Tag Archives: Richie Porte

The Case for Nibali

The Case for Nibali

As the 2014 Tour de France races toward Paris, Vincenzo Nibali continues to ride in a class of his own. Amid the predictable and spastic cries of “Doper!” from trolls and imbecilli, a ...

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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For the first time since 1980 the reigning Tour de France champion has withdrawn from the race.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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Friday Group Ride #223

Friday Group Ride #223

Chris Froome has done us all two immense favors. First, he stirred up the ghost of Tours past by poking his literary finger in teammate Bradley Wiggins’ eye, giving us the opportunity to ...

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The Wiggins Dilemma

The Wiggins Dilemma

Bradley Wiggins has taken to the media to lament his omission from Sky’s Tour de France squad. Not yet mid-June and we have our first Tour de France drama. Oh thank heaven! So Wiggins gave ...

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Friday Group Ride #126

With Team Sky’s dominance of the Tour de France through the first 12 stages, the question seems not to be can Bradley Wiggins win the general classification, but rather, what other honors ...

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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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Friday Group Ride #52

Fabian Cancellara: RKP’s man of the year, in the move of the year. Okay, so we couldn’t leave a whole week without a post. It’s been a year of stories often as fascinating as ...

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