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Tour de Suisse – Preview

  Aside from the grand tours, the Tour de Suisse is probably the most prestigious national tour a rider can add to his resume. At nine days, it’s also one of the longest. And while some recent editions have tended to favor riders of a different sort, this year’s difficult parcours favors a true all-rounder—someone … Continue reading

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Monday Musette – Luxembourg, Dauphiné, & Philadelphia

  Here’s this week’s Monday Musette: 1. Leopard Trek enjoyed a banner Tour of Luxembourg, winning three stages and the overall title by the end of the 5-day race. For Linus Gerdemann, the win is but a fleeting reminder of the stage race potential the German once displayed.  Now he’ll likely head to the Tour … Continue reading

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The Sticky Bidon – May 10, 2011

Interesting cycling items from across the Internet, May 10, 2011 Leopard-Trek pulls out of Giro d’Italia following Weylandt’s death Donations to the family of Wouter Weylandt Movistar Team Not Racing Amgen Tour Of California Belgacom Won't Go In As Sponsor With Lotto Seen any cool links we missed? Share ’em in the comments below!

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2011 Classic Season Awards – Part 1

With the Giro d’Italia imminent, the terrible truth is that the Classics Season has drawn to a close. We here at Pavé thought it would be fitting that in lieu of bestowing Rider of the Month (which we have probably already made quite clear) and Team of the Month, as we are accustomed to publishing, … Continue reading

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Liège-Bastogne-Liège Preview

The oldest of the monuments, La Doyenne is arguably the most tactical. The leisurely ride down from Liège to Bastogne is interrupted by only a minor climb or two, but the race back up to Liège dishes out 13 climbs. Each forces a selection, and whittles down teammates and hopefuls. Liège rewards the tactical rider with … Continue reading

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Monday Musette: Amstel Gold Wrap-Up

Welcome to today’s Monday Musette, where we wrap-up this weekend’s highlight race, the Amstel Gold, and use riders’ and teams’ performances in the race to speculate wildly about the rest of the Ardennes classics as the race season shifts from the pavé to the hills. 1. Phillipe Gilbert! What an incredible rider he is: in … Continue reading

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