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Monday Musette: The World Championships

For today’s Monday Musette, we’ve got the World Championships on our mind. Here’s what we’re chewing on: So, Mark Cavendish is now the road racing World Champion. Those who love to hate Cavendish might have a sour taste in their mouths, but as Fabian Cancellara pointed out in a post-race interview, it was a sprinter’s … Continue reading

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Vuelta: Worlds Preparation Gone Awry

This Vuelta appears to have been anything but a good warm-up and form-check for the upcoming pancake-flat Worlds. While the use of statistics is severely limited in cycling, the form requirements for major races lend them well to certain preparation. Last year, Jeremy took a look at the previous ten years of World Championship victories, … Continue reading

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Discuss: Cavendish Abandons the Vuelta

The big news from this morning’s Stage 4 of the Vuelta is the abandon of HTC’s Mark Cavendish. Apparently he was suffering a bit too hard to go on – yesterday’s tweet hinted as much but Cavendish is no stranger to riding himself in shape over the first few days of a Grand Tour. There … Continue reading

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This Week in Race History (Oct. 3-9)

15 years ago: Miguel Indurain won the World Championship Time Trial, then in its second year of existence.  Abraham Olano won the World Championship Road Race, 35 seconds ahead of second place Indurain.  Heavy rains resulted in only 20 riders crossing the finish line. Indurain’s TT win and  second place road finish is the closest … Continue reading

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2010 UCI World Championships – Pavé Staff Picks

As promised, here are some of the Pavé staff’s picks for Sunday. Whit’s Picks: Nothing would make me happier than a win Sunday for Belgium’s Philippe Gilbert.  Gilbert reminds me my all-time favorite—Michele Bartoli.  Like Bartoli, Gilbert rides by feel—often attacking at moments when others might hesitate or second-guess their gut reaction.  Bartoli was savvy, … Continue reading

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2010 UCI World Championships – Men’s Road Race Preview

Here’s our run-down of the main favorites for Sunday’s World Championship Road Race in Melbourne.  Come back later today from predictions from our contributors. 5-Stone Favorite Philippe Gilbert Belgium’s Philippe Gilbert is the unquestioned top favorite heading into Sunday’s Road Race in Melbourne—but that might not be a good thing.  After winning two stages at … Continue reading

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