Monthly Archives: July 2012

Europcar: (We) Award you no points, and may god have mercy on your soul*

The 2011 Tour de France was animated by Thomas Voeckler’s valiant attempts to cling to the Yellow Jersey he acquired during Stage 9.  Leaving behind their luckless breakaway companions, Voeckler placed second in the stage to Luis Leon Sanchez.  This gave him enough of a time buffer to fight, tooth and nail, for the next … Continue reading

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Goss’s Relegation

Ten minutes or so after David Millar won Stage 12 of the Tour de France, the peloton rolled in to the finish, and Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) and Matt Goss (Orica-Greenedge) sprinted in their ongoing battle in the Points Competition. Goss, with Sagan on his wheel, drifted left a bit in his sprint, where Sagan was … Continue reading

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The future of road cycling?

Carbon fork, 15mm thru-axle road disc. Road discs have been touted as the next big thing for years, but it looks like they’re finally ready for the mainstream. Are you ready? Or still unconvinced? Follow Jeremy on Twitter at @jeremyrauch

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The Tour – far from over

Check out Whit’s latest post over at Bicycling – Analysis: The Tour Is Far From Over.

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RadioShack-Nissan looks like it is crumbling

There have been a bunch of signs that RadioShack-Nissan has been coming apart at the seams. Johan Bruyneel and Frank Schleck clashing, with Bruyneel sending Schleck to the Giro in an apparent attempt to split up Frank and Andy; Frank pulling out of the Giro and trading barbs with Bruyneel through press officers; Bruyneel being … Continue reading

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The Virtual General Classification

Phil Liggett, at the culmination of Stage 6, said that there were “no changes” in the GC standings and that the “men who mattered” were “up there.” Sure, Cancellara – the yellow jersey – was joined by a handful of GC contenders who stayed safe from a gutter-to-gutter crash that split the field with 24k to … Continue reading

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