Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Villain

I’m going to let you in on a little secret: For an American cycling journalist, historic pieces on the Tour de France are our stock-in-trade. There’s nothing easier or more fun to write. And they ...

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Friday Group Ride #127

If you are a top pro rider, and you have not met any of your season objectives, it is now officially time to panic. Of all weeks of the year this, the last week of the Tour, especially when the ...

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Overqualified

I was very fortunate during last year’s Tour to be unemployed. I am able to say that now, in retrospect, because after quitting a job on principle, I got the job I most wanted. At the time ...

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Sipping Wine With Francesco Moser

(l-r) Steven Carre of Bike Effect, Adam Krieger who imports Moser wines and the great Francesco Moser The Giro d’Italia-sponsored Gran Fondo Pasadena happens this coming weekend and the big ...

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Castelli San Remo Speedsuit

When I was a kid going to Catholic school, before our first confession we were told that every priest had heard every sin, that nothing we could say to them would be new or surprising, so we ...

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Friday Group Ride #126

With Team Sky’s dominance of the Tour de France through the first 12 stages, the question seems not to be can Bradley Wiggins win the general classification, but rather, what other honors ...

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Book Review: The Lost Cyclist

The ill-fated Frank Lenz, photographed in Missoula, Mont., in 1892 One of the newest voices in cycling, and easily the funniest to come along since we realized that Fox News wasn’t ironic, ...

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Wiggins’ Winning Ways

Bradley Wiggins is remaking the Tour de France in his own image. He has illustrated that there’s no such thing as an incumbent at the Tour de France, and all who hope to pull on the Golden ...

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