Cycling

2012 Tour de France – TOMORROW

June 29, 2012

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And so it begins again. This year with a first stage in Liege, the Tour de France will travel clockwise from Belgium into France and then around the country. Stage 17 is where the race will be won (or cemented) with a 143.5KM ride finishing at the Hautes-Pyrenees ski station […]
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Two Different Directions on Drugs – Contador and Armstrong

February 16, 2012

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Within the last month or so, we in the cycling world have witnessed two things… Alberto Contador was finally taken to task for his doping in the 2010 Tour de France and has been suspended for two years retroactively. He’ll be able to compete this summer if he doesn’t delay […]
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Special Treatment? Alberto Contador’s Drug Test Moved.

August 7, 2011

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Life isn’t fair. We all know that, but it sometimes gets really annoying when it surfaces and stares us right in the face. After a Tour de France during which he seemed human – mostly – Alberto Contador is still on the legal block about his last Tour de France […]
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And so it is……

July 23, 2011

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At the outset of the 2011 Tour de France, I placed some bets over in London. I picked seven riders to finish atop the podium. I guess 2 out of 7 isn’t horrible – especially with the carnage we saw in the first week. I’m quite satisfied with the result […]
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Watching the Time Trial – 2011 Tour de France

July 23, 2011

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SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER I’m watching the final time trial in this year’s Tour de France and the podium is set. It’s going to be three men – of course – but the order isn’t decided yet. It will be Cadel Evans, Andy Schleck and Frank Schleck up on the podium […]
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Stage 18 – The Day the 2011 Tour de France was Decided

July 21, 2011

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Well, that headline might be a bit over the top, but so are the world’s top cyclists. And the way they finished – except for the exceptional Thomas Voekler – might be the way they end up on Sunday. Today, we saw Andy Schleck for the first time in the […]
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