Tag Archives: Alberto Contador

Astana: Chaos

The Astana team was the single most interesting story at this year’s Tour de France because it was really the only story of the 2009 Tour de France. Without Astana, Saxo Bank would have all but ...

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Whither Contador?

As October begins to blow leaves from the trees and the European season winds down, there are two big races left in 2009. The first is Paris-Tours. The second is the race to pry Alberto Contador ...

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Le Grand Bornand Photo Gallery

Perhaps no other stage in the 2009 Tour de France was as pivotal as Stage 17 to le Grand Bornand. It's easy to argue who was right or wrong, depending on your view of the tactics employed, but ...

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Who’s the Boss?

The ongoing talk and writing on the subject of Lance Armstrong vs. Alberto Contador has pretty well played itself out. The world is full of two alphas fighting for dominance. Whatever. The most ...

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Withdrawal

When I was a kid the Fourth of July was summer perfected, a day devoid of household chores where my family and I moved from one party to the next, and ending in the mother of all parties ...

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The Miss

Johan Bruyneel’s personal website states he is the “most victorious sports director.” It doesn’t distinguish which sport. As marketing claims go, this is one that is tough, if not outright ...

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Team Lance? Team Radio Shack.

The waiting is over. No Starbucks, no Nike, no Oracle. Officially, what we know of Lance Armstrong's new team is that it will be sponsored by Radio Shack and that the seven-time winner of the ...

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Torpedoed

When Alberto Contador attacked on le Grand Bornand and dropped teammate Andreas Kloden, he did more than just dash Kloden’s hopes for the podium. He torpedoed Astana’s historic bid to sweep the ...

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Le Parcours

ASO has a dilemma. Cycling fans all over the world don’t much like the course for the 2009 Tour de France. The criticism of the course has been consistent: No fireworks. It’s a shame, really. The ...

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