Monthly Archives: March 2011

2011 Criterium International – Mini-Preview

  The Criterium International is a three-stage, two-day race offering stage racers and all-rounder’s a chance to score nice mid-sized win all in one weekend. Saturday’s Stage 1 is a hilly affair with a summit finish atop the l’Ospedale that will pit the day’s breakaway against teams looking to launch patient climbers. Stages 2 and … Continue reading

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2011 Ghent-Wevelgem – Preview

  Thanks to its newer spot on the calendar—and a longer, hillier parcours—Ghent-Wevelgem is now the more popular dress rehearsal for next Sunday’s Tour of Flanders. With many of the Ronde’s top favorites using Ghent-Wevelgem as their final warm-up, I expect we’ll seen one of the most star-studded and competitive events in years. Let’s take … Continue reading

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This Weekend In The Feed Zone: E3 Prijs Vlaanderen and Ghent-Wevelgem

If it’s a weekend in March or April, there’s racing to be watched–and that means it’s time for The Feed Zone! Join us Saturday (March 26) and Sunday (March 27) for our live chat during the showing of E3 Prijs and Ghent-Wevelgem. Current schedules suggest that video streams will be available for E3 starting around … Continue reading

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2011 E3 Prijs Vlaanderen – Preview

  Last year, we wondered how Ghent-Wevelgem’s move to the Sunday before Flanders would affect Harelbeke’s E3 Prijs Vlaanderen. This year, we’re starting to get our answer. Tom Boonen, Filippo Pozzato, as well as the entire BMC and Sky teams have opted-out of this year’s edition, causing many to wonder just how long this terrific … Continue reading

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The Sticky Bidon – March 24, 2011

Interesting cycling items from across the Internet, March 24, 2011 Quick Step and Omega Pharma-Lotto cover up worry over lack of results Eleven ‘rebel’ teams named in relation to potential split with the UCI Prudhomme says Tour de France has waited for too long for final Contador decision The Lowly Barrel Adjuster : Red Kite … Continue reading

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Boonen Skips E3 Prijs for Ghent-Wevelgem – A Good Call?

Last night, we received this press from Quick-Step regarding their rosters for this weekend’s races. Share your comments below. 23-Mar-2011: Quick-Step Cycling Team will be lining up this weekend at the E3 Prijs Vlaanderen and Gent-Wevelgem, with two squads ready to rumble. Tom Boonen will be participating in the Gent-Wevelgem. “We chose this option because … Continue reading

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