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Monday Musette – Vuelta, Canada, L’Avenir, Cyclocross, Etc.

Here’s this week’s Monday Musette: 1. The 2011 Vuelta wrapped-up this weekend with Geox-TMC’s Juan José Cobo taking the overall title over Team Sky’s Christian Froome and Bradley Wiggins (now there’s a sentence I never thought I’d be typing). Cobo’s win was anything but expected—the 30-year-old professional has bounced around for several seasons, enjoying his … Continue reading

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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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Discuss: Gilbert to BMC – Is It Getting Crowded?

BMC finally confirmed the transfer rumor that many people had long expected – that Cavendish has signed with Sky. Just kidding! They announced that Phillipe Gilbert has signed with BMC. He joins reigning Tour champion Cadel Evans, and reigning World Champion Thor Hushovd.  Is it getting a bit crowded at BMC? Evans reminded the media that … Continue reading

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The Sticky Bidon – August 15, 2011

Interesting cycling items from across the Internet, August 15, 2011 De Gendt extends at Vacansoleil Philippe Gilbert adds Belgian time trial championship to 2011 haul The Group Dynamic : Red Kite Prayer Charles Pelkey Chipin Seen any cool links we missed? Share ’em in the comments below!

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Monday Musette – ENECO, London, & Utah

  Here’s this week’s Monday Musette: 1. The big news from this weekend’s ENECO Tour was Edvald Boasson Hagen’s 22-second defeat of Philippe Gilbert. (It says a lot about Gilbert’s season when he makes more news by losing a race than he does by winning it.) But his victory in today’s Belgian time trial championship … Continue reading

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Thor Hushovd to BMC – My (Quick) Two Cents

  It has just been announced that Thor Hushovd has signed with BMC for the next three years, an interesting move that has several possible implications. Here are two quick thoughts: 1. How does Thor’s signing affect BMC’s long-rumored acquisition of Philippe Gilbert? While not as expensive as Gilbert, Thor likely didn’t come cheap; one … Continue reading

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