Tag Archives: Chris Froome

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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The Sky Problem

The Sky Problem

For the first time since 1980 the reigning Tour de France champion has withdrawn from the race. In ’80, Bernard Hinault withdrew from the Grand Boucle, clearing the way for Joop Zoetemelk’s only ...

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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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Dig the New Breed

Dig the New Breed

My friend Felipe, a proud Colombiano this week, tells me that the mountainous region 2014 Giro d’Italia winner Nairo Quintana comes from is known for the quiet heartiness of its people who ...

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Friday Group Ride #176

If I had been cynical/skeptical/jaded about this Tour de France over the first two weeks, yesterday’s stage with its double ascent of Alpe d’Huez cured me. With riders leaping off the ...

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The Question

It might be that turning one’s attention to the Tour de France in July is inevitable for the dedicated cyclist. If it’s July, we’re watching the Tour. So being among other ...

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