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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.

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

Sun, 04/11/2010 - 19:17
petit jong cat
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.

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

Sun, 04/11/2010 - 20:48
ryanoceros
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white folks wrote:
yay chris horner is from bend

I wanna be Chris Horner when I grow up.

Sun, 04/11/2010 - 20:39
Ashes Dust
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halbritt wrote:
SPARTACUS!!!!

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

Sun, 04/11/2010 - 20:58
dougtruck
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whoa and dude is a geezer too. HY. maybe my PROtour career is still in the cards:)

also did not watch PR it was nice so i rode my spencer, thusly i cannot be blamed for asking tarck for a recap.

Sun, 04/11/2010 - 22:32
parkbench
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cancellera made an attack around 45km that no one was able to catch up to. at one point, he was about 3 min ahead. and like le petit cat said, the rest of that pack was racing for second. boonen was trying to rile them up to chase down cancellera to no avail.

Sun, 04/11/2010 - 23:20
rhys
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TimAlarkey wrote:
"The last three beers are mine or I tell everyone who wins!"

Better make it the last 6. Pretty clear who was going to win for a while.

Sun, 04/11/2010 - 23:47
Cadence
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Here's the video of Cancellara's epic attack:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7xjsPqHg3o

Mon, 04/12/2010 - 04:41
TimArchyLime
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Hit attack was good, but a lot of people could have pulled it off only to be pulled back in a few km later. What is pretty amazing is his continued ability to just ride solo away from the peloton whenever he wants to and make time. I mean, the whole idea of a peloton is to prevent things like that from happening. I did like Bonen's comment in his interview before the race where he said he'd already won more races than Cancelara ever has.

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

Mon, 04/12/2010 - 07:27
Larry Winget
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Ok. That was pretty badass, but I had not planned on watching a time trial smiley

It looked like Boonen just wore himself out early trying to ditch Cancellera (he wasn't getting much help then either).

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Mon, 04/12/2010 - 11:45
halbritt
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FaYgOtruck wrote:
Ok. That was pretty badass, but I had not planned on watching a time trial smiley

It looked like Boonen just wore himself out early trying to ditch Cancellera (he wasn't getting much help then either).

This, pretty much.

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

Mon, 04/12/2010 - 15:42
Ashes Dust
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CyclingNews.com wrote:
Interestingly, Cancellara did buck the trend of traditional alloy box-section tubular wheels and instead relied on Zipp's new 303 carbon aero rims instead. True, he did break one rear rim coming through the Arenberg forest but to be fair, alloy rims have failed there as well. Moreover, Cancellara's wasn't a catastrophic failure and he was able to continue all the way through until a more convenient time for a spencer change presented itself – a significant improvement considering how many Zipp carbon rims then-Slipstream-Chipotle rider Magnus Backstedt broke at the 2008 Paris-Roubaix.

Sucks that they didn't show shit like this on the television.

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

Mon, 04/12/2010 - 18:20
1percenttruck
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They did show Cancellara loosening his rear brake pads...

Mon, 04/12/2010 - 19:03
Larry Winget
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AndreBear wrote:
They did show Cancellara loosening his rear brake pads...

Ah yes. I remember this now.

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Mon, 04/12/2010 - 19:16
Ashes Dust
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True. But you'd think something like a rear wheel failure would be shown. But I guess it didn't matter. By that point, he could have gone and had a piss by the side of the road and still won.

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

Mon, 04/12/2010 - 19:35
liquify
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Cadence wrote:
Here's the video of Cancellara's epic attack:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7xjsPqHg3o

haha- 2:25 "oh la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la...we have a problem.."

Mon, 04/12/2010 - 20:15
petit jong cat
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Bjarne Riis, directeur sportif of Saxo Bank wrote:
Fabian is on the form of his life and I think he should race at Amstel and Liège. I think he could win Liège.

via VeloNews - Riis: Cancellara could win Liege

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

Mon, 04/12/2010 - 23:38
halbritt
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Wht the hell is Bjarne Riis doing on a spencer? That guy was so guilty of doping, I thought he was banned from bikes forever.

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

Tue, 04/13/2010 - 02:04
Yves
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Godamn Spartacus is one bad motherfucker right now

Tue, 04/13/2010 - 02:48
ryanoceros
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halbritt wrote:
Wht the hell is Bjarne Riis doing on a spencer? That guy was so guilty of doping, I thought he was banned from bikes forever.

I was wondering what suspended and banned riders do. I guess they coach, direct, or work at a spencer shop. At least that's what Dave Clinger looked like he was doing when I registered for a race at a local spencer shop yesterday.

Tue, 04/13/2010 - 10:20
Ashes Dust
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Well, I think Dave Clinger might have limited career choices anyhow. Just saying.

