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2011 Tour de France – Stage 11 Wrap-up

Pavé would like to thank Handspun, Clément, and Laekhouse for supporting our coverage of the 2011 Tour de France Today brought another win by HTC-Highroad’s Mark Cavendish. Fresh from a defeat at the hands of Andre Greipel, Cavendish executed everything perfectly, using his acceleration to open a gap that ensured no one was able to … Continue reading

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2011 Tour de France Quick Stats – FdJ

A quick look at the TdF careers of the 2011 FdJ Tour de France Squad

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2011 Tour de France Preview – France

Pavé would like to thank Handspun and Clément for supporting our coverage of the 2011 Tour de France. Vive la Belle France! With its beautiful mountains, sunflowers, history, many revolutions, and deep history of bicycle racing, Tour de France is the best showcase of the fortunes of the country of France, its people, and perhaps … Continue reading

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2011 Tour de France – Which French team will be the most successful?

Pavé would like to thank Handspun and Clement for supporting our coverage of the 2011 Tour de France.   In a previous post I argued that the French shall rise again–and indeed they are already on their way. But of course, the most relevant measure of any progress is success in their home tour. Which … Continue reading

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The French Shall Rise Again

  If you started to follow professional cycling in the post-Festina era, there are a few truthisms that are universally-accepted: Cipo is the manliest man alive.  His caveman-like exterior hides only a caveman-like mind and intelligence. Ullrich shall always be out of shape up to and including the first lumpy stage of le Tour. French … Continue reading

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March Team of the Month РFran̤aise des Jeux

Each month, Pavé editors and contributors engage in spirited debate about which team deserves the increasingly prestigious accolade of Team of the Month. Last month, we awarded Team of the Month to Rabobank after a strong performances in races such as the Tour Down Under and Tour of Oman. Their February featured diverse and dominant … Continue reading

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