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VeloNews.com candle snuffed; thousands curse darkness

The 21st century isn't all it's cracked up to be. The mighty Inside Communications Server Farm spent most of Saturday immobilized by a power outage after a peon whose Starbucks card had been rejected tripped over an extension cord en route to the coffee urn at a nearby 7-Eleven. The fan quit spinning, the hamster got all sweaty, the wheel stopped turning, and before you could say, "Al Gore invented the what?", cycling journalism as we know it ground to a halt. We promise it will never happen again. Until the next time. Stay tuned from reports from the 1989 Tour de France, where we understand

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By Patrick O’Grady

The 21st century isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. The mighty Inside Communications Server Farm spent most of Saturday immobilized by a power outage after a peon whose Starbucks card had been rejected tripped over an extension cord en route to the coffee urn at a nearby 7-Eleven. The fan quit spinning, the hamster got all sweaty, the wheel stopped turning, and before you could say, “Al Gore invented the what?”, cycling journalism as we know it ground to a halt. We promise it will never happen again. Until the next time. Stay tuned from reports from the 1989 Tour de France, where we understand that Greg LeMond has just defeated Laurent Fignon in the final time trial.