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07-27-2011, 01:18 PM
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The Cycling Thread

Figured I should start this now. Few bits of news and two things going on this weekend, unfortunately not on TV in the States but streams and YouTube highlights for those won't be a problem I'm sure.

- Alberto Contador's hearing with CAS has been postponed once again, until November.

- Samuel Sanchez will not ride in the Vuelta, no surprise there

- Qatar is interested in hosting the start of the 2016 TdF, PLEASE NO.

- Andreas Kloden is rumored to be moving to Quick Step, and Thor Hushovd is rumored to be moving to BMC.

Clasica San Sebastian is this Saturday, a rare somewhat mountainous classic which is quite interesting.

Some notables: LL Sanchez, Tejay Van Garderen, Peter Velits, both Schlecks, Cunego, Gilbert, Flecha, Uran, Rodriguez, Kreuziger, Zubeldia, Hushovd, Hesjedal, Basso, S. Sanchez (my favorite to win), Roche, Chavanel, Sastre, Menchov.

The Tour of Poland (week-long race) starts on Sunday, good prep for the Vuelta for these notables...

Dan Martin, Nibali, Le Mevel, Peter Velits (doesn't seem right for him to be on the start list for both), Sagan, Scarponi, Ballan, Boonen, Haussler.

Haven't seen a map of stage profiles for that race by the way...

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