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Tour de France 2012 Team Preview: Movistar

Movistar heads to this year’s race with a deeply talented roster full of riders who will challenge for stage wins and one or two who might score a high overall finish in Paris. Movistar will likely spend the first week trying to nab a stage win for Jose Joaquin Rojas while positioning the talented sprinter … Continue reading

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The Sticky Bidon – Dec 24, 2010

Interesting and/or amusing cycling items from across the Internet, December 24, 2010 Matti Breschel’s recovery going well, Spring Classics and World Championships are on his mind Season ender: The best (and worst) of U.S. bike racing in 2010 Wiggins to begin 2011 season in Qatar, Boasson Hagen in Oman Martin back on the bike after … Continue reading

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2010 Team-By-Team Season Review: #13

#13 – Caisse d’Epargne (Preview Ranking: #8) What We Said: While some might hate to admit it, the presence of one rider can often elevate a team’s status.  As a matter of fact, we’ll see that twice in today’s portion of ranking, beginning here with Alejandro Valverde and Caisse d’Epargne. Love him or hate him, … Continue reading

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Monday Musette – Special Wednesday Edition

With so much going on this week, I thought a special edition of the Musette was in order.  Here we go: 1. Tyler Farrar won today’s Scheldeprijs, continuing the fine form he’s displayed so far during this year’s Belgian Classics. It’s Farrar’s second win of the season following his victory in Stage 3a of the … Continue reading

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Monday Musette – Valverde, Oman, Algarve, and 2 Great Videos

1. This weekend I learned a valuable lesson: never bet against Alejandro Valverde (unless it’s July).  “It’s February,” I thought.  “He’s saving his best for later in the year,” I assumed.  “The competition is more motivated than he is,” I predicted.  I was wrong on all counts—with the lone exception being yesterday’s super-motivated stage winner, … Continue reading

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Sunday Preview – Faron, Oman, and Vorselaar

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! We’re still at a point in the season where the schedule bounces around a bit from one week to another. This weekend’s action occurs mainly on Sunday with one stage race ending, another beginning, and a Belgian cyclocross finale to the Superprestige. Let’s take a look: Fotoreporter Sirotti We begin in France … Continue reading

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