Tag Archives: Mark Cavendish

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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Hunger

Desire has a way of informing our senses, giving us taste even before a thing is served. Our longing has a way of making us focus, making each detail of preparation a ceremony. We wait. We look ...

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FGR #22 Wrap

Every now and then you ask a question that serves up its own seemingly obvious answer. Like the time I was in high school and called the local radio station to see what time they’d play the ...

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Surprise

All the big teams have had their presentations for the 2010 season. The season’s goals have been laid out, some publicly, some not as. So what’s likely to happen? I got to thinking about what I’d ...

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Friday Group Ride #4

Given that we are in this nice, soft, clean spot in the calendar, the season stretching before us tabula rasa styley, let's take a moment to express wholly subjective opinions about the quality ...

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The Sprint

There’s a sequence in the great La Course en Tete, the documentary on Eddy Merckx, in which the filmmakers show a sprint unfold in a head-on view as the riders barrel toward the finish line. To a ...

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Hunger Artists

Sean Kelly with Claude Criquelion at the 1981 Liege-Bastogne-Liege There is a covenant between us. The pros suffer. We watch. They will not suffer if we do not watch. We will not watch if they do ...

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The Groom

There are as many reasons for wins as there are riders in the peloton. It’s rare that you can look at a win and pinpoint the exact reason behind it, beyond that of hard work. Thomas Voekler’s win ...

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