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Levi Leipheimer to OmegaPharma-QuickStep

After months of speculation, it is now confirmed that Levi Leipheimer is joining Patrick Lefevere’s new super-team OmegaPharma-QuickStep. Despite a  poor performance at the Tour de France this year, Leipheimer had a solid year with wins at the Tour de Suisse, USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Colorado, the Tour of Utah, and a stage and … Continue reading

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Monday Mini-Musette – Gilbert, OP-QSI, Kittel, Etc…

  1. In case you missed it, Philippe Gilbert won Saturday’s Clasica San Sebastian with a powerful attack inside the final few kilometers that left his companions—and Rabobank’s Carlos Barredo, who was alone off the front at the time—helpless. Not including his run of post-Tour Criteriums, Gilbert has won 8 of the last 9 races … Continue reading

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Monday Musette – Memorial Day Edition

Pavé would like to thank Laekhouse for supporting our coverage of the 2011 Giro d’Italia.   Here’s this week’s (Memorial Day) Monday Musette: 1. Julius, one of Pavé’s Contributors, is putting together a more substantial Giro d’Italia Wrap-Up, but let’s take a minute here—at least until we hear otherwise—and give Saxo Bank’s Alberto Contador some … Continue reading

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2011 Classic Season Awards – Part 1

With the Giro d’Italia imminent, the terrible truth is that the Classics Season has drawn to a close. We here at Pavé thought it would be fitting that in lieu of bestowing Rider of the Month (which we have probably already made quite clear) and Team of the Month, as we are accustomed to publishing, … Continue reading

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3 Days of De Panne – Mid-Race Mini-Preview

The 35th KBC Driedaagse van De Panne-Koksijde began today with Stage 1 of the four-stage/three-day event. The final warm-up for many riders before this Sunday’s Tour of Flanders, De Panne has increasingly seen less of the Ronde’s top favorites take part as they choose to avoid risking an event often known for flu-causing weather and … 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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