Tag Archives: Levi Leipheimer

2012 Season Preview: Up-and-Comers

 Indications are Pierre Roland may be the new hope of French cycling. Last week we discussed the Men of the Hour—a rather easy-to-compile list of the men we all expect to be at forefront of the ...

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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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2012 Prognostications

  Let’s get the new year off on the right foot. I think fortune telling to be worth only slightly less than the word of someone working on Wall Street. And predicting the future ...

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Possibility

It was just more than a week ago most Tour observers, which is to say all but the 198 riders in the event, were wringing their hands in the anticipated ennui brought on by Alberto ...

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The Flinch

I’ve got friends who crash so often it’s a casual occurrence to them. Two of them in particular seem so okay with it that the lost skin, destroyed bikes and even loss of control don’t seem bother ...

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The SLO Gran Fondo

Two of cycling’s heavy hitters: Bob Stapleton of High Road (l) and Andrew Messick of AEG Sports, (r) The gran fondo concept is in its infancy here in the United States. Most cyclists I ...

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America’s Greatest Cycling Event

When I think back on the peak experiences in my life as a cyclist, those days where I was never more pleased to be a cyclist, I survey some pretty fine days. There was the day in 1997 when, as ...

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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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