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halbritt
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Wow. Wondering if he ever rode CX.

Ashes Dust wrote:
^ Did he change his spencer twice? Because that looked different than what I saw on the television machine.

Yeah. There was something wrong with the brakes. He swapped to his spare spencer and rode it while the mechanics fixed his main spencer. Then he swapped back. I'm thinking the video above is the second swap and you saw the first swap when we were watching the race. If you watch closely, his spare spencer has black hoods and his main spencer has red hoods. He finishes the race on a spencer with red hoods.

Whatever issues he was having with the brakes, Breschel was having the same issue. Cancellara got all the attention of the team car and mechanic while Breschel got the wrong spare. Sucks to be Breschel, but then again, he was in the same boat as every other guy in the peloton yesterday that wasn't Spartacus.

Boonen said, "At the Muur I was feeling good and he passed me and I wanted to speed up and little bit problem with my leg, little cramp. Afterwards I found my rhythm again, I was riding 55k's an hour and wasn't coming any closer."

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Mon, 04/05/2010 - 15:19
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Mon, 04/05/2010 - 23:00
petit jong cat
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Either you are for Cavendish or you aren't. That's just the way he is. Succinct and to the point. He's not as easily likable as some of the other favorites; his personality does grow on you though.

Mark Cavendish wrote:
I was clocked in the Giro d'Italia at 76kph...

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

Mon, 04/05/2010 - 23:43
donks
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mark cavendish wrote:
"I was pretty pissed with Greipel's comments after Sanremo. If he thought he could win, he'd say it before the race rather than when he's looking at the results sheet. It wasn't through lack of form that I didn't win San Remo - it was bad luck. Last year I won it picking my nose. This year it was possible I'd win again. There's no chance of Greipel winning a 'monument'."

"there's no chance whatsoever that he's coming to a spencer race that I'm in".

seems he forgot about how important he was saying team mates are in those videos?

Tue, 04/06/2010 - 01:09
halbritt
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donks wrote:
mark cavendish wrote:
"I was pretty pissed with Greipel's comments after Sanremo. If he thought he could win, he'd say it before the race rather than when he's looking at the results sheet. It wasn't through lack of form that I didn't win San Remo - it was bad luck. Last year I won it picking my nose. This year it was possible I'd win again. There's no chance of Greipel winning a 'monument'."

"there's no chance whatsoever that he's coming to a spencer race that I'm in".

seems he forgot about how important he was saying team mates are in those videos?

I think the point still stands. Teammates are important, and it's equally important that they know their roles. If Greipel is confused about who the top sprinter on the team is, then I can see why Cavendish might say this.

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Tue, 04/06/2010 - 01:39
donks
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id say greipl is just tired of cav mouthing off

Tue, 04/06/2010 - 02:29
rhys
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Sounds like Cav is an arrogant cock. I'm all for having faith in yourself, but sometimes you need to tone it down a bit huh.

Tue, 04/06/2010 - 09:54
petit jong cat
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RT @lancearmstrong: Meanwhile, 6 of the 8 guys from our Flanders squad are down and out w/ a stomach bug.

Wot the hell? How did they manage that?

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

Tue, 04/06/2010 - 11:40
Larry Winget
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le petit cat wrote:
RT @lancearmstrong: Meanwhile, 6 of the 8 guys from our Flanders squad are down and out w/ a stomach bug.

Wot the hell? How did they manage that?

Eating the same stuff x being at the peak of fitness/vulnerable immune system collabo.

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Tue, 04/06/2010 - 11:52
dmotobear
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Yesterday's Sprint..

http://www.eitb.com/videos/deportes/ciclismo/vuelta-al-pais-vasco/detalle/391240/polemico-final-vuelta-al-pais-vasco-freire-valverde/

Thoughts?

To me, it looks like there was nothing out of the ordinary on Freire's part and Valverde picked a bad position.

Tue, 04/06/2010 - 12:12
kyle!
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Yeah, way bogus on Valverde's part. Yeah he couldn't do anything to get around him, but that's spencer racing. Plus who would want to wear that ridiculous hat anyway?

Tue, 04/06/2010 - 13:39
Larry Winget
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dmotobear wrote:
Yesterday's Sprint..

http://www.eitb.com/videos/deportes/ciclismo/vuelta-al-pais-vasco/detalle/391240/polemico-final-vuelta-al-pais-vasco-freire-valverde/

Thoughts?

