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2011 Tour of Lombardy – Preview

  Unlike last week’s Paris-Tours, the Giro di Lombardia relishes in continually re-branding itself and challenging its participants (and bloggers) with route changes. Other than its current position on the race calendar—hence its nickname “the Race of the Falling Leaves”—and its usual ride around Lake Como, Lombardy is a classic with no predetermined starting or finishing … Continue reading

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2011 Criterium du Dauphin̩ РPreview

  One of my favorite races begins this weekend: the Criterium du Dauphiné. One of two primary build-up races to the Tour de France, this year’s event features a challenging Tour-style parcours (2 time trials and 4 summit finishes) and a start list stocked with riders hoping for glory this July.  Here’s a rundown of … Continue reading

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The Sticky Bidon – April 22, 2011

Interesting cycling items from across the Internet, April 21, 2011 Basso To Miss The Giro D'Italia, Full Start List Published PHOTO SPECIAL. La Redoute is ready for Gilbert PHOTO: Gilbert & Co to explore La Redoute UCI president Pat McQuaid says talk of breakaway league fueled by greed Radio Ban: Riders Association Seeks Constructive Dialogue … Continue reading

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Monday Musette – The Rest of the Weekend

While I admit that we didn’t spend much time covering them, there were other races this weekend besides the Belgian Opening Weekend.  Here’s a quick run-down of what you might have missed: 1. Lampre’s Michele Scarponi took the final stage and Liquigas’ Peter Sagan the overall title of the Giro di Sardegna Saturday after a … Continue reading

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2011 Team-By-Team Season Preview: Liquigas-Cannondale

Each year, Pavé previews the upcoming road season with a countdown of the top-20 teams in the sport. We recently entered the top-5 with Garmin-Cervélo and Rabobank. We pick things up today with #3. #3 – Liquigas-Cannondale How does a team top a year in which it won both the Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta … Continue reading

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2010 Team-By-Team Season Review: #2

#2 Liquigas – (Preview Ranking: #4) What We Said: Liquigas has perhaps the youngest and deepest grand tour squad in the sport, led by the Four Horsemen of the Green-pocalypse (yes, I made that up myself): Ivan Basso, Franco Pellizotti, Roman Kreuziger, and Vincenzo Nibali. In a way, Liquigas finds itself in a siutution akin … Continue reading

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