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BOOM!

SOOOO nice to see Voigt in second. I hope he has a few wins left in him. Such a classy rider.

Sun, 03/07/2010 - 11:02
halbritt
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If I ever get a chance to meet Jens Voight, I'm going to give him a hug.

1 Lars Boom (Rabobank) 10.56 43.9 km avg
2 Jens Voigt (Saxo Bank) 10.59 + 00.03
3 Levi Leipheimer (RadioShack) 11.02 + 00.06
4 Alberto Contador (Astana) 11.02 + 00.06
5 Peter Sagan (Liquigas) 11.06 + 00.10
6 Xavier Tondo (Cervelo) 11.07 + 00.11
7 David Millar (Garmin) 11.08 + 00.12
8 Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) 11.12 + 00.16
9 Janez Brajkovic (RadioShack) 11.13 + 00.17
10 Andriy Grivko (Astana) 11.13 + 00.17

Also, I follow http://www.steephill.tv, cycling news, and velo news. Velo News is kind of lame.

WTH Steegmans crashed again.

Dirk Demol wrote:
There was an opening of maybe 20 meters between a house and a hedge. I saw the wind coming. Leaves and tree branches flew in the air and a second later Gert was lifted in the air too. He was blown away from the road and tumbled over and over many times. It was a terrible crash. I’ve never seen such a thing in my life.

Cool to see local boy (NorCal) Levi put in a good performance. I'm stoked to see him win the ToC. Also, Svein Tuft did well. I'm rooting for him to have a good season.

...shift like jesus making one set of footprints in the sand in your time of need

Mon, 03/08/2010 - 03:02
danggang
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Sun, 03/07/2010 - 23:34
halbritt
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Holy shit, that's awesome.

Jens is a hard motherfucker:

...shift like jesus making one set of footprints in the sand in your time of need

Mon, 03/08/2010 - 00:57
Ashes Dust
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LOL. Stay right there. Imma go put some cones out. - Heath
edit2: dont GIS, i did, dont. NSFW - Miguel

Mon, 03/08/2010 - 09:39
crabbi
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I can get these made pretty easily from a friend. Anyone down?

Sneaky Viking wrote:
if you're here, you probably fucked up somewhere along the line.

Mon, 03/08/2010 - 09:59
Ashes Dust
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I would take one.

LOL. Stay right there. Imma go put some cones out. - Heath
edit2: dont GIS, i did, dont. NSFW - Miguel

Mon, 03/08/2010 - 10:14
turpencat
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Ashes Dust wrote:
I would take one.

johnnyraja wrote:
If you've never done it then yes, it's very surprising.

Mon, 03/08/2010 - 10:20
crabbi
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Let's see how much interest there is in this before I buy a bunch of shirts.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
if you're here, you probably fucked up somewhere along the line.

Mon, 03/08/2010 - 10:32
firewoodcycles

HELL YEA JENS. sign me up for a "shup up legs" shirt.

Mon, 03/08/2010 - 10:44
crabbi
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American apparel, yeah? I have a few friends that are managers at a few stores here so I can get a decent price.

Sneaky Viking wrote:
if you're here, you probably fucked up somewhere along the line.

Mon, 03/08/2010 - 11:08
dmotobear
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tepr wrote:
Is there any good online news for cycling?

maybe try pez cycling news?

Mon, 03/08/2010 - 11:22
dmotobear
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Paris-Nice: I'm rooting for Millar, Jens, or Horner.. but expecting contador to run away with it.

Mon, 03/08/2010 - 11:24
dmotobear
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Ashes Dust wrote:
I would take one.

Mon, 03/08/2010 - 11:25
Captain Gnarlock
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greatest

Mon, 03/08/2010 - 11:56
halbritt
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dmotoguy wrote:
Paris-Nice: I'm rooting for Millar, Jens, or Horner.. but expecting contador to run away with it.

Contador crashed. Levi crashed. Stage 1 was a fucking circus. Jens is placed well. Go Jens. Everyone knows that Contador is the strongest rider in the world, but his team was looking pretty shabby today trying to reel in the break.