To me, it looks like there was nothing out of the ordinary on Freire's part and Valverde picked a bad position.

Freire did drift way the hell over, but it didn't seem to be specifically to box out Valverde. It's a little late to be trying to sit in someone's slipstream at that point anyway.

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Tue, 04/06/2010 - 14:17
halbritt
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Watch where Valverde sits down. Seems pretty obvious he was boxed out. Don't know if he could've come around Freire, though.

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

Tue, 04/06/2010 - 16:00
petit jong cat
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In today's news:
@velonews: Farrar wins Scheldeprijs Vlaanderen http://kl.am/ac0G

@velonews: Boasson Hagen out of Paris-Roubaix http://kl.am/ac0H

@schleckfrank: Nasty crash at 10km to fdj took me out!!scary contusions everywhere n 4-5stiches in the back of my head.think I m gonna have a break

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

Wed, 04/07/2010 - 15:33
dmotobear
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Stoked for Farrar.. he's a good guy.

Wed, 04/07/2010 - 17:06
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

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 10:50
TimArchyLime
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"Hincapie Mishap" is the free spot. Perfect.

Snarky Varking wrote:
Tarckbike- Where mile 11 means you're on a long ride.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 16:56
dmotobear
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that card is full of win.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 17:10
halbritt
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TimAlarkey wrote:
"Hincapie Mishap" is the free spot. Perfect.

Holy shit.

I like "Spaniard breaks collarbone". That'd be more funny if there were actually any Spaniards in the race.

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

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 18:00
Larry Winget
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Start list.

http://velonews.competitor.com/2010/04/news/start-list-paris-roubaix_110927

Is Boom Rabobank's leader for this? Hmmmm....

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Thu, 04/08/2010 - 19:31
donks
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halbritt wrote:
TimAlarkey wrote:
"Hincapie Mishap" is the free spot. Perfect.

Holy shit.

I like "Spaniard breaks collarbone". That'd be more funny if there were actually any Spaniards in the race.

flecha, all but one of the euskaltel riders, half of caisse and a couple others

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 21:37
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halbritt wrote:
That'd be more funny if there were actually any Spaniards in the race.

What about this one?

Bikes suck. Don't ride one.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 21:44
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STFUtruck wrote:
le petit cat wrote:
RT @lancearmstrong: Meanwhile, 6 of the 8 guys from our Flanders squad are down and out w/ a stomach bug.

Wot the hell? How did they manage that?

Eating the same stuff x being at the peak of fitness/vulnerable immune system collabo.

I read something about how the weather has been really dry in Flanders, so the farmers spread manure on the fields, then it rained a lot right before the race, so you know what was washed out onto all the roads. Then it ends up on your bottles.... in your mouth.... yum!

Bikes suck. Don't ride one.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 21:47
petit jong cat
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^ That's awful to hear. Poo poo on the bottles. The complications are always the worst.

TimAlarkey wrote:
"Hincapie Mishap" is the free spot. Perfect.

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

Fri, 04/09/2010 - 00:14
halbritt
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donks wrote:
halbritt wrote:
TimAlarkey wrote:
"Hincapie Mishap" is the free spot. Perfect.

Holy shit.

I like "Spaniard breaks collarbone". That'd be more funny if there were actually any Spaniards in the race.

flecha, all but one of the euskaltel riders, half of caisse and a couple others

It was a joke, guys. Something about how none of the Spanish guys want to deal with the unpleasant conditions, because they're fair-weather cyclists. Geez.

Also, poop on bottle, ewww.

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

Fri, 04/09/2010 - 02:20
Larry Winget
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Fri, 04/09/2010 - 10:35
kyle!
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Recon for Sunday off of Michael Barry's site.

Fri, 04/09/2010 - 13:29
that guy
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Is it possible to make a cycling video of any kind that doesn't include the worst "music" ever created by man? I mean, ALL OF THEM are like this....

On mute it's pretty cool.

Bikes suck. Don't ride one.

Fri, 04/09/2010 - 14:10
halbritt
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Theo Bos is racing on Sunday. I'll be stoked if he makes it to the finish and possibly even leads out Hushovd. I don't think Cancellara is a definite win as there are no climbs and the sprinters teams should be able to hold it together to the end for a chase. He could still go off the front in the last 40k though.

