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Vuelta: Worlds Preparation Gone Awry

This Vuelta appears to have been anything but a good warm-up and form-check for the upcoming pancake-flat Worlds. While the use of statistics is severely limited in cycling, the form requirements for major races lend them well to certain preparation. Last year, Jeremy took a look at the previous ten years of World Championship victories, … Continue reading

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2011 Tour de France Preview – Belgium

Pavé would like to thank Handspun, Clément, and Laekhouse for supporting our coverage of the 2011 Tour de France.   April is the month that traditionally gets Belgian cycling fans the most frenzied, but this year, July has them equally—if not more—excited about the Tour de France. And why not? With a healed, re-signed, and … Continue reading

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Monday Musette РDauphin̩, Suisse, & Transfers

  Here’s this week’s Monday Musette: 1. The Criterium du Dauphiné—the first of two important pre-Tour stage races—wrapped-up yesterday with Team Sky’s Bradley Wiggins taking the most impressive road victory of his career. While unspectacular, Wiggo’s win is an important morale booster for the rider and his team as both attempt to shrug-off a rather … Continue reading

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Tour de Suisse – Preview

  Aside from the grand tours, the Tour de Suisse is probably the most prestigious national tour a rider can add to his resume. At nine days, it’s also one of the longest. And while some recent editions have tended to favor riders of a different sort, this year’s difficult parcours favors a true all-rounder—someone … Continue reading

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Tour of Belgium – Mini-Preview

  The Tour of Belgium has the potential to be a top-tier race, if only it didn’t have to compete with the Giro d’Italia for attention. While the race’s pancake-flat stages may not be the most exciting,  the middle stages are usually run on parcours familiar to spring classics fans. For example, this year’s Stage … Continue reading

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The Sticky Bidon – April 12, 2011

Interesting cycling items from across the Internet, April 12, 2011 Many Teams Interested In Boonen, Agent Says 2011 Paris-Roubaix photos: Ben Delaney visits with racers before and after Oscar Freire: "The Tour is the most boring race of the year." YouTube – Parijs-Roubaix van dichtbij De Gendt: "Ga voor zege in Brabantse Pijl" ("Going for … Continue reading

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