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majope

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I write books. Chances are very good you haven't read them.

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  • Cycling Cavendish, Haussler, Boasson Hagen, Dekker.
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Bling Takes Rund um Köln

The ticker originally credited the win to Graeme Brown, but has corrected the winner to Michael Matthews. Nice win for the flashy young 'un! Top 10: 1 Matthews (RAB) 2 Kittel (SKS) 3 Nizzolo...

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Gimme an "M"!

I could say something about setting up men as the norm to the diminishment of women.--gavia  That above quote of gav's (in her excellent piece on the ATOC battle of the sexes time trial) has...

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Redlands Classic prologue underway NOW

Redlands Classic is a WVDS Cat 6 stage race, so 25 points on the line for today's winner. The women are on the course--it's a hot day, 5 km prologue, all uphill! Podium Insightis tweeting from the...

UCI Appeals Contador Decision

No surprise, I suppose, but now it's official. Press release: The International Cycling Union (UCI) today decided – within the time frame stipulated by the Regulations – to appeal to the...

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Volta a Catalunya Stage 4 Live(ish) Thread

Today's stage runs 195 km from La Seu d’Urgell to El Vendrell, and features just one categorized climb, a Cat 3. Then it's all downhill, until a very small kick up at the finish. See the stage...

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Volta a Catalunya Stage 3 Live(ish) Thread

Steephill.tv reports that today's stage from La Vall d'en Bas to Vallnord (186 km) features three Cat 1 climbs and an uphill finish in Andorra. Should be vall to vall suffering--too bad we can't...

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Catalunya Live(ish) Thread, Stage 2

Starts earlier today than yesterday (12:40 CET; 7:40 EDT, 4:40 PDT, 22:40 AEST--for everybody else, that's in about ten minutes). Today's 169 km stage from Santa Coloma de Farners to Banyoles is...

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Volta a Catalunya Stage 1 Live(ish) Thread

Stage 1 starts in about an hour (13:30 CET; 8:30 EDT; 5:30 PDT; 23:30 AEST; for more time zones go to the World Clock ) Unfortunately, there will be no live video, but you can follow along on...

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Beyond the Peloton is back!

Season 3, Episode 1: here. Just the thing for a Friday afternoon.

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Murcia/West Vlaanderen Live(ish) Thread

Both are underway this minute! Since this is a combined thread, when you post please put Murcia or WV at the beginning of your subject line to help avoid confusion. Tickers: Murcia West Vlaanderen

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Giro del Friuli Live(ish) Thread

No live feed for this race, but you can follow along on the ticker, which is giving Google Translate fits. Parcours here. Start list here.

The Adventures of Barbie Barbie

Happy (Belated) Birthday! What does he want? Find out below the jump. We at Barbie Barbie Central would like to wish Heinrich Haussler a Happy Belated Birthday, and a really terrific...

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Weekend VDS Smack Thread! (now open for KBK, Almeria, etc.)

Season's open, and so is the smack! Who ya got? Me, I'm sending Boasson Hagen, Maaskant, Vansummeren, Chavanel the Greater, Van Avermaet, Roulston, Degenkolb, Boom, and Rollin. Don't even bother...

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Meet the future WVDS champion team!

Cycling magnate Majope van della Bicyclette, who has in the past fielded men's organizations Team Red Shorts and Team Barbie Barbie, now announces her foray into the world of Women's VDS. Unable to...

Vansummeren's Garmin Edge data from Qatar

Garvelo has posted Johan Vansummeren's data from Stage 1 of the Tour of Qatar. Average power: 346 watts. Max: 1357. Lots more at link. Very cool.

Ricco in hospital: kidney failure? kidney stones?

Not many details right now, but condition said to be improving. Edit: Gav thinks it's likely just kidney stones, so no need to drop him from the VDS team yet.

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Last Year's Top 10 VDS Teams: How'd they do it?

There's been some discussion about strategy in the VDS Data thread, and the various ways teams can be built. For the hell of it, I've spent much of the morning looking at last year's top ten VDS...

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Garmin: A Superteam’s VDS History

Once upon a time—okay, at the beginning of 2008—a new team showed up on the VDS roster. Team Slipstream, as it was called back then, was a scrappy little Pro Conti team with a strong...

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Friday Time-Fritter: Ask the Unicorns to help choose your VDS team!

Sure, the VDS competition doesn't open for entries for another few weeks, but it's clear that already PdCers are scrambling to make the picks that (this year for sure!) will utterly dominate the...

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Live Chat on Team Sky's Website NOW

Okay, they now say 8:10 pm Brit Time, which is in about 15 minutes. LINK HERE Team Sky:  We should be under way around 8.10pm UK time/2120CET. We'll have Dave Brailsford, Kurt-Asle Arvesen and...

Robbie and Robbie picked up by RadioShack

McEwen and Hunter to the Shack. I got it from Bici, but it's all over Twitter as well. VeloNews says they'll have an article up on it soon now.

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'Team Leopard' it is! UPDATE: Or isn't! Or is it?

Jersey to be "cool and simple, a classic look" Jakob Fuglsang sang thusly to CN on the name and jersey of the Luxembourg Cycling Project: "I saw a picture of what it could look like. You can...

Robert Wagner posts his Team Lux Trek on Twitter. Random training colors or hint to team kit?

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Robert Wagner posts his Team Lux Trek on Twitter. Random training colors or hint to team kit?

From the PdC archives: A note on Eddy Merckx's 1973 VDS cost

  December 28, 1972 We’ve been getting a lot of dumbheads whining about Eddy Merckx’s price for the 1973 VDS season, and Chris & ursula are making me tell you all where to get off so they can...

Awkward

"Er...looking forward to riding with you next season...uh, maybe." Plus, dining options are sure to be limited--I can't imagine the chef serving beef.

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Confirmed: O'Grady to Team Lux

We've been expecting it for weeks, and now it's official: the Luxembourg Pro Cycling Project has announced the signing of Stuart O'Grady, longtime veteran of the peloton, experienced road...

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Spanish Federation says Contador can compete

Despite the UCI's announcement on September 30 that Alberto Contador had been "formally and provisionally suspended as is prescribed by the World Anti-Doping Code," Juan Carlos Castaño,...

Best cycling crash photo EVER

Peter Stetina takes a flyer at the US National Championships TT in Greenville. EDIT: Photo is by Jim Phillips of Greenville

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Why they dope #221

Belgian Coach Carlo Bomans has harsh words for Dominique Cornu Bomans is not happy that Cornu came in 35th out of 42 in the Worlds time trial: Dominique should take care that he doesn't end up in...

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