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Tour of Belgium – Mini-Preview

  The Tour of Belgium has the potential to be a top-tier race, if only it didn’t have to compete with the Giro d’Italia for attention. While the race’s pancake-flat stages may not be the most exciting,  the middle stages are usually run on parcours familiar to spring classics fans. For example, this year’s Stage … Continue reading

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Monday Musette – Romandie, Turkey, and the Belgian Divorce

  Here’s the week’s Monday Musette: 1. BMC’s Cadel Evans won his second mid-major stage race of the year yesterday, overcoming a late-start and an eighth-place finish in Saturday’s time trial to win the Tour de Romandie over Astana’s Alexandre Vinokourov and HTC-High Road’s Tony Martin. All three men on the podium used Romandie as … Continue reading

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At the Quick Step-Innergetic Dinner Table

Last Sunday’s Paris-Roubaix was the first edition that Patrick Lefevere’s Quick Step-Innergetic team failed to net a single rider in the top ten since its inception in 2001, when they split from the powerhouse Mapei team.  In its lifetime, it has won Paris-Roubaix in 2001, 2002, 2005, 2008, and 2009 – the last three with their superstar Tom … Continue reading

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Paris-Roubaix Recon: A Gallery

Excited for tomorrow? We here at Pavé are too! Here are some team recon photos from Tim van Wichelin and Fotoreporter Sirotti to help pass the time until Paris-Roubaix starts!

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Is Boonen Past His Prime?

The 2011 Spring Classics season is well underway and all news from the Tom Boonen camp is, “No, seriously, things are under control.” It’s starting to sound like desperate attempts to reassure his faithful fans and the rest of Flanders that despite only managing to win a sprint-dominant but otherwise unimpressive Ghent-Wevelgem, Boonen is still … Continue reading

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The Sticky Bidon – March 24, 2011

Interesting cycling items from across the Internet, March 24, 2011 Quick Step and Omega Pharma-Lotto cover up worry over lack of results Eleven ‘rebel’ teams named in relation to potential split with the UCI Prudhomme says Tour de France has waited for too long for final Contador decision The Lowly Barrel Adjuster : Red Kite … Continue reading

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