Monthly Archives: March 2011

2011 Dwars door Vlaanderen – What We Noticed

  Welcome back, Nick! With a fantastic win in yesterday’s Dwars door Vlaanderen, Saxo Bank’s Nick Nuyens resurrected a career—and a classics team—that many felt had been left for dead.  Here’s what we noticed: 1. So let me get this straight: Rabobank signed Matti Breschel—last year’s Dwars winner, to replace Nick Nuyens—this year’s Dwars winner. … Continue reading

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The Sticky Bidon – March 23, 2011

Interesting cycling items from across the Internet, March 23, 2011 Tom Boonen rijdt dit weekend alleen Gent-Wevelgem (Tom Boonen only riding Ghent-Wevelgem this weekend) Sastre: "Iremos al Giro de Italia a por todas" ("We will go to the Giro di Italia for it all") 2011 Dwars door Vlaanderen Part I | Belgium Knee Warmers Scott's … Continue reading

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10 in ’11: Riders to watch this Spring – Part 1

Spring! After having spent the winter riding through snow and slush – or even worse, riding on a trainer – Spring never comes soon enough. Not to mention, the proper racing season starts! Nothing against the early season races in Australia and the Middle East, but the road racing season doesn’t really begin until there’s … Continue reading

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The Rise of Canadian Cycling – Part 1

  If you’ve been trolling our Comments section over the past few months, you might have noticed a distinctly Canadian voice flying the maple leaf flag for his favorite compatriots. Sensing an opportunity to shed some well-deserved light on the topic of Canada’s recent cycling history, I reached out to the author and asked if … Continue reading

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The Sticky Bidon – March 22, 2011

Interesting cycling items from across the Internet, March 22, 2011 Geen Pozzato en Langeveld in Dwars door Vlaanderen (No Pozzato and Langeveld for Dwars door Vlaanderen) Broadcaster gets deal with Tour organizer ASO Petacchi nu wel ritwinnaar in Catalonië (Petacchi now stage winner in Catalonia) Knie van Matti Breschel is opnieuw geopereerd Seen any cool … Continue reading

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Radio Silence Part Three: The Late Attack

Radio Silence (Part One, Part Two) is our series about riders who we think may thrive under the effects of the UCI’s radio ban. Our most recent installment, Part Two, posited the theory that without radios, the peloton is bound to mis-judge the effort that it will take to reel in a long breakaway. So … Continue reading

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