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Vuelta Rest Day #1 GC/Team Power Poll!

Two things to think about before we get to the poll: Thing 1- I don't know if its just me but it usually seems as if the Vuelta takes longer to fully sort out the true GC contenders than the Tour...

Vuelta a Espana Stage 1 Recap

Hey all! Just a quickie recap of stage 1's TTT here since the official results were soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo (deep breath)...

Vuelta a Espana Points Competition Preview and Friday Open Thread

The Vuelta Goes Full Giro You know how in the Giro, the winner of the points competition tends to be a climby guy cause there's not enough sprinter-friendly stages to allow the fast men enough...

Vuelta a Espana Mountains Competition: In Praise of David Moncoutie

With this edition of the Vuelta a Espana, David Moncoutie is looking to win the King of the Mountains competition. If successful he will have won it for the fifth time in a row, something that has...

The Vuelta a Espana Red Jersey Preview

In her preview of the Tour de France race, Jen led off with: When the Tour de France course was announced last fall, the climbers cried. So true. Anyways that is nowhere near the case with this...

Tomorrow: Clasica San Sebastian!

Greetings all Humans! And also Hoosiers, Swedes, and Seattleites! Tomorrow-finally!- is time for my favorite race of the year! Let me re-introduce myself. I am Txirla, the Basque Bivalve, the...

Awesome Threesome, part Three: Tour of Utah ALSO Starts Tomorrow!

Its like spring again! No, not THAT kind of spring where Belgians run one day races over uneven bits of road though that can be fun to watch too. No, I'm talking about the alternate spring where...

LIVE: Queen Stage @ Burgos: Climbyfest!

Vuelta a Burgos- In case you are late arriving... You missed something that looked suspiciously like echelons last stage, a cobbled finish the stage before and two stages of Dani Moreno powering up...


Tour of Burgos Stage 4 LIVE Thread

Just felt like slapping this sucker up now. Today's course is as about as flat as possible for Spain: not one categorized climb though there are hills. A whisper of a hint of a very slight uphill...


Tour of Burgos Stage 3 LIVE Thread

Live ticker here. Video at 16:00 CEST (7 am PST) Sports Livez, and Steephill have links. Looks like a stage for the sprinters and, yes, there are a few here: Visconti is sort of a sprinter, Pete...


Tour of Burgos stage 2 thread LIVE

Video should start in about a half hour ( 7 am PST) Live ticker here and the status of the race is... 84 km into the race and we got a group of 5 in the break, 1:24 ahead of the peloton, Katusha...

VINO4EVAH!!!!! Vinokourov wins the Olympic RR from the break

All day the questions was can team GB control the peloton? But in the end, the arrogance of the Brits (Ed note: there was an asterisk after the word Brits by mistake. Now its gone) gave out and ...

Roman Kreuziger signs with Saxo Tinkov

First of 5-10 new signees for the team, several of whom are supposedly signed but not yet announced.


Mauricio Soler retires

A lot of sad in the cycling world today and now this. Mauricio Soler retires, Makes sense as the reports say that he's still having lingering effects from his crash in the Tour de Suisse last year....


Jonesing For A Serious Mountaintop finish? Check out Cuitu Negru

I dunno. Riders make the race. Blah blah blah blah blah. Yeah, right. That's true to a point. I started looking at the Vuelta which we all know is a climby race this year. Specifically I checked...

Michael McCann analyses the HWWNBN case

At this point, this is probably the state of the art analysis of HWWNBN's case and USDA's likely response.

Poland Preview Pronto

Tour of Poland preview!


Euro 12 LIVE Finals Thread, ESP - ITA

Lineups: Spain: 1-Iker Casillas; 17-Alvaro Arbeloa, 15-Sergio Ramos, 3-Gerard Pique, 18-Jordi Alba 16-Sergio Busquets, 14-Xabi Alonso, 8-Xavi; 6-Andres Iniesta, 21-David Silva, 10-Cesc Fabregas I...

Seven PdC Editors Predict the Tour

Seven Podium Cafe Editors Predict the Tour de France

Tour de France Preview: Liquigas- Have They Jumped The Shark?

Tour de France Preview: Liquigas- Have They Jumped The Shark?

Tour de France Preview: Team Movistar-A Year Too Soon? Blame Sponsorship Issues

Tour de France Preview: Team Movistar-A Year Too Soon? Blame Sponsorship Issues

Is Santander the rumored new partner for Saxo bank?

Bjarne Riis has called a news conference for tomorrow (Monday) about a new sponsor for Team Saxo Bank. The rumored partner is, according to Danish business paper Børsen, a foreign bank.

Tour de France Preview: Garmin-GC Leader is Who Again?

Is Ryder Hesjedal the best option for Garmin at the Tour de France?

Tour de France Preview: Euskaltel-Its Now Or Never For Samu

Presenting Eskaltel's team for the Tour de France: Its All about Samuel Sanchez.


FSA DS: The Editors League at the halfway point

The illustrious Podium Cafe Editors league mid-year standings!



I'm guessing that Chris is at church right now praying his head off. Or he would be if Seattlites went to church. Here's the lineups. ROLL AZZURI TIDE! Spain (4-4-2) Iker Casillas 1 Gerard Piqué ...


Undrafted free agents thread

If you see any notice of the Ravens signing anyone put it here! So far, via nepatriots.com: John Brantley, QB Florida Charles Brown, CB UNC Austin Johnson, LB Tennessee Chyl Quarles, S Wake...

The Best 1st Round Analysis Of All Time

Draft Countdown provides us with the final word in draft analysis....in GIFs. Very funny.

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