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On Vino, Kolobnev, and the 2010 Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Let’s all calm down for a second and take a look at what we know, and what we’re told, and why.  We know that the winner of Liege-Bastogne-Liege receives 20,000Euro, and the runner-up receives 10,000Euro.  A Swiss magazine claims to have emails between Alexander Vinokourov and Alexandr Kolobnev. Here is their article - based on “emails … Continue reading

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2011 Team-By-Team Season Preview: Katusha

Each year, Pavé previews the upcoming road season with a countdown of the top-20 teams in the sport. We pick things up today with #6. #6 – Katusha With 2010’s #1-ranked rider, an improved classics squad, and a bevy of Russian talent to keep the sponsors happy, 2011 should be a banner year for Katusha. … Continue reading

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The Sticky Bidon – Dec 22, 2010

Interesting and/or amusing cycling items from across the Internet, December 22, 2010 TOUR DES FLANDRES: Le tracé quelque peu modifié (TOUR OF FLANDERS: The route changed somewhat) Di Luca choses student presentation to finally admit doping Kolobnev weclomes Cipollini’s input, will target Classics and Tour de France CAS hears Caucchioli’s appeal against biological passport suspension … Continue reading

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2010 Team-By-Team Season Review: #6

#6 – Team Katusha (Preview Ranking: #10) What We Said: Katusha takes #10 by a hair over Omega Pharma-Lotto, due to the depth of talent on its roster.  But talent has never been Katusha’s problem—fulfilling it’s potential has.  The signings of Kolobnev, Kirchen, and Rodriguez bolster an already impressive squad, while the healthy return of … Continue reading

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Monday Musette – The Vuelta, Worlds, & Transfers

Here’s this week’s Monday Musette: 1. In what was already a banner year for the grand tours, the Vuelta really outdid itself. The final 3 kilometers of Saturday’s stage up the Bola del Mondo might have been the most gut-wrenchingly dramatic twenty minutes of racing I’ve ever seen. Credit Ezequiel Mosquera for taking it to … Continue reading

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