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Speaking of class, holy shit this picture on VeloNews today.

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Thu, 03/11/2010 - 18:27
Endpoint
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Devolder: backed.

moonbear wrote:
Speaking of class, holy shit this picture on VeloNews today.

The Badger... amazing as always.

Thu, 03/11/2010 - 18:30
that guy
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Stijn looked better in the kit, for sure

Bikes suck. Don't ride one.

Thu, 03/11/2010 - 22:23
that guy
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End of T-A stage 2 was awesome.

Anyone else watching the YouTube channel of Team Sky Fans?

They post the last 5-10km of every day's stage, usually within a few hours of the finish, and the commentary is in English.

I'm loving it.

Bikes suck. Don't ride one.

Thu, 03/11/2010 - 22:36
donks
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^ thankyou!!!

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 03:27
donks
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i just watched the p-n st4 then the t-a st2
suchh a contrast in the type of finish

fuck i love cycling

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 03:36
ryanoceros
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bradencbc wrote:
Devolder: backed.

moonbear wrote:
Speaking of class, holy shit this picture on VeloNews today.

The Badger... amazing as always.

ATTACK, ATTACK, ATTACK! Wait, isn't that protester a woman?! ATTACK, ATTACK, ATTACK!

The Badger had/has SO much class. heh.

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 11:01
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that guy wrote:
End of T-A stage 2 was awesome.

Anyone else watching the YouTube channel of Team Sky Fans?

They post the last 5-10km of every day's stage, usually within a few hours of the finish, and the commentary is in English.

I'm loving it.

i have been, his t-a stage 3 video is cutoff halfway :(

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 13:15
halbritt
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Holy shit:

http://velonews.competitor.com/2010/03/news/voigt-won%E2%80%99t-defend-criterium-international-crown_107577

Apparently Jens isn't racing the Critérium International because his team is doing other races.

“Can’t I just start alone? I don’t need a team. All I need is a mechanic and a car!” Voigt told VeloNews. “I can take the jersey on the first day, then I can just hide in the bunch, then you do a time trial. You don’t need anybody else.”

Then he talked about how moving the race to the warm and beautiful island of Corsica would affect him:

“They’ve changed the race quite a bit. Normally, it was the flat stage Saturday, with a hilly stage on Sunday. Now they have the mountain stage on Saturday, and Sunday morning is just a 70km flat crit, so it doesn’t fit so perfectly into my abilities like it did before,” Voigt said. “Plus, they are going to have stupid, warm weather down there, and I don’t like that. I like it to be hard, nasty and stressful, that’s good for me.”

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

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 18:46
that guy
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Liquigas crushing it today!

Bikes suck. Don't ride one.

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 19:05
danggang
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that guy wrote:
End of T-A stage 2 was awesome.

Anyone else watching the YouTube channel of Team Sky Fans?

They post the last 5-10km of every day's stage, usually within a few hours of the finish, and the commentary is in English.

I'm loving it.

Yes. teamskyfans are awesome for posting these clips. I don't have cable, so this is where it's at.

Fri, 03/12/2010 - 21:36
halbritt
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that guy wrote:
Liquigas crushing it today!

That was one fucking 20 year old kid riding away from the pro peloton. That's not supposed to happen. Brilliant move.

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

Sat, 03/13/2010 - 00:49
donks
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he's been doing damn well, exciting to watch

Sat, 03/13/2010 - 01:28
petit jong cat
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Thank goodness for steephill.tv; I saw that too! Sagan's only 20 and wasn't it his second stage win @ Paris-Nice? He deserves a HI-5!

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

Sat, 03/13/2010 - 19:41
Ashes Dust
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halbritt wrote:
"I like it to be hard, nasty and stressful, that’s good for me.”

Sounds like something you'd say. smiley

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

Sat, 03/13/2010 - 20:36
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halbritt wrote:
that guy wrote:
Liquigas crushing it today!

That was one fucking 20 year old kid riding away from the pro peloton. That's not supposed to happen. Brilliant move.

Benatti won the sprint at T-A the same day. F'ing textbook leadout by his team too, after they did all the work for Boonen the day before. (oops)

Bikes suck. Don't ride one.

Sat, 03/13/2010 - 22:50
Endpoint
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le petit bear wrote:

Thank goodness for steephill.tv; I saw that too! Sagan's only 20 and wasn't it his second stage win @ Paris-Nice? He deserves a HI-5!

I really really REALLY hope Sagan is not too good to be true. His meteoric rise reminds me a bit of Ricardo Ricco and we all know how that story ended.

Its sad that when a talent like this arises from nowhere (yes I know about his accolades as a mountain biker but that does not often translate to pro tour success) I can't help but feel suspicious.

