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Quick Picks: Paris-Roubaix

One of my recent Twitter polls asked if we preferred a brilliant edition of Paris-Roubaix or a Tour de France decider on Ventoux/Alpe d’Huez/The Tourmalet.  With 57% of the vote Paris-Roubaix was the winner and it’s considered by many to be the best racing of the season. 593 more words

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Quick Picks: Tirreno-Adriatico

Tirreno-Adriatico starts tomorrow; the unpredictable, sometimes fantastic, sometimes snowy, sometimes boring, springtime rival to the ASO’s Paris-Nice. I was unable to write a ‘Quick Picks’ for Paris-Nice but I can assure you I would have talked up Richie Porte (currently 15 minutes down) and Romain Bardet (currently sitting on his sofa eating croissants and reading… 670 more words

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Quick Picks: Strade Bianche

I confess I was not as excited for Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Belgium’s curtain-raising classics weekend as the rest of the cycling world. Perhaps I was foolishly distracted by Green Mountain and the Abu Dhabi Tour, intrigued to see if Rui Costa and company could upset the leading GC guys. 609 more words

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Quick Picks: Abu Dhabi Tour

The Abu Dhabi Tour swaggered into the cycling season in the autumn of 2015. It was a strange race but it felt right in the awkward mid-October slot. 650 more words

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Quick Picks: Volta ao Algarve

With both the Ruta Del Sol and Volta ao Algarve kicking off tomorrow, it looks as though I’ll fall one short of an Oman/Andalucia/Algarve preview hat-trick. 738 more words

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(Not So) Quick Picks: The Tour of Oman

There are a handful of times throughout each year where cycling fans are treated to two great races a day. This season we’ll see Scheldeprijs clash with Pais Vasco, the Tour of Britain boldly take on the Vuelta Espana and, of course, a World Tour battle between Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico. 882 more words

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Quick Picks: Tour Down Under

I haven’t been able to figure out if I love the Tour Down Under because it’s the glorious curtain raiser for the pro cycling season or if the race itself is one of the best. 777 more words

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