The Week in Bike #26 – 27 June 2014

27 Jun

Top 5, snubs, Froome TUE case mismanagement, http://www.kirkleebicycles.com/, women, Women’s Tour…and, Giro Rosa, broken pages, Giro del Trentino, broken reporting, Inga Thompson, USAC, war stories, impending doping stories, I hate the Tour de France (a little).

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The Week in Bike #25 – 20 June 2014

20 Jun

Dauphine, Suisse, Emakumeen Bira, Rabo-Liv, Prevot, Vos, Podium Cafe, MPCC, doping, rantcast, shirt, inhalers, prednisolone, TUE, UCI, communications, Cookson, Brailsford

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How The Race Was Won – Criterium du Dauphine 2014

17 Jun

A lot of successful breakaways, early GC action, smart riding, bold moves, and a surprise winner. Stage races should always be this fun—though maybe not so difficult to rework.

Music: https://soundcloud.com/djskillzmusic/florida-georgia-line-how-we-roll

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The Week in Bike #24 – 13 June 2014

13 Jun

Inhalant (please do not attempt), inhaler, Froome, Internet Slueths, SCA, Armstrong, Henao, Betancur, “citolamegavirus”, Golden Gran Fondo, UCI Fondos, Emakumeen Bira, Vos, van der Breggen, Ferrand-Prevot, Rabobank-Liv, coverage, organization, certification.

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The Week in Bike #23 – 6 June 2014

6 Jun

Yes videos, no job, Drunk Cyclist, no more Giro, Evans, all Tour everything, Baloise Belgium Tour, Tour of Luxembourg, Bayern Rundfahrt, Tinkoff, women, UCI, Boels Rentals Hills Classic, Johansson, Vos, Philly, Stevens, DIY women’s TdF, rider safety, tifosi, GoPro.

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How The Race Was Won – Giro d’Italia 2014 – Stages 16-21

3 Jun

Quintana confirms on a legendary day, a whole lot of breakaways hold out, and someone may be a little fond of forcing people to ride bikes uphill.
Music: https://soundcloud.com/mechanikproject/trap-o-fortuna

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The Week in Bike #22 – 30 May 2014

30 May

Grumpy, day job over, Base79, ads, http://velocio.cc, Slappendel, Vos, Vos Classic, Women’s Paris Criterium, Universal Sports, party like it’s 2005, Giro, Quintana, protests, rules, denial.

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How The Race Was Won – Giro d’Italia 2014 – Stages 10-15

26 May

A little rain, a touch of hail, but mostly hard, savvy, GC-impactful racing. Big climbs, TTs and the science of limiting losses.
Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UNUYQDOGfg

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The Week in Bike #21 -23 May 2014

23 May

Beard, Wiggins, Degenkolb, #aeroiseverything, Wild, Chongming Island, Wiggle-Honda, Mondialization, http://iamtedking.com, http://www.cutaway.us, US contribution to the sport, media abuse of the US market, Tour of California, tech.

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How The Race Was Won – Giro d’Italia 2014 – Stages 4-9

19 May

Rainy, rainy, rainy, to the point that the GC shake-ups seem to have had less impact on the GC than the flat and intermediate stages.
Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUrudD4Db5c (I’m so, so sorry)

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