Tag Archives: Alejandro Valverde

Signing Pereiro is Contador’s smartest move

A lot of people have seen the signing of Oscar Pereiro Sio as simply an attempt to bolster the Astana squad with an experienced rider who can be there when it matters in the high mountains. His ability to sacrifice … Continue reading

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Betting on the Tour de France 2009

Way back in 2006 I made my most successful tip on the race ever: I told a friend who does a fair bit of betting to take Flooyd Landis to win on Betfair at around 70/1. He might well have … Continue reading

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Jamie Staff and Shanaze Reade on BMX

Here’s that video clip I promised you. Yes, I know the audio’s out of synch due to dropped frames and I’m pretty embarrassed that I couldn’t remember where Shanaze is from but I don’t want to hurl my laptop out … Continue reading

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Injury blues

The left thigh is still giving me pain so I’m probably not going to go racing tomorrow. As I’m away next week and helping out at a race the week after, this means my season is, in effect, over. I … Continue reading

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