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Mario Cipollini Gets “Punk’d” on Italian TV

Big thanks to Velochimp for this – Apparently Mario Cipollini’s days of being involved with Italian realty TV weren’t limited to his appearance on “Dancing With the Stars.” This one was on Italy’s version of the practical joke show “Punk’d” (which in Italian is Scherzi a Parte). The whole thing is in Italian, but the idea is that he’s out …

Robert Millar is No Longer a Man

Just when you think cycling news can’t get any stranger, what with the bags of blood and asthma drug abuseand admissions of guilt, here’s something that’ll take your mind off of doping for awhile. Britain’s one-time King of the Mountains Robert Millar is reportedly now a woman. That’s right, the King has become a Queen: For the powerful sporting hero who …

Montreal-Boston Tour – A New North American Race

What the world needs now is more big cycling events on this side of the big pond. Isn’t that how the song goes? No? Oh. Well, it should. And the organizers of the new Montreal-Boston Tour think so, too. The inaugural Montreal-Boston Tour will run from August 5-12 this year, covering about 1200km, and it’s been given …

Giro Contenders Doing Practice Rides

If you’re one of those people who’s a cycling fan but who hasn’t managed to schedule your vacations to coincide with the big races on the calendar, don’t despair. There are other ways to see cycling greats on legendary roads… In the months before the big races. Lance Armstrong’s old method of doing recon work on the …

High Road’s Big Day

Team High Road’s Kim Kirchen won the 72nd and Gregory Henderson won le Tour de Georgia’s third stage as the sun crossed another continent later that same day. Those victories continued the string commenced about a week earlier as sprinter Mark Cavendish repeated as winner of Scheldeprijs Vlaanderen. High Road’s success has not quite equaled …

Quick Step’s Qatar Quest

Team Quick Step sent a very strong team to Qatar, obviously intent to have Tom Boonen leave wearing the winner’s Gold Jersey. They have made their intentions known at every step so far. David Millar obviously wanted to make a statement with his new team Slipstream/Chipotle. He practically dragged his following four riders across the …

A Cavendish Cavalcade

Mark Cavendish, the Team High Road sprinter from Great Britain who made his name riding indoor tracks, won the second and third stages of the Three Days of De Panne and followed it with a respectable finish in the closing time trial. Cavendish had to sprint from deep in the pack to win the second …

Big Spill at Revolution 2 in Melbourne!

In the Future Stars Double Kilo Dash, Trevor Griffiths dominated the Under 18 Men’s racing with three wins from three starts, even if much of the field was nursing injuries from the spectacular final lap pile-up in the opening 2000 metre scratch race. Riders tangled at fourth wheel entering the back straight, and slid across the track; …