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25 Riders to Watch in 2014 – Sébastien Reichenbach

Sébastien Reichenbach At 24 years old, this youg man from Switzerland, has the cycling world in his hands. Amazing to think he struggled to find a team in 2012! Thank goodness the brilliant IAM Cycling saved him. 2013 was his first season in the World Tour and boy, didn’t he do well. He finished in...

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Eneco Tour – Stage 5 Preview

It’s time trial time! A 13.2km TT with 2 lumps in the middle.The climbs aren’t anything to worry about,as they are about 4% and not very long. The first half of the course is fairly technical with a number of sharp corners,and the second half is straight. There is no forecast for rain and the...

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Eneco Tour Preview

The 7 stage Dutch race starts on Monday with an interesting field.We have 3 sprint stages,that has interested the likes of Marcel Kittel,Arnaud Demare,Theo Bos,Alessandro Petacchi(riding his 1st race for OPQS),Daniele Bennati,Elia Viviani,Andre Greipel,Giacomo Nizzolo,Tyler Farrar,John Degenkolb,JJ Rojas,Yauheni Hutarovich and Juan Jose Lobato. We have 3 days of classic style courses,that has brought Lars Boom(reigning...

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Tour de France – Stage 11 Preview

It’s time for the first of 2 individual time-trials.This one is 33km from Avranches to Mont-Saint-Michel and is quite flat.It’s going to be about 28 degrees and windy.We have a 14mph North-Easternly wind. As you can see that means a crosswind for most of the course.This means that to do well here you need to...