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Canadian Royal Weekend Preview: GP Quebec and Montreal

  Despite being newcomers to the World Tour, today’s Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec and Sunday’s Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal bring exciting parcours, enthusiastic fans, and world-class contenders. Last year’s races were won by virtue of not only strength but also tactical savvy. This year’s “Royal Canadian Weekend” comes on the heels of the … Continue reading

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2011 Tour de France – What Will the Podium Look Like?

Pavé would like to thank Handspun, Clément, and Laekhouse for supporting our coverage of the 2011 Tour de France. Wow, what an amazing and surprising Tour de France this has been! Crashes, crashes, crashes, crashes, and more crashes. Oh yeah, and even more crashes. This year’s edition seems more dangerous that prior ones; race director … Continue reading

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Monday Musette РDauphin̩, Suisse, & Transfers

  Here’s this week’s Monday Musette: 1. The Criterium du Dauphiné—the first of two important pre-Tour stage races—wrapped-up yesterday with Team Sky’s Bradley Wiggins taking the most impressive road victory of his career. While unspectacular, Wiggo’s win is an important morale booster for the rider and his team as both attempt to shrug-off a rather … Continue reading

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2011 Criterium du Dauphin̩ РPreview

  One of my favorite races begins this weekend: the Criterium du Dauphiné. One of two primary build-up races to the Tour de France, this year’s event features a challenging Tour-style parcours (2 time trials and 4 summit finishes) and a start list stocked with riders hoping for glory this July.  Here’s a rundown of … Continue reading

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February’s Rider of the Month – Robert Gesink

In conjunction with the new ‘Team of the Month‘ feature,  Pavé will also be selecting riders who have excelled during the previous month to be named the Pavé Rider of the Month. For February, this title is deservedly awarded to Robert Gesink of Rabobank. Gesink delivered an astoundingly good performance at the Tour of Oman, winning … Continue reading

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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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