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Russian Bear
Dec 26, 2007



Appanretly Kreuziger was contacted by UCI about this, then he had two of his own experts explain the abnormalities and then the UCI came back and said, "not good enough"; so that is why this is all taking so long. Timing is a bit ominous.

Superb OP Mr Nice.

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Russian Bear
Dec 26, 2007



I'd rather have Majka than Kreuziger in the TS train anyway. He had a bit of a spat on social media about how tired he is from the Giro and that at his age he shouldn't be doing two tours in a row (especially coming in 6th in Giro).

Russian Bear
Dec 26, 2007



GC teams will leave it to the sprint teams to do the catching of the break as usual. The first week is lumpy, but some of the sprinters can get over that stuff.

Russian Bear
Dec 26, 2007



Froome just has to ride Bertie's wheel around for 3 weeks, as much as it pains me to say. Ol' Pistolero is going to have to be sneaky again.

Russian Bear
Dec 26, 2007



Cote de Cray

Bold prediction: Froome drops a chain on the pave because of the stupid Osy rings

Russian Bear
Dec 26, 2007



JENSIE

Russian Bear
Dec 26, 2007



gently caress I want to be watching this stage. Stuck to live ticker cos I'm flying.

Russian Bear
Dec 26, 2007



Do you have to pay for nbc tour tracker?

Russian Bear
Dec 26, 2007



serious gaylord posted:

And it was Westra that did the damage to Contador and Talansky, combined with them being fannys and not riding hard in the cobbles. Nibali just sucked Westras wheel for 20 minutes and then had a 2 minute lead.

Exactly, Contador said after the stage that he slowed down as not to fall and crash out of the race.

Also I want to point out:

quote:

"Because of the mud I didnít drop into the small sprockets
and I couldnít keep up with the front," Contador said after
he rolled across the line.

What he meant to say was SRAM is poo poo and where is my electronic shifting. Coupled with his previous comments that he prefers to stay in the big ring with a big cassette (usually a 32), maybe TS will be on shimano/campy next year.

Russian Bear
Dec 26, 2007



Swink posted:

Who was the dude who broke his collarbone, so rode the next stage with a piece of leather tied to one side of his handlebar, gripping the other end in his teeth to keep it straight?

THAT is badassery you will not see again.

Fiorenzo Magni

https://www.velonation.com/News/ID/...es-aged-91.aspx

Russian Bear
Dec 26, 2007



Is this the TVG is poo poo thread? Because he's poo poo.

Russian Bear
Dec 26, 2007



I've said this about Tony Martin before, but what an absolute monster! (in the best way)

Today is a really good feel day in the TDF, happy for Gallopin and happy for Martin.

Russian Bear
Dec 26, 2007



Ted King is lantern rouge.

Felt really bad for him last year when he was cut on a TT after a crash the previous day during the Corsica mess.

Russian Bear
Dec 26, 2007



I'm still in the gently caress specialized camp, they are an rear end in a top hat of a company and can die in a fire. Tinkoff to pinarello/campy next year please. Sram is gone for sure.

I'm really crushed for Bertie, this loving sucks. Vuelta is going to be nuts, Froome, Contador, Quintana.

Russian Bear
Dec 26, 2007



BeeSeeBee posted:

Do we talk women's pro cycling in here, because at this bullshit right here (Mara Abbott, 4th in GC getting bounced around by the 1st, 2nd , and 3rd place GC riders, all on Rabo-Liv)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRskFaxzZiY#t=2310s

Hey I've ridden up that!

Specialized has been lovely with their legal department on too many occasions to count. gently caress them and their boring rear end bikes. Buying a specialized is like buying a gray camry.

Russian Bear
Dec 26, 2007



http://velonews.competitor.com/2014...ng-crash_336328

quote:

The timeline from the crash onwards:

Contador hit the ground while trying to eat near the bottom of the descent.

Roche stopped, left Contador his McLaren Tarmac.

Contador got onto his third bike after the crash, an S-Works Tarmac with a normal Tinkoff paint job, and without a race number. His first bike had been crashed, and his second obliterated by an impact with another car. A brief shot on television showed his mechanic picking up his crashed bike, still in one piece.

Contador did not swap bikes onto Rocheís McLaren frame, as initially speculated. Roche finished the stage on his second bike, rather than his McLaren. The story of Rocheís bike getting run over seems to have been born of the confusion surrounding the incident.

