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T of C Review and More!

by Jack  

The 4th Amgen Tour of California ended last Sunday with a very familiar result. Levi Leipheimer (Astana) took his 3rd title in a row and yet another record setting crowd turned out for an even bigger and better race. Over 2 million people lined the… more »

Amgen Tour of California '09 Preview

by Jack  

Once the dust settled at the Tour Down Under in Australia and the Tour of Qatar and the sprinters had their fix of glory on those mostly flat races, it's time for the big boys to come out and play. This Saturday, February 14th, the 4th Amgen Tour of… more »

Poor Levi Leipheimer

by Jack  

Levi Leipheimer is currently the top American cyclist in the pro peloton. He's been that way ever since Lance Armstrong retired in 2005. Sure, there's been Floyd Landis for a quick moment, but that's another story. Throughout Levi's career, he's always… more »

63rd Vuelta Update: Levi Golden!

by Jack  

American Levi Leipheimer (Astana) won today's 42.5km time trial stage at the Vuelta! He becomes only the 5th American to win a stage in the Spanish tour and only the 2nd American ever to wear the leader's golden jersey (Floyd Landis was the other).… more »

2008 Olympics Men's Time Trial II

by Jack  

I have to admit that I was way off on my predictions for the men's time trial this past Wednesday. Only one of my top 3 made it on the podium while the other two, including my gold medal prediction, didn't even contend. Levi Leipheimer came through… more »

2008 Olympics Men's Time Trial

by Jack  

It's been a few days since Spain's Samuel Sanchez won the men's road race over silver medalist, Italy's Davide Rebellin and Bronze medalist, the surprising climber, Fabian Cancellara. Much of the same field will now contest the time trial on Wednesday… more »

2008 Olympics Men's Road Race

by Jack  

For those of you willing to give up an evening of rest, don't forget to catch the live coverage (I think) of the Olympic Men's Road Race tonight at 11:00pm EST here. Of course, this is NBC and a major network so let's hope they don't cover equestrian… more »

91st Giro - Stage 11: Etiquette

by Jack  

Today's post will talk about one of the most important cycling traditions still existing in the pro peloton; what should not happen when the leader of the race (or any other potential contender) crashes. Team LPR Brakes and Riccardo Riccò (Saunier… more »

91st Giro: Broken Contador!

by Jack  

We found out today that defending Tour de France champion Alberto Contador (Astana) has a slight fracture in his elbow. This diagnosis was made during today's rest day following his crash on Saturday's stage. Contador promises to continue but admitted… more »

Let Levi Ride!

by Jack  

I received this email today from LetLeviRide.com. It reminded me that I had signed a petition to show my support towards letting Levi ride in this year's Tour de France. While it hasn't worked just yet, Astana's inclusion in this year's Giro is a good… more »

91st Giro - Stage 1

by Jack  

The Tour of Italy (or the Giro in cycling speak) started today in Sicily. Because the Giro has to stand out from the other grand tours, it started unconventionally with a team time trial. Lance Armstrong's team of old usually dominated this discipline… more »

91st Giro Start List

by Jack  

RCS recently announced the official start list of this year's Giro. Arguably the hardest Grand Tour on paper will be off to a rock'n start just based on who will be lining up on May 10th. You can view the start list here. As you can see, Astana is… more »