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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-08-07

RT CTS Athlete. BMC pro @jpmurph8: Headed for the last stage here in poland. Sure to be a fast one! # RT CTS Coaching Director @jasonkoop: Our athletes are all excited about next weekend's #LT100 Can't wait to see them all crush it! # Good luck to CTS athlete @TracyThelen, racing @RaceMSC #8 Blast the…

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Posted: August 7, 2011

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Team Trainright Blog: An Enlightening Triathlon Experience, by Randy Mast

Race report: Denver Triathlon July 24 2011 by Randy Mast Every now and again I have an experience that I find myself retelling over and over again to friends, coworkers, to whomever will hold still long enough to listen to me. That is what I find myself doing after this past weekend. Sunday, July 24th,…

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-07-31

RT CTS Athlete @TeamKatz: Not much better than cold bottle of @GUEnergyLabs strawberry-watermelon recovery brew after long day of training! # RT CTS @Coach_AP: Gave @moniquepua a hard route & plan today, & told her 2 smile along the way. She did allofthe above: http://t.co/BIUSTRn # From CTS Athlete @TeamKatz: Rainbow over CTS Colorado Springs…

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Posted: July 31, 2011

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TDF Stage 21: First-Time Winners Claim All Competitions as Tour de France Concludes in Paris

By Chris Carmichael Cadel Evans wrapped up a near-perfect Tour de France today, crossing the finish line on the Champs Elysees to become the first Australian ever to win the race. It’s been a long time coming for Evans, who has finished second on two previous occasions (2007 and 2008) and seen his Tour chances…

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2011 “Do the Tour, Stay at Home” Workout Program – Stage 21: HighSpeedSprints

 Stage 21: Creteil – Paris (Champs Elysees) (95km) Following a long transfer from Grenoble to the outskirts of Paris, the peloton will roll out on the final stage of the 2011 Tour de France. Traditionally, the race for the yellow jersey is not contested today and the first few hours are predominantly a procession until…

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-07-24

RT CTS Coach @jrynbrandt: LT100 Camp #5 is a wrap! Its been an awesome 2 weeks. Great groups of athletes all ready to take on the #LT100 # RY @Coach_AP: Great weekend for CTS Athletes @moniquepua & @ManuelPrado scooping up wins at Pro UE #3 MTB race, the Galina Grinder! # A shot of CTS…

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TDF Stage 20: Cadel Evans Capitalizes on Talent, Skill, and Savvy to Take Yellow Jersey

By Chris Carmichael There was little doubt that Cadel Evans would ride a faster time trial than Andy Schleck in Stage 20 of the 2011 Tour de France. The big question of the day was whether the Australian could ride fast enough to take back at least 1.34 seconds per kilometer over today’s 42.5-kilometer course…

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2011 “Do the Tour, Stay at Home” Workout Program – Stage 20: Time Trial

Stage 20: Grenoble Time Trial (42.5km) There’s nothing easy about a 42 kilometer time trial at the Tour de France, but this one is especially tough. Many times there’s a relatively flat stage between the final mountain stage and the final time trial. This year, the riders go directly from finishing atop l’Alpe d’Huez to…

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TDF Stage 19: Fireworks on Final Mountain Stage Set Up Dramatic Stakes for Tomorrow’s Time Trial

By Chris Carmichael When going uphill is what you do best, you have to focus your efforts on building a lead – or making up time – before the Tour de France leaves the mountains. Stage 19 was the final day in the Alps, and it ended with a summit finish on the 21 hallowed…

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2011 “Do the Tour, Stay at Home” Workout Program – Stage 19: Steady-Effort PowerIntervals

Stage 19: Modane – l’Alpe d’Huez (109.5km) Stage 19 is almost half the length of Stage 18, which is good because there will be a lot of very tired riders in the peloton. But anyone with any energy will see this short stage as an opportunity to grab a stage win atop one of the…

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