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Cofidis hires 102 year old Hour record holder.

Shortly after 102 year old Frenchman Robert Marchand broke his own hour record, he received a contract offer from WorldTour squad Cofidis. The diminutive Marchard stunned cycling fans around the world with his latest record-braking ride on the track at Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines and now Cofidis has hired him as a performance coach. “It is no secret that […]

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Horner finds a home at Lampre-Merida

What a long strange trip from Spain its been. Since his historic and improbable overall victory in the 2013 Vuelta a Espana, American Chris Horner has been searching for a new team. That’s about five months of stress watching your salary demands shrink, your options evaporate and even that famous Horner smile disappear. The job […]

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Evans & van Garderen. Tour & Giro. Yes & No.

Velonews ran two stories this week about the BMC duo of Cadel Evans and Tejay van Garderen. The gist was that Evans, fresh off his podium in the Tour Down Under, has rediscovered his motivation and form and is therefore on track for a shot at winning the Giro d’Italia. Meanwhile the prediction at Velonews […]

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Tour de France wildcards: Sorry Africa.

Cheers in Rennes, France and boos in Johannesburg, South Africa. Cofidis, IAM Cycling, NetApp-Endura all received the happy news that the Tour de France, the Grand Shindig of Pro Cycling, wants to see them in bright lycra in Yorkshire, England on July 5th. No big surprises there, mes amis. The only point of controversy was […]

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Tour of San Luis. No tranquillo, loco.

Tour de San Luis or Tour Down Under? The irony was that several of the top stars opted for Argentina instead of the first WorldTour event of the season, Australia’s Tour Down Under. Maybe now they’re second-guessing that plane ticket. The reasoning went that San Luis was less stressful and pressure-filled. San Luis was the […]

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Agentinian squad punches way into Giro d’Italia 2015 wildcard list.

The organizers of the Giro d’Italia announced today that Argentinian Continental Squad Buenos Aires Provincia has been added to the list of potential wildcard invitees. The decision was taken after the team’s dramatic performances in the Tour de San Luis where one of their riders punched Lotto Belisol’s Kenny De Haes in the face. Then the team […]

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Review: Vega Recovery Accelerator. All-natural awesome.

These days there are plenty of choices for recovery products for cyclists. Too many, in fact. There’s a glut of sugary, processed, low quality supplements that are big on performance claims but a close look at the label tells a more disappointing story. First, Vega Recovery Accelerator ($40) has a bigger mission and wider benefits […]

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Wiggins to ride Tour with best friend Froome.

Burning question: will Sky’s Chris Froome pay Bradley Wiggins his Tour de France bonus money if Froome wins in 2014? That will be an amusing side question to ponder now that Sir Brad has definitively said he wants back in Le Grand Shindig and will happily ride for the man he thinks back-stabbed him in the 2012 […]

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Jens Voigt: fan-powered.

  Try naming a professional cyclist who’s more popular than Jens Voigt. Superstars like Mark Cavendish, Chris Froome and Vincenzo Nibali have a large following but it’s the 42 year old German who is the most popular man on a race bike by a wide margin. Years ago, he opened a sizable popularity gap on […]

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