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Giro d’Italia. Good sportsmanship gone wrong.

    Pro cycling is a beautiful sport with a impressive set of problems. One that would seem avoidable was on display during stage 10 of the Giro d’Italia. Richie Porte of Team Sky, who was in third place overall, 22 seconds back on GC to Alberto Contador, had a flat five kilometers from the […]

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Thieves steal Porte’s Giro motorhome.

  While Richie Porte and his Sky teammates were out on a short rest day ride, thieves stole his special motorhome. The bold larceny occurred in broad daylight on the outskirts of┬áCivitanova Marche. Italian police have now put out an extensive search the the┬áblack and grey Fleetwood Excursion 39R vehicle in which Porte has been […]

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Six Flags California time trial. The portraits.

    The race announcer welcomed fans to the mountain. But no it wasn’t the Big Bear, high altitude, around the mountain lake time trial. It was the Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park time trial. All “ride” analogies apply and there are at least a dozen. Have fun with that. Short, flat, what? Six […]

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Sagan removes monkey in California.

  Four hours, five minutes, six seconds, then salvation. That’s the precise amount of time Wednesday that Peter Sagan needed to rip the monkey off his back and throw him into the gutter. A Russian monkey named Oleg who some fool taught to use twitter. With only one win all season and a salary the […]

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Skujins. Shup up Latvian Legs

  Jens Voigt is gone, long live Tom Skujins. Tour of California breakaway artist and leg shutter-upper Voigt retired last year but he had to be smiling today as young Latvian Tom Skujins blew everybody away with a Jensie-screw-you attack. The kid took a solo victory, the leaders jersey and a stunning minute plus change […]

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Cavendish beats dazed Sagan.

  A few observations from the final 10k of stage 2 of the Tour of California. This was a guaranteed, genuine sprinters stage and with Mark Cavendish taking a that-was-easy-win over Peter Sagan and company, a second win had high odds. On the way into Lodi for three circuits, the action heated up and so […]

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Sagan in California. The Sadvakian?

  Things Oleg Tinkov is doing after watching his expensive acquisition Peter Sagan finish second to Mark Cavendish in the first stage of the Tour of California. 1) Screaming obscenities in Russian 2) Jumping on twitter to express his supreme disappointment 3) Tearing up Sagan’s paycheck for June 4) Firing Sagan’s coach Bobby Julich, flying […]

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Will Phil Thrill in Tour of California?

  We are two days from showdown, Amgen Tour of California, 10th edition, the GC wide open version. The one where Phil Gaimon of Optum Pro Cycling could podium. Is this just crazy talk? We’re looking at a new champion being crowned down in LA Live in the City of Angels in just over a […]

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Cavendish ready for Kittel smack-down in Cali.

  Mark Cavendish is looking forward to the Tour of California which starts on May 10th. He’s got everything he needs for success – he’s rounding into hyper-speed form, he is the official celebrity spokesperson for the Pistachio but board and he has a sick Marcel Kittel to beat up. This should be a nice […]

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