"Of course there's always a chance to win the tour, it's always possible that five Astana guys could get attacked by a bear in the Pyrenees and we'd just be smoking to the finish." - Jens Voigt

...shift like jesus making one set of footprints in the sand in your time of need

Mon, 03/08/2010 - 17:58
Ashes Dust
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I bought a copy of this months Cycle Sport America magazine for the plane ride. It's pretty good. They have a really good articleon Team Sky as well as a preview of the 2010 season. It kinda makes me want to subscribe.

LOL. Stay right there. Imma go put some cones out. - Heath
edit2: dont GIS, i did, dont. NSFW - Miguel

Mon, 03/08/2010 - 18:47
Cadence
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halbritt wrote:
Also, Svein Tuft did well. I'm rooting for him to have a good season.

HFY. Dude is from my city. I've raced in the same event as him (in a different cat, obviously.)

Mon, 03/08/2010 - 20:30
Endpoint
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Henderson is looking good. Probably a more tactically savvy rider than Cav.

Voigt! The field looks harder than when he took 4th in 2005 and he is obviously much older but who knows... he's shown in the past he has what it takes to win a week long tour. His form looks good and if he is free to ride for himself in the mountains he might stay close enough to the Sanchezes and Contador. Hell, Contador might not even line up tomorrow after today's fall.

If Contador drops out I say Voigt goes from extreme longshot to legit contender. Without Contador to light it up the Sanchezs and Valverde may end up marking other enough to allow Voigt to never get dropped. Kreuziger might prove to be his biggest threat.

Horner, Vandevelde, Popovich, and Danielson are already completely out of the running and with Schleck over a minute down already he may play the role of domestique along with Larsson. Which might be enough firepower to overcome the Spanish.

Damn I wish this race was on Universal Sports!

Mon, 03/08/2010 - 20:59
kyle!
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Seriously, I hate following races through reports and short clips.

Speaking of Universal Sports, Milan San Remo next week!(ithink?)

Mon, 03/08/2010 - 22:35
donks
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yea its the 20th...saturday week

Mon, 03/08/2010 - 22:37
Face
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turpentine wrote:
Ashes Dust wrote:
I would take one.

Mr. Pubes wrote:
i fear that you are so lost in your own asshole that you may never be found again. do you have a flare gun? send for help.

Mon, 03/08/2010 - 22:41
halbritt
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Levi still has the same time as Contador. I wonder if he has the form to contest in the hills. Also, was amazed by Lars Boom bridging the gap.

...shift like jesus making one set of footprints in the sand in your time of need

Tue, 03/09/2010 - 00:14
feta lightning
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halbritt wrote:
Levi still has the same time as Contador. I wonder if he has the form to contest in the hills. Also, was amazed by Lars Boom bridging the gap.

he definitely knew "the moment". right after he bridged, they pretty much blew apart and kept it that way. i enjoyed jens yelling at the front to make people rotate through on pulls. kreuzinger is strong, but im not sure if he can climb with some of the others.

Tue, 03/09/2010 - 02:11
halbritt
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You can obviously see him waving at people to move up, but I think you could actually hear Jens yelling at people to take a pull in one of the highlight reels.

...shift like jesus making one set of footprints in the sand in your time of need

Tue, 03/09/2010 - 05:35
LADY GAGA
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You’re neglecting the other scale of weather-hardiness, though – the Hushovd Index, used to tally which nationalities of rider are going to be wrapped in leg-warmers, jackets and long gloves while others ride along cheerfully in shorts:

HI1: Only the Spanish are in legwarmers
HI2: Italians are starting to look a bit chilly
HI3: French riders start to wrap up
HI4: The Belgians and Germans start to feel the cold
HI5: Even the Danes and Norwegians are starting to suffer a bit
HI6: Thor Hushovd puts on a light jacket.

lolled

Tue, 03/09/2010 - 06:24
dougtruck
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my money is on the Vandenbroucke's coked out zombie corpse

Tue, 03/09/2010 - 14:07
curiousincident
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halbritt wrote:
Also, I follow http://www.steephill.tv, cycling news, and velo news. Velo News is kind of lame.

