Monthly Archives: April 2011

Philippe Gilbert – Cancellara Part Deux?

  While watching the video of Philippe Gilbert methodically dispatching of Bjorn Leukemans to win Wednesday’s Brabantse Pijl, a thought occurred to me: is Gilbert about to become the Ardennes equivalent of Fabian Cancellara? In other words, has the Belgian displayed such superior form that it will be impossible for him to avoid the stalemate-inducing, … Continue reading

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The Sticky Bidon – April 14, 2011

Interesting bits from the cycling world, April 14th, 2011: OmegaPharma-Lotto fires Matt Lloyd. Hazy details about an Italian anti-doping raid involving ProTeams. O’Grady, ahem, displeased with Roubaix timecut after “pure hell.” Hushovd explains lack of previous Classics skills. Evans to miss Amstel. See anything we missed? Share it below.

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Breaking Away – Will Garmin’s Breakthrough Spring Continue?

  There is still much discussion (criticism, praise, etc.) of Garmin-Cervelo’s tactics and results in the Ronde and Paris-Roubaix.  A forward-looking question is whether their breakthrough spring season will continue as we switch gears to the Ardennes.  This season’s infusion of talent, notably the heads of state from the former Cervelo TestTeam, arguably has strengthened … Continue reading

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The French Shall Rise Again

  If you started to follow professional cycling in the post-Festina era, there are a few truthisms that are universally-accepted: Cipo is the manliest man alive.  His caveman-like exterior hides only a caveman-like mind and intelligence. Ullrich shall always be out of shape up to and including the first lumpy stage of le Tour. French … Continue reading

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Cobbles-Tech: Et tu, Pippo? Pozzato’s Paris-Roubaix Focus

Jered Gruber snapped some pictures of the Katusha Focus fleet, and this one obviously caught our attention. It’s neither an Izalco nor a Cayo, both of which were in use at Roubaix.

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The Sticky Bidon – April 13, 2011

Interesting cycling items from across the Internet, April 13, 2011 Gilbert bosses Brabantse Pijl inrng: a new ranking system Paris-Roubaix: Welcome to the scenes of Paris-Roubaix – Cyclism'Actu Seen any cool links we missed? Share ‘em in the comments below!

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