Monthly Archives: September 2010

This week in race history (Sept. 19-25)

14 years ago: 19 year old David Millar signed his first professional contract – for Cofidis’ 1997 season. After a UCI ordered “timeout” starting in June of 2004, he signed to Saunier-Duval for a portion of 2006 and 2007. He’s now a rider and part-owner of the team soon to be known as Garmin-Cervélo.

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Domestic Cyclocross Report and Power Ranking – Week #1

After holding the first UCI race of the season a weekend ago, the United States host six UCI races this weekend with pairs of races in Maryland, Vermont and Washington. Needless to say, there’s a lot to cover.  Domestically speaking, here’s what we saw: Washington The biggest news—and surprise?—from this weekend’s opening two rounds of … Continue reading

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Monday Musette – The Vuelta, Worlds, & Transfers

Here’s this week’s Monday Musette: 1. In what was already a banner year for the grand tours, the Vuelta really outdid itself. The final 3 kilometers of Saturday’s stage up the Bola del Mondo might have been the most gut-wrenchingly dramatic twenty minutes of racing I’ve ever seen. Credit Ezequiel Mosquera for taking it to … Continue reading

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A Closer Look – Haussler and Wiggins

You can forgive the cycling news media for giving Heinrich Haussler the dubious honor of having what’s probably the highest ratio of headlines to race results this year. For Haussler, 2009 was a break-out year: stage wins at Volta ao Algarve and Paris-Nice set the stage for a strong spring. Second place finishes at Milan-San … Continue reading

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Weekend Preview – The Vuelta, Italy, Isbergues, and US Pro

The 2010 Vuelta a Espana, wraps-up this weekend with its final two stages.  Tomorrow’s Stage 20 looks to be arguably one of the toughest of the race, and with much still up for grabs—including the race’s overall title—expect fireworks. The battle for the Vuelta’s final red jersey has narrowed to two men following Wednesday’s Stage … Continue reading

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International Cyclocross Report – Series and Races to Watch

As promised, here’s a run-down of this year’s major European cyclocross series and races. The Superprestige The oldest cyclocross series in the world enters its 29th season this year. Nearly a third of those seasons have been won by one man: Sven Nys. Nys’ bid for a 10th Superprestige title came up short last year … Continue reading

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