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At the Quick Step-Innergetic Dinner Table

Last Sunday’s Paris-Roubaix was the first edition that Patrick Lefevere’s Quick Step-Innergetic team failed to net a single rider in the top ten since its inception in 2001, when they split from the powerhouse Mapei team.  In its lifetime, it has won Paris-Roubaix in 2001, 2002, 2005, 2008, and 2009 – the last three with their superstar Tom … Continue reading

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Is Boonen Past His Prime?

The 2011 Spring Classics season is well underway and all news from the Tom Boonen camp is, “No, seriously, things are under control.” It’s starting to sound like desperate attempts to reassure his faithful fans and the rest of Flanders that despite only managing to win a sprint-dominant but otherwise unimpressive Ghent-Wevelgem, Boonen is still … Continue reading

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The Sticky Bidon – March 30, 2011

Interesting cycling items from across the Internet, March 28, 2011 Patrick Lefevere: "If Boonen wants to keep his financial situation, he must also perform." My Thoughts On Contador And Race Radios | Cyclingnews.com Preparing For Paris-Roubaix And The Tour Of Flanders At The Team Sky Service Course Is the Three Days of De Panne three … Continue reading

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E3 & Ghent-Wevelgem Winners and Losers

Good morning to one and all. Thanks to those who joined us in Pavé’s live race coverage and commentary, The Feed Zone, for Saturday’s E3 Prijs and Sunday’s Ghent-Wevelgem. Thanks also to guest commentator Inner Ring, who once again shared his knowledge and insight. Without further ado, here’s what stuck with us from this weekend’s … Continue reading

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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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Boonen Skips E3 Prijs for Ghent-Wevelgem – A Good Call?

Last night, we received this press from Quick-Step regarding their rosters for this weekend’s races. Share your comments below. 23-Mar-2011: Quick-Step Cycling Team will be lining up this weekend at the E3 Prijs Vlaanderen and Gent-Wevelgem, with two squads ready to rumble. Tom Boonen will be participating in the Gent-Wevelgem. “We chose this option because … Continue reading

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