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    Specialized and Mclaren officially unveiled their new top of the range Venge today in a special press conference at McLaren Headquarters in Woking, England. Just days ahead of the actual race debut of the new frame that will be riden by select members of Team Astana, Saxo-Bank Sunguard, and...
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    Click Here (Reuters) - A chain malfunction in the last climb of the 187.5-kms 15th stage derailed Andy Schleck's Tour de France chances and allowed rival Alberto Contador to grab the yellow jersey on Monday. Overnight Tour leader Schleck had just started to attack defending champion Contador...
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    Click Here (Reuters) - Kazakh Alexandre Vinokourov won the 13th stage of the Tour de France, a 196-km ride from Rodez on Saturday. Luxembourg's Andy Schleck retained the overall leader's yellow jersey. Stage 13 Results 1 Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana - 4:26:26 2 Mark Cavendish (GBr)...
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    Contador chooses Specialized Bicycles as complete bike sponsor to Team Astana It's official- after Alberto Contador requested the support of Specialized Bicycles in his bid to win his third Tour de France, the California brand will be the complete bike sponsor for Team Astana in 2010. In a...
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    Astana's Alberto Contador of Spain picked up his second Tour de France win today as Mark Cavendish the Brit from Team Columbia - HTC crushed the sprint to win his 6th stage of the tour. Lance Armstrong who announced he will be riding for new American team, RadioShack next year finished on the...
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    Alberto Contador is within a stage of winning his second Tour de France as the much anticipated Mont Ventoux stage failed to shake up the GC standings. Tried as they may, the Schleck brothers launched attack after attack, but were not able to shake the rest of the GC contenders. For Rabobank...
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    Overall leader Alberto Contador took a giant step towards his second Tour de France victory when he humbled the time trial specialists over 40.5-km to take the 18th stage around the lake of Annecy on Thursday. The Spaniard, who outshone Olympic champion Fabian Cancellara by three seconds, now...
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    Alberto Contador of Astana rode away from all the contenders today to win the stage and take hold of the Maillot Jaune. Teammate Lance Armstrong climbed to second overall, but admitted that it was time to work for Contador. The stage into Verbier was expected to shake up the standings and end...
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    Astana displayed it's team dominance with a powerful win in the the Team Time Trial at the Tour de France today. Besting Garmin-Slipstream by 18 seconds, but more interestingly, beating Saxo Bank by just 40 seconds. Putting Lance Armstrong in second, right behind tour leader Fabian Cancellara by...
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    Nevada City Bicycle Classic 2009 Photo Gallery by Ken Conley Photo by Ken Conley Photo by Ken Conley Photo by Ken Conley Photo by Ken Conley Photo by Ken Conley Photo by Ken Conley Photo by Ken Conley Photo by Ken Conley Photo by Ken Conley Photo by Ken Conley Photo by Ken Conley
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    Yaroslav Popovych (Astana) Yaroslav Popovych has a rich history riding for Johan Bruyneel, General Manager of the Astana Cycling Team. In Popovych's first year at Discovery Channel, the Ukranian won the Tour de France's white jersey, honoring the Best Young Rider, while helping Lance Armstrong...
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    The 2009 Amgen Tour of California started today with a Prologue in Sacramento today and RoadBikeReview was there to bring you daily coverage! As we will throughout the 8 day stage race. Tour of California Prologue roundup: Pre-Race: Time trial, finishing speed and aggressivity for the...
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    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uYVBqP2bNU Ben Coates shows us Astana's Chris Horner's Trek Madone 6.9, currently in training spec, this will be the same bike Chris and the Astana boys will be riding when they start the 2009 Tour of California.
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    ASTANA CYCLING TEAM AND LANCE ARMSTRONG ANNOUNCE INDEPENDENT, STATE-OF-THE-ART DRUG TESTING PROGRAM ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA, - The ASTANA Professional Cycling Team and seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong today announced the launch of a new, comprehensive drug testing program for Lance...
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    World-Class, Accomplished Teams to Compete in February 14-22 Stage Race 'Best Field Ever to Compete on U.S. Soil Anticipated For Nine Day Stage Race' LOS ANGELES, CA - The 2009 Amgen Tour of California will once again bring together a world-class field of cycling teams from multiple nations...
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    By JIM VERTUNO, AP Sports Writer AUSTIN, Texas (AP)-Lance Armstrong will ride in the 2009 Tour de France, marking the first time he will compete in that race and the Giro d'Italia in the same year. "I'm committed to riding for the best guy," Armstrong said Monday, acknowledging the taxing...
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    Stage 14 Results 1 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana - 4.16.01 2 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana - 0.02 3 Ezequiel Mosquera Miguez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia -...
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    Stage 13 Results 1 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana - 5.52.35 2 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne - 0.42 3 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne - 0.58 4 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana...
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    Stage 5 Results 1 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana - 50.57 (50.049 km/h) 2 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Cofidis - 51.09 3 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas -51.30 4 Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana - 51.46 5...
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    "We Might as Well Win," the debut book by the eight-time Tour de France-winning sports director, Johan Bruyneel, was released today in U.S. bookstores. Written with Bill Strickland, executive editor of "Bicycling," and with a foreword by Lance Armstrong, "We Might as Well Win" takes readers...
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