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Monday Musette – Giro, Etc…

Pavé would like to thank Laekhouse for supporting our coverage of the 2011 Giro d’Italia.   Here’s this week’s Monday Musette: 1. I’m going to go out on a limb and declare Saxo Bank’s Alberto Contador the winner of the 2011 Giro d’Italia—at least until we hear otherwise. After three spectacular days in the Dolomites, … Continue reading

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Monday Musette – Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico

  Here’s this week’s Monday Musette: 1. It was an ironic yet predictable final weekend at Paris-Nice—ironic in that the usually warm and sunny end to the Race to the Sun was marred by cold and wet weather, and predictable in that pre-race favorite Tony Martin held on to his lead to take the first … Continue reading

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Monday Musette – The Rest of the Weekend

While I admit that we didn’t spend much time covering them, there were other races this weekend besides the Belgian Opening Weekend.  Here’s a quick run-down of what you might have missed: 1. Lampre’s Michele Scarponi took the final stage and Liquigas’ Peter Sagan the overall title of the Giro di Sardegna Saturday after a … Continue reading

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2010 Team-by-Team Season Review: #19

#19 – Androni Giocattoli – Serramenti PVC Diquigiovanni (Preview Ranking: not ranked) What We Said: Nothing, we didn’t rank them in our preseason top-20.  Hindsight’s 20/20. What We Saw: Left out of our pre-season top-20, Androni was a team thought by many to contain little more than aging veterans, washed-up former stars, and men most … Continue reading

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Monday Musette – Lombardy, Etc.

Here’s your Monday Musette for this week: 1. There’s not much we can say about Philippe Gilbert’s repeat win at the Tour of Lombardy Saturday—the strongest rider in the race lived up to his pre-race billing.  The rain and cold helped keep the race together going up the Sormano, but broke it apart on the … Continue reading

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