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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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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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On Sagan

This Tour’s biggest debutante is Peter Sagan, who’s been winning races for the past two years and at the young age of 22 has stepped to the big stage and acquitted himself well, with three stage wins in the first week. He’s gone head-to-head against guys like Greipel and Goss, and has worn the green … Continue reading

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Cyclocross Nationals Wrap-Up, Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of our Cyclocross National Championships Wrap-Up.   Netherlands Our Pick: Lars BoomWinner: Lars BoomNotes: Lars Boom dominated his final race of the season, beating Thijs van Amerongen by 22 seconds. Niels Wubben rounded out the podium rolling across the line 44 seconds after Boom. The oldest man in cross, Gerben de … Continue reading

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Cyclocross Nations Wrap-Up, Part 1

After a weekend of exciting racing across Europe and in the United States, we provide our wrap-up of the 14 national championships the took place over the weekend. While we didn’t outright pick winners, we did hint heavily at who we thought would prevail. As a result, our wrap-up states our “pick,” the actually winner, … Continue reading

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