Monthly Archives: September 2010

This week in race history (Sept. 12-18)

Photo by Kent Williams @ 10 years ago: At the Vuelta, Roberto Heras left his competitors in the dust on the dreaded Angliru (9/12/00), outpacing his nearest competitors on what some consider the hardest mountain in any grand tour.  He would go on to take the first of three Vuelta overall wins, his fourth … Continue reading

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Domestic Cyclocross Report – More Questions Than Answers

This past weekend, the US cyclocross season kicked-off in style this past weekend, with the first UCI race of the season (as in, anywhere) this past Saturday in Pennsylvania. Saturday’s Nittany Lion Cross was held under fast, dry, summer-like conditions and several riders used the opportunity to get their seasons off to a good start. … Continue reading

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Monday Musette – Weekend Wrap-Up

That was quite a weekend, huh?  The Vuelta, semi-classics in Belgium and France, the Tour of Britain, the new Canadian Pro Tour events ,and the opening events of the domestic cyclocross calendar meant a busy weekend for teams, fans, and pundits.  Let’s take a look: 1. It was a dramatic Saturday in Spain where Liquigas’ … Continue reading

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2010-2011 Cyclocross Season Preview – International Riders to Watch

Yesterday we looked at some of the best domestic riders heading into the 2010-2011 cyclocross season.  Today we look abroad at the men expected to dominate the sport internationally. The Stars Zdenek Stybar Zdenek Stybar enters the fall following of a dream season capped with a World Championship victory on home soil in Tabor. On … Continue reading

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2010-2011 Cyclocross Season Preview – The Domestic Scene

It’s hard to believe it, but the 2010-2011 domestic cyclocross season kicks off this weekend with a UCI event in Breinigsville, Pennsylvania.  All hands will be on deck as some of the best in the country line-up for their first taste of ‘cross this year—and their first shot at valuable UCI points. Here’s a breakdown … Continue reading

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Monday Musette – 5 Questions

1. With Igor Anton, Joaquin Rodriguez, and Vincenzo Nibali a mere two seconds apart from one another and the next-closest rider another 40-seconds back, has this year’s Vuelta already been reduced to a three-caballo race?  And of the three, who has the best chance to win? 2. Do Radio Shack’s new recruits (and the ominous … Continue reading

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