Tag Archives: Contador

Friday Group Ride #29

Christmas Eve and all through Rotterdam, most creature are stirring, riders, sporting directors, mechanics, soigneurs, journalists and fans. And old Chris Prudhomme, with his staff in the ...

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FGR #26 Wrap

The question is not whether or not Alberto Contador is the favorite for the upcoming Tour de France. The question is who will challenge him and how? Because there is only one ITT in this ...

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Friday Group Ride #26

The middle of June. The precipice. The brink. Just a few weeks left to tune up for the Tour de France, which means that all the "just riding this race as training" is almost over. Top Tour ...

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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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Like Lance

I'm just like Lance Armstrong. We're both 38, both have kids. True, I have both my nuts and never take a private jet to work, but other than that, we're pretty much the same guy. Oh, and I don't ...

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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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FGR #12 Wrap

There's a reason races have finish lines. It's so the riders know when they can stop riding and everyone else knows who won. There are a few of us, myself included, who really think Alberto ...

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Friday Group Ride #12

Paris-Nice, "the race to the sun," rolls off the start line on Sunday, (American viewers can catch some of the race on Versus) the 7th. Eight stages will wind their way south from ...

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Armstrong’s Shadow

The unfortunate part about Lance Armstrong's return to bike racing is that the shadow he casts is very long. You can't take the publicity he brings, the dollars, without also taking the drama.

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Friday Group Ride #4 Wrap

And we thought that ugly jerseys were a thing of the past Well, this was sort of a lay up, wasn’t it? What sort of a pessimist would say the coming season wasn’t going to be as good ...

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