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

Fri, 04/09/2010 - 15:30
turpencat
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why no post ctt?
you got baby face actin a baby and yet another like what lose for them

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

Fri, 04/09/2010 - 15:33
halbritt
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Thanks, Turp.

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Fri, 04/09/2010 - 16:01
Larry Winget
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Ballan just got yanked.

http://velonews.competitor.com/2010/04/news/bmc-suspends-ballan_111077

Big George just can't catch a break, can he?

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Fri, 04/09/2010 - 16:47
halbritt
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STFUtruck wrote:
Big George just can't catch a break, can he?

Not really, no (pun intended).

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

Fri, 04/09/2010 - 17:33
wickedwagon
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that guy wrote:
Is it possible to make a cycling video of any kind that doesn't include the worst "music" ever created by man? I mean, ALL OF THEM are like this....

On mute it's pretty cool.

yes, it's possible

jordanpattern wrote:
BRING ME THE BINDERS OF WOMEN!

Fri, 04/09/2010 - 18:22
Ashes Dust
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that guy wrote:
Is it possible to make a cycling video of any kind that doesn't include the worst "music" ever created by man? I mean, ALL OF THEM are like this....

On mute it's pretty cool.

I love that song. It doesn't really fit though.

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

Fri, 04/09/2010 - 19:38
donks
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crashing like a pro

Sat, 04/10/2010 - 12:46
Patch
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Im just in it for the Hincatastropie.

Sat, 04/10/2010 - 13:03
dougtruck
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yay chris horner is from bend

Sat, 04/10/2010 - 19:28
danggang
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Currently making my way through the 14-disc Tour De France 1999 - 2005 set for the first time. Amazed.

Sat, 04/10/2010 - 21:53
wickedwagon
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tomorrow @ 5 is the roubaix. hfy!

jordanpattern wrote:
BRING ME THE BINDERS OF WOMEN!

Sat, 04/10/2010 - 22:00
dougtruck
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Womens cx championship on universal. Sexy ladies riding bikes in the snow is win

Sun, 04/11/2010 - 00:42
halbritt
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white folks wrote:
yay chris horner is from bend

Kinda stoked. I'm a fan of the redneck. First win for the shack this year. Stoked to see that he had the legs to put 8 seconds into Valverde in the time trial.

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

Sun, 04/11/2010 - 00:46
petit jong cat
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Horner did real well at Basque so yeah, I'm impressed. Reminds me Lemond v. Fignon at the Tour in 1989. Slimmest of margins.

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

Sun, 04/11/2010 - 02:25
halbritt
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No dude, no. Not nearly so dramatic as that. More like, "Cool, The Redneck won a stage race" not "OMG AN AMERICAN WON THE FUCKING TOUR (again)."

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

Sun, 04/11/2010 - 02:43
donks
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dominating

Sun, 04/11/2010 - 13:22
petit jong cat
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Cancellara did so well in Flanders, I don't think there was ever denying he would have taken Paris-Roubaix. Sucks for Boonen because when I read the reports on Velonews, instead of chasing down Cancellara, everybody was fighting for second.

Thor Hushovd wrote:
“I think when Cancellara went everyone understood pretty quickly that we wouldn’t be catching him”

Tom Boonen wrote:
“If Cancellara attacks and I can’t follow him that’s fair enough. But I’m really angry with the way some of the other guys rode,” said the 29-year-old Belgian, who won the race in 2005, 2008 and 2009.

“At no time did any of them try to race and some of them, including Flecha,had already resigned themselves to racing for second.”

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

Sun, 04/11/2010 - 15:28
Ashes Dust
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I wish I hadn't opened in this thread.

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

Sun, 04/11/2010 - 16:08
TimArchyLime
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Same here. going to EJ's house in an hour to watch it on versus. On the plus side, I'll have some ammunition to hold over everyone's head if beer supplies start to dwindle. "The last three beers are mine or I tell everyone who wins!"

Snarky Varking wrote:
Tarckbike- Where mile 11 means you're on a long ride.

Sun, 04/11/2010 - 17:10
Ashes Dust
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TimAlarkey wrote:
"The last three beers are mine or I tell everyone who wins!"

Now that is brilliant.

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

Sun, 04/11/2010 - 17:38
halbritt
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Ashes Dust wrote:
TimAlarkey wrote:
"The last three beers are mine or I tell everyone who wins!"

Now that is brilliant.

This.

Also, SPARTACUS!!!!

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

Sun, 04/11/2010 - 18:30

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