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This week in race history (Sept. 12-18)

Photo by Kent Williams @ www.procyclingphotos.com 10 years ago: At the Vuelta, Roberto Heras left his competitors in the dust on the dreaded Angliru (9/12/00), outpacing his nearest competitors on what some consider the hardest mountain in any grand tour.  He would go on to take the first of three Vuelta overall wins, his fourth … Continue reading

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Monday Musette – Weekend Wrap-Up

That was quite a weekend, huh?  The Vuelta, semi-classics in Belgium and France, the Tour of Britain, the new Canadian Pro Tour events ,and the opening events of the domestic cyclocross calendar meant a busy weekend for teams, fans, and pundits.  Let’s take a look: 1. It was a dramatic Saturday in Spain where Liquigas’ … Continue reading

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Monday Musette – 5 Questions

1. With Igor Anton, Joaquin Rodriguez, and Vincenzo Nibali a mere two seconds apart from one another and the next-closest rider another 40-seconds back, has this year’s Vuelta already been reduced to a three-caballo race?  And of the three, who has the best chance to win? 2. Do Radio Shack’s new recruits (and the ominous … Continue reading

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Weekend Preview – The Vuelta Heads for the Hills

The Vuelta d’Espana continues this weekend with two difficult stages in the regions of Alicante and Valencia.  Saturday’s 190-kilometer Stage 8 includes five categorized climbs on the way from Villena to Xorret del Cati—the toughest of which (the Cat. 1 Alto Xorret del Cati) summits a mere 4 kilometers from the finish.  While not particularly … Continue reading

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Monday Musette – Vuelta, Garmin-Cervelo, and Metaphors

Here’s this week’s Monday Musette. 1. The 2010 Vuelta Espana kicked-off this weekend with a midnight team time trial through the streets of Seville.  By the end of the evening, Mark Cavendish was wearing the red jersey as leader of the race, after his HTC-Columbia team took the stage victory.  For HTC-Columbia, the win was … Continue reading

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2010 Vuelta Espana – Team Preview

Admittedly, it’s been a slim August here at Pavé as work, family, and other obligations have led me astray from my regular schedule.  But with a new school year beginning—and my regular work week as well, I’m hoping to get back on track—beginning with a preview of the year’s final grand tour: the Vuelta Espana. … Continue reading

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