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Tour de France 2012 Team Preview: Euskaltel-Euskadi

A few months ago it looked as if this year’s Tour de France might have been the last for Euskaltel-Euskadi. Luckily, while Euskadi appears to be moving on, Euskaltel is reportedly stepping-in to fund the World Tour squad for a few more seasons. Crisis averted—at least for now. As to the race itself, Euskaltel-Euskadi comes … Continue reading

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Weekend Preview – San Sebastian and Poland

  The “second half” of the season gets underway this weekend, with Pro Tour races in Spain and Poland. For some, the weekend is the last bit of racing before a well-deserved post-Tour break; for others, it begins the final build-up to the Vuelta a Espana and the autumn classics. Saturday’s Clasica San Sebastian will … Continue reading

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2011 Criterium du Dauphin̩ РPreview

  One of my favorite races begins this weekend: the Criterium du Dauphiné. One of two primary build-up races to the Tour de France, this year’s event features a challenging Tour-style parcours (2 time trials and 4 summit finishes) and a start list stocked with riders hoping for glory this July.  Here’s a rundown of … Continue reading

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2011 Amstel Gold Race – Preview

  Sunday’s Amstel Gold Race officially opens the final week of the Spring Classics with 260 kilometers and 32 smooth, but absurdly steep climbs. The perfect transition from the cobbles to the Ardennes, Amstel offers a last chance for those who missed-out in Flanders and Roubaix, and a first opportunity for those who spent the … Continue reading

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2011 Criterium International – Mini-Preview

  The Criterium International is a three-stage, two-day race offering stage racers and all-rounder’s a chance to score nice mid-sized win all in one weekend. Saturday’s Stage 1 is a hilly affair with a summit finish atop the l’Ospedale that will pit the day’s breakaway against teams looking to launch patient climbers. Stages 2 and … Continue reading

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2011 Team-By-Team Season Preview: Euskaltel-Euskadi

Each year, Pavé previews the upcoming road season with a countdown of the top-20 teams in the sport. Here’s #10. #10 – Euskaltel-Euskadi With Grand Tour contenders Igor Anton and Samuel Sanchez leading the way, Euskaltel comes into 2011 hoping to find success similar to that of Liquigas last season. Anton was one the most … Continue reading

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