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Seattle brought a huge group of its Hodala fraternity bike group. Here, they spray painted each of their custom kits at the start line. Photo: Dylan VanWeelden
A couple of folks came all the way from Belgium to show the Americans how it's done. Photo: Dylan VanWeelden
Costumes of all shapes and kinds came out. This fella is in a crafty shower curtain. Photo: Dylan VanWeelden
Start line tension for such a serious race. Photo: Dylan VanWeelden
A cavalry style start line excursion. Photo: Dylan VanWeelden
Yoga and snow balls took racers to the ground time after time. Photo: Dylan VanWeelden
#handupsarenotacrime Photo: Dylan VanWeelden
Parachute Hill turned into a Tunnel of Love with the crowds pushing their favorite riders to the top. Photo: Dylan VanWeelden
Music was one of many spectacles on the hill. Photo: Dylan VanWeelden
Some racers buckled under the pressure and stopped to take a break. Photo: Dylan VanWeelden
After getting his tattoo, race winner Adam Craig welcomes the crowd at the post-race party aboard a giant ship. Photo: Dylan VanWeelden
The infamous gold speedos for the winners of SSCXWC13, Adam Craig and Vicki Barclay. Photo: Dylan VanWeelden
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Planet X CNC ultralight brakes, 205 grams for the pair $80
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Shimano R700 Crankset 175mm 50/34 $95
Shimano 9000 bottom bracket $20 has hardly any mileage on it, super smooth
Arione CX carbon white, this saddle doesn't need much introduction, pretty light 170g $70
FSA omega bars 42cm (actually 41 at the tops) $10
Ritchey WCS post 30.9, 230 grams $15
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In the span of three weeks in July, Nairo Quintana went from being a little-known, pint-sized Colombian rider to the most promising talent in the sport.
The tiny climber was already a big name in his native Colombia, especially after having beaten Andrew Talansky to win the 2010 Tour de l’Avenir. But he became an international sensation during the Tour de France.
Quintana, who turns 24 in February, accomplished more in this year’s Tour than the previous generations of escarabajos managed in the preceding three decades: he won the king of the mountains jersey, the white jersey for best young rider, and a stage, while climbing to second overall, the best finish by a South American, ever.
That garnered him a hero’s welcome and ticker-tape parade in Bogotá, and elevated expectations that Quintana could become Colombia’s first Tour winner.
It remains to be seen how Quintana manages the added pressure that comes with being heir apparent. By all accounts, the son of peasant farmers in Colombia’s high altiplano is as level headed as his native mountain roads are steep.
Quintana stoically faced the pressure of this year’s Tour, handling the added stress of being Movistar’s GC leader after Alejandro Valverde flamed out with a mechanical and lost more than 10 minutes in the crosswinds of stage 13. But behind the scenes, Quintana admitted he even broke down in tears as he pushed closer to the final podium in Paris.
“The team believed in me more at times than I did in myself,” Quintana told Velo. “Without their support, none of this would have been possible.”
Movistar seems intent on protecting its Colombian gem, and reportedly gave him a huge pay raise, making him an overnight millionaire. But management says that Quintana will not take aim for the Tour outright until 2015.
Still, that’s what they said about his rookie run at the Tour this year. Quintana came in under the radar, but ended up blowing everyone out of the water, save for the indestructible Chris Froome (Sky).
The diminutive climber is the only rider who can match Froome in the mountains. The flat time trials, on the other hand, could prove to be his Achilles’ heel.
Regardless, Quintana will be a threat for the yellow jersey for years to come. On a climb-heavy course, like the one just announced for 2014, he will always be a GC favorite. Whether he will have the time trial legs to eventually win yellow remains to be seen, but his attacking style and exotic backstory will make Quintana fascinating to watch, no matter what happens.
Editor’s Note: Read about all of our award winners in the December 2013 issue of Velo, out now.
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Tektro/TRP has announced a voluntary recall of all TRP Spyre and Spyre SLC mechanical disc brake calipers. The recall affects all brakes, both sold on complete bikes and on the after market, between April and December 6 of this year.
The arm actuating the pistons can over-rotate, which dislocates the balls that move the dual pistons, causing the rider to lose braking power. There has been one reported incident of this happening, but no injuries.
TRP asks that users stop riding the Spyre and Spyre SLC brakes and return to the place of purchase or Tektro/TRP USA for a free exchange.
As his anticipated hearing draws nearer, mum’s the word on Johan Bruyneel, at least from the agency looking to ban him from the sport for life.
Bruyneel infamously guided Lance Armstrong to seven Tour de France wins on three different teams (those victories are now stripped) and took a battering in the United States Anti-Doping Agency’s Reasoned Decision, which alleged he and other key staff members engaged in a deep doping conspiracy.
In late October, it was reported that Bruyneel and team doctors Pedro Celaya and Jose “Pepe” Marti would face arbitration in London, from December 16-20. But as of December 10 — Tuesday — USADA would not issue a comment on the hearing, and several weeks ago another source indicated that the matter, at least in regard to Bruyneel, wasn’t expected to see the light of day.
RadioShack’s former manager also recently told a broadcaster he was “done” with the sport.
Either way, Bruyneel has proven elusive thus far. As far back as last winter, USADA CEO Travis Tygart said he though the Belgian would appear before a panel by the start of 2013. The charges, and seemingly the anecdotal evidence, against Bruyneel appear substantial, at least according to USADA.
“With respect to Mr. Bruyneel, numerous riders will testify that Mr. Bruyneel gave to them and/or encouraged them to use doping products and/or prohibited methods, including EPO, blood transfusions, testosterone, HGH and cortisone during the period from 1999 through 2007,” USADA claimed in its initial document. “Riders and other witnesses will also testify that Bruyneel worked actively to conceal rule violations by himself and others throughout the period from 1999 through the present.”
USADA alleged a massive, 14-year doping violation that it labeled a “USPS conspiracy.”
Bruyneel has said he plans to write a book to set his version of events in front of the public, “to put everything into the right context and correct the false image that the USADA report, the media, and people like Tyler Hamilton and Floyd Landis have given.”
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