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2011 Tour de France – Losers

Yesterday we covered the Winners from the 2011 Tour de France—here’s a look at the Losers. 1. Without a doubt the biggest loser of the 2011 Tour de France is the now 3-time runner-up, Andy Schleck. From the first week, Schleck looked a step below the men challenging him for victory in this year’s race. … Continue reading

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Letters from Abroad – Looking Forward to La Manche

Editor’s Note: Peter Horn is an American racing with the Geox-Fuji Test Team, the amateur development team of Geox-TMC. As Geox-Fuji Test Team’s captain, he’s looking to lead the team to victories in Belgium and around Europe, and help break the team’s riders into the Professional ranks. May, 2011 – Beauchamps, France This week the … 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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Weekend Preview – Emilia, Borghelli, & Paris-Tours

This weekend’s racing begins Saturday, with the 93rd edition of Italy’s Giro dell’Emilia, a prestigious semi-classic in and around Bologna.  A difficult race with an impressive list of winners, Emilia attracts riders hoping to test their form for next Saturday’s Monument, the Tour of Lombardy. Last year’s winner, Robert Gesink, returns backed by a strong … Continue reading

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Weekend Preview – The Vuelta, Italy, Isbergues, and US Pro

The 2010 Vuelta a Espana, wraps-up this weekend with its final two stages.  Tomorrow’s Stage 20 looks to be arguably one of the toughest of the race, and with much still up for grabs—including the race’s overall title—expect fireworks. The battle for the Vuelta’s final red jersey has narrowed to two men following Wednesday’s Stage … Continue reading

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2010 Tour de France – Stage 16 Wrap-Up

It looks like Thomas Voeckler and Pierrick Fedrigo are continuing their version of “Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better” from last year’s Tour de France.  As they did in 2009, Voeckler and Fedrigo have now both scored stage wins for their BBox Bouygues Telecom squad—a welcome occurrence considering the team’s hoping to seal … Continue reading

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