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2011 Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne – What I Think I Think

We covered Saturday’s Omloop Het Nieuwsblad earlier. As for yesterday’s Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne, I think we were treated to more of the race we expected to see. 1. Australia’s Chris Sutton took the biggest win of his career, in my opinion. Yes, he won a stage in the Tour Down Under, but a semi-classic against the likes … Continue reading

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2011 Team-By-Team Season Preview: Katusha

Each year, Pavé previews the upcoming road season with a countdown of the top-20 teams in the sport. We pick things up today with #6. #6 – Katusha With 2010’s #1-ranked rider, an improved classics squad, and a bevy of Russian talent to keep the sponsors happy, 2011 should be a banner year for Katusha. … Continue reading

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2010 Team-By-Team Season Review: #6

#6 – Team Katusha (Preview Ranking: #10) What We Said: Katusha takes #10 by a hair over Omega Pharma-Lotto, due to the depth of talent on its roster.  But talent has never been Katusha’s problem—fulfilling it’s potential has.  The signings of Kolobnev, Kirchen, and Rodriguez bolster an already impressive squad, while the healthy return of … Continue reading

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Giro del Piemonte – What to Watch

Ordinarily, the 96th running of the Giro del Piemonte wouldn’t warrant a preview of its own, but this year’s edition of the Italian semi-classic offers several interesting plot lines.  Here’s a brief rundown of what to watch: 1. Philippe Gilbert won last year’s race, the third event of his Sabatini-Paris-Tours-Piemonte-Lombardia grand slam.  Winless so far … Continue reading

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Monday Musette – Emilia, Tours, Equipment, & A Question or Two

Here’s the week’s Musette: 1. On Saturday Rabobank’s Robert Gesink successfully defended his title at the Giro dell Emilia, breaking free from a lead group of 14 on the uphill finish to take the win from Garmin’s Dan Martin.  Unfortunately for Gesink, the win was likely his last of the season.  He’ll miss Saturday’s Tour … Continue reading

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Monday Musette – Roubaix Wrap-Up

All Photos by Tim Vanwichelen Admit it, you found yesterday’s race a bit boring. Unless Cancellara happens to be your favorite rider, there was something a bit anti-climatic about the way he quickly and authoritatively disposed of his competition, motoring away from them all with a little less than 50 kilometers remaining in the race. … Continue reading

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