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The absurd and depressing end of High Road Sports

(Team HTC-Highroad have thrown in the towel on finding a new sponsor, picture by Natalie on Flickr) Well the hyenas will be cackling this morning, but no one with an interest in the long-term sustainability of cycling as an elite … Continue reading

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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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Wee Bert Contador’s big wheels

He’s known round our house as “Wee Bert Contador” on account of someone once describing him as “that wee lad who rides with Armstrong” last year. 2010 is going to be a bugger of a year for him if you … Continue reading

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More rubbish professional kits for 2010: Astana and Quick-Step

First up, Astana. I think we can dispatch this one pretty quickly. Is there anything good to say about it? The visual branding is weaker than last year even if the logos are less confused. That’s about as good as … Continue reading

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Team Sky riders? Your guess as good as mine

It’s the time of year when I spend a week or two raising an eyebrow at the shuffling of riders around the teams. Until you see a signature on a piece of paper, it’s barely worth believing the vast majority … Continue reading

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The best cycling writers at the Giro

If you’re following the Giro D’Italia then in my opinion there really is one writer who you have to read: Juliet Macur of The New York Times. In our house she’s the first report we read when looking for perspective … Continue reading

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