Tag Archives: Alberto Contador

Friday Group Ride #318

Friday Group Ride #318

There is only one topic today. It is French and three weeks long. The main contenders are not French. They are Kenyan, Spanish and Colombian. I won’t be in France this month, because I am ...

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Friday Group Ride #269

Friday Group Ride #269

It’s early maybe, to start talking about the Tour, but these things need time to percolate and fulminate, to gestate and metastasize. It would be easy to say that Alberto Contador will do ...

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Blood Sport

Blood Sport

A black and gold jersey spattered in blood is nothing new in sport. In Boston, that’s called hockey. How long before that’s called cycling? Spectators of the world’s greatest bike races are ...

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Sir Bradley the Weird

Sir Bradley the Weird

Permit me an unfair, inaccurate and sweeping generalization. The United Kingdom is full of freaks. Okay, so I know the entire population of the U.K. isn’t as eccentric (or funny) as John ...

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The Case for Nibali

The Case for Nibali

As the 2014 Tour de France races toward Paris, Vincenzo Nibali continues to ride in a class of his own. Amid the predictable and spastic cries of “Doper!” from trolls and imbecilli, a ...

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Real Racing

Real Racing

I was watching a shot from a motorcycle as it sped from past a Sky riding getting dropped from the main group, past a dwindling peloton containing Alejandro Valverde, Tejay Van Garderen and two ...

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Friday Group Ride #223

Friday Group Ride #223

Chris Froome has done us all two immense favors. First, he stirred up the ghost of Tours past by poking his literary finger in teammate Bradley Wiggins’ eye, giving us the opportunity to ...

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The Wiggins Dilemma

The Wiggins Dilemma

Bradley Wiggins has taken to the media to lament his omission from Sky’s Tour de France squad. Not yet mid-June and we have our first Tour de France drama. Oh thank heaven! So Wiggins gave ...

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