Monthly Archives: February 2011

2011 Team-By-Team Season Preview: Katusha

Each year, Pavé previews the upcoming road season with a countdown of the top-20 teams in the sport. We pick things up today with #6. #6 – Katusha With 2010’s #1-ranked rider, an improved classics squad, and a bevy of Russian talent to keep the sponsors happy, 2011 should be a banner year for Katusha. … Continue reading

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Monday Musette – Weekend Wrap-Up

Here’s this week’s Monday Musette: 1. It’s only February, but if this past week’s Tour of Oman and Volta ao Algarve are any indicator, 2011 Tour de France is going to be an exciting race with a deep list of contenders.  In winning both races, Rabobank’s Robert Gesink (Oman) and HTC’s Tony Martin demonstrated significant … Continue reading

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The Sticky Bidon – February 18, 2011

Interesting cycling items from across the Internet, February 18, 2011 Markus Eichler finds a new home after Pegasus collapse: Germany's Team NSP Former CPA President Vasseur Reacts To Radio Ban Indurain visits museum that has Homo heidelbergensis named after him Video: Gesink On His Stage Win And Overall Lead At The Tour Of Oman Armstrong … Continue reading

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Weekend Preview – Oman, Algarve, Haut Var, Etc.

Here’s a preview of this weekend’s events: 1. At the Tour of Oman, we’ll get another chance to see if Robert Gesink can protect a leader’s jersey in an ITT during tomorrow’s 18.5-kilomter time trial in Al Jissah.  The Dutch climber from Rabobank won today’s Queen Stage atop Jabal al Akhdhar (“Green Mountain”), finishing alone … Continue reading

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The Sticky Bidon – February 17, 2011

Interesting cycling items from across the Internet, February 17, 2011 John Degenkolb takes first professional win in Algarve stage two Amgen Tour of California now inviting volunteer applications for race roles Prisoner of the Road (one thousand days) UCI Considers Revoking Vacansoleil-DCM's ProTeam License Die zehn skurrilsten Doping-Ausreden Seen any cool links we missed? Share … Continue reading

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2011 Team-By-Team Season Preview: Omega Pharma-Lotto

Each year, Pavé previews the upcoming road season with a countdown of the top-20 teams in the sport. Here’s #7. #7 Omega Pharma-Lotto It’s funny that a team with wins in the Amstel Gold Race and the Tour of Lombardy, a fifth-place finish in the Tour de France, and two stage wins at the Vuelta … Continue reading

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