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Fabian

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You can see his abs through his jersey. That is a fit man.

How The Race Was Won

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hNDYjUfkg0&noredirect=1

I realize I am probably late to the party in finding these videos on YouTube, but for anyone that hasn't watched them - enjoy! Humorous and tactically astute recaps of most of the major races from last year. This is a link to Omloop from last year, but you can easily find the other races on YouTube.

Craig Lewis Wins Stage at Tour de Beauce

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He has overcome some severe crashes to get back to winning. This article mentions his severe crash in the Giro, but most cafe readers will remember that he was also hit by a car during a time trial at the Tour of Georgia in 2004. I have a great deal of admiration for those cyclists who overcome such severe injuries and get back to such a high level.

Interview with Chris Horner

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I thought this was a great interview with Chris Horner. Despite losing the jersey today and finishing second, he is still quit upbeat and living the dream. Its hard not to like this guy.

Interview with Tommy D

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I thought this was a good interview with Tommy D. His imitation of Ryder as well as the advice was humorous. I also like the guy at the back of the van throwing around the expensive carbon wheels. I was thinking - be careful - those a damn expensive.

On-Line Streaming of Races

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It looks like NBC Universal is going to offer a package of races on-line again this year. I'd like to support them although the list of races is small and includes Tour of the Basque Country which is having difficulty. The list does not include Flanders or Roubaix which I think NBC owns the rights to. I was wondering if anyone knew of any other quality services or options for on-line viewing of cycling in North American that I could purchase. I'm familiar with the live threads on here, but I was hoping to purchase a package of races and support broadcasting cycling to North America.

Another Comeback for Craig Lewis

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I saw this article and it makes me wonder about and respect Craig Lewis. He might be best known for his accident in the Tour of Georgia when a car pulled out in front of him on a time trial stage. According to Craig's blog, he broke 47 bones and punctured both lungs. Now he is coming back from a broken femur at the Giro that required a second surgery because the leg was not fully healing. He is going to ride with Champion Systems next year which is a new Pro Continental Team. It just seems to me that he has been through a great deal to be 26 and that he must really love racing his bike. I hope he keeps the rubber side down and has a great year. I'd love to see an interview with him where he explains his motivation for racing and what it is like to come back from such severe injuries.

UCI Rankings

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Can anyone point me to a resource or guide on how the UCI assigns the licenses for next year? I know there was a recent post trying to guess which teams would be in and which out be out. As I recall teams are judged based on financial, ethical, administrative and sporting decisions. It appears that the financial and administrative decisions are mostly based on having the money and getting the paperwork done. Ethical consideration is based mostly on doping infractions. It seems that the biggest consideration is the competitive nature of the team (sporting). Teams ranked in the top 15 automatically get a protour license assuming they meet the other criteria. I'd like to know if anyone has information on the sporting criteria. Is it still secret? Do just protour points count? What about tours (Oceania, Africa, America, Europe, Asia)?

View of PEDs in Cycling from Outside the Sport

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I was reading some non-cycling related sports news - odd I know. I cam across this comment in an article about Usain Bolt and PEDs in sprint competitions: "Though nobody will ever talk about it on the record, PEDs have become an integral part of sprinting. It's pretty much like cycling: There's just an unspoken "everybody does it" concession." This bothered me. I guess it is how others view cycling, but I think the sport is working hard to get rid of PEDs. But Cycling as a sport has a lot of work to do to clean up.

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Tour de France: 2011 Yellow Jersey Preview

Podium Cafe previews the Yellow Jersey race for the 2011 Tour de France.

Amore & Vita team owner Interview

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I found this interesting. I must admit the ideas of repentance and renewal are appealing to me. His stance on banning people caught doping is interesting considering the team's philosophy is to give riders a second chance.

Interview with Mike Creed

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Mike Creed is an interesting and often humorous guy. He came on the scene with a great deal of talent and expectations. In the interview he explains some of the less than glamorous parts of pro cycling.

Radio Shack for sale?

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I think this is mostly speculation, but if Radio Shack is sold I wonder if that will affect their sponsorship of cycling.

Joao Correia's Blog

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I really enjoyed this blog entry. He rides for Cervelo and talks about how difficult some races are. This is not the glamorous side of cycling - but more about getting through the difficult times on the bike.

Chris Horner Blog

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Chris Horner's blog from Paris Nice. Today was the first day he rode his new TT bike. Also, it sounds like Gert had some terrible luck today.

Jayco Bay Cycling Classic Stage 3

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Jayco Bay Cycling Classic stage 3. Can someone explain the re-starts. Why do they stop and re-start after a crash or am I missing something?
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2010 Tour Teams?

Cyclingnews has a short article on the 2010 Tour and how it will be difficult to get an invitation to the tour.  The article quotes Christian Prudhomme stating new teams like Radio Shack, Sky, and...

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Roubaix Velodrome double booked!?

I love this time of year in cycling - it is taken so seriously.  Does any other sport have this kind of yearly devotion? Cyclingnews is reporting that the velodrome for Paris-Roubaix is double...

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Basso Question

Can someone explain how Basso is getting around the 4 year Pro-tour team ban.  Is Liquigas planning to drop from the Pro-tour or did the ban not apply since he was not proven to have taken drugs...

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Who is Going to Win this thing?

Who is Going to Win? So who will win this thing? There are six riders within a minute of the lead. There are three big stages left: a mountain stage with two HC climbs and a down hill finish, a...

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Horner Gives new meaning to pulling

This is a short article with some great photos.  With this kind of help, maybe I could be a pro cyclists.   I need several more words to finish this post, so here is a link to some cool wheels I...

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Maybe I'm not a true cycling fan

Normally this time of year, I can't wait for the tour to start.  This year, I'm much less interested.   I read this site, cyclingnews, velownews and other regularly. I watch all the races I can...

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Bike Questions

Felt has a new AR bike that incorporates some of the aero traits of time trial and track bikes for a road bike.  I think Cervelo has used some aero designs in ttheir bikes as well.   I'm curious...

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VDS Etiquette

How much sympathy must I show for a rider's illness or injury before I complain about the effect it will have on my VDS team?It looks like Michael Rogers has the Epstein Barr virus and will be out...

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Sloping Top Tube?

Due to various influences (including reading this site) I have begun commuting to work on my bike several times a week.  I am commuting on my only bike which is a 2007 Lemond Versailles bought to...

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Why Join the Pro Tour

Slipstream's schedule is posted.  If this is an accurate schedule (which I assume they have invites to most of these races), why would a team pay the money to join the Pro Tour?It looks like they...

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Rock Racing Interview

I read this interview yesterday and I keep thinking about it.Michael Ball is the owner of Rock & Republic clothing.  In Chris Horner's interview on Pez he says that he nearly signed with Rock and...

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Horner Interview at Pez

Pez has the first part of a two part interview with Chris Horner.They discuss what team options he had for 2008, what races he wants to do, the state of the domestic cycling scene...Chris Horner...

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Tour of Georgia

The race next year sounds great!Tybee Island to Savannah. Washginton to Gainesville. Team TT at Road Atlanta! Brasstown Bald finish on Saturday so I don't have to miss work to see it! (I will of...

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Chris Horner

It looks like Horner signed with Rock Racing.  That's the old rumor that has shown up again.http://www.bicyclenorthwest.com/A previous Velonews article on cross quoted Horner as saying he was done...

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