I really wanna like steephill but god that website is a fucking mess to look at, let alone navigate. The content is pretty good from what I've seen.

Tue, 03/09/2010 - 14:24
halbritt
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Yeah, it's just an aggregator that works. It's updated on a timely basis.

Paris-Nice was pretty uneventful today. Nice to see Sanchez contest the sprinters for the stage win and actually pick up a time bonus. Voigt is still in the mix. Read a lot of updates that said, "blah blah blah and Levi Leipheimer *didn't* crash today". I lol'd. Contador suggested in a tweet that his injury was causing problems with his pedal stroke. I hope he's got his legs back by Thursday for the uphill finish in Mende. I'd really like to see some strong attacks.

Speaking of Contador, anyone see him crash yesterday? Some d-bag of a cameraman shot footage of him getting towed back to the peloton by the rabobank team car which of course is blatantly illegal, but nobody wants to see one of the star riders crash out in the last 3km and fall out of contention. Oh, hey, look a rider falls in behind a team car, cut to fucking commercial or something, then "oh look, he just barely made it back to the peloton!".

...shift like jesus making one set of footprints in the sand in your time of need

Tue, 03/09/2010 - 15:17
dmotobear
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curiousincident wrote:
halbritt wrote:
Also, I follow http://www.steephill.tv, cycling news, and velo news. Velo News is kind of lame.

I really wanna like steephill but god that website is a fucking mess to look at, let alone navigate. The content is pretty good from what I've seen.

I'd say it is the best place to go, sometimes the only, to instantly find all of the best streaming options for most races.

Tue, 03/09/2010 - 15:19
dmotobear
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Wed, 03/10/2010 - 13:14
petit jong cat
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Jens Voigt in the maillot jaune! HI-5!!

teepz wrote:
ive never wanted to punch you in the fucking face more than i do right now, lpc

Wed, 03/10/2010 - 15:21
ryanoceros
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dmotoguy wrote:
tepr wrote:
Is there any good online news for cycling?

maybe try pez cycling news?

I'm a big fan of their site. Some nice photography, reporting (even if not the most up-to-date), reviews, attitude/POV, and especially their Toolbox column. Some good sports psychology stuff in there.

Wed, 03/10/2010 - 17:19
halbritt
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So, apparently Contador wasn't too badly injured. His legs are "responding well". Also, go Jens.

“If there’s a white jersey for younger riders, I think there should be a jersey for riders over 35. Call it the maillot gris.”

...shift like jesus making one set of footprints in the sand in your time of need

Wed, 03/10/2010 - 17:33
mrvile
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halbritt wrote:
Speaking of Contador, anyone see him crash yesterday? Some d-bag of a cameraman shot footage of him getting towed back to the peloton by the rabobank team car which of course is blatantly illegal, but nobody wants to see one of the star riders crash out in the last 3km and fall out of contention. Oh, hey, look a rider falls in behind a team car, cut to fucking commercial or something, then "oh look, he just barely made it back to the peloton!".

Lots of Contador haters out there, makes for good fuel I guess. I agree though, have some class.

Wed, 03/10/2010 - 20:07
ryanoceros
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halbritt wrote:
“If there’s a white jersey for younger riders, I think there should be a jersey for riders over 35. Call it the maillot gris.”

I wanna win a maillot gris in a few years!

Thu, 03/11/2010 - 13:39
Larry Winget
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FYI - Tirreno-Adriatico is on Universal Sports

The Pitbull of Personal Development®

Thu, 03/11/2010 - 14:10
kyle!
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Yeah! I'm gonna be on that in about an hour!

edit: ddi you see the first day's finish? It was weird, I think they have it on the US page. It was just kinda like, really? Damn.

