Tag Archives: Schleck

Friday Group Ride #30

It would have been easy, last week, to give over the Group Ride to a Tour prediction competition. We resisted, but no more. Now that things are beginning to shake out a little, now that ...

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FGR Wrap #29

This week’s ride was about stories, the ones the race tells and the ones we wanted to hear. Fortunately, and this is the hallmark of a good storyteller, this 2010 Tour de France is spinning ...

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Friday Group Ride #29

Christmas Eve and all through Rotterdam, most creature are stirring, riders, sporting directors, mechanics, soigneurs, journalists and fans. And old Chris Prudhomme, with his staff in the ...

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FGR #26 Wrap

The question is not whether or not Alberto Contador is the favorite for the upcoming Tour de France. The question is who will challenge him and how? Because there is only one ITT in this ...

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Friday Group Ride #26

The middle of June. The precipice. The brink. Just a few weeks left to tune up for the Tour de France, which means that all the "just riding this race as training" is almost over. Top Tour ...

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The Irony

For years we've been talking about the impact that each new doping scandal would have on the sport's ability to attract sponsors able to support teams on the financial level necessary to race the ...

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FGR#19 Wrap

Let's just get this one thing straight before we go any further. Alberto Contador does NOT hug teammates he doesn't like. If the 2009 Astana saga didn't teach us that, then we learned nothing at ...

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Friday Group Ride #12

Paris-Nice, "the race to the sun," rolls off the start line on Sunday, (American viewers can catch some of the race on Versus) the 7th. Eight stages will wind their way south from ...

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