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Strava KOMs at the classics

Wonder what speeds the pros clock on some of the monuments in cycling? Thanks to Strava you don’t need to. Not only has your favorite route probably been Strava tagged with blue KOM sections like a Jackson Pollack painting, many races have key sections “KOMed” (I’m making this a thing – #1. The act of turning …

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What a hero should be

Tonight we are going to watch the very public collapse of someone many called a hero. This person will go on a talk show and confess to cheating. How much of a confession at this point we can only speculate. The media, this ex-hero’s handlers, and sponsors helped to build the image to a mythic …

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The Armstrong Twitter Spat

I knew I’d be asked to comment on the Oprah/Lance Armstrong interview. When the producer of a radio program calls me they ask to hear about the infamous tweet Armstrong sent that ultimately got me fired from Versus. As you can see it’s a pretty innocuous tweet. I’m guessing I sent it out just as …

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The Oprah interview

Credits roll: “Oprah’s Next Chapter” Video montage of Lance Armstrong winning the Tour de France. Speaking over the video Winfrey describes Armstrong’s accomplishments in a serious tone: world champion, fighting cancer, returns from near death to professional cycling and winning seven straight Tours. Reminds the audience the hardships he endured coming from a single parent …

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The Levi Effect – a review

The Levi Leipheimer documentary, “The Levi Effect” is an interesting look at who is arguably one of America’s best stage racers. I use the word “arguably” as Leipheimer has admitted to performance enhancing drug use during his professional cycling career and in people’s minds that has tainted Leipheimer forever. For those who don’t know much …

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