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2011 Tour de France Preview – Italy

Pavé would like to thank Handspun, Clément, and Laekhouse for supporting our coverage of the 2011 Tour de France.   As one of the sport’s traditional superpowers, Italy boasts both depth and breadth in its past cycling contenders. And despite failing to win it, there were positive signs on display at the Giro d’Italia as … Continue reading

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10 in ’11: Riders to watch this Spring – Part 1

Spring! After having spent the winter riding through snow and slush – or even worse, riding on a trainer – Spring never comes soon enough. Not to mention, the proper racing season starts! Nothing against the early season races in Australia and the Middle East, but the road racing season doesn’t really begin until there’s … Continue reading

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Weekend Preview – West-Vlaanderen, Murcia, and l’Eroica

Here’s a preview of some of this weekend’s events: 1. In Belgium, Radio Shack’s Jesse Sergent heads into the weekend as the leader of the Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen after a dominating team performance in today’s Prologue. The Shack finished 1,2,3, and 5 over the 7-kilometer circuit, an impressive ride by the team’s C-squad. So Sergent … Continue reading

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2011 Team-By-Team Season Preview: Liquigas-Cannondale

Each year, Pavé previews the upcoming road season with a countdown of the top-20 teams in the sport. We recently entered the top-5 with Garmin-Cervélo and Rabobank. We pick things up today with #3. #3 – Liquigas-Cannondale How does a team top a year in which it won both the Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta … Continue reading

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2010 Team-By-Team Season Review: #2

#2 Liquigas – (Preview Ranking: #4) What We Said: Liquigas has perhaps the youngest and deepest grand tour squad in the sport, led by the Four Horsemen of the Green-pocalypse (yes, I made that up myself): Ivan Basso, Franco Pellizotti, Roman Kreuziger, and Vincenzo Nibali. In a way, Liquigas finds itself in a siutution akin … Continue reading

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