Monthly Archives: May 2010

Weekend Preview – The Giro’s Big Finale

For a few minutes today, it looked as if David Arroyo just might have retained his maglia rosa as the leader of the 2010 Giro d’Italia. After the descent of the Mortirolo, he sat less than a minute behind a 3-man breakaway containing Ivan Basso, Vincenzo Nibali, and Michele Scarponi. Unfortunately, the wheels fell off … Continue reading

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Monday Musette – Wednesday Edition

I guess I’m still a bit jet-lagged from my trip out west. Here’s the week’s Musette: 1. The Giro has blown wide open—sort of. Monte Zoncolan and the Plan de Corones have started the reshuffling of the general classification, but there’s still some ground to be made up if the men favored to win the … Continue reading

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Weekend Preview – The Giro Hits the Mountains and the ATOC Heads to Hollywood

With mountain action from Italy and the final two days of the 2010 Amgen Tour of California, this weekend looks to be the most exciting since April.  Let’s take a look at what’s in store: 1.  The Giro was turned on its head Wednesday when a large group of riders broke away from the main … Continue reading

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Monday Musette – Magazines, Movies, and Two Races You Might Have Heard Of

Here’s today’s Monday Musette! 1. While flying to the Tour of California on Friday, I had a chance to catch-up on the latest in cycling print journalism. I’ve only recently started reading ROAD magazine, lured by glossy cover shots and a solid mix of domestic and European racing coverage. The June issue includes Jered Gruber’s … Continue reading

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Ask Ritte – Google, Cobbles, and Italy vs. California

Pavé’s newest advice columnist, Ritte Van Vlaanderen, returns this week with a new set of reader questions. Dear Ritte,I heard a rumor that if I type your name into a Gooogle search it comes back with, “If you want to find Ritte, you’d better go looking for the ladies first”. Is this true?Sven from Luxembourg … Continue reading

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Rest Day Musette – Things We Missed During the Classics

Apologies for getting this to you a day later than usual–hopefully the Giro’s Rest Day gives a bit of time to enjoy it. I don’t know about you, but I feel like I missed a lot of quality musette material over the past several weeks as the classics dominated my attention. Here’s a sample of … Continue reading

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