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Cycling Scene has Sunday off this week, but that doesn’t mean that The Times Leader and timesleader.com don’t have plenty of cycling coverage for you.


First up, is my new Cycling Scene blog.


If you are reading this, congratulations. You have already found it.


I will try to keep you up to date on all the local, national and world cycling news here between my semiweekly columns.


Starting off with local cycling news, there will be plenty of it in Sunday’s Times Leader.


Reporters Chris Hughes and Steve Mocarsky combined to put together an extensive package looking at cycling in Northeastern Pennsylvania.


The two look at just about everything from the relationship between cyclists and drivers to area bike shops to … well let’s just say it’s comprehensive.


I will be interested on what other cyclist have to say about the treatment they get on the roads of NEPA. I know the start of my season has seen it’s share of “Get on the sidewalk” comments from motorists.


You will have to wait until Sunday to read the stories, though.


Until then, you may want to check out what Johan Bruyneel has to say about professional cycling’s “new era.” Seems Lance Armstrong’s former team manager is happy that the sport moving forward and away from the scandals of the last year.


Unfortunately, he has nothing to say about the doping program he is accused of helping mastermind.


Also, six-time British gold medalist Chris Hoy retired from cycling Thursday.


Finally, don’t forget that the last of the spring classics is Sunday. You can get your Liège–Bastogne–Liège fix over at Velonews.com. You can watch the race Sunday morning on NBCSN. Did I mention it was on at 2 a.m. Guess I will be setting the DVR for that one.


That’s it for today.


Don’t forget, if you have race results, information on an upcoming ride or just about anything cycling related, let me know. Just drop me a line at jsoprano@timesleader.com.


And follow me @tlcycling on twitter so you are sure never to miss a column or blog.


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