Ben Shave

  • joined May 11, 2009
  • last login Oct 25, 2011
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Portuguese Primeira Liga: Season Preview

After the success of Porto, Benfica and Braga in the Europa League, this season in the Portuguese Primeira Liga is shaping up to be a fascinating contest. Ben Shave previews the runners and riders ahead of Friday's kick-off.

Fabio Coentrão And André Villas-Boas The Latest To Leave In Portugal's Talent Drain

The departures of Fábio Coentrão and André Villas-Boas from Benfica and Porto respectively have been making headlines across the footballing world this summer. But they are just the latest in a long line of playing and coaching talent to wave goodbye to the Primeira Liga.

Copa America 2011 Player Profiles: Maxi Pereira - Uruguay

One of the longest-serving members of Benfica's squad (having arrived in 2007 from Defensor Sporting of Uruguay), Victorio Maximiliano Pereira Paez - Maxi to his friends - has also arguably been...

Copa America 2011 Player Profiles: Matias Fernandez - Chile

Rising to prominence at the tender age of 18 with Colo Colo, ‘Mati’ Fernandez has had something of an unexpected career arc, given that he departed Chile clutching the 2006 South American...

Copa America 2011 Player Profiles: Freddy Guarin - Colombia

A dynamic, box-to-box midfielder with a penchant for long-range screamers, Freddy Guarin has, after a modest first couple of seasons in Portugal, become a vital cog in Porto's much-lauded squad. He...

Carlos Sastre to ride for Geox next season

I know we have a transfer post but I thought this merited a fanshot of its own. Interesting news, although I guess in hindsight there have been signs of tension between Carlos & Cervelo for most of the season, re riding the Tour especially. Good news for Geox, this won't do them any harm in terms of invites. "At the moment, I’m enjoying riding more than ever as I’ve rediscovered the fighting cyclist that’s always been inside me. This new challenge is exciting and it will provide me with what I’ve been fighting for all my life."

the ricco soap opera continues

i don't really know where to start with this...


O/T: super bowl

as a brit, i don't live in a country that's consumed by super bowl fever. all my friends have work or classes tomorrow. so i'm trusting that someone at PdC will be around to enjoy the game with me...


O/T- what's up with Jacopo Guarnieri?

On his Twitter page, the young Liquigas rider posted earlier this evening: "i'm feeling ashamed to be an italian cyclist." later on, he posted, I guess in answer to people asking why, "check the...

allen lim to radio shack

nyvelocity have confirmed that allen lim has left garmin for radio shack...dear oh dear. according to rumours, there's $500,000 good reasons why he jumped ship. dear oh dear oh dear. i wonder when he and lance will sit down to talk about watt outputs?

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