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Tour de France 2012 Team Preview: Lampre-ISD

I hate to say it, but Lampre (along with a few other teams) might be proof that the World Tour’s automatic grand tour entry policy might need some tweaking. Yes, the team won two stages and the green jersey in 2010, but any team whose grand tour prospects hinge upon Alessandro Petacchi might need to … Continue reading

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Vuelta: Worlds Preparation Gone Awry

This Vuelta appears to have been anything but a good warm-up and form-check for the upcoming pancake-flat Worlds. While the use of statistics is severely limited in cycling, the form requirements for major races lend them well to certain preparation. Last year, Jeremy took a look at the previous ten years of World Championship victories, … Continue reading

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2011 Tour de France – Sprinter Check-up

Pavé would like to thank Handspun, Clément, and Laekhouse for supporting our coverage of the 2011 Tour de France Prior to the 2011 Tour de France, we were asking ourselves some questions about what we could expect from the fast finishers in this year’s edition. Would Mark Cavendish continue his reign of terror? Could perennial … Continue reading

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2011 Tour de France – Losers

Yesterday we covered the Winners from the 2011 Tour de France—here’s a look at the Losers. 1. Without a doubt the biggest loser of the 2011 Tour de France is the now 3-time runner-up, Andy Schleck. From the first week, Schleck looked a step below the men challenging him for victory in this year’s race. … Continue reading

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The Sticky Bidon – June 29, 2011

Interesting cycling items from across the Internet, June 29, 2011 Will Alessandro Petacchi race for Kazakhstan in the future? Giro d’Italia: Zomegnan reported as having been dismissed from post of race director Leipheimer defends racing style on eve of Tour Hincapie Set For Record-equalling Tour De France Seen any cool links we missed? Share ‘em … Continue reading

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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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