome doesn’t.

Vincenzo Nibali must have been feeling pretty frisky as he celebrated his Tour de France victory with his CanNibali fan club in Tuscany. When asked for the 1000th time if he deserved to win Le Grand SHindig, given the abandons of Chris Froome and Alberto Contador, he gave his clearest, most pointed reason why the […]

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Chris Horner. Battling a super bug in Utah?

Having just read that Chris Horner is now on his third consecutive course of antibiotics, all we could think was, “wow.” This is why antibiotics don’t work anymore, folks. Back in the days when doctors used to hand them out like candy, they worked just fine. Miracle drugs, truimph of science, march of progress, pharma […]

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