Ride on Christian Soldier

Check the Times Online profile of Christian Vande Velde and how he went from a domestique to a Tour contender.

There’s a lot more cheating and a lot more losing and he struggles constantly with injury. And two weeks ago, when he starts his sixth Tour de France, Christian Vande Velde is still a minor leaguer, performing unnoticed in the shadow of the gods. He has no ambition of winning. He has no idea how good he is. But what if he just found out?

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Photo Credit: Reuters.

Out Racing

After a good warmup, they lined up for the start of a circuit race.

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Old Davidson New Davisdon

That’s an 84 Signature and a 2008 Hotspur.

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Ride with Horner

Blogged by Heidi Swift, covered elsewhere, and from last week, but a good story just the same at a time with the sport is fighting itself. I’ve also hoped for something like this to occur in races with climbs …

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Hat tip as well to Podium Insight and Lyne for doing a great job covering the NRC and US scene.

And now for something completely different: Magic Wheel

It’s a skateboard with a wheel bolted on; no it’s a foot scooter; or maybe a block of wood with a caster, a wheel, and a sleek carbon shroud?

Whatever it is, it’s a fun break for today and from le Tour.

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