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Dream big: Landis Marijuana WorldTour team at TDF.

Like Martin Luther King, I have a dream, several actually. A dream that one day a small budget French team will crush Team Sky in the Tour de France. A dream that Tejay van Garderen puts three perfect weeks together and wins a grand tour. That Joe Dombrowski someday wins the Giro d’Italia. That Peter Sagan, the […]

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Talansky TOC 2016

El Pitfall in Spain. Is Talansky ready?

The hopes and dream of the 2016 pro cycling season for Cannondale Drapac now rest on Andrew Talansky’s shoulders. The young American, once a top ten in the 2013 Tour de France, is now the last chance for grand tour success for the Argyle Army and boss Jonathan Vauhgters. There were big hopes for mullet man Rigoberto […]

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Le Tour de France 2015 – Stage Fourteen

Sky promises “weak team” for Vuelta a Espana.

Responding to critics who complained about the boring dominance of Team Sky in the Tour de France, the team promises to bring a second rate squad to the Spanish grand tour. While Tour winner Chris Froome will attempt to win his second grand tour of the year, team manager David Brailsford says they will not stack the deck […]

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Calfee Manta in da house!

Six months ago, my trusty red, ten year old Serotta Ti road bike was stolen. Come on, dumbass thief — what you gonna do with a 66.5cm frame? Well, answer, nothing, probably, just rip the parts off. It was a sad, sad day, make even depressing because I also had plans to strip it for […]

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Le Tour takeaway. Yes, it was dull.

Critics and journalists have questioned wether the Chris Froome – Team Sky domination of the Tour de France made for a dull race. Quick answer: yes. The race for the maillot jaune was over before the race hit the final week in the Alps. Contador crashed and abandoned. Little climber Nairo Quintana suffered in the […]

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Nairo

Quintana. Two attacks and finished.

The sueño amarillo is officially over. Froome nightmare in force. Movistar’s Nairo Quintana admitted as much yesterday after his disappointing efforts on the climb up to the Emosson dam. He re-affirmed that sentiment today with a disappointing time trial in Megève– and a mountainous one suited to a climber — that put him 4:37 behind the man leading […]

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Sagan nails 3rd Tour de France stage win, erases memories.

Peter Sagan of Tinkoff notched his third win in this Tour de France with the most exquisitely timed bike throw we’ve seen outside the track. After dealing with the little cobbled climb, he came from behind to beat Katyusha’s Alexander Kristoff by a millimeter, the width of a human hair, a handful of molecules. Both […]

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The day nothing happened at Le Tour de France

Sunday, stage 15, Grand Colombier, primetime, hardest stage of Tour, fireworks for sure — six categorized climbs – three of them 1st or HC killer. The cyclingnews preview summed up the prediction: “It’s going to be action-packed.” This was the day that Nairo Quintana of Movistar and his deluxe mountain domestique Alejandro Valverde would attack the yellow jersey […]

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Porte turns clock wrong way in Tour de France TT.

Richie Porte was on a bad day in the 37km time trial from Bourg-Saint-Andéol to Pont-d’Arc. It was a windy, lumpy stage and he took his lumps, finishing 21st and losing another two minutes to his former Sky captain and current maillot jaune Chris Froome of Team Sky. Porte had already taken his lumps yesterday in […]

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