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Monday Musings – Dauphiné Wrap-up, Suisse Begins, and the Dope Show

1. We’re in the thick of the Pre-Tour build-up races and this past week’s Dauphiné-Libéré didn’t disappoint. Let’s back our way down the final GC: –Alejandro Valverde won another Dauphiné thanks to a superb effort on Mont Ventoux. Given his pending absence from the Tour’s start list and a possible worldwide ban, one couldn’t help … Continue reading

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Monday Musings – Giro Wrap-up, Boycotts, and More!

Lots to talk about today. Let’s jump right in! 1. Better late than never for Phillipe Gilbert. We tagged him for Stage 4. He waited until Stage 20. It was a well-deserved win for a rider who’s been in the thick of it since the season started. While other Classics stars were getting rested or … Continue reading

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Rapha Continental – Mini-Report

Photo of Ben from http://www.rapha.cc/asheville-nc Well, the Rapha Continental Centre Ramble has come and gone and I’m still sifting through the conversations and images flooding my mind. In short, I’m stupefied by what Daniel and his team have undertaken. (You can read the ride reports and look at pictures and videos at the Conti’s Road … Continue reading

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It’s coming…

Here’s the spoke card James made for next week’s Centre Ramble. Will the Rapha Continental enjoy what we have in store? Will my legs come along for the ride?

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Monday Musings – Boonen Etc…

As I’m sure you’ve heard, Boonen’s tested positive—again—for cocaine—again. For now he’s been suspended indefinitely by Quick Step and will most likely miss his second consecutive Tour. Of course, we here at Pave hope for the best in this case, but it’s tough to see how he’s going to talk his way out of it … Continue reading

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Reconnaissance, rehearsal, research. We know these terms well no matter our age, our experience, or our vocation. To ensure success, we know we must prepare not only physically, but mentally for our biggest events. For some, this might mean checking the air pressure in their tires before the Sunday group ride. For others, it might … Continue reading

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