Monthly Archives: February 2011

Quick-Step Announces Teams for Belgian Openers

Here’s a press release we received from Team Quick-Step with rosters for this weekend’s Belgian semi-classics. Come back soon for our Special Belgian Weekend Preview. Yesterday, riders from the Quick-Step Cycling Team performed reconnaissance on the route for the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, the opening race on the Belgian cycling calendar. The team riders pedaled for … Continue reading

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An Interview with Steve Hampsten – Part 2

This weekend, Austin, Texas hosts the 7th annual North American Handmade Bicycle Show—affectionately known as “NAHBS”—where many of the worlds finest bicycle and accessory craftsmen will assemble to show their wares, exchange ideas, and in some special cases, maybe enjoy a ride or two. This year, one of our favorite builders, Steve Hampsten from Seattle, … Continue reading

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The Sticky Bidon – February 23, 2011

Interesting cycling items from across the Internet, February 23, 2011 Skil-Shimano hopes that it will be considered for place in Tour and Vuelta Katusha verkent als eerste de Omloop Het Nieuwsblad: 'Het wordt een slijtageslag' (Katusha first explores the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad: “It is a war of attrition”) FOTO: Ploegen trotseren de kou bij parcoursverkenning … Continue reading

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2011 Team-By-Team Season Preview: Rabobank

Each year, Pavé previews the upcoming road season with a countdown of the top-20 teams in the sport. We entered the top-5 yesterday with Garmin-Cervélo. We pick things up today with #4. #4 – Rabobank In my first draft of this year’s Preview, Rabobank was one of the top-3 teams. But over the past few … Continue reading

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Final Cyclocross Power Rankings

After a hard-fought weekend of cyclocross racing, and what was no doubt an excellent party to celebrate the GvA Trofee, the season is over. Here are Pavé’s Power Rankings at the end of the 2010-2011 season: 1. Sven Nys (2) – Nys finished the season strongly, capturing the Superprestige and the GvA Trofee, after a … Continue reading

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Heinrich Haussler – Garmin-Cervélo Makes a Good Call

Fans and pundits alike were perplexed to see Garmin-Cervélo’s Heinrich Haussler listed as a non-starter for Saturday’s fifth stage of the Tour of Oman. A double stage-winner in Qatar, Haussler would have been a candidate for the win in the final stage, and given his injury-riddled 2010 season, some (including myself) wondered if his knee … Continue reading

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