While you were out: Fifteen stories from cycling’s new year

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  • Published Jan. 2, 2013
Thomas De Gendt's long-range attack on the Giro's final mountain stage was one for the ages and he nearly stole the race. Photo: Graham Watson |

Analysis: EuroCrossCamp a ‘success’

Dan Seaton looks at the 10th edition of Geoff Proctor’s end-of-the-year U.S. ’cross camp and its varying levels of success.
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‘Purito’ will leave Katusha to guarantee the Tour

Joaquim Rodríguez confirmed what many thought to be true: he will leave Katusha if the team is not granted a WorldTour license on appeal. The 2012 WorldTour champion is eyeing a run at the Tour de France maillot jaune in 2013.
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Tech FAQ: Seeing better in 2013

Lennard Zinn relays reader feedback on corrective lenses for cycling, including information on progressive lenses and bifocals.
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Are the feds feeding grass roots, or trampling them?

Jason Sumner examines the coming fight between the Oregon Bicycle Racing Association and USA Cycling and its ramifications for events across the country.
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Top attacks of 2012

Andrew Hood looks back on the most vivid moves of aggression from the 2012 season.
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Sagan targets classics in 2013

Peter Sagan is aiming for a Milan-San Remo win in March, though many feel the Slovak sensation is capable of winning a grand tour.
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Canadian race organizer sees potential in cycling if teams, riders and organizers all take their pulls

Mark Johnson talks with Serge Arsenault about professional sports and why cycling won’t act like one.
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On the road again: U.S. champ Timmy Duggan changes teams, plans schedule

Reporter Matthew Beaudin sits down with Duggan on the eve of his move to Saxo-Tinkoff.
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Crossland: Why more Americans don’t base in Europe

Dan Seaton looks at why more U.S. ’cross racers don’t plant themselves in Europe for the full season.
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Best sprints of 2012

Andrew Hood looks back at the very best of the fast men during the 2012 season. Mark Cavendish still reigns supreme, but the field came onto his heels in his rainbow jersey season.
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To doubt or not to doubt?

Marianne Vos, Travis Tygart and others weigh in on post-Armstrong skepticism in cycling.
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Dombrowski on the Giro path with Wiggins

Neo-pro and 2012 Baby Giro winner Joe Dombrowski is on Sky’s long roster for the Giro d’Italia and he’s surprised and motivated.
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Fuller said knock you out: Aussie looks to pop cycling’s sores an F-bomb at a time

Skins chief Jaimie Fuller wants to tear the Band-Aid off pro road cycling and dig the wound of corruption out of the sport.
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Crossland analysis: Jonathan Page’s return from purgatory

Dan Seaton examines Jonathan Page’s comeback as the American auto-qualifies for the U.S. worlds team and appears on the cusp of big things in January and February.
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The Sunday Times sues Armstrong over libel-suit settlement

The Sunday Times of London has sued Lance Armstrong for what will likely end up topping $1.6 million. The paper called Texan’s libel case related to David Walsh’s work in exposing him “baseless and fraudulent.”
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