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Monday Musings РDauphin̩ Wrap-up, Suisse Begins, and the Dope Show

1. We’re in the thick of the Pre-Tour build-up races and this past week’s Dauphiné-Libéré didn’t disappoint. Let’s back our way down the final GC: –Alejandro Valverde won another Dauphiné thanks to a superb effort on Mont Ventoux. Given his pending absence from the Tour’s start list and a possible worldwide ban, one couldn’t help … Continue reading

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Giro Stage 18 – Another Garmin Near-miss

Poor Danny Pate. In case you missed today’s final kilometer, the American with the penchant for near-misses narrowly missed another big win. At first, I thought he went too soon, but on a second look at the film, notice how he keeps looking down at his cassette. The sprint was on a bricked/stoned boulevard that … Continue reading

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