Tag Archives: Sastre

The Cut Off

On any stage of the Tour de France, a rider can be excluded from the race for not finishing within a certain percentage of the stage winner’s time. It’s a cruel way to find out your ...

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Giro Thoughts

Well, the 2011 Giro d’Italia is in the books, the most epic, epicness in the history of epic epics. Race director Angelo Zomegnan took a page from Tour de France founder Henri ...

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Friday Group Ride #68

The Giro d’Italia starts Saturday, and this time out everything is BIG. The peloton, at 207 riders, is well beyond the normal size, as are the climbs (see Mt. Etna stage above), with seven ...

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Friday Group Ride #55

In a departure from recent tradition, Christian Prudhomme released the list of Tour de France team invitations early. Twenty-two teams were on the list, the eighteen ProTeams and four wild cards, ...

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FGR#24 Wrap

I already have Grand Tour hangover, that malaise that settles in when there isn't a daily race to follow by television/live web feed or text updates. This just-finished Giro d' Italia was simply ...

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Friday Group Ride #24

Putting aside the controversy du jour/semaine/mois/année, can we all just agree that this Giro d'Italia has not only been the best race of the 2010 season, but the best Grand Tour in recent ...

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