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Cycling needs reform, more sugar is a good start

Cycling needs reform. Chris Horner likes sugar. Maye cycling should embrace it, too.

Five years ago, teammates Chris Horner and Levi Leipheimer rode together for several miles in an uphill breakaway at the Amgen Tour of California. The riders’ cycling skills, showcased high in the San Gabriel Mountains, defined the sport’s beauty but with a bizarre chunk of irony. Confident and fit, the two riders pedaled in unison. ...

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The Tour of California needs another Mario Cipollini

Mario Cipollini was professional cycling's last great showman.

When he wasn’t busy winning three Tour of Spain stages, 12 Tour de France stages, 42 Tour of Italy stages or any of his 191 career victories, Mario Cipollini had another great skill. The flamboyant Italian sprinter was extraordinarily savvy when promoting Mario Cipollini. He was professional bicycle racing’s last great showman. As the Tour ...

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