Tag Archives: 2010

Worlds Elite Men’s Road Race – Winners & Losers

The World Road Race Championship is without a doubt one of the sport’s greatest spectacles.  To me, the best thing about Worlds is its ability to produce a surprise winner that’s never really a surprise.  By this I mean that the World Champion is often not the rider you might have expected or wanted to … Continue reading

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2010 UCI World Championships – Pavé Staff Picks

As promised, here are some of the Pavé staff’s picks for Sunday. Whit’s Picks: Nothing would make me happier than a win Sunday for Belgium’s Philippe Gilbert.  Gilbert reminds me my all-time favorite—Michele Bartoli.  Like Bartoli, Gilbert rides by feel—often attacking at moments when others might hesitate or second-guess their gut reaction.  Bartoli was savvy, … Continue reading

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2010 UCI World Championships – Men’s Road Race Preview

Here’s our run-down of the main favorites for Sunday’s World Championship Road Race in Melbourne.  Come back later today from predictions from our contributors. 5-Stone Favorite Philippe Gilbert Belgium’s Philippe Gilbert is the unquestioned top favorite heading into Sunday’s Road Race in Melbourne—but that might not be a good thing.  After winning two stages at … Continue reading

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A Closer Look – Haussler and Wiggins

You can forgive the cycling news media for giving Heinrich Haussler the dubious honor of having what’s probably the highest ratio of headlines to race results this year. For Haussler, 2009 was a break-out year: stage wins at Volta ao Algarve and Paris-Nice set the stage for a strong spring. Second place finishes at Milan-San … Continue reading

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Weekend Preview – The Vuelta Heads for the Hills

The Vuelta d’Espana continues this weekend with two difficult stages in the regions of Alicante and Valencia.  Saturday’s 190-kilometer Stage 8 includes five categorized climbs on the way from Villena to Xorret del Cati—the toughest of which (the Cat. 1 Alto Xorret del Cati) summits a mere 4 kilometers from the finish.  While not particularly … Continue reading

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Garmin’s Transitions?

Transfer-wise, the summer had been quiet for the guys over at Garmin-Transitions and the Cervélo Test Team—at least until last week, when rumors emerged, and were then confirmed, that Cervélo’s squad would be no more in 2011.  Instead, Cervélo would be joining Garmin as team co-sponsor to form Garmin-Cervélo for 2011 and beyond.  But the … Continue reading

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