Tag Archives: Vinokourov

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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TdF ’11 – Week 1 Losers

The cliché says you can’t win the Tour de France in the first week, but you can certainly lose it. It’s a shame really, because so many pro teams organize their season around the ...

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A Different, Different Approach

In light of the reports regarding Alberto Contador’s imminent, one-year vacation, we’re thinking double extra hard about different ways to clean up the sport. The other day we ...

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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 #20

The Spring Classics season is over. And now that I'm done crying in my espresso over it. It's time to shift the mental gears for Grand Tour time. Ignore that grinding sound. My mechanic said it ...

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Ambivalence

Alexander Vinkourov’s victory at Liege-Bastogne-Liege was met with boos and questions. It comes less than a year following his return to cycling after a two-year suspension for doping during ...

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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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