Tag Archives: Astana

Friday Group Ride #182

It is late to run a prediction thread for the Vuelta. Things have happened in Spain. Dramatic things. The stuff that makes Grand Tours so Grand. And yet, we haven’t discussed the Spanish ...

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Friday Group Ride #164

Briefly, I will apologize for the FGR’s two-week hiatus. Technical difficulties kept us from sending our semi-fortnightly missive, and then a mad man on the loose on my home turf kept our ...

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Friday Group Ride #122

The drama of the week has distracted us from the drama of the week. Let’s get back to it, shall we? Despite suspicions that the apparent turmoil at Team RadioShack-Nissan was just that, ...

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2012 Prognostications

  Let’s get the new year off on the right foot. I think fortune telling to be worth only slightly less than the word of someone working on Wall Street. And predicting the future ...

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TdF ’11 – Week 1 Losers

The cliché says you can’t win the Tour de France in the first week, but you can certainly lose it. It’s a shame really, because so many pro teams organize their season around the ...

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The Bust

The 2010 winner of the Tour de France has tested positive for a banned substance. Doping authorities have revealed Alberto Contador tested positive for clenbuterol on July 21. Clenbuterol is a ...

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Unipublic Snubs Radio Shack

Johan Bruyneel in the media scrum following Unipublic’s announcement. A little over a week ago I wondered aloud in a Tweet if the Amaury Sport Organization might make a preemptive move ...

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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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Astana-shing Attack

Far be it from me to disagree with Paul Sherwen. That guy has probably raced more pro races than I’ve seen. Having said that, Sherwen’s take on Alberto Contador’s Stage 7 attack ...

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