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2011 Amstel Gold Race – Preview

  Sunday’s Amstel Gold Race officially opens the final week of the Spring Classics with 260 kilometers and 32 smooth, but absurdly steep climbs. The perfect transition from the cobbles to the Ardennes, Amstel offers a last chance for those who missed-out in Flanders and Roubaix, and a first opportunity for those who spent the … Continue reading

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Monday Musette – Wrapping-up the Ronde

  Two Monuments down and two to go so far this spring—can it get any more exciting? Here’s what we saw during yesterday’s Tour of Flanders: 1. With his fantastic win yesterday, Saxo Bank-Sunguard’s Nick Nuyens joined the upper echelon of contemporary Belgian classics stars, adding the Ronde to a resume that already includes the … Continue reading

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2011 Dwars door Vlaanderen – What We Noticed

  Welcome back, Nick! With a fantastic win in yesterday’s Dwars door Vlaanderen, Saxo Bank’s Nick Nuyens resurrected a career—and a classics team—that many felt had been left for dead.  Here’s what we noticed: 1. So let me get this straight: Rabobank signed Matti Breschel—last year’s Dwars winner, to replace Nick Nuyens—this year’s Dwars winner. … Continue reading

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2011 Team-By-Team Season Preview – Number 18

#18 – Team Saxo Bank & Geox-TMC (tie) A year ago it would have been hard to believe that we would be mentioning Saxo Bank and the team that was Footon-Servetto in the same breath—and in the bottom quarter of our Season Preview.  Unfortunately, professional cycling is a fickle, “what have you done for me … 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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Monday Musette – Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Edition

Photo by Van Wichelen. In hindsight, going to NAHBS on the weekend of Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne might have been a bad idea as it prevented me from providing you the most up-to-date commentary on the weekend’s action. That said, last week was probably to most popular and well-read week in Pavé’s 1-year history—for that, … Continue reading

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