Thu, 03/11/2010 - 14:13
Larry Winget
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kyle! wrote:
Yeah! I'm gonna be on that in about an hour!

edit: ddi you see the first day's finish? It was weird, I think they have it on the US page. It was just kinda like, really? Damn.

Yeah. From some of the camera angles it looked pretty certain the breakaway would get caught. In fact it looked like they already *were* caught.

Considering that field was a who's who of sprinting it was definitely strange.

The Pitbull of Personal Development®

Thu, 03/11/2010 - 14:32
halbritt
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Boonen kills it and Contador proves that even on a bad day, he's still the strongest rider in the world. Glad to see his team could deliver him to the base of the climb properly.

...shift like jesus making one set of footprints in the sand in your time of need

Thu, 03/11/2010 - 15:12
dmotobear
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I want Boonen to win every god damn classic this year, the Belgian kit is so sick and he's one of the classiest riders ever.

I really hope he wins the prologue of the tour too..

Thu, 03/11/2010 - 15:56
Endpoint
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I have to disagree. Granted Boonen has more class than this guy:

but that's not saying much. Boonen is a strong guy but I would reserve the word "classy" to describe guys like Voigt, Haussler, Hushvod, or even Flecha.

Thu, 03/11/2010 - 16:16
kyle!
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HA^

Boonen's win today was awesome and you could totally tell he had it for almost the entire last kilometer. Awesome.

and holy shit, how badass does Team Sky look? I will totally sport that kit if/when they release that stuff. So awesome.

Thu, 03/11/2010 - 16:34
dmotobear
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Need I post his palmares? He has always raced with the utmost class and respect for the sport and other riders..

should I instead post some videos? 2005 Paris-roubaix.. or anything from 2005..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tku43Atgcw4

Voigt: we all like him and he is impressive.
Haussler: strong rider.. but only 15 wins.. (Boonen has ~98, including: w/c, 3 p-r, 2 flanders, 6 tdf, etc)
Hushvod: Very strong tdf wins, second tier classics wins/performances.
Flecha: 1tdf win, a few decent classics performances.. nothing amazing.

Thu, 03/11/2010 - 17:30
Endpoint
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Wins do not simply equate to class. Roger Hammond has more class than Boonen.

Cipo and Zable both won around 200 races. Zable is a class act. I have love for Cipo but a classy rider no way.

Boonen crashes luxury cars and snorts coke like Paris Hilton. No class.

Thu, 03/11/2010 - 17:36
dmotobear
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bradencbc wrote:
Wins do not simply equate to class. Roger Hammond has more class than Boonen.

Cipo and Zable both won around 200 races. Zable is a class act. I have love for Cipo but a classy rider no way.

Boonen crashes luxury cars and snorts coke like Paris Hilton. No class.

Learn to differentiate between the professional life and personal life.

Thu, 03/11/2010 - 18:10
Endpoint
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We are going to have to agree to disagree on this one.

Thu, 03/11/2010 - 18:13
Patch
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dmotoguy wrote:
bradencbc wrote:
Wins do not simply equate to class. Roger Hammond has more class than Boonen.

Cipo and Zable both won around 200 races. Zable is a class act. I have love for Cipo but a classy rider no way.

Boonen crashes luxury cars and snorts coke like Paris Hilton. No class.

Learn to differentiate between the professional life and personal life.

That's not class.
If we're measuring class I'd say it has more to do with personal life than professional.

Cancellara is pretty classy atmo.

Thu, 03/11/2010 - 18:17
1percenttruck
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Let's be real. Boonen is a rock star, not a class act. And that's why we like him.

Thu, 03/11/2010 - 18:21
Larry Winget
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dmotoguy wrote:
I want Boonen to win every god damn classic this year, the Belgian kit is so sick and he's one of the classiest riders ever.

Nothing classier than doin' coke and sexin' with high school girls.

Also, this dude did the Belgian national champion kit proud. I believe this started as a softening move for Boonen.

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Thu, 03/11/2010 - 18:25

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