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Cyclo-Cross Bikes at Paris-Roubaix 2010

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The Paris-Roubaix race is on and what you have to watch out for are cyclocross bikes. Robbie McEwen of Katusha has Ridley for a sponsor. Like many other competitors, he will be using a cyclocross bike in the competition. With Ridley’s principle of “Form follows Function”, most of the Katusha’s team rode on Ridley X-Fires on last year’s season. Ridley also sponsors the Telenet-Fidea and Sunweb-Reynor pro cyclo-cross teams. Filippo Pozzato won second to Tom Boonen last year riding the Ridley Damocles road setup.

McEwen came in second to Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Transitions) at the Scheldeprijs race. Although he is in good shape, he said that the Paris-Roubaix is more of a tactical move by the team. “My world ranking gives us good car position in the convoy, about sixth. Without me there, we’d be 21st.”

Cyclocross bikes of different kinds will grace the racing event. Milram team riders will most likely be…

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Robbie McEwen Satisfied With His Return to Racing

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Cyclist Robbie McEwen is the most successful sprinter in Australian cycling history, with 12 Tour de France stage victories, he’s a former Australian road champion, all in a career which began back in 1996. However, his 2009 career saw more recovery than racing, after he hit a street sign at the Tour of Belgium in May, which fractured his shinbone and tore through ligaments in his leg. “It’s on my mind 24/7,” he said. “Every time I do something with it, whether I’m getting out of bed, sitting on the ergo or out on the road doing a sprint, I’m constantly thinking about how my knee is feeling. It’s the same today; I’m seeing how it feels using big gears, small gears. It’s just something that’s unavoidable. It felt good, no pain, no stiffness, so I think with a few more races in it, it will just…

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