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Worlds Elite Men’s Road Race – Winners & Losers

The World Road Race Championship is without a doubt one of the sport’s greatest spectacles.  To me, the best thing about Worlds is its ability to produce a surprise winner that’s never really a surprise.  By this I mean that the World Champion is often not the rider you might have expected or wanted to … Continue reading

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2010 UCI World Championships РPav̩ Staff Picks

As promised, here are some of the Pavé staff’s picks for Sunday. Whit’s Picks: Nothing would make me happier than a win Sunday for Belgium’s Philippe Gilbert.  Gilbert reminds me my all-time favorite—Michele Bartoli.  Like Bartoli, Gilbert rides by feel—often attacking at moments when others might hesitate or second-guess their gut reaction.  Bartoli was savvy, … Continue reading

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2010 UCI World Championships – Men’s Road Race Preview

Here’s our run-down of the main favorites for Sunday’s World Championship Road Race in Melbourne.  Come back later today from predictions from our contributors. 5-Stone Favorite Philippe Gilbert Belgium’s Philippe Gilbert is the unquestioned top favorite heading into Sunday’s Road Race in Melbourne—but that might not be a good thing.  After winning two stages at … Continue reading

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World Champ By Numbers

Picking favorites for a one day race like the World Championships is tricky.  A cyclist who performs well in late August/early September may be totally out of shape come October.  Riding on to the podium of a race like the Vuelta will leave you in peak condition, but what sort of impact will three weeks of … Continue reading

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Monday Musette – A Closer Look

Editor’s Note: In today’s Monday Musette, Mattio takes “A Closer Look at Stage 19 of the Vuelta”, a stage that might prove to have been a good indicator of who will be wearing the rainbow jersey six days from now. On paper, Stage 19 of the Vuelta looked like just another sprint finish.  However, the … Continue reading

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Worlds Road Race Preview

Worlds Road Race The Start List for Sunday’s Elite Men World Championship Road Race has been finalized, so it’s time for Pavé’s Race Preview. Let’s start at the bottom and work our way up to #1, shall we? Finland (#201)The last rider registered is #201, Jussi Veikkanen. He’s Finland’s lone representative and offers a terrific … Continue reading

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