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2011 Dwars door Vlaanderen – What We Noticed

  Welcome back, Nick! With a fantastic win in yesterday’s Dwars door Vlaanderen, Saxo Bank’s Nick Nuyens resurrected a career—and a classics team—that many felt had been left for dead.  Here’s what we noticed: 1. So let me get this straight: Rabobank signed Matti Breschel—last year’s Dwars winner, to replace Nick Nuyens—this year’s Dwars winner. … Continue reading

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2011 Team-By-Team Season Preview – Number 18

#18 – Team Saxo Bank & Geox-TMC (tie) A year ago it would have been hard to believe that we would be mentioning Saxo Bank and the team that was Footon-Servetto in the same breath—and in the bottom quarter of our Season Preview.  Unfortunately, professional cycling is a fickle, “what have you done for me … Continue reading

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WWRDN? (What Will Riis Do Now?)

Bjarne Riis just can’t catch a break. First he loses a massive chunk of his team and support staff to LEOPARD TREK, and now he’s poised to lose Alberto Contador for a year due to his positive test for Clenbuterol. What’s a Riis to do? We here at Pavé have a few suggestions: Secretly campaign … Continue reading

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Geox-TMC – Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop?

In past years, ASO has generally waited until March to announce the teams participating in the Tour de France. This was typically done to give teams the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities in race situations, allowing ASO to select the most competitive teams for participation. However, this year they elected to announce the 2011 participants … Continue reading

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The Sticky Bidon – January 3, 2011

Interesting and/or amusing cycling items from across the Internet, January 3, 2011 Breschel thought he had won Worlds road race Slipstream Sports announces 2011 team roster 2010 Review: Newcomers of the Year Gilbert looking to reach top form by Tour of Flanders Movistar’s Amador attacked by thugs on training ride A Tale of Ultimate Survival … Continue reading

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2010 Team-By-Team Season Review: #1

#1 – Team Saxo Bank (Preview Ranking: #1) What We Said: And last, but certainly not least, Saxo Bank earns the title as Pavé’s #1 Team for 2010. With several riders capable of winning multiple classics, stage races, and Grand Tours, there’s really no better choice. Skipping over Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico—races Saxo certainly has riders … Continue reading

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