Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Cobbled Curtain Raiser

For the eager cycling fan, the start of the season is marked these days by the Tour Down Under in January. Others consider the true season opener to be the Paris-Nice stage race in mid-March. For everyone else, the 2011 … Continue reading

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Doubling up with Yellow and Green

Although it’s still very early in the season, team managers will have most of their Tour de France team decided already. There may be room for one or two changes if particular riders show great signs of improvement over the … Continue reading

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Riccardo Ricco in quotes

In the wake of the news that Riccardo Ricco has been admitted to hospital with kidney problems due to a self-administered blood transfusion, the following are a collection of quotes from Ricco himself, and from others discussing Ricco: June 2007 … Continue reading

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Where’s all the team time trials gone?

The Tour of Qatar got underway this past weekend, but instead of the team time trial which has been part of the race since 2007, the opening day was a 2.5km individual prologue time trial. Getting rid of the team … Continue reading

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The search for a home victory

One thing about the recent Tour Down Under which is apparent when reviewing the results is just how Australian they all are. Cameron Meyer won the overall prize and a stage, Matthew Goss finished runner up overall, took the points … Continue reading

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