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Cosmo

  • joined Mar 22, 2009
  • last login Mar 22, 2013
  • posts 32
  • comments 151

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How The Race Was Won - Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2013

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You might have already seen it, but just in case—the classic race recap voice-over video returns. Back when I started these, Podium Cafe was one of the first places I posted them—please excuse the two-day delay this time around. Still getting back into the swing of it. You can also download a version from http://cyclocosm.com.

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Audio of Today's TdF Press Call

Pretty sure I managed to beat Versus to posting audio of their press call today. Added some notes on where to find things, and an MP3 for the non-Flash crowd as well. Features questions and...

Tired of being stuck state-side while Chris and the others take in the classics season first hand...

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Tired of being stuck state-side while Chris and the others take in the classics season first hand in all it's muddy European splendor? Wish you could race along with the pros? Feel like you have too little to do while watching Paris-Roubaix coverage? Well, now there's Paris-RouBingo, the play-along home game for the Queen of the Classics. You can even download a blank board to make your own tiles!

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A Periodic Table of Professional Cycling

Do not let your eyes deceive you—this is indeed a periodic chart laying out over 100 of the world's top cycling events by prestige, type, geographic location, and UCI rank. You can even buy it. B...

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Jens! Factor Infographic - PdC Edition

I made an infographic for determining the Jens Factor of your off-season rides. Just after I published it, though, ednl pointed out that I had omitted the well-deserved permanent exclamation point...

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Ted King - Carlos Sastre - "The Bodyguard"

A video spoof, possibly relevant to your interests. Source material is from http://bartape.net, if you didn't recognize it. You can download from my blog for your media playing device.   An aging...

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Manipulate Digg for the Glory of Cycling!

http://twitter.com/universalsports/status/1764661202 Universal Sports wants everyone to Digg their coverage, and I suppose it wouldn't be such a terrible thing to have links to broadcasts of bike...

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2009 Giro d'Italia Video Analysis

How The Race Was Won - 2009 Giro d'Italia Video Analysis #1 from Cosmo Catalano on Vimeo. Nothing much happened in the way of GC yet (it being Stage 2 and all), but the finish in Trieste was...

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Why the Boonen Positive is Farce

As cycling fans, I think we might be a little jumpy when it comes to reacting to positive tests. But I think it would be beneficial for us, and for Tom Boonen, if we all took a big step back here.  ...

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2009 Tour of Romandie Video Analysis

How The Race Was Won - 2009 Tour of Romandie Video Analysis from Cosmo Catalano on Vimeo. Hello again, Podium Cafe. Sorry I was too busy to follow up on comments last week. Promise to pay more...

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2009 Liege-Bastogne-Liege Video Analysis

How The Race Was Won - 2009 Liege-Bastogne-Liege Video Analysis from Cosmo Catalano on Vimeo.   All SaxoBank, all the time.  I really would have liked to have seen some more fight out of the...

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2009 Fleche Wallone Video Analysis

How the Race Was Won - 2009 Fleche Wallone Video Analysis from Cosmo Catalano on Vimeo. Mid-week ones are always the hardest. Fortunately, I think this is the last big Wednesday until next...

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Amstel Gold 2009 Video Analysis

How The Race Was Won - Amstel Gold 2009 from Cosmo Catalano on Vimeo. More at cyclocosm.com (and @Cyclocosm)  Amstel Gold! Ivanov wins a classic heads-up hill sprint, with daring attacks and...

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2009 Paris-Roubaix Video Analysis

How the Race Was Won - 2009 Paris-Roubaix Video Analysis from Cosmo Catalano on Vimeo. (Almost) same day service! Probably could have gotten it done by midnight if I had elected not to ride...

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Gent-Wevelgem Video Analysis

How the Race Was Won - 2009 Gent-Wevelgem Video Analysis from Cosmo Catalano on Vimeo. Well, I wasn't sure if I'd be able to watch it, but I managed. Here's the Gent-Wevelgem analysis, preceded...

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Ronde van Vlaanderen Video Analysis

How the Race Was Won - 2009 Tour of Flanders video analysis from Cosmo Catalano on Vimeo. You know the deal. Download available at Cyclocosm.com, along with an embedded QuickTime version....

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E3 Prijs Vlaanderen Video Analysis

E3 Prijs Vlaanderen 2009 - How The Race Was Won from Cosmo Catalano on Vimeo. Better version at cyclocosm.com, as well as an iTunes-compatible download What better thing for media jackass day...

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Milan-Sanremo Video Analysis

Rather than make another boring old text post, I thought I might whip up a little video analysis of this weekend's race. We at Cyclocosm are all about multimedia production, and we'll be even more...

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"Cycle-sexualist"

In case any of you were wondering, yes, it is against the law.The article is tastefully short on details, though it does leave me with some questions about the how the mechanics of this would...

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Dope of the Day: Iban Mayo

Eurosport/Yahoo! is reporting that Mayo tested positive for our old friend EPO.David Millar will now be even less psyched that he turned himself inside out for that guy.

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Millar's Jersey Collection

After taking the maillot pois today, David Millar accomplished a fairly rare Tour de France feat - he has now worn each of the race's four leaders' jerseys. He wore yellow after his prologue win in...

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CycloWiki

http://wiki.cyclocosm.comNow all it needs is some content. There's a sample page at Tom Boonen, but it still needs to be cleaned up a bit.Go nuts. Add anything and everything you know, even if it's...

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I Need Broken Cannondales!

Send me photos of your broken Cannondales! Image searches have proven far less effective at finding them than I had anticipated. Although all damage is welcome, catastrophic failures the most...

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Cyclocosm Back On-Line

Hooray! After a few agonizing months, Cyclocosm has completed its needlessly wearisome transition to Wordpress. Now I'll be posting on an essentially daily basis again.Awesome.http://cyclocosm.com ...

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LA Times Article on WADA

[editor's note, by chris] See Hugh's diary tooIf you've ever been by my webpage, you know I think WADA does for clean sport what George W's done for stability in the Middle East. But in the event...

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Politics and Polymorphisms: What's Really Hurting the Sport

Here's a good question for next week's Trivia Monday: what color is the glass at UCI headquarters? Give up? The answer is "doping".

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Just Out of Curiousity...

I'm still waiting for someone to get convicted - er,  charged, rather - in connection with Operacion Puerto. There were 37  names actually mentioned at some point, though a few have by now been...

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HRM Suggestions

What is it with Germans? Why must they produce such brilliant machines with such horrifically fatal flaws? I loved the Sigma Sport BC1200 - but then I moved it to my stem to make way for aerobars...

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Who is the Anonymous Postie?

Frankie Andreu and an unnamed ex-Postie admitted their EPO use to the New York Times. While most people are focusing on the larger implications of this news on the sport, I really just want to know...

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