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As an incredible domestique for high profile teams like Sky and HTC-High Road, it’s easy to forget that Danny Pate used to win bike races. But he's back on US soil with Rally Cycling for 2016, and looking to make a mark as team leader, and mentor.
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    rally16bh-camp18pate940Danny Pate Gets Pez'd!
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