The Radioshack team was ambitiously formed in 2010 solely to support Lance Armstrong's attempt at an unprecedented 8th Tour de France title. Poaching many riders from the Astana team, Radioshack came together quickly and looked poised to be a top contender at the Tour last year. It was not meant to be.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
The Luxembourg cycling project is finally beginning to take shape, as the organization has added both logistical and athletic staff in the past few days. Although still shrouded in mystery, the new Pro Tour team is taking shape quickly, and it is clear that it will be one of the strongest teams in the 2011 peloton.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Alberto Contador is in a tight spot. He has already been confirmed positive for clenbuterol at the 2010 Tour de France and multiple media reports have alleged that the Spaniard also showed traces of plasticizers (from IV blood bags) in his blood. Evidence seems to be mounting against Contador, and "El Pistolero" has done little to help his cause along the way.
Monday, October 11, 2010
You just gotta love Oscar Freire. One of the most experienced riders in the pro peloton, the Spaniard made good on his remaining world championship form to become the first ever Spanish rider to win Paris-Tours. Freire won like he has his entire career: On his own. "El Gato" once again came seemingly out of nowhere for the victory, adding a nice trophy to his mantle piece for the 2010 season.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
The New American Guard: Phinney, Van Garderen, Talansky, Stetina, Howes, King, Fairley and Boswell Poised for 10 Year Run
If you're an American cycling fan, you have got to be excited about the next ten years. As some of the true legends of American cycling like George Hincapie, Levi Leipheimer, Chris Horner, Lance Armstrong, Jason McCartney, David Zabriskie, Christian Vande Velde and others wind down their careers, there are a host of young riders poised to fill their shoes . . . and more. Below follow brief previews of tomorrow's American cycling stars.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
When you really think about it, is there a better rider to wear the rainbow bands for 2011 than Thor Hushovd? Humble, friendly and always willing to be a good teammate, Hushovd had a chance to ride for himself in Geelong for the world title and he performed masterfully, winning out of a small bunch to take yet another big win in his career.
Friday, October 1, 2010
The Spanish Three: Alberto Contador, David Garcia, Ezequiel Mosquera Return Positive Tests . . . Is Spain Dirtiest Cycling Nation?
Tough, tough news this week in the cycling world as three Spaniards have returned positive doping tests while another Italian rider is under investigation in Italy. Alberto Contador, blaming food poisoning, had extremely small traces of Clenbuterol in his system, while the cases of Ezequiel Mosquera and David Garcia, both of the Xacobeo team, were found positive at the Vuelta a Espana. Needless to say these multiple revelations are not good for cycling.