Monthly Archives: August 2010

Garmin’s Transitions?

Transfer-wise, the summer had been quiet for the guys over at Garmin-Transitions and the Cervélo Test Team—at least until last week, when rumors emerged, and were then confirmed, that Cervélo’s squad would be no more in 2011.  Instead, Cervélo would be joining Garmin as team co-sponsor to form Garmin-Cervélo for 2011 and beyond.  But the … Continue reading

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Monday Musette – Vuelta, Garmin-Cervelo, and Metaphors

Here’s this week’s Monday Musette. 1. The 2010 Vuelta Espana kicked-off this weekend with a midnight team time trial through the streets of Seville.  By the end of the evening, Mark Cavendish was wearing the red jersey as leader of the race, after his HTC-Columbia team took the stage victory.  For HTC-Columbia, the win was … Continue reading

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2010 Vuelta Espana – Team Preview

Admittedly, it’s been a slim August here at Pavé as work, family, and other obligations have led me astray from my regular schedule.  But with a new school year beginning—and my regular work week as well, I’m hoping to get back on track—beginning with a preview of the year’s final grand tour: the Vuelta Espana. … Continue reading

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Weekend Preview – ENECO, Melinda, and Plouay

Here’s a quick run-down of this weekend’s major events: 1. The 2010 ENECO Tour continues this weekend with two longish stages in Belgium and the Netherlands.  Saturday’s 214.4km stage from St. Lievens-Houtem (Belgium) to Roermond (Holland) should be a good day for the sprinters, with few real difficulties on tap.  Look for Robbie McEwen and … Continue reading

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Monday Musette – Vattenfall, ENECO, and Films About Flandriens

Here’s this week’s Monday Musette: 1. Tyler Farrar became the first back-to-back winner of the Vattenfall Cyclassics with his win Sunday.  Edvald Boasson Hagen and Andre Greipel took second and third, rounding-out what I had suspected would constitute the final podium (albeit in different positions).  The race went as planned for Garmin-Transitions—the team timed is … Continue reading

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Weekend Preview – Vattenfall Cyclassics

The Pro Tour continues its summer run with the 15th running of Hamburg, Germany’s Vattenfall Cyclassics.  Formerly, the HEW Cyclassics, the race was a World Cup event from 1998 until joining the Pro Tour in 2005.  The relatively flat race usually favors riders strong enough to make it over the small climbs that speckle the … Continue reading

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