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

Tue, 04/13/2010 - 10:56
DDYTDY
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Tue, 04/13/2010 - 11:04
DDYTDY
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^^^ Ambrosio Nemesis

Tue, 04/13/2010 - 11:06
Larry Winget
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Ashes Dust wrote:
Well, I think Dave Clinger might have limited career choices anyhow. Just saying.

Let's see...

tattoo artist
telemarketer
Maori cultural ambassador

Yeah. That's about it.

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Tue, 04/13/2010 - 11:47
TimArchyLime
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DDYTDY wrote:

This made my day.

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

Tue, 04/13/2010 - 12:30
donks
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kids been watching cancellara

Tue, 04/13/2010 - 13:17
kyle!
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Goddamn. I love how amazingly brutal that race is. I know I'm stating the obvious but holy shit. I love that it exists.

Tue, 04/13/2010 - 13:20
josh
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TimAlarkey wrote:
This made my day.

Tue, 04/13/2010 - 13:20
Yves
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Last two posts, yes.

Tue, 04/13/2010 - 14:11
petit jong cat
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donks wrote:
kids been watching cancellara

This kid looks like he's putting out major wattage. Hah!

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

Tue, 04/13/2010 - 23:20
rhys
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kyle! wrote:
Goddamn. I love how amazingly brutal that race is. I know I'm stating the obvious but holy shit. I love that it exists.

I know what you mean. In a sport where parts (and often the riders) are so fragile, it is crazy. I don't get to watch a lot of cycling on TV (it's getting better here) but I couldn't believe how rough some of the sections were. Watching their hands bash around while they were riding in a straight line. How do their bikes not disintegrate?

Wed, 04/14/2010 - 08:34
donks
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the liquigas paris-roubaix rig

Wed, 04/14/2010 - 08:44
petit jong cat
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Double wrapped handlebars, top mounted braeks and how else were the mechanics able to help the riders cope w/ the rough sections?

Speaking of Liquigas, is Ivan Basso ever going to start winning again?

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

Wed, 04/14/2010 - 11:12
Ashes Dust
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le petit cat wrote:
how else were the mechanics able to help the riders cope w/ the rough sections?



I wonder if the inserts really work?

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

Wed, 04/14/2010 - 11:17
wickedwagon
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on the versus coverage they made a big deal about it. personally, i doubt they do anything

jordanpattern wrote:
BRING ME THE BINDERS OF WOMEN!

Wed, 04/14/2010 - 12:12
1percenttruck
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The pros still maintain that the main thing that helps them is the tires - specifically wider/lower pressure Vittoria Paves, FMBs and the like. Double wrapped bars too, but the absorbing of vibration starts at the tire.

Wed, 04/14/2010 - 12:18
deadforkinglast
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Don't some riders opt for a slightly more upright position? Thought I read this, but don't know if it's true.

Wed, 04/14/2010 - 13:12
Carabo
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TimAlarkey wrote:
This made my day.

Fuck yeah. How cool is it to see Theo Bos on these kind of roads and finishing, awesome.

Theo won today's stage in the Vuelta a Castilla y Leon btw!

Wed, 04/14/2010 - 15:47
halbritt
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Ashes Dust wrote:
I wonder if the inserts really work?

Nope. Bullshit. However, the layup as designed to accommodate the insert might provide some springiness.

Also, HY Theo. Would like to see Tiago Machado do well in this one. Isn't this his rookie year? He's been riding extraordinarily well and could become an excellent GC contender in a few years.

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

Wed, 04/14/2010 - 16:37
Larry Winget
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halbritt wrote:
Nope. Bullshit. However, the layup as designed to accommodate the insert might provide some springiness.

That's what I was thinking.

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Wed, 04/14/2010 - 17:44
parkbench
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Carabo wrote:
TimAlarkey wrote:
This made my day.

Fuck yeah. How cool is it to see Theo Bos on these kind of roads and finishing, awesome.

Theo won today's stage in the Vuelta a Castilla y Leon btw!

are they showing the vuelta a castilla y leon anywhere? universalsports isn't covering it and i really want to see this

Thu, 04/15/2010 - 18:32
Carabo
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Carabo wrote:
Theo won today's stage in the Vuelta a Castilla y Leon btw!

Reprise

Thu, 04/15/2010 - 10:29
petit jong cat
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Carabo wrote:
Carabo wrote:
Theo won today's stage in the Vuelta a Castilla y Leon btw!

Reprise



15-Apr-2010: A late stage split in the peloton was not a problem for Theo Bos (NED) who survived it to continue his winning streak at the Vuelta a Castilla y León. Bos rode victorious into the northern Spanish city of Palencia, once again defeating Graeme Brown (AUS-Rabobank) for the third time this season. Oscar Grau, (ESP-Burgos 2016) finished third upstaging many in today’s peloton. With the victory Bos retains the GC leadership for another day.

