Tag Archives: gesink

Monday Musette – Weekend Wrap-Up

Here’s this week’s Monday Musette: 1. It’s only February, but if this past week’s Tour of Oman and Volta ao Algarve are any indicator, 2011 Tour de France is going to be an exciting race with a deep list of contenders.  In winning both races, Rabobank’s Robert Gesink (Oman) and HTC’s Tony Martin demonstrated significant … Continue reading

Posted in Featured, Musette, Races | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Sticky Bidon – February 18, 2011

Interesting cycling items from across the Internet, February 18, 2011 Markus Eichler finds a new home after Pegasus collapse: Germany's Team NSP Former CPA President Vasseur Reacts To Radio Ban Indurain visits museum that has Homo heidelbergensis named after him Video: Gesink On His Stage Win And Overall Lead At The Tour Of Oman Armstrong … Continue reading

Posted in Featured, Sticky Bidon | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Featured, Teams | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Musette, Races | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Vuelta d’Espana Midpoint Report

Well, the Vuelta has about reached it’s midpoint, providing us with a good chance to look back over our pre-race predictions. If you recall, we divided this year’s participants into 4 groups according to what their attitudes and goals might be heading into this year’s final Grand Tour. We labeled them Redeemers, Builders, Asserters, and … Continue reading

Posted in Races | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Tour de France – Stage 5 Wrap-up – Karma Police?

Congrats, to Tommy Voeckler for a terrific stage win today! Can you believe this was Voeckler’s first stage victory? It’s often forgotten that his yellow jersey exploit from several years ago was done without actually having won a stage. Voeckler’s Tour tenacity has finally been rewarded. Tom Boonen flatted at the wrong time, leaving him … Continue reading

Posted in Races | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment