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2011 Tour de France Preview – Russia

Pavé would like to thank Handspun and Clément for supporting our coverage of the 2011 Tour de France. This year Russia will be represented by a formidable contingent of successful attackers riders and breakaway specialists. The most accomplished stage racer without a pending doping appeal will not be racing this year, as Denis Menchov’s Geox … Continue reading

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2011 Tour de France Preview – Australia

Pavé would like to thank Handspun and Clément for supporting our coverage of the 2011 Tour de France.   Australia’s Tour contingent—while small—might just be the deepest of any nation in the race. A solid mix of youth and experience, look for the Aussies to contend in all phases of this year’s Tour de France. … Continue reading

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2011 Tour de France Preview – Introduction

  After several years of writing Team-By-Team Tour de France previews, I want to do something different this year, as many of them tend to sound the same from one year to the next and—in many cases—from one team to the next. For example, Quick-Step’s team preview from last year’s Tour de France might very … Continue reading

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2011 Giro d’Italia – Top-10 Preview

  The 94th Giro d’Italia begins in Torino this Saturday with a 19.3-kilometer team time trial. This year, the Giro commemorates the 150th anniversary of Italy’s unification by visiting 17 of Italy’s 20 regions and several of the peninsula’s most stunning scenery. Fittingly, the unquestioned star of this year’s race seems to be the course … Continue reading

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2011 Tour of Romandie – Mid-Race Preview

  The 65th edition of the Tour of Romandie began Tuesday, with Euskaltel’s Jonathan Castroviejo taking the race’s first leader’s jersey with a win in the technical 3.5-km Prologue through the streets of Martigny. For years, Romandie was the final piece of the pre-Giro puzzle for anyone hoping to contend for the maglia rosa in … Continue reading

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Liège-Bastogne-Liège Preview

The oldest of the monuments, La Doyenne is arguably the most tactical. The leisurely ride down from Liège to Bastogne is interrupted by only a minor climb or two, but the race back up to Liège dishes out 13 climbs. Each forces a selection, and whittles down teammates and hopefuls. Liège rewards the tactical rider with … Continue reading

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