Tag Archives: Eddy Merckx

Anachronistic

Anachronistic

I’ve got this hangup about accuracy. I hate seeing history rewritten, or the present adjusted to conform to the past. Case in point, most cycling fans claim they not only hate Lance ...

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Redemption

Redemption

My wife works in human resources. A big part of her career has been reviewing resumes and interviewing people. Until relatively recently, most of her searches were for people working in the ...

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A New Mythology

A New Mythology

There is no longer room in the Western world, the developed part of it, for stories to grown and breathe without the Internet and the tight stranglehold of journalists, amateur and professional ...

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Friday Group Ride #273

Friday Group Ride #273

Despite the fact that this year’s Tour de France contains three former winners, two victors of the Giro d’Italia and one former Vuelta champion—six grand tour masters in all—this ...

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The Greatest Season Ever

The Greatest Season Ever

[We’re going to be posting some work that originally appeared elsewhere as I move my home and office from Southern California to Sonoma County. This story first appeared in Peloton ...

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The Greatest Tour Ever Raced

The Greatest Tour Ever Raced

[We’re going to be posting some work that originally appeared elsewhere as I move my home and office from Southern California to Sonoma County. This story first appeared in Peloton ...

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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For the first time since 1980 the reigning Tour de France champion has withdrawn from the race.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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