Monthly Archives: February 2010

Pavé’s 2010 Season Preview – Part 2 (Teams 15-11)

Here’s Part 2 of Pavé’s 2010 Season Preview.  Today we’re profiling teams 15-11 in our ranking.  For teams 20-16, click here.  Share your comments below! #15 – Lampre Poor Lampre.  Not only did they lose one of their best riders this past off-season—former World Champion and Tour of Flanders winner Alessandro Ballan—but they also almost … Continue reading

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Pavé’s 2010 Season Preview – Part 1 (Teams 20-16)

In Belgium, newspapers don’t publish their official season previews until the week before the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad—the official opening day of the Belgian cycling season. I like doing it that way too—it gives a bit of time to get acclimated with the new season before attempting to sort everyone out.  So, over the next 4 … Continue reading

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Weekend Preview – Algarve, Haut Var, the Ruta, and More

Here’s just about everything you need to know about the next few days of racing: 1. Before we preview the weekend’s festivities, we should take a minute to wrap-up the Tour of Oman, which finished today with an ITT won by—as we correctly predicted—Edvald Boassen Hagen. Unfortunately, thanks to an untimely stop to answer nature’s … Continue reading

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Cross Report and Power Ranking

It’s a bit later than usual, but here’s the penultimate edition of Erik’s Cross Report and Power Rankings. For more coverage, check-out Erik’s site, The Run-up. He’ll be joining Pavé at NAHBS as well, so if you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of our in-house cross guru!   All Photos by Tim Van Wichelen With … Continue reading

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Monday Musette – Valverde, Oman, Algarve, and 2 Great Videos

1. This weekend I learned a valuable lesson: never bet against Alejandro Valverde (unless it’s July).  “It’s February,” I thought.  “He’s saving his best for later in the year,” I assumed.  “The competition is more motivated than he is,” I predicted.  I was wrong on all counts—with the lone exception being yesterday’s super-motivated stage winner, … Continue reading

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Sunday Preview – Faron, Oman, and Vorselaar

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! We’re still at a point in the season where the schedule bounces around a bit from one week to another. This weekend’s action occurs mainly on Sunday with one stage race ending, another beginning, and a Belgian cyclocross finale to the Superprestige. Let’s take a look: Fotoreporter Sirotti We begin in France … Continue reading

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