Tag Archives: Tour de France

Dopey

When I back up and look at the news one might file under the heading of “doping in cycling” what has been published in the last six months should give us all pause. Let’s recap a few of the ...

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2010 Giro d’Italia Route Announced

The 2010 Tour of Italy route has been announced and as is typical of the Giro, it is an adventurous route that will keep competition going until the pink jersey crosses the line on the last ...

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The Gran Fondo Concept

Levi Leipheimer interviewed just before the start of his eponymous Gran Fondo. Since my post on Levi Leipheimer’s King Ridge Gran Fondo, there have been a number of comments about how the timed ...

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2010 Tour de France Route

The Amaury Sport Organization has announced another unusual Tour de France route for 2010. Just as the 2009 route broke with tradition and started in the south of France, the 2010 route will ...

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The Institution

The average European road is built more for helping cars navigate communities than turning traffic into high-pressure hydraulics. The narrow roads, roundabouts, median strips and occasional ...

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Le Grand Bornand Photo Gallery

Perhaps no other stage in the 2009 Tour de France was as pivotal as Stage 17 to le Grand Bornand. It's easy to argue who was right or wrong, depending on your view of the tactics employed, but ...

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Who’s the Boss?

The ongoing talk and writing on the subject of Lance Armstrong vs. Alberto Contador has pretty well played itself out. The world is full of two alphas fighting for dominance. Whatever. The most ...

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Withdrawal

When I was a kid the Fourth of July was summer perfected, a day devoid of household chores where my family and I moved from one party to the next, and ending in the mother of all parties ...

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