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    Speaking of guys who...

    couldn't ride a straight line if they were on rails...check out Graeme Browne, the Rabobank. He switches right to get on Boonen's (who was moving left anyway) wheel, takes out Steels then ends up further left than he was to begin with. Yes, he was relegated and rightfully so.


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    Idiot. He should be stuck in a cage with Tammy Thomas.
    "When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcheung
    Idiot. He should be stuck in a cage with Tammy Thomas.

    You never know...he might like that.

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    robbie must have taught brown well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dial_tone
    Yes, he was relegated and rightfully so.
    Apologies for a noob question, but I don't read my Cycle Sport as diligently I should. "Relegated" means...? He was sent to the "minors"?

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    "Relegated" means he was relegated to the last position of the bunch.

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    He was probably castigated, also.

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    I would give anything to hear what they yell at him during the next sprint.

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    i was going to say in the "can't beat me" thread that i'm shocked every time i see a sprint like that & there isn't a crash. those guys weave in & out all over the place like it's total anarchy & how it doesn't happen more often blows me away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcheung
    Idiot. He should be stuck in a cage with Tammy Thomas.
    oh yeah, the track dude with the bad haircut.

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    Yeah, that guy.
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    I noticed in those pics that Boonen is the only guy sprinting with his mouth closed!

    And it looks like Petacchi might have had the win if he had thrown his bike rather than looking over at Boonen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmh
    IAnd it looks like Petacchi might have had the win if he had thrown his bike rather than looking over at Boonen.

    he knew he was beat thats why he looked.
    Wow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto
    robbie must have taught brown well.
    McEwen and Brown don't appear to get on very well after Brown nearly ran half a peloton into a parked car during a criterium in Melbourne a couple of years ago. McEwen was on the wheel in the sprint when it happened. Brown had a couple of green jersey winners, two Olympic champions and a few world champs wanting to pound him. Made for some interesting interviews on TV.

    Having said that, Brown is a very classy rider, has and excellent sprint and is a dual Olympic gold medallist. He may step up a level this year, just as long as he keeps a straight line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by classic1
    Having said that, Brown is a very classy rider, has and excellent sprint and is a dual Olympic gold medallist. He may step up a level this year, just as long as he keeps a straight line.
    He might even win a few if he does....as they say, shortest distance between two points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmh
    And it looks like Petacchi might have had the win if he had thrown his bike rather than looking over at Boonen.
    Nope, Petacchi is just making sure Browne isn't headed his way!

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    Cutting off a past-his-prime Steels is one thing. You can be sure if he ever does that to Boonen, McEwen or Petacchi you'll never see him cross the finish line near the front again.

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    Aussie 'Browny' smashes his way to 3rd! :-) Cool photo


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    [URL="removed, as it linked to this thread"[/URL]

    ^^ already been posted. that thread has a better pic, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by classic1
    McEwen and Brown don't appear to get on very well after Brown nearly ran half a peloton into a parked car during a criterium in Melbourne a couple of years ago. McEwen was on the wheel in the sprint when it happened. Brown had a couple of green jersey winners, two Olympic champions and a few world champs wanting to pound him. Made for some interesting interviews on TV.

    Having said that, Brown is a very classy rider, has and excellent sprint and is a dual Olympic gold medallist. He may step up a level this year, just as long as he keeps a straight line.
    The Bay Series Crits were awesome that year...Brownie got "sorted" in a later race IIRC.

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    aussie hooligans

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    How is it "cool" that this bull in a China shop made a move that 1. was illegal and 2. left another rider crashed and bloodied?

    I'm a fan of Aussie sprinters too, but that was a dumb, dangerous move.
    "Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."

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    ooops!

    someone can delete this thread if they want

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    is it normal for guys like Boonen and Petacchi to race so early in the year?

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