Tag: Mike Franchetti

Cannondale-Garmin: What’s Next?

In September 2014 Elia Viviani took the Coppa Bernocchi in what would be Cannondale Pro Cycling’s last victory. Three weeks earlier Alessandro De Marchi had climbed to Vuelta success for the team’s final Grand Tour win and the only one of the season. The campaign had few real highs with sporadic Peter Sagan and Viviani vitories

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Winners and Losers of the 2015 Season

The Pro Cycling season is drawing to a close and I’ve been looking back at the performances of (pretty much) every rider over the last ten months. I’ve been looking for winners and losers, those whose status in the cycling world has changed for better or worse this past season. Excluded are riders such as

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Pro Cycling Season 2015 Quiz

Now that the cycling season is over it’s time to test yourself on the races of 2015 with the Just Pro Cycling Quiz. There will be a shortage of two-wheeled action over the next few months but plenty of racing to look back on. The questions are grouped into five categories of increasing difficulty- apologies in advance

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Peter Sagan: New World Champion

Peter Sagan is the World Champion and it was fantastic. The pack had fought throughout to keep attacks at bay but with each ascent of Libby Hill Park the chances of a bunch sprint looked less likely. Positioned at the end of the circuit, the short and aggressive cobbled sections – the second named 23rd Street – would

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Chasing the Rainbow

With a list of winners including Tom Boonen, Paolo Bettini, Cadel Evans, Mark Cavendish and Rui Costa, the World Championship Road Race is successful at sharing out the title of the ‘World’s Best’ across a number of different rider types. In very few other one day races could Vincenzo Nibali and Elia Viviani be considered

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Vuelta 2015 Review

Most would agree this year’s Vuelta a Espana, won by Astana’s Fabio Aru, was a cracker. Some could point out previous great Spanish races- such as Juan Cobo’s defeat of a two pronged Sky attack in 2011- but this year’s race was stacked with surprises and great racing. Whichever way you choose to judge a

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Cyclin’ USA: Three Americans heading for the top

Taking cue from races such as the Tour Down Under and August rival the Eneco Tour, this week’s USA Pro Challenge is determined to stand out from the crowd and offer a unique week of racing. All three American races- the Pro Challenge, the Tour of Utah and May’s popular Tour of California- are currently

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The Eneco Tour 2015

The Netherlands’ Eneco Tour attracts a unique selection of riders and, despite being a week long race, there is often no real stage racer in sight. The list of winners, including Erik Dekker, Edvald Boasson Hagen and Zdenek Stybar, is a curious selection and the route tends towards a collection of mini-classics, quite unlike any other race

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