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Jan 11, 2010
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From the front page, the Mosquera article:
The team is also careful to put a certain amount of distance between itself and the controversial rider, who tested positive for EPO at the Vuelta a Espana, in which he finished second overall. He has denied the charges.
No he didn't. He tested positive for hydroxyethyl starch, a possible masking agent for EPO.
 
theyoungest said:
From the front page, the Mosquera article:

No he didn't. He tested positive for hydroxyethyl starch, a possible masking agent for EPO.
Thank you, the story has been changed.

In the future, if you notice an error in a CN story, please note it in the appropriate forum, "About the Website".

Susan
 
Jun 16, 2009
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New Australian TT Course looks to be in the middle of nowhere. Just a whole lot of farmland for most of it.

Here is the course. Mapped it out on google maps
 
May 6, 2009
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rxgqgxnyfz said:
What is it with Stu and his off-season, off bike traumas.
Or the amount of times he crashes in something. And I still cop **** in the bunch for crashing twice in one week...
 
Mar 13, 2009
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Teams invited to Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne 2011:

Omega Pharma-Lotto, Quick Step, BMC, AG2R, Katusha, Garmin Cervelo, Sky, HTC High Road, Luxembourg Cycling Project, Topsport Vlaanderen, Veranda's Willems, Cofidis, Europcar, Landbouwkrediet, Aqua e Sapone, Bretagne Schuler, Française des Jeux, Saur-Sojasun An Post-Sean Kelly, Pegaus, Vacansoleil et Skil-Shimano


Bobbie Traksel's Pegasus team has been invited, despite not yet having an official UCI license. 2 more wildcards yet to be announced

http://www.cyclismactu.net/news-kuurne_bruxelles_kuurne_les_equipes_connues-11085.html
 
Oct 29, 2009
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Christian said:
Bobbie Traksel's Pegasus team has been invited, despite not yet having an official UCI license. 2 more wildcards yet to be announced.
Given what he cycled home through, last year, he could have joined the circus on a unicycle and they would probably still have felt obliged to hand out the invitation to their cycling troupe. Some rides give you that right.

I hope for him the UCI will bend over backwards to pass an "ozzie" Pegasus license, something that seems a given (indeed Melo), now they appear to have come this far.
 
Jan 11, 2010
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Christian said:
Teams invited to Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne 2011:

Omega Pharma-Lotto, Quick Step, BMC, AG2R, Katusha, Garmin Cervelo, Sky, HTC High Road, Luxembourg Cycling Project, Topsport Vlaanderen, Veranda's Willems, Cofidis, Europcar, Landbouwkrediet, Aqua e Sapone, Bretagne Schuler, Française des Jeux, Saur-Sojasun An Post-Sean Kelly, Pegaus, Vacansoleil et Skil-Shimano


Bobbie Traksel's Pegasus team has been invited, despite not yet having an official UCI license. 2 more wildcards yet to be announced

http://www.cyclismactu.net/news-kuurne_bruxelles_kuurne_les_equipes_connues-11085.html
Interesting to see Rabo omitted from that list.
 
Oct 26, 2010
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TeamSkyFans said:
Rabo will get a spot. Of the seven listed, none of them will be missed. KBK really not their thing.
"ProTeam teams Saxo Bank-SunGard, Lampre-ISD, Astana, Liquigas-Cannondale, Team RadioShack, Team Movistar and Euskaltel-Euskadi will all be absent from the 2011 edition of Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne, with the septet not appearing on the teams list released today by the race organisers.
Read more: http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/6772/ ... z18QPn2l1m"

I know there is not that much of Saxo left, but I think Canc and Breschel weren't the only ones good on the cobbles?
Ben Hermans at RadioShack would be a good one in the flandres races? Maybe not to animate the race (he needs hills right?), but I'm sorry for the guy if he can't go...
 
Mar 13, 2009
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Brice Feillu to start his season at GP La Marseillaise on January 30th.

He says it in this interesting video (French) from the Team camp in Crans Montana. No information yet on what GT(s) he will ride ... it'll be interesting to see! I don't know if there is a spot on the Tour team for him, with Fuglsang and Monfort already certain. But it'd still be fun to see him in Giro or Vuelta.
 
Jan 11, 2010
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Christian said:
Brice Feillu to start his season at GP La Marseillaise on January 30th.

He says it in this interesting video (French) from the Team camp in Crans Montana. No information yet on what GT(s) he will ride ... it'll be interesting to see! I don't know if there is a spot on the Tour team for him, with Fuglsang and Monfort already certain. But it'd still be fun to see him in Giro or Vuelta.
Let's hope he can wake up from his yearlong hibernation.
 
Dekker_Tifosi said:
Hardly thing so. He was overrated to begin with. Then won a Tour stage by accident, and now is even more overrated. That guy is the French Pieter Weening so to speak
Well, aren't most top french riders overrated compared to other top riders? He's hardly unique as far as I'm concerned.
 
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I don't think he has more talent than Fédrigo or Cyril Dessel for example, but he actually seems to have ambition so that's something new. He took a chance with Vacansoleil even though I'm sure any French team would have been more than glad to take him, and it didn't work out ... now he is, if I'm not mistaken, the only Frenchman with a contract on a top team (except maybe Lequatre and Moinard) so it'll be interesting to see how far he can go
 
Christian said:
I don't think he has more talent than Fédrigo or Cyril Dessel for example, but he actually seems to have ambition so that's something new. He took a chance with Vacansoleil even though I'm sure any French team would have been more than glad to take him, and it didn't work out ... now he is, if I'm not mistaken, the only Frenchman with a contract on a top team (except maybe Lequatre and Moinard) so it'll be interesting to see how far he can go
Sylvain Chavanel and Jérôme Pineau, Quick Step
Jean-Christophe Peraud, Omega Pharma-Lotto
Romain Sicard and Pierre Cazaux, Euskaltel-Euskadi
Christophe Le Mevel, Garmin-Cervélo
Nicolas Portal, Team Sky
 

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