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Schleck Attack Sequence

What should or should not have happened following Andy Schleck’s chain-throwing attack has been sufficiently argued and discussed and even apologized for. I don’t wish for it to be ...

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Chaingate

This was a moment that has been coming for a long, long time. Were we to take a trip with Sherman in the Way Back Machine to visit any of the editions of the Tour de France prior to, say, the ...

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Revelations

The last ten days have surprised me for one unusual piece of news after another. I’m not normally one to write the grab-bag post, but because so many disparate pieces of news have elicited the ...

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The Great Showdown

On July 1, 2010, the 2010 Tour de France looked as if it would be one of the most competitive editions of the race in its history. Rarely has a Grand Tour had so much talent show up with winning ...

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FGR Wrap #30

End of an era—one sight we’re not likely to see again: Armstrong leading Contador. Well this is one time the FGR won’t be settled immediately. We’ve got nearly two weeks to see how this ...

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Hunger

Desire has a way of informing our senses, giving us taste even before a thing is served. Our longing has a way of making us focus, making each detail of preparation a ceremony. We wait. We look ...

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Quelle Surprise

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. I’m not apologizing to Dickens, not after the last two days of racing. He couldn’t have seen this coming. For the Schleck brothers and Team ...

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Class Act

One of cycling’s central tenets is that it is a gentlemens’ sport. Not that it is a sport plied by well-heeled graduates of the English public schools, but rather that even in sport we are meant ...

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RKP Celebrates a Year

It’s time for the battle of the giants. Yesterday RKP celebrated its one-year anniversary. Your readership has made the last year possible. You’ve given us the chance to follow stories and ...

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