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    What is up with Andy Schleck?

    Should make for an exciting Vuelta.
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    2012 Giro d'Italia

    It's on universal sports. If you don't have that channel, you can purchase Giro coverage (live streams and replays) from universal's website. You can also watch Eurosport's coverage online in English.
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    2012 Giro d'Italia

    Scarponi was my pre race pick to win pink, but he looked terrible today. Joaquin Rodriguez put 23 seconds into him, and even Frank Schleck had a faster time. Scarponi isn't a great TT rider, but come on.
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    2012 Paris - Nice

    The season just started and both teams are probably going into these early season races to get some racing in their legs. Their ambitions will be focused on the classics for riders like FC and the grand tours for Evans and the Schlecks. Rough day for Levi. I was really looking forward to...
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    2012 Paris - Nice

    After some research it looks like it is different. This years TT is 9.6k, but in the 80's some were 11K. Also, looking at the 2012 stage preview, the climbing begins once they leave the start house. http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/paris-nice-2012/stage-8
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    2012 Paris - Nice

    Strong field this year. I'm looking forward to the mountain TT on the Col d'Èze.
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    RadioShack-Nissan-Trek Confirmed

    Quote: Originally Posted by swampy1970 Andy Schleck finished that time trial 30 seconds behind Tommy Danielson. Yes, Tommy f**king D beat him in the time trial by 1/2 a minute, a minute behind Sammy Sanchez and over 2 minutes behind Contador. Evans did do a great ride but to give that kind...
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    wrong strategy by team SKY ?

    In hindsight, Sky would have done some things differently on the Angliru. Wiggins looked fantastic up until that stage, so I can understand Sky's tactics. I don't think anyone could have predicted Froome's performance in the Vuelta. There are always surprise performances in any grand tour...
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    2011 Vuelta a España

    Stage 17.... wow! That might have been the most exciting stage in any GT of 2011 and it all happened in the final 2k. Froome's attack was just incredible, and I thought he had the jersey when he dropped Cobo. But what a comeback from the Geox rider to not only make it back to Froome, but to...
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    RadioShack-Nissan-Trek Confirmed

    There have been rumors flying around about a Leopard Trek/RadioShack merger over the past few weeks. Monday, these rumors were confirmed and the two teams will create RadioShack-Nissan-Trek. This is a huge merger and I'm sure Bruyneel is excited to have young GT contenders after some poor...
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    2011 Vuelta a España

    Wiggins looks set to take the leaders jersey in the TT. I'm not sure any of the riders in front of him on GC can keep pace enough to stay ahead of him in the overall during tomorrows stage. Zubeldia and Nibali are in pretty nice positions as well. They can each produce a pretty decent time...
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    2011 Vuelta a España

    Katusha riders sitting at 1 and 2 in the GC gives them some tactical advantages to go on the offensive tomorrow. Taking into account Rodgriguez's TT last year he may need to attack every time there is a mountain top finish. Nibali looked pretty tired today finishing 32 seconds behind...
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    La Vuelta highlights?

    They don't normally have one hour highlights. In order to watch stage 4 and 5 you may need to download them from somewhere, assuming someone uploaded them by this time to a torrent site or something; or check youtube. A final option would be to get the vuelta package form universal sports for...
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    2011 Vuelta a España

    The Vuelta's first weekend will see some pretty nasty climbs, including today's final cat 3 that hits 28%. I think Rodriguez will make it his second victory, unless a break stays clear.
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    La Vuelta highlights?

    www.steephill.tv