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  1. General Cycling Discussion
    Home Mechanic: Lance says, check for glass and don't save the black thingy. It's not cool. In the truth-is-definitely-stranger-than-fiction department, deposed 7-time Tour de France winner* Lance Armstrong showed up on the interwebs this week in this sort-of-not-really-serious how-to video...
  2. General Cycling Discussion
    The bike appears reddish on television, but up close it is a bright electric orange. Multi-time French national champion Sylvain Chavanel likes three things (that we know of, anyway): riding in breakaways, large tattoos, and driving American muscle cars. The Frenchman, who's ridden in too many...
  3. General Cycling Discussion
    On the OPQS menu every morning: pancakes and omelets. Tom Caubergs cracked a lot of eggs during the Tour de France. How many? Well, he isn't quite sure, but as Omega Pharma-Quick Step's team chef Caubergs cracked at least 40 eggs every morning while making pancakes and omelets for the WorldTour...
  4. General Cycling Discussion
    If Alpe d'Huez is the most famous climb in the Tour de France, then Turn No. 7, better known as Dutch corner, is the most famous of the col's infamous 21 switchbacks. But this fame (or perhaps it should be infamy) doesn't have anything to do with steep gradient or historic attacks from past...
  5. General Cycling Discussion
    Astana team soigneur Alejandro Vazquez has been looking after pro riders since before many of his current riders were born. Meet Alejandro Vazquez, soigneur for team Astana. Previously, Vazquez has been a staffer for the Kelme, U.S. Postal Service and Saeco pro teams. He has the job down to a...
  6. General Cycling Discussion
    Florida resident Greg Weidle won himself a trip to the Tour de France. Have you ever entered one of those sweepstakes where you had to write a story, shoot a video, or do something else creative in the name of promoting a brand? We didn't think so. But this guy did and won a trip to the Tour de...
  7. General Cycling Discussion
    Yellow, Green, White, Polka Dots. Who wears what - and why? We know. Most of you already understand how the jerseys of the Tour de France work. But just in case anyone out there doesn't, here's an easy to follow video from our friends at the Global Cycling Network that breaks it all down. And...
  8. General Cycling Discussion
    The Ridley Noah FAST propels André Greipel to the stage 6 win. A custom "gorilla" paint job, oversized 35mm bars and stem, and a massive 54-tooth chainring. This bike could belong to only one rider, burly German sprinter André Greipel. Indeed, the recently crowned German national champ - and...
  9. Components, Wrenching
    Open on the left, closed on the right. Italian helmet maker KASK has launched itself into the aero road fray with the new 270-gram, $360 Infinity model. Tour de France viewers will have already seen these new lids adorning the heads of Team Sky, including Chris Froome. The current yellow jersey...
  10. General Cycling Discussion
    Stuck bus aside, you'd be hard pressed to name a team that had a better first week at the Tour de France than Orica-GreenEDGE. The Australia-based squad scored back-to-back stage wins with Simon Gerrans outgunning Cannondale's Peter Sagan at the end of stage 3, and then the entire team unleashed...
  11. General Cycling Discussion
    Pro cyclists burn thousands of calories during long race days. That's why eating while riding is key. So what does the Tour de France peloton consume during a stage? Our friends at the Global Cycling Network rolled through the feed zone to get an inside look at what's inside the musettes (aka...
  12. General Cycling Discussion
    Marcel Kittel realized the dream of all pro cyclists when he crossed the line at the end of the 2013 Tour de France's opening stage. Not only did the German rider earn the stage win but also the honor of wearing the race's first yellow jersey. Propelling the burly Argos-Shimano team rider to...
  13. Pro Cycling - Tour de France
    Move over Mavic. You're no longer the only cycling shoe maker with kicks that are impossible to miss. Taking a cue from Mavic's iconic yellow footwear offerings, Shimano has launched a limited edition bright blue version of its top-line R320 shoes. Sharp-eyed cycling fans will have already...
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