Monthly Archives: February 2010

Make way for the youth of today!

Last year at the age of 37 Lance Armstrong finished 3rd in the Tour de France. In doing so he became the oldest rider to finish in the top three of the Tour since, well, since Lance Armstrong in 2005. … Continue reading

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Cavendish finally underway

It has a been a full month now since the cycling season officially began in Australia at the Tour Down Under. The rider who won the most professional races in 2009 was sprinter Mark Cavendish. This time last year he … Continue reading

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The Death of Omertá

Omertá. The code of silence. A code which was adopted by members of the Mafia to protect criminals. A code which had since been adopted by professional cyclists, also to protect criminals. Riders who used performance enhancing drugs to win … Continue reading

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Bring back the King of the Mountains

The King of the Mountains jersey is reserved for the rider who accumulates the most points by consistently finishing well over mountainous ascents along stage routes. Unusually however, the King of the Mountains title is often won by riders who … Continue reading

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Tour preparation isn’t so simple

Some riders have already gotten their season under way at the Tour Down Under in the middle of January, other riders will have waited until February to begin at races like the Tour Méditerranéen or the Tour of Qatar, while … Continue reading

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