Monthly Archives: April 2011

Point/Counterpoint: Gilbert v. Rodriguez

Philippe Gilbert will win Liege, and Belgium may form a government. Given his charismatic win in Brabantse Pijl, his convincing defense in Amstel Gold Race, and astonishing sprint in la Fleche Wallonne, it is natural that Gilbert is the favorite for Liege-Bastogne-Liege. Despite speculation of a weaker OmegaPharma-Lotto squad, two domestiques have been stand-outs: Jelle … Continue reading

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Liège-Bastogne-Liège Preview

The oldest of the monuments, La Doyenne is arguably the most tactical. The leisurely ride down from Liège to Bastogne is interrupted by only a minor climb or two, but the race back up to Liège dishes out 13 climbs. Each forces a selection, and whittles down teammates and hopefuls. Liège rewards the tactical rider with … Continue reading

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The Sticky Bidon – April 21, 2011

Interesting cycling items from across the Internet, April 21, 2011 Closing the generation gap: Cows, change and not change in cycling culture A Tale of Technology | Boulder Report Trek Embarks On Ambitious Carbon Fiber Recycling Program Seen any cool links we missed? Share ‘em in the comments below!

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Letters From Abroad – Zellik-Galmaarden

Editor’s Note: Peter Horn is an American racing with the Geox-Fuji Test Team, the amateur development team of Geox-TMC. As Geox-Fuji Test Team’s captain, he’s looking to lead the team to victories in Belgium and around Europe, and help break the team’s riders into the Professional ranks. 18 April 2011 – Oostkamp, Belgium Zellik-Galmaarden is … Continue reading

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The Sticky Bidon – April 20, 2011

Interesting cycling items from across the Internet, April 20, 2011 Philippe Gilbert: "I do not know where my limits are" Alberto Contador: "Not the expected outcome" True Temper Factory Visit | geekhouse Souplesse : Red Kite Prayer Seen any cool links we missed? Share ‘em in the comments below!

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Fleche-Wallonne Wrap-Up

“I watched the finale with a Walloon friend. He shed tears.” You’ll have to forgive us if our wrap-up of the 2011 Fleche-Wallone borders on the sentimental, but wow: was Phillipe Gilbert storming up the Muur de Huy ever an obscene and beautiful display of power? When Julius listed Gilbert as a 3-hill Favorite in … Continue reading

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