Monthly Archives: October 2010

Monday Musette – Lombardy, Etc.

Here’s your Monday Musette for this week: 1. There’s not much we can say about Philippe Gilbert’s repeat win at the Tour of Lombardy Saturday—the strongest rider in the race lived up to his pre-race billing.  The rain and cold helped keep the race together going up the Sormano, but broke it apart on the … Continue reading

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2010 Giro di Lombardia/Tour of Lombardy – Preview

Saturday’s Giro di Lombardia, the “race of falling leaves,” effectively closes the 2010 road season.   While a few events remain on the calendar, most teams and riders will have called it a year by tomorrow evening.  But despite its end-of-calendar time slot, Lombardy’s a prize any rider would love to take—it’s one of the sport’s … Continue reading

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International Cyclocross Report & Power Ranking – Week #3

The European cross contingent remained in Belgium this past weekend for the first round of the Superprestige series in Ruddervorrde. As most people expected, Zdenek Stybar rode away from the competition, bringing his undefeated streak to four, and earning maximum series points for the day. The first surprise of the day was the return of … Continue reading

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Giro del Piemonte – What to Watch

Ordinarily, the 96th running of the Giro del Piemonte wouldn’t warrant a preview of its own, but this year’s edition of the Italian semi-classic offers several interesting plot lines.  Here’s a brief rundown of what to watch: 1. Philippe Gilbert won last year’s race, the third event of his Sabatini-Paris-Tours-Piemonte-Lombardia grand slam.  Winless so far … Continue reading

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Domestic Cyclocross Report & Power Ranking – Week #4

With five UCI races on tap, all eyes were focused on Ohio and Rhode Island this past weekend. The 3-day Cincinnati International Cross Festival offered three UCI races, including a C1 race on Sunday. Meanwhile, the New England crowd headed to Providence for a pair of UCI races in Roger Williams Park. The weekend’s biggest … Continue reading

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Monday Musette – Emilia, Tours, Equipment, & A Question or Two

Here’s the week’s Musette: 1. On Saturday Rabobank’s Robert Gesink successfully defended his title at the Giro dell Emilia, breaking free from a lead group of 14 on the uphill finish to take the win from Garmin’s Dan Martin.  Unfortunately for Gesink, the win was likely his last of the season.  He’ll miss Saturday’s Tour … Continue reading

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