Sat, 03/13/2010 - 23:01
1percenttruck
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Great photo.

Sun, 03/14/2010 - 00:53
halbritt
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^The caisse d'epargne rider's pain face is awesome.

bradencbc wrote:
I can't help but feel suspicious.

I hadn't even given it a thought until now. Thanks. Your suspicious nature is contagious.

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

Sun, 03/14/2010 - 01:00
kyle!
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I thought Scarponi's attack on that climb was fucking rad. Like I said that while watching it. "Fucking rad". Tirreno-Adriatico is turning out to be a nice little race.

Sun, 03/14/2010 - 03:40
Endpoint
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halbritt wrote:
^The caisse d'epargne rider's pain face is awesome.

bradencbc wrote:
I can't help but feel suspicious.

I hadn't even given it a thought until now. Thanks. Your suspicious nature is contagious.

I have been let down too many times. I really liked that little fucker Ricco and all his stupid antics. Before that Botero and Mayo were two of my favorite riders. I've been on the defensive since Puerto.

Sun, 03/14/2010 - 08:32
halbritt
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I really want to believe that some hard-as-fuck 20 year old ex-mtb racer kid is really strong and also really smart, came into good form early and was able to take a couple stages at P-N without any special help.

It looks like Contador is able to win a one week race without the benefit of a decent team. One wonders if he can win a three week race solo.

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

Sun, 03/14/2010 - 16:32
kyle!
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Not gonna lie, I was hoping that Cadel would pull off a win, but he made kind of a dumb move.

Sun, 03/14/2010 - 20:04
Ashes Dust
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halbritt wrote:
It looks like Contador is able to win a one week race without the benefit of a decent team. One wonders if he can win a three week race solo.

Should make for some very interesting racing. There were no Astana riders anywhere near him today.

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

Sun, 03/14/2010 - 21:13
Endpoint
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Astana riders were too busy taking 1st and 3rd today over in Italy to bother helping Contador win Paris Nice. When July comes you can bet Astana will bring their A game.

Sun, 03/14/2010 - 21:26
y
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where's vino imo?

Sun, 03/14/2010 - 22:01
kyle!
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He's doing Tirenno Adriatico.

Mon, 03/15/2010 - 02:22
petit jong cat
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Sagan's two wins, especially as a young rider isn't shocking to me especially if you compare him to Emilia Fahlin. Frankly, I'm surprised to hear that anybody dopes nowadays. Have you seen of all the testing they do nowadays? Quite extensive!

Here are some lulz from stage 5 @ Tirreno-Adriatico. Fast forward to about 40 seconds or so...

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

Mon, 03/15/2010 - 02:59
y
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kyle! wrote:
He's doing Tirenno Adriatico.

rhetorical question imo

Mon, 03/15/2010 - 09:28
anomaly

That was a great finish, watched the stage replay on the TV last night. It's a shame they only have a 1 hour block as they have to make way for 11 hours of indoor track-n-field. They only spent 3 minutes showing a Cat 1 climb that was snow lined then went straight to the last 30k.

Man there were some people struggling for the last climb, it was great to watch.

Mon, 03/15/2010 - 09:37
dmotobear
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Mr. Bear wrote:
It's a shame they only have a 1 hour block as they have to make way for 11 hours of indoor track-n-field.

This is really getting to me. I heard my cable co just added versus! A month after I cancelled it :(

Mon, 03/15/2010 - 10:32
kyle!
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y wrote:
kyle! wrote:
He's doing Tirenno Adriatico.

rhetorical question imo

Oblivious response imo

(wft is imo?)

Mon, 03/15/2010 - 16:13
halbritt
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imo is not atmo

Mr. Bear wrote:
Man there were some people struggling for the last climb, it was great to watch.

Indeed, that finish was epic.

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

Mon, 03/15/2010 - 16:32
Endpoint
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le petit bear wrote:
Frankly, I'm surprised to hear that anybody dopes nowadays. Have you seen of all the testing they do nowadays? Quite extensive!]

And yet they keep catching people

UCI Suspended in 2009:
Eladio Jimenez Sanchez
Alberto Fernandez
Aurelien Duval
Gabriele Bosisio
Maurizio Biondo
Mikel Astarloza
Danilo DiLuca
Inigo Landaluze
Ricardo Serrano
Colom Mas
Christian Pfannberger
Redondo Ramos

USADA suspended in 2009:
Kenny Williams
Tyler Hamilton
Michael Lang
Kayle Leogrande

Don't tell me there are not still cheaters out there.

