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Schleck’s slide continues; may have slid off Trek team for Le Tour

Heading in to this season, many expected to finally see Andy Schleck return to the form that won him the Tour de France in 2010. So far, though, those high expectations have not been met. Schleck so far has failed to finish the Amstel Gold Race and the Ardennes Classics, and missed out entirely on the Tour of Romandie due to a knee injury. It seems now that Schleck may be running out of chances to prove he ...

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Tears and Sweat at the Tour de France Warm-up race

Cycling is a sport that consolidates blood, sweat and tears. And things were not any different at the Tour de France warm-up race (the Criterium du Dauphine). Though blood was not evident, a sweat-drenched Andrew Talansky proved his mettle and won the Tour de France warm-up race ahead of Alberto Contador. It was tears before bedtime for Contador, who had snatched the race lead from Chris Froome on the penul ...

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Sagan Closing Gap on Dumoulin, Martin with another top-three finish in Switzerland

Cannondale rider Peter Sagan continued his solid performance at the Tour of Switzerland with another top-three finish in Wednesday’s fifth stage. The Slovakian has already used his powerful sprint to capture a stage victory on Monday, and is steadily closing the gap between himself and overall leaders Tony Martin and Tom Dumoulin. Martin has so far held on to the six second lead he established in the race’s ...

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Wiggins Abandons Tour De Suisse Following Crash

Bradley Wiggins’ team doctor Steve Baynes announced on Wednesday that the 34 year old British rider would pull out of the Tour of Switzerland following a crash during Tuesday’s 4th stage. Wiggins had already been struggling during the tour, and had been slipping out of contention for a top spot going in to stage 4. At the time of the crash, Wiggins was not involved in any rough riding, but had been hanging ...

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Va Va Froome Dominating the Dauphine, Thanks to Team and Fellow Riders

Tour de France favorite Chris Froome is dominating the Dauphine. He won the first two stages without major problems. But, as of today, it has not been that easy. He is still the overall leader, but he can thank Team Sky and his competition for that. His teammates have helped to secure his standing from rival Alberto Contador. In fact, it seems that during the fourth stage, Team Sky was looking to give up th ...

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Sagan, Sprints, and a “Sir” Stir up the Suisse

Someone has come out of hibernation. Peter Sagan has reappeared after his time off training in Colorado. And it looks like the time off from racing has paid off. Sagan is looking to defend his green jersey at the Tour de France and is quickly showing the world that he will be a force to reckon with. He recently won the third stage at the Tour de Suisse and battled to the very end of stage four against speed ...

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“Spartacus” Not Looking So Sparky

The man known as “Spartacus” throughout the Cycling world is missing his mojo. For a man who has been a Time Trial World Champion and a Grand Tour Stage winner, he seems to share the same confidence as a man trying online dating for the first time instead of a highly decorated athlete. It has been a bumpy road and Fabian Cancellara knows it. During a test run of the time trial for the Tour de Suisse, he suf ...

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Contador Shrugs Off Second Place Finish

Two highly-decorated racers who would most likely play an important key in the final standings, battled at the end of the opening time trial at Criterium du Dauphine. Alberto Contador finished eight seconds behind Chris Froome, but saw the light at the end of the tunnel. “It’s okay. For me the last part was very hard with a very strong headwind.” And that headwind influenced the outcome of this first test. ...

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The Battle of Words Between Two Sirs

Do you feel a draft? It’s getting quite frosty on Team Sky. Not only are Chris Froome and Sir Bradley Wiggins having a tiff, but now a battle of he say/she say has started between Wiggins and Sir David Brailsford. And it’s never a good idea to argue with one’s employer. Wiggins claims he was left off the Team Sky’s Tour de France roster, but Brailsford stated no such decision was made...yet. “At Team Sky we ...

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Don’t Count Millar Out

The sport of Cycling is not easy. It takes courage, determination, perseverance, and a little bit of luck. And the fiery scot David Millar has ample amounts of each. His road has been an interesting one. From his near career change to being an art student, Millar has never taken the conventional route. He has been engrossed in the sport for 18 years, and is now making his final lap amongst the events. But, ...

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