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2011 Tour de France Preview – Spain & Portugal

Pavé would like to thank Handspun, Clément, and Laekhouse for supporting our coverage of the 2011 Tour de France. One recurring theme in contemporary Tour de France coverage is the decline of French cycling. The story that’s written less often is the rise of Spanish riders in the pro ranks, led, of course, by SaxoBank-Sungard’s … Continue reading

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2011 Tour de France Preview – Great Britain & Ireland

Pavé would like to thank Handspun, Clément, and Laekhouse for supporting our coverage of the 2011 Tour de France. Great Britain has started to become a force on the road in particular two areas, Sprinting and Time Trails. This year the British riders have brought two from each discipline, and one really consistent all rounder. … Continue reading

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2011 Tour de France Preview – Estonia & Lithuania

Pavé would like to thank Handspun, Clément, and Laekhouse for supporting our coverage of the 2011 Tour de France.   Not many consider Estonia a hotbed of cycling talent, but the country’s most famous cyclist also holds one of the most underrated Tour records. While most remember Jaan Kirsipuu for his 4 Tour stage wins, … Continue reading

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2011 Tour de France Preview – South & Central America

Pavé would like to thank Handspun, Clément, and Laekhouse for supporting our coverage of the 2011 Tour de France.   Five years from now, I suspect there will be much to say about Colombia’s Tour prospects, as a fine young crop of Colombian professionals—thanks largely to the revitalization of the nation’s once-formidable national program—is beginning … Continue reading

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2011 Tour de France Preview – North America

Pavé would like to thank Handspun, Clément and Laekhouse for supporting our coverage of the 2011 Tour de France.   The 2011 Tour de France will see arguably the strongest North American contingent in the history of the race as 4 riders with top-10 finishes on their resumes will toe the start line on Saturday. … Continue reading

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2011 Tour de France Preview – Holland

Pavé would like to thank Handspun, Clément, and Laekhouse for supporting our coverage of the 2011 Tour de France. From the Netherlands – also known as Holland – come people who call themselves Dutch. Why they can’t agree on consistent nomenclature, I do not know. The country can agree, however, that it prefers its top … Continue reading

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