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Giro stage wins in the Rainbow Jersey

The 2012 Giro d’Italia isn’t a week old yet and Mark Cavendish has, perhaps unsurprisingly, already won two stages. But his first Grand Tour stage wins of the year are even more distinguished than usual, because he has taken these … Continue reading

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The youngest ever monument classic winner

This week in cycling history in 1944, Rik van Steenbergen won the Tour of Flanders at the age of 19. The now legendary Belgian began racing at the top level in the midst of World War II. Because Belgium was … Continue reading

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The most underwhelming Grand Tour winner

Over the years there have been some incredible exploits in Grand Tours where one rider has dominated the entire race. The most overwhelming of these was probably the Tour de France debut of the greatest cyclist ever, Eddy Merckx. In … Continue reading

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