Vernacular and tactics of cycling important in big races

Mark Cavendish of Britain, middle, leads a pack that includes Edvald Boasson Hagen, left, and Bradley Wiggings, second from left, during a training run Thursday with the Sky team riders near Liege, Belgium. The large group of riders is known as the peloton, a French world meaning a group or platoon. The Tour de France began Saturday.



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Mark Cavendish of Britain, middle, leads a pack that includes Edvald Boasson Hagen, left, and Bradley Wiggings, second from left, during a training run Thursday with the Sky team riders near Liege, Belgium. The large group of riders is known as the peloton, a French world meaning a group or platoon. The Tour de France began Saturday.

2012 is a great summer to be a cycling fan: The Tour de France started Saturday, the London Olympic Games follow, and the USA Pro Challenge starts right on our doorstep in Durango on Aug.…




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