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2011 Tour de France Preview – Belgium

Pavé would like to thank Handspun, Clément, and Laekhouse for supporting our coverage of the 2011 Tour de France.   April is the month that traditionally gets Belgian cycling fans the most frenzied, but this year, July has them equally—if not more—excited about the Tour de France. And why not? With a healed, re-signed, and … Continue reading

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2011 Tour de France Preview – Germany

Pavé would like to thank Handspun , Clément and Laekhouse for supporting our coverage of the 2011 Tour de France. Germany comes to the Tour de France armed to the teeth with a roster of riders with diverse skills. It’s not a particularly difficult stretch of the imagination to say that it’s entirely possible for … Continue reading

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2011 Tour de France Preview – Denmark & Norway

Pavé would like to thank Handspun, Clément, and Laekhouse for supporting our coverage of the 2011 Tour de France. The contingent from the cold northlands brings a half a dozen talented riders to this year’s Tour de France, with both diverse opportunities to bring home victories and some powerful responsibilities on their shoulders. For starters, … 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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2011 Tour de France Preview – Khazakstan, Poland, and Ukraine

Khazakstan, Poland, and the Ukraine: a rough chunk of Eastern Bloc countries that would at least be geographically contiguous if it weren’t for Russia’s rude penetration south, between Ukraine and Khazakstan, down to the Black Sea and Caspian Sea. Their hopes for success this Tour de France lay on the enigmatic shoulders of Alexander Vinokourov, … Continue reading

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2011 Tour de France Preview – France

Pavé would like to thank Handspun and Clément for supporting our coverage of the 2011 Tour de France. Vive la Belle France! With its beautiful mountains, sunflowers, history, many revolutions, and deep history of bicycle racing, Tour de France is the best showcase of the fortunes of the country of France, its people, and perhaps … Continue reading

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