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2011 Team-By-Team Season Preview: Rabobank

Each year, Pavé previews the upcoming road season with a countdown of the top-20 teams in the sport. We entered the top-5 yesterday with Garmin-Cervélo. We pick things up today with #4. #4 – Rabobank In my first draft of this year’s Preview, Rabobank was one of the top-3 teams. But over the past few … Continue reading

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2010 Team-By-Team Season Review: #5

#5 – Rabobank (Preview Ranking: #9) What We Said: Rabobank’s another risky team to place in the top-10 as their performances often fall short of their expectations given the level of talent they have on the squad.  Rabobank’s success hinges upon the seasons of four men in two major departments: the classics with Lars Boom … Continue reading

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Monday Musette – Emilia, Tours, Equipment, & A Question or Two

Here’s the week’s Musette: 1. On Saturday Rabobank’s Robert Gesink successfully defended his title at the Giro dell Emilia, breaking free from a lead group of 14 on the uphill finish to take the win from Garmin’s Dan Martin.  Unfortunately for Gesink, the win was likely his last of the season.  He’ll miss Saturday’s Tour … Continue reading

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Monday Musette – Milan-San Remo Wrap-up

Saturday’s Milan-San Remo went-off without a hitch–despite the weather’s best attempts to ruin the day. After 298 kilometers of racing in cold, rainy conditions, it was a Spaniard who ended-up with the victory. Funny how two men from warmer, sunnier climates have taken wins in two of the season’s grimiest races thus far. Here’s what … Continue reading

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Milan-San Remo Preview

It’s a bit of shame that when we talk about the favorites for Milan-San Remo we look at sprinters.  Maybe it’s just the way the sport’s evolved over time, but it seems that the likelihood of a true breakaway succeeding gets slimmer and slimmer every year.  And worse, while it used to be that only … Continue reading

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