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Monday Musette – Moncoutié, Oman, Algarve, Etc…

Here’s this week’s Monday Musette: 1. Lesson #378: Never discount (as I did Friday) David Moncoutié on Mont Faron in the Tour Mediterranéan.  Luckily for me, The Inner Ring had my back, correctly adding the Frenchman to the list of favorites to take the final stage and the overall. As for the rest, Daniel Martin … Continue reading

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Weekend Preview – Algarve, Haut Var, the Ruta, and More

Here’s just about everything you need to know about the next few days of racing: 1. Before we preview the weekend’s festivities, we should take a minute to wrap-up the Tour of Oman, which finished today with an ITT won by—as we correctly predicted—Edvald Boassen Hagen. Unfortunately, thanks to an untimely stop to answer nature’s … Continue reading

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Monday Musette – Valverde, Oman, Algarve, and 2 Great Videos

1. This weekend I learned a valuable lesson: never bet against Alejandro Valverde (unless it’s July).  “It’s February,” I thought.  “He’s saving his best for later in the year,” I assumed.  “The competition is more motivated than he is,” I predicted.  I was wrong on all counts—with the lone exception being yesterday’s super-motivated stage winner, … Continue reading

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Sunday Preview – Faron, Oman, and Vorselaar

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! We’re still at a point in the season where the schedule bounces around a bit from one week to another. This weekend’s action occurs mainly on Sunday with one stage race ending, another beginning, and a Belgian cyclocross finale to the Superprestige. Let’s take a look: Fotoreporter Sirotti We begin in France … Continue reading

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