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Can Philippe Gilbert Win All Five Monuments?

  After Fabian Cancellara won last year’s Ronde-Roubaix double, the talk immediately turned to whether or not the Swiss rider could win all five Monuments—adding Liege-Bastogne-Liege and the Tour of Lombardy to his résumé. This year, following his his historic “quadruple”, Philippe Gilbert—the most versatile of today’s classic specialists—is the latest to possess a legitimate … Continue reading

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Monday Musette – Wrapping-up the Ronde

  Two Monuments down and two to go so far this spring—can it get any more exciting? Here’s what we saw during yesterday’s Tour of Flanders: 1. With his fantastic win yesterday, Saxo Bank-Sunguard’s Nick Nuyens joined the upper echelon of contemporary Belgian classics stars, adding the Ronde to a resume that already includes the … Continue reading

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2011 Tour of Flanders/Ronde van Vlaanderen – Preview

  After his dominant performance in last Saturday’s E3 Prijs Vlaanderen, Leopard Trek’s Fabian Cancellara is the undisputed top favorite for Sunday’s Tour of Flanders.  So the question remains: can anyone defeat him? Here’s a rundown of ten riders I feel have the best chance to upset Spartacus in his bid for a second-consecutive victory … Continue reading

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Tour of Flanders (de Ronde van Vlaanderen): The Contenders

Thanks to last weekend’s racing at E3 Prijs & Gent ~ Wevelgem the two favourites like cream have risen to the top. The way in which they won typically are the only two ways you can win a race, either from a daring breakaway or a bunch gallop. I figure that Cancellara must be a … Continue reading

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Questions for the Classics РGarmin-Cerv̩lo?

As we get set to begin the Spring Classics with Saturday’s running of the 102nd Milan-San Remo, it’s the perfect time examine some of the important questions facing the major riders and teams during this year’s spring campaign. As each question is posted, feel free to share your opinions, insights, and predictions as comments—your commentary … Continue reading

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Questions for the Classics – Vacansoleil?

As we get set to begin the Spring Classics with Saturday’s running of the 102nd Milan-San Remo, it’s the perfect time examine some of the important questions facing the major riders and teams during this year’s spring campaign. As each question is posted, feel free to share your opinions, insights, and predictions as comments—your commentary … Continue reading

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