Monthly Archives: September 2009

New Embrocation Column – Why the Vuelta Matters

Pavé’s new Embrocation column “Why the Vuelta Matters” just hit the web newsstand. Go have a look–and be sure to read Craig Gaulzetti’s column from last week too. Share comments below!

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Worlds 2009 – Trouble in Belgium?

There’s trouble brewing in Belgium–and no, I’m not talking about a new batch of Chimay. National coach Carlo Bomans has named the following 8 riders to the Belgian National Team for the road race next weekend in Mendrisio:Phillipe GilbertTom BoonenFrancis De GreefKevin De WeertMaxime MonfortNick NuyensGreg Van AvermaetMaarten Wynants At first glance, doesn’t this list … Continue reading

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Monday Musette – Vuelta, Waiting for Cadel, Worlds, etc…

Here’s our thoughts for Monday: 1. As we predicted, this weekend’s stages at the Vuelta have separated the men from the boys–or have they? As it stands after today’s Stage 15 we have 6 riders within 1:54 of one another. Of those, Valverde, Sanchez, Evans, and Basso seem the most lilely to take the overall … Continue reading

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Weekend Preview – Vuelta, Semi-Classics, Britain, and Univest

A jam-packed weekend of racing awaits–here’s a preview: The Vuelta’s three “hellish days” began today with the first of three consecutive summit finishes. Congrats to Ryder Hesjedal for winning Garmin it’s second straight stage–and the first for a Canadian. (Does anyone else think the organizers goofed by having a KOM less than 100 meters from … Continue reading

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Vuelta d’Espana Midpoint Report

Well, the Vuelta has about reached it’s midpoint, providing us with a good chance to look back over our pre-race predictions. If you recall, we divided this year’s participants into 4 groups according to what their attitudes and goals might be heading into this year’s final Grand Tour. We labeled them Redeemers, Builders, Asserters, and … Continue reading

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Monday Musette – Univest, Vuelta, and More

Here’s what’s on our minds this Labor Day: 1. This coming weekend, the new and improved Univest Grand Prix returns to Southeastern Pennsylvania. The Saturday road race and Sunday criterium are joined this year by a Friday TTT in Allentown. The final start list is still to be confirmed, but it’s already being rumored that … Continue reading

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