Tag Archives: Jonathan Vaughters

Book Review: Argyle Armada

Embedded. It’s a funny term. We used to use it to refer to things inserted, usually accidentally, into something else. I’ve got a stick embedded in my calf. But with our wars in Iraq ...

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Understanding the Doping Mind

Most of the cycling world has been abuzz since yesterday when the first links appeared to Jonathan Vaughters’ op-ed piece for the New York Times. It’s rare that we direct readers 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 Bad Guy

When we consider the problem of doping it’s easy to look at the issue in terms of black and white. There are the clean riders (white) and the doped riders (black). There are the teams whose ...

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Pat McQuaid and a Search for Spine

Last week several media outlets carried an open letter that UCI President Pat McQuaid wrote to the union of professional cyclists, the CPA. Published on the UCI’s site as well as VeloNews, ...

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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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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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Garmin-Transitions Comes of Age

When Jonathan Vaughters’ fledgling PRO team first went to Europe, all who watched closely enough to care asked a single question: Will they win? It’s an unsurprising question. Any ...

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