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Vuelta Stages Nine and Ten

Noted mountain goat Leonardo Piepoli (Saunier Duval) won the ninth stage of the Vuelta at the top of Estación de esquí Cerler. Rabobank’s Denis Menchov finished 15 seconds behind Piepoli, but that was enough to vault Menchov into the Gold leader’s jersey. A combination of the climbs, the fatigue of the sprinters, and the impetus …

Tour de France Prologue in London

If you haven’t yet seen the stage profile for the London prologue of this year’s Tour de France, it’s worth taking a peek: From the Tour’s website, we have this verbal description of the route: On Saturday 7th July 2007, starting on Whitehall, in front of Trafalgar Square, the riders will race past Downing Street towards …

Want to ride with Bettini?

Want to ride alongside the guy in the rainbow jersey? Well, if you get yourself to Italy next month, you might be able to: Ever dreamed of training with a UCI Road Race World Champion? For those around Bibbona, Italy this June, that dream could well become a reality with the announcement of Paolo Bettini’s ‘Bettini …

The Day The Music Died or The Death of Disco

Team Discovery Channel, that is. I never was a fan of disco music and was glad to see it go. But I will sorely miss this cycling team. Team Discovery Channel (or “Disco” in the shorthand vernacular of many cycling fans) makes its swan song tomorrow when they appear in the Tour of Missouri. Disco …

It’s time for the World Championships!

The up-to-the minute start list is here. The Elite Men’s Road Race profile is here. The Elite Men will race Sunday, covering the 19.1 kilometre circuit 14 times for a total of 267.4km. The Elite Men’s Time Trial profile is here. The course length is 44.9km. First held in 1927, the World Championship Road Race is the most …

Word of the day: micro-fracture

Wouldn’t it be considered a cracked bone? There is too much English in today’s world! Bennati’s season finished Italian Daniele Bennati put a premature end to his 2007 season due to a micro-fracture in his right wrist, his Lampre-Fondital team has announced. Doctors said the injury was probably caused in a crash early in the …

Latest events in the world of Pro Cycling…

It’s sad to see this season come to a close, but The Tour of Lombardy, the last ProTour race of the year, will be held this Saturday. Paolo Bettini will go for his 3rd straight win in this event, where last year he won in the Rainbow Jersey. The course map is here. The profile is here. …

Welcome Back Pro Tour Cycling With The Tour Down Under

The Down Under’s first stage will kick off on Tuesday, January 22nd, and the Tour Down Under Classic on Sunday, January 20th. A full field will be competing, including local favorites CSC’s Stuart O’Grady and Robby McEwen of the Lotto team. CheChu (Jose Luis Rubiera) will make his Team Astana debut. This also will be my first …

PezCycling Does Portland

I’m not about to get on a bike anytime soon, as anyone who knows me is well aware… And yet PezCycling writer Dave Aldersebaes’ recent article on riding in Portland made me at least think I live in a pretty cool part of the world. It’s certainly one of the reasons my cyclist husband loves it here, and after …