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2011 Ghent-Wevelgem – Preview

  Thanks to its newer spot on the calendar—and a longer, hillier parcours—Ghent-Wevelgem is now the more popular dress rehearsal for next Sunday’s Tour of Flanders. With many of the Ronde’s top favorites using Ghent-Wevelgem as their final warm-up, I expect we’ll seen one of the most star-studded and competitive events in years. Let’s take … Continue reading

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Radio Silence Part Three: The Late Attack

Radio Silence (Part One, Part Two) is our series about riders who we think may thrive under the effects of the UCI’s radio ban. Our most recent installment, Part Two, posited the theory that without radios, the peloton is bound to mis-judge the effort that it will take to reel in a long breakaway. So … Continue reading

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Questions for the Classics – The Italians?

As we get set to begin the Spring Classics with Saturday’s running of the 102nd Milan-San Remo, it’s the perfect time examine some of the important questions facing the major riders and teams during this year’s spring campaign. As each question is posted, feel free to share your opinions, insights, and predictions as comments—your commentary … Continue reading

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Montepaschi Strade Bianche – Photo Special

  These are the days when I’m thankful for the talents of photographers like Stefano Sirotti. Enjoy!          

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Monday Musette – Weekend Wrap-Up

  If Saturday’s Montepaschi Stradebianche is any indicator, we’re in for a treat over the next few weeks. I can’t remember a time in which it seemed as if every possibly spring classic protagonist was on track to be at his best for his preferred event. Milan-San Remo, the cobbled races, the Ardennes—everyone looks as … Continue reading

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Weekend Preview – West-Vlaanderen, Murcia, and l’Eroica

Here’s a preview of some of this weekend’s events: 1. In Belgium, Radio Shack’s Jesse Sergent heads into the weekend as the leader of the Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen after a dominating team performance in today’s Prologue. The Shack finished 1,2,3, and 5 over the 7-kilometer circuit, an impressive ride by the team’s C-squad. So Sergent … Continue reading

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