Tag Archives: Contador

A Different Approach

It should be clear to everyone involved at this point, that the disciplinary process for rule-breaking riders is hopelessly slow, convoluted and ineffective. Further, the length of time it has ...

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Winter Moths

At the top of the steepest hill is the water tower. In the pre-dawn, six small lights bob and weave up the hill towards the tower, like a handful of winter moths drawn to a pulsing streetlight. ...

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Gray

The Internet told me that, “Gray is a neutral, balanced color. It is a cool, conservative color that seldom evokes strong emotion although it can be seen as a cloudy or moody color.” ...

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Friday Group Ride #43

Let’s do something a little different this week. Let’s start with the question: What the hell is wrong with Bjarne Riis? It is entirely possible that, having read the question first, ...

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Negative Capability

It’s about more than the contents of Alberto Contador’s urine. In an 1817 letter to his brother, the English poet John Keats expressed the idea of negative capability, which he ...

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Worlds Group Ride Wrap

Some said the Worlds Road Race course in Melbourne favored the sprinters. Others said it was more for the rouleurs. As it turned out the best sprinter of the rouleurs, Thor Hushovd, took the ...

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Friday Group Ride #37

As the transfer season churns and boils, riders lining up new teams and new plans for 2011, the landscape and traditional power centers seem to be shifting. Omega Pharma – Lotto’s ...

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Friday Group Ride #32

It’s early yet. There is still plenty of time in Grande Boucle 2010 for a violent plot twist and/or turn. Tours de France (see how easy it is to pluralize that?) are pretty much plot twist ...

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Friday Group Ride #30

It would have been easy, last week, to give over the Group Ride to a Tour prediction competition. We resisted, but no more. Now that things are beginning to shake out a little, now that ...

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FGR Wrap #29

This week’s ride was about stories, the ones the race tells and the ones we wanted to hear. Fortunately, and this is the hallmark of a good storyteller, this 2010 Tour de France is spinning ...

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