“Our goal today for the team was the same as yesterday - to bring Theo successfully to the sprint,” explained Alex Sans Vega, sport director. “The stage, though the longest of this race was not so hard. There were no big climbs on it and like yesterday the wind will be the main player of the day, so there were a lot of attacks from the start. Finally, after all those attacks four riders broke away and achieved a maximum time gap of seven and half minutes. Since it was Rabobank who had one of those riders in the break, it was clear they were not going to help us to work for the final sprint. So, we just worked in the front since the breakaway was gone, first just to keep the time gap and afterwards we pushed harder and harder as we got closer to the finish line. Then Astana about halfway through the race started to collaborate with us a bit. There was a crosswind the last 30 kilometres from the finish and with about 20 kilometres to go we changed direction on the road a bit. At that point Astana travelled on and Radio Shack, the main teams with riders in the GC, also were riding really hard to split the group. They finally did split the group and they also took back the two riders left in the break. Theo and Stefan were able to stay in this first group. The rest of the guys on the team were very tired because of the work they had to do during the stage. Also Ignatas Konovalovas (LTU) had a flat right at the moment the groups started to split. But Stefan did a good job for Theo in the final.”

“I felt much better today than yesterday. But it was quite hard, especially the final that was pretty heavy. It was a long, long stage today,” said Theo Bos. “At the beginning of the race a group of four riders attacked and when this group had a gap, then we took control in the bunch in order not give this group too much space. Oscar Pujol (ESP), Joaquín Novoa (ESP) and João Correia (POR) provided great support and were incredible today. They controlled the bunch the entire day until we took the group back.

"With 20 kilometres to go Rabobank increased the speed in the peloton and I think we were left with a group of 20 riders. I thought I was the only one there from our team but at the last moment Stefan was able to make the jump to this group and helped me out in the final. I stayed perfectly positioned in the front in the final kilometres. There were two roundabouts in the last 600 metres and a sharp corner at the 100 metres mark, so it became a pretty technical final. With 200 metres to go Brown was on my right side and made his move, but I was able to pass him and went again to the victory,” said a happy Theo Bos. “Tomorrow the course will be pretty hard with two hard climbs. My aim is to maintain my position and hopefully get some chances this week.”

Stage 2: Burgos - Palencia 209.9km
1 Theo Bos (NED) Cervélo TestTeam
2 Graeme Brown (AUS) Rabobank
3 Oscar Grau (ESP) Burgos 2016-Castilla
8 Stefan Denifl (AUT) Cervélo TestTeam

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

Thu, 04/15/2010 - 16:43
halbritt
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Go Theo! Nice to see him handle a really technical finish (90d right turn at 100m) without pulling anyone down.

Also, Seba Rosseler picks up a win at Brabantse Pijl and Spartacus decides to sit out Amstel Gold and Liège-Bastogne-Liège. He's doing ToC though, which is a race that often comes down to the ITT. I'm interested to see how well Chris Horner performs in the climbing classics as he's coming off a win in the Tour of the Basque country. Valverde is the favorite and Luis Leon Sanchez is no slouch either.

Tomorrow is the queen stage for Castilla y Leon. Check the profile:

Pistolero is going to drop the hammer. If he's training properly, he's not in peak form yet, but there are a few other early season specialists that are. One wonders if any of those guys can hang.

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

Thu, 04/15/2010 - 19:25
that guy
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Bikes suck. Don't ride one.

Sat, 04/17/2010 - 21:04
that guy
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Bikes suck. Don't ride one.

Sat, 04/17/2010 - 21:35
petit jong cat
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I read this morning @Velonews that Sastre, Valverde and Sastre will miss Amstel due to that act of God from Iceland.

I think for Amstel, Frank Schleck is gunning for the win. Both of the Schleck's are favorites so we'll see how it is. Can't wait for it to begin tomorrow. So excited.

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

Sat, 04/17/2010 - 21:46
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le petit cat wrote:
I read this morning @Velonews that Sastre, Valverde and Sastre will miss Amstel due to that act of God from Iceland.

Sastre, Valverde AND Sastre?

Whoa.

Bikes suck. Don't ride one.

Sat, 04/17/2010 - 21:51
kyle!
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Yeah he went so fast up that climb in the '08 Tour he split in two it was nuts.

Sat, 04/17/2010 - 23:33
petit jong cat
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Hahahaah. A little bird told me Dr. Michele Ferrari is working on something new. Stem cells and cloning.

Sastre is in such good form, Ferrari decided to replicate him. Instead of one, now there are two! Cervelo has released Heinrich Haussler due to the lack of results. Sastre #2 will take his place.

Shhhhh!

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

Sat, 04/17/2010 - 23:55

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