Mon, 03/15/2010 - 17:23
petit jong cat
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Maybe that's because whomever is doing the testing is going back and testing older samples? Like, we're testing you today and we're happy to report there were no signs of banned substances in your system. However, when we tested your urine samples from 2007... we found this, that and the other thing... :-X

Ughhh... I'm so naïve. smiley

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

Mon, 03/15/2010 - 18:07
Larry Winget
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le petit bear wrote:
I'm so naïve. smiley

I think you should intern with White Folks for a while.

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Mon, 03/15/2010 - 18:08
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moonbear wrote:
le petit bear wrote:
I'm so naïve. smiley

I think you should intern with White Folks for a while.

fuckin' spit-take

Mon, 03/15/2010 - 18:25
1percenttruck
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White Folks can initiate you into all manners of doping but they won't necessarily be performance-enhancing... smiley

Mon, 03/15/2010 - 18:46
LADY GAGA
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performance mitigating drugs

Mon, 03/15/2010 - 21:19
tjayk
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plus lol @ ricco returning to the sport and his gf (wife?) getting caught.

Mon, 03/15/2010 - 21:54
donks
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on Jens:

le grimpeur wrote:
And who can forget his tenacious climbing performance – and sportsmanship – in stage 19 of the Giro in 2006, with 4,000 metres of climbing over four mountains. Voigt stayed with all the mountain men but refused to contest the sprint after sitting on the wheel of Juan Manuel Garate on the final ascent.

“I always like to win, but if I don’t work, I don’t win,” he was reported saying. “That’s just not me. I cannot win like that.”

^ class
http://le-grimpeur.net/blog/archives/37

Tue, 03/16/2010 - 05:49
halbritt
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Um:

Hard motherfucker, right there.

Also, predictions for Milan-San Remo?

  • Cav is on the ropes, rough start to his season, crashed today.
  • Thor is Cervelo's man, Haussler is out and Bos is going to be the leadout guy?
  • EBH is killing it and says that he's not yet on form. He's bringing Team Sky and they've done really well in the early season.
  • Radioshack has a strong team, but could they even be a factor?
  • Boonen?
  • Can BOOM make it over the climbs?

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

Tue, 03/16/2010 - 17:10
dougtruck
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dude if i was pro

i'd smoke hella weed

vaporizer coz lungs

ride for Nor Cali's Best

Tue, 03/16/2010 - 17:21
Larry Winget
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  • Cav is on the ropes, rough start to his season, crashed today.
  • Thor is Cervelo's man, Haussler is out and Bos is going to be the leadout guy?
  • EBH is killing it and says that he's not yet on form. He's bringing Team Sky and they've done really well in the early season.
  • Radioshack has a strong team, but could they even be a factor?
  • Boonen?
  • Can BOOM make it over the climbs?

Team rosters posted anywhere?

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Tue, 03/16/2010 - 17:28
dmotobear
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cycling news start list

briefly looking over that list.. there are a TON of different riders that could win this race..

Cancellara, Pozzato, Petacchi, Farrar, Allan Davis, and half of BMC (Hincapie, Ballan, Burghardt, Kroon) should all be mentioned..

Tue, 03/16/2010 - 17:50
dougtruck
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where is erryboddy watchin this stuff?

us sports only has the T-A

and fifty billion replays of last years milan san remo

TC: i really like eatin a big meal and zoning out on cycling on TV

scurred of bikejockness i been displayin lately

Tue, 03/16/2010 - 17:51
halbritt
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white folks wrote:
where is erryboddy watchin this stuff?

us sports only has the T-A

and fifty billion replays of last years milan san remo

TC: i really like eatin a big meal and zoning out on cycling on TV

scurred of bikejockness i been displayin lately

Park the trainer in front of the television.

Also,

http://www.steephill.tv/

Sometimes I follow sporza or eurosport for clips and race highlights. I can hardly stand to watch versus, don't have cable or anything, so that's not really an issue.

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

Tue, 03/16/2010 - 17:54
Ashes Dust
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Just caught the end of today's stage of T-A and it appeared that Farrar had some words for EBH after the sprint finish.

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

Tue, 03/16/2010 - 17:59
Larry Winget
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dmotoguy wrote:
cycling news start list

briefly looking over that list.. there are a TON of different riders that could win this race..

Cancellara, Pozzato, Petacchi, Farrar, Allan Davis, and half of BMC (Hincapie, Ballan, Burghardt, Kroon) should all be mentioned..

...and my man Phillipe Gilbert.

Dammit. I need to find somewhere to watch this.

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Tue, 03/16/2010 - 18:13
that guy
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MSR:

Sprint finish: Bossan Hagen

Non-sprint: Ballan

Bikes suck. Don't ride one.

Tue, 03/16/2010 - 19:15

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