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Inside Cycling with John Wilcockson: The legacy of Team Highroad

In a week when the merged RadioShack-Leopard-Trek team held its first training camp in Spain, when GreenEdge officially became Australia’s first-ever Division 1 team and when Rabobank presented its 2012 squad in the Netherlands, it’s worth reflecting on the team that won’t be in the peloton next year, HTC-Highroad, and why it will be remembered as one of the greatest teams in cycling history.

Inside Cycling with John Wilcockson: Why 2011 was the year of the underdog

Even though Philippe Gilbert won five major classics in the 2011 road season that just ended, he was the exception rather than the rule in one of the must unpredictable seasons on record. From Matt Goss at Milan-San Remo in March to Oliver Zaugg at the Tour of Lombardy earlier this month, many of this year’s big winners have come from left field.

Cycling’s national champions are fired up for the Tour

World champion Thor Hushovd, in his rainbow stripes, may have stolen the show at Thursday’s Tour de France team presentation by donning a wig and brandishing a hammer as the Norse god of thunder; but also sharing the spotlight were the riders in distinctively colored national championship jerseys who won their respective title races last weekend.

Inside Cycling with John Wilcockson: Can comeback kid Soler light up the Tour de France?

Big things expected of the Colombian after his stage win at the Tour de Suisse Editor’s note: Every week through the 2011 road season, VeloNews Editor-at-Large John Wilcockson is writing about key features of the week’s racing. This is the 18th installment. It’s one of the credos of pro cycling that athletes reach maturity in […]

Inside Cycling with John Wilcockson: Van den Broeck breaks through at Dauphiné

It’s taken the taciturn Belgian eight years to score his first major win Editor’s note: Every week through the 2011 road season, VeloNews Editor-at-Large John Wilcockson is writing about key features of the week’s racing. This is the 17th installment. When Jurgen Van den Broeck crossed the finish line in St. Pierre-de-Chartreuse on Monday afternoon […]