Whether the frame was broken by a car or a pothole, the result is the same. Contador is out of the Tour de France.

Russian Bear
Dec 26, 2007



Sagan to win green without a stage win, that would be awesome. I was rooting for Gallopin today, what a great win.

Russian Bear
Dec 26, 2007



Chris Horner is going to lube his knees with cortisone and climb out of the saddle for the entire 18 km of last climb.

Russian Bear
Dec 26, 2007



Valverde is such a dick, gently caress that guy.

"No i'm tired" *attacks for no reason*

Nibali winning with panache.

Russian Bear
Dec 26, 2007



Like everyone said, if it's hot they wave the rule. On this stage riders were allowed to take on water but only from the side of the road and not from team cars (so there are no sticky bottles on the last climb).

Russian Bear
Dec 26, 2007



phone double post..

A break might make it tomorrow, Rodriguez will be in it to win it.

Russian Bear fucked around with this message at Jul 19, 2014 around 10:02

Russian Bear
Dec 26, 2007



What an awesome stage. Lol if you think Nibali is doping.

Russian Bear
Dec 26, 2007



6.1 w/kg? I'm not impressed.

Russian Bear
Dec 26, 2007



Another thing to consider is that this stage was super short and the climb up Hautacam came after a long descent. 90s mountain stages were longer.

Is he doping during the race? I doubt it. In training however..

Russian Bear
Dec 26, 2007



dema posted:

Pretty far from a TT specialist course:
http://www.strava.com/routes/432382

If Tony has an off day, I could see someone else taking it.



Nah Tony's gonna smash everyone. Last climb is worst, 1.5km at 6%, it's nothing to write home about

Russian Bear
Dec 26, 2007



I love Martin's WC stripe disk.

Peraud's dream was to stand on the podium in paris all his life, so that's pretty meaningful for him I imagine.

Quintana will poo poo in Froome's mouth in the Vuelta, looking forward.

Russian Bear
Dec 26, 2007



amenenema posted:

All the sprint stages need cable cams. Just sayin' ASO, you've got the dough.

It was actually a moto that was on the side of the finishing straight. I thought cable cam initially too, but on one of the other angle replays you can see the moto along time. Which also needs to be said, moto camera guys are loving amazing.

Russian Bear
Dec 26, 2007



It was refreshing to see the yellow jersey attacking for once.

Russian Bear
Dec 26, 2007



Bolivar posted:

But in 2012 Froome did all the domestique poo poo for Wiggings when he could have very easily gone his own way and won the whole thing. He pretty much ran in circles around Wiggings in steep mountain uphill because he was so loving pissed, bored and doped.

People keep saying this, but I think Wiggins would have still beat him since there were so many TT kilometers. If he was on another team with full support then maybe yes.

Russian Bear
Dec 26, 2007



Is it Vuelta time yet?

Also looking forward to our pictures constantly breaking up during US Pro challenge and Phil n Paul saying it's because of the altitude.

Russian Bear
Dec 26, 2007



Did you guys see Oleg trolling people?



and second one

https://twitter.com/olegtinkov/stat...321252182364160

https://twitter.com/olegtinkov/stat...326237293035520

Russian Bear
Dec 26, 2007



Anyone else not getting video?

Russian Bear
Dec 26, 2007



Will the announcer (not Tim Johnson) shut the gently caress up about altitude already. WE GET IT.

Russian Bear
Dec 26, 2007



Heroic effort by Schar today.

Russian Bear
Dec 26, 2007



I want to punch this Chad guy in the mouth so he'll shut up.

Russian Bear
Dec 26, 2007



Paddyb posted:

That Tour of Utah final climb was stupid steep.

I can never figure out why Danielson can't do anything in Europe.

He should go to the Vuelta, but this year he'd get crushed if he did. I don't think he can hold anything to Froome or Quintana.

Russian Bear
Dec 26, 2007



I reckon Cadel's taking the couch ride tomorrow, but it would be cool to see him bomb the descent.

Russian Bear
Dec 26, 2007



Is it time for a new thread?

Exciting finish in the Eneco tour today: http://www.rtbf.be/video/detail_zde...tour?id=1948563

Russian Bear
Dec 26, 2007



He is getting surly in his old age.

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Russian Bear
Dec 26, 2007



The super duper domestique Bertie. I bet that porch has a killer view.

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