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2011 Amstel Gold Race – Preview

  Sunday’s Amstel Gold Race officially opens the final week of the Spring Classics with 260 kilometers and 32 smooth, but absurdly steep climbs. The perfect transition from the cobbles to the Ardennes, Amstel offers a last chance for those who missed-out in Flanders and Roubaix, and a first opportunity for those who spent the … Continue reading

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Ardennes Preview: Captains and Teams

Even with the dust barely settled, and mud barely washed off the brake calipers, the Ardennes week is upon us. Few are the contenders who could charismatically challenge both the cobbled and hilly classics in this 2-month block of spring classics. The hilly warriors had their traditional form-check at MSR, although the poor weather and resulting crashes … 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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Monday Musette – Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico

  Here’s this week’s Monday Musette: 1. It was an ironic yet predictable final weekend at Paris-Nice—ironic in that the usually warm and sunny end to the Race to the Sun was marred by cold and wet weather, and predictable in that pre-race favorite Tony Martin held on to his lead to take the first … 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 – 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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