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Chris Fontecchio

Editor and Founder

Founded the Podium Cafe in 2006. Obsesses over cobblestone racing. Not averse to a beer, thank you very much.

MOST RECENT POSTS

OK, I'll Bite: My Top 20 Grand Tour Champions

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Fist off, MAJOR h/t to dees ees en drama who threw down yesterday when I asked for his/her all-time list. I debated just responding there, but I think this has some real discussion potential...

Nibali In Perspective

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Have I written this column already? I can't remember. Anyway, I don't think anyone else has.

Tour Finale and Green Jersey Talking Points

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Here's your race preview: there's gonna be a sprint on the Champs-Elysées. Details and an informative, entertaining and highly cogent discussion of the maillot vert below.

Tour Stage 20: Martin Dominates, Peraud Confirms

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Jean-Christophe Peraud claims second overall on the Tour de France podium

Techs-Mechs: ABUS Locks Fear Out, Flexibility In

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German lock-maker has a lot of bases covered

Tour Stage 20: What's This "Time Trialling" Thing?

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Omega Pharma-Quick Step's Tony Martin cemented his world class time trial legacy with a smashing stage victory in today's 54km event to... wait. I'm doing the preview, not the post-stage. Let me...

Le Tour Stage 19: Navardauskas Breaks Garmin Duck

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Ramunas "Comrade" Navardauskas breaks away at just the right time.

Cafe Bookshelf: Companion to Tour History

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It's the one-piece companion guide to the race's entire history.

Belkin Hit the Sponsor Jackpot!

29

Dutch National Lottery steps in as title sponsor.

Get Yer Podium Cafe Caps!

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After years of promises... reality!

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