Tag Archives: Sylvain Chavanel

The Sticky Bidon – April 4, 2011

Interesting cycling items from across the Internet, April 4, 2011 Paris-Roubaix: Chavanel co-leader with Boonen Fabian Cancellara on riding the Pavé: 'I was born for this' The RvV Wrap-Up : Red Kite Prayer “Remember that one time Fabian Cancellara almost kneed me in the head?” Seen any cool links we missed? Share ‘em in the … Continue reading

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Monday Musette – Wrapping-up the Ronde

  Two Monuments down and two to go so far this spring—can it get any more exciting? Here’s what we saw during yesterday’s Tour of Flanders: 1. With his fantastic win yesterday, Saxo Bank-Sunguard’s Nick Nuyens joined the upper echelon of contemporary Belgian classics stars, adding the Ronde to a resume that already includes the … Continue reading

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Radio Silence Part 2: The French, and a Belgian

Last week, we started to take a look at riders who might perform well under the UCI’s radio ban in races ranked 1.HC/2.HC or below. We started with three tacticians who have built reputations for racing intelligently – Phillipe Gilbert, Andreas Klier, and Fabian Cancellara. However, we don’t think that the radio ban will only … Continue reading

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The Sticky Bidon – February 9, 2011

Interesting cycling items from across the Internet, February 9, 2011 Opinion: Riccò The Perfect Pariah The Inner Ring – New Gears (and location!) Interviews : 3 questions à Xavier Tondo, Jérôme Pineau et Sylvain Chavanel Amgen Tour Of California Announces Routes For Opening Stages 2011 Tour of Qatar, stage 3: a Graham Watson gallery Seen … Continue reading

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2011 Team-By-Team Season Preview: Quick Step

Each year, Pavé previews the upcoming road season with a countdown of the top-20 teams in the sport.  Yesterday we covered teams at 15 and 16. #14 – Quick Step I hate to say it, but Quick Step’s not even the best team in Belgium anymore.  Thanks to Philippe Gilbert, Jurgen Van den Broeck, and … Continue reading

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2010 Team-By-Team Season Review: #16

#16 – Team Quick Step (Preview Ranking: #12) What We Said: It’s not good when your top Grand Tour rider’s name is Kevin Seeldraeyers.  No offense to the guy, but one top-15 finish in a Grand Tour is hardly anything to write home about—especially when you’re from Belgium, a country not known (at least lately) … Continue reading

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