Monthly Archives: April 2010

Friday Group Ride #20

The Spring Classics season is over. And now that I'm done crying in my espresso over it. It's time to shift the mental gears for Grand Tour time. Ignore that grinding sound. My mechanic said it ...

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Mad Alchemy PRO Plus Chamois Cream

Some years back I turned in a review of a bike that opened with my biggest criticism of the bike—its weight. As diplomacy goes, it rather missed the mark, but my thinking was that with that ...

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The Taint of Suspicion

Alexander Vinkourov’s victory at Liege-Bastogne-Liege was met with boos and questions. It comes less than a year following his return to cycling after a two-year suspension for doping during ...

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Ambivalence

Alexander Vinkourov’s victory at Liege-Bastogne-Liege was met with boos and questions. It comes less than a year following his return to cycling after a two-year suspension for doping during ...

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The Vinokourov Letter

Alexander Vinokourov has struck out at critics of his recent victory at Liege-Bastogne-Liege. He released this letter to the media as a rebuttal to the boos he heard at the finish line and the ...

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FGR#19 Wrap

Let's just get this one thing straight before we go any further. Alberto Contador does NOT hug teammates he doesn't like. If the 2009 Astana saga didn't teach us that, then we learned nothing at ...

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Friday Group Ride #19

Okay, so this is a bit more like the Saturday Group Ride, which is to say it was hard and fast and your guide for the day yo-yoed off the back like something produced by the Duncan corporation. ...

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Evans Steals Fleche-Wallonne

If you’ve raced bicycles before then you’ve probably had the experience of multiple near misses at a race before scoring the big V. In this, you have something in common with Cadel ...

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SRAM’s New Group: Apex

Twelve years ago the Sea Otter Classic was a collection of bike races with some industry friendliness thrown in. It is an unusual event in that it embraces nearly every discipline of bike racing ...

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