Tag Archives: Johan Bruyneel

2012 Season Preview

At Pavé, I used to begin each season with a team-by-team rundown of what I considered to be the top-20 teams in the sport, highlighting their goals, expectations, and offering my insights as to ...

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Friday Group Ride #87

  To follow professional cycling in Europe is to be familiar with the machinations of the UCI. The organization’s attempts to do more than just administer the sport, but to, in effect, ...

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The Thrill of the Race

Today was an example of precisely why the Tour de France is the greatest annual sporting event on the planet. We had a real bike race. While we couldn’t seem to have a day go without at ...

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Listening to Tyler

  By the time 60 Minutes aired Sunday night, I had digested every element of the show I could in advance. I’d parsed quote upon quote and laughed at Lance Armstrong’s attempts to discredit ...

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Friday Group Ride #34

The King and His Chosen Heir? Great movement is afoot. The tides of change rise with the moon and deposit treasures of all sorts on the shore of our cycling beach. Holy Moses! That’s a ...

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Retirement Party

The 2010 Tour de France came down to just two riders and one mountain. So Alberto Contador won the Tour de France by a margin slimmer than many said was possible, a margin equal to what he clawed ...

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Defending the Throne

It wasn’t supposed to happen this way. When Lance Armstrong announced he was coming out of retirement in September of 2008, many presumed he would take up his career where he left off—winning the ...

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FGR Wrap #30

End of an era—one sight we’re not likely to see again: Armstrong leading Contador. Well this is one time the FGR won’t be settled immediately. We’ve got nearly two weeks to see how this ...

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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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Floyd Landis Confesses

What a difference four years makes. Had Floyd Landis woken up on July 28, 2006, and called a press conference to announce to the world all the things he detailed in his e-mail to USA Cycling’s ...

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