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Monday Musette РDauphin̩, Suisse, & Transfers

  Here’s this week’s Monday Musette: 1. The Criterium du Dauphiné—the first of two important pre-Tour stage races—wrapped-up yesterday with Team Sky’s Bradley Wiggins taking the most impressive road victory of his career. While unspectacular, Wiggo’s win is an important morale booster for the rider and his team as both attempt to shrug-off a rather … Continue reading

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Monday Musette РLuxembourg, Dauphin̩, & Philadelphia

  Here’s this week’s Monday Musette: 1. Leopard Trek enjoyed a banner Tour of Luxembourg, winning three stages and the overall title by the end of the 5-day race. For Linus Gerdemann, the win is but a fleeting reminder of the stage race potential the German once displayed.  Now he’ll likely head to the Tour … Continue reading

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2011 Criterium du Dauphin̩ РPreview

  One of my favorite races begins this weekend: the Criterium du Dauphiné. One of two primary build-up races to the Tour de France, this year’s event features a challenging Tour-style parcours (2 time trials and 4 summit finishes) and a start list stocked with riders hoping for glory this July.  Here’s a rundown of … Continue reading

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2011 Team-By-Team Season Preview: Omega Pharma-Lotto

Each year, Pavé previews the upcoming road season with a countdown of the top-20 teams in the sport. Here’s #7. #7 Omega Pharma-Lotto It’s funny that a team with wins in the Amstel Gold Race and the Tour of Lombardy, a fifth-place finish in the Tour de France, and two stage wins at the Vuelta … Continue reading

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2010 Team-By-Team Season Review: #8

#8 – Omega Pharma-Lotto (Preview Ranking: #11) What We Said: Last season, Silence-Lotto was to the autumn what Quick Step was to the spring—maybe even a bit better. And while Quick Step might have more top riders for the classics, Omega Pharma-Lotto has one who will consistently ride well from March to October: Philippe Gilbert.  … Continue reading

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Monday Musette – Weekend Wrap-Up, Sprinting, and VDB2

Pavé’s back after two weeks of business trips and family vacations—the price I had to pay for blocking-out 3 weeks of July.  To get back in the swing of things, here’s the first summer installment of the Monday Musette.  Enjoy! 1. So I was a bit off with my prediction for the Tour of Poland—Stijn … Continue reading

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