Posts by Category: Body

Floyd Landis Confesses

What a difference four years makes. Had Floyd Landis woken up on July 28, 2006, and called a press conference to announce to the world all the things he detailed in his e-mail to USA Cycling’s ...

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FGR #22 Wrap

Every now and then you ask a question that serves up its own seemingly obvious answer. Like the time I was in high school and called the local radio station to see what time they’d play the ...

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The Irony

For years we've been talking about the impact that each new doping scandal would have on the sport's ability to attract sponsors able to support teams on the financial level necessary to race the ...

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A Scalpel, Not a Hatchet

Last night I was finishing Graeme Fife's excellent Inside the Peloton, published in 2001, when I read the line "We have now, I think, won the battle against EPO..." I chuckled aloud. My ...

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FGR #20 Wrap

Wow! I've not seen consensus like that in the RKP comments section since...uh...since...ok, I've never seen consensus like that here. To whit: Fabian Cancellara, Jens Voigt, Tomas Voekler, Jens ...

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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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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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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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