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The Sticky Bidon – April 14, 2011

Interesting bits from the cycling world, April 14th, 2011: OmegaPharma-Lotto fires Matt Lloyd. Hazy details about an Italian anti-doping raid involving ProTeams. O’Grady, ahem, displeased with Roubaix timecut after “pure hell.” Hushovd explains lack of previous Classics skills. Evans to miss Amstel. See anything we missed? Share it below.

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5 Questions for the Cobbled Classics

Before things get underway this weekend, I thought it might be appropriate to share some questions I look forward to having answered in this year’s cobbled classics. The list is by no means exhaustive—there are many more plots and sub-plots to explore. But these are 5 of the biggest stories I’ll be following from Harelbeke … Continue reading

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Monday Musette – Valverde, Oman, Algarve, and 2 Great Videos

1. This weekend I learned a valuable lesson: never bet against Alejandro Valverde (unless it’s July).  “It’s February,” I thought.  “He’s saving his best for later in the year,” I assumed.  “The competition is more motivated than he is,” I predicted.  I was wrong on all counts—with the lone exception being yesterday’s super-motivated stage winner, … Continue reading

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Pav̩ Interview РJeremy Dunn РPart 2

Here’s the second half of a recent interview we conducted with Embrocation and Rapha’s Jeremy Dunn.  You can read Part 1 here.   Photo by Daniel Wakefield Pasley 11. Tell us a little about your bikes—what are you riding?   Well, my Rapha Continental bike was elegantly made by Richard Sachs.   My road bike was hand crafted … Continue reading

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Monday Musette – Think Spring!

Here are some things to keep you busy during the Tour’s second rest day: 1. Two weeks ago, I directed you to check-out the Flanders episode of Cervélo TestTeam’s documentary, Beyond the Peloton. The Roubaix episode’s up now too. Some great stuff! How many days until April? 2. And speaking of Roubaix, Red Kite Prayer … Continue reading

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Un Pari Fou?

Josef Fischer – 1896First Winner; Fixed Winner! Un pari fou…a crazy bet. By now I’m sure you’ve read the various accounts of last summer’s Rapha Crazy Bet. Maybe you also read of Jeremy Dunn, Guy Andrews, and Co.’s attempt at another crazy bet this April. Well, it seems that I too am not immune from … Continue reading

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