Argentin turns 50, slams Contador and Schleck

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British race fans will remember former Italian pro Moreno Argentin well for chasing down and beating Irishman Stephen Roche at Liège-Bastogne-Liège in 1987. Today, 23 years later, Argentin turns 50 years old and is again on the attack.

"Now, I see guys in the group who are mushy, with no personality. There people around have very little hunger," Argentin told Italy's La Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper. "That is why the races lack emotion, there are no cyclists that excite you."

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.