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Tour de France 2012 Team Preview: Argos-Shimano

Argos-Shimano (formerly Skil-Shimano) returns to the Tour de France this year after a two-year absence following its abysmal debut in 2009. That said, while the guts of the team remain more or less unchanged, the Dutch team has good reason to believe it won’t walk away empty-handed. After all, Germany’s Marcel Kittel has proven over … Continue reading

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Monday Musette – Sprinters, Specialized, & A Funeral

  Here’s this week’s (mini) Monday Musette: 1. With next Sunday’s Paris-Tours looming on the horizon, several sprinters used this past weekend to put the finishing touches on their fitness. Radio Shack’s Robbie McEwen won two stages and the overall at the Circuit Franco-Belge (aka, the Tour de Wallone-Picarde), while Skil-Shimano’s Marcel Kittel took his … Continue reading

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2011 Vuelta: Up-and-Comers

This year’s Vuelta is ripe with young talent – some getting a shot at Grand Tour success, and others being put in in the hopes that they’ll gain a bit of experience that will aid their racing come 2012. Let’s take a look at some of the youths we’ve got our eye on: Dan Martin: … Continue reading

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Monday Mini-Musette – Gilbert, OP-QSI, Kittel, Etc…

  1. In case you missed it, Philippe Gilbert won Saturday’s Clasica San Sebastian with a powerful attack inside the final few kilometers that left his companions—and Rabobank’s Carlos Barredo, who was alone off the front at the time—helpless. Not including his run of post-Tour Criteriums, Gilbert has won 8 of the last 9 races … Continue reading

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Tuesday Musette – Giro, Dunkirk, and the NFL

Pavé would like to thank Laekhouse for supporting our coverage of the 2011 Giro d’Italia.   Here’s what was on our minds prior to yesterday’s tragedy at the Giro d’Italia: 1. The Giro opened Saturday with HTC-High Road winning the 19.3 team time trial in Torino. As expected, Marco Pinotti was the recipient of the … Continue reading

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