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Old 01-27-08, 07:04 PM   #1
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Slipstream 2nd in Qatar TTT

2 seconds back from Quick-Step....a great result!!!!
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Old 01-28-08, 05:17 AM   #2
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I thought the Drapac Porche boys did pretty well too. Came in ahead of a lot of bigger squads.
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i'm not one to pull the nationality card, but i'l do it anyway.

did anyone else notice slipstream's roster for quatar?
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Old 01-28-08, 06:02 AM   #4
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I thought the Drapac Porche boys did pretty well too. Came in ahead of a lot of bigger squads.
They rode strong in the races I saw them do in Taiwan and Korea. I don't know much about them. What's their story?

Official Link for Qatar? Is it on the UCI site?
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i'm not one to pull the nationality card, but i'l do it anyway.

did anyone else notice slipstream's roster for quatar?
Millar - Great Britain
Backstedt - Sweden
Dean - New Zealand
Duyn - Netherlands
Laurent - France
Maaskant - Netherlands
Patour - France
Sutton - Australia

I think you're alluding to the lack of Americans at Qatar.
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Millar - Great Britain
Backstedt - Sweden
Dean - New Zealand
Duyn - Netherlands
Laurent - France
Maaskant - Netherlands
Patour - France
Sutton - Australia

I think you're alluding to the lack of Americans at Qatar.
subtlety is a lost art.
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subtlety is a lost art.
My apologies. Perhaps this would have been a better reply:

"Yeah, I suppose there's no room for red white and blue amongst the argyle-sporting racers"
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First race of the season. I'd say give the season some time to unfold before we make any assumptions.

Here's a schedule I lifted from Will Frischkorn a Boulder local on Slipstream. Looks pretty international to me.

January

* 15-31. Training Camp, Silver City NM.

February

* 3. GP Cycliste la Marseillaise, France
* 6-10. Etoile de Bessegges, France
* 13-17. Tour of the Med, France
* 24. Haut Var, France

March

* 1. Het Volk, Belgium
* 2. Kurne-Brussels-Kurne, Belgium
* 12-18. Tirreno-Adriatico, Italy
* 22. Milan-San Remo, Italy
* 26. Dwars doors Vlaanderen, Belgium
* 29. GP e3, Belgium

April

* 1-3. 3 Days of de Panne, Belgium
* 6. Tour of Flanders, Belgium
* 9. Ghent-Wevelgem, Belgium
* 13. Paris-Roubaix, France
* 16. Paris-Camembert, France
* 23. La Fleche Wallonne, Belgium
* 27. Liege-Bastogne-Liege, Belgium

May

* 6-11. Dunkerque, France
* 16-18. Picardie, France
* 19-25. Volta Catalunya, Spain
* 28-1. Tour of Belgium, Belgium

June

* 3-8. Philly Week, USA
* 19-22. Route de Sud, France
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First race of the season. I'd say give the season some time to unfold before we make any assumptions.
no assumptions were made, merely an observation.
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Was the bike selection for the TTT due to the short course?

I was looking at the times and noticed they were in the 6-7 minute range. Anybody got a map of the TTT course? I'm assuming it was an urban route.
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First race of the season. I'd say give the season some time to unfold before we make any assumptions.

Here's a schedule I lifted from Will Frischkorn a Boulder local on Slipstream. Looks pretty international to me.

January

* 15-31. Training Camp, Silver City NM.

February

* 3. GP Cycliste la Marseillaise, France
* 6-10. Etoile de Bessegges, France
* 13-17. Tour of the Med, France
* 24. Haut Var, France

March

* 1. Het Volk, Belgium
* 2. Kurne-Brussels-Kurne, Belgium
* 12-18. Tirreno-Adriatico, Italy
* 22. Milan-San Remo, Italy
* 26. Dwars doors Vlaanderen, Belgium
* 29. GP e3, Belgium

April

* 1-3. 3 Days of de Panne, Belgium
* 6. Tour of Flanders, Belgium
* 9. Ghent-Wevelgem, Belgium
* 13. Paris-Roubaix, France
* 16. Paris-Camembert, France
* 23. La Fleche Wallonne, Belgium
* 27. Liege-Bastogne-Liege, Belgium

May

* 6-11. Dunkerque, France
* 16-18. Picardie, France
* 19-25. Volta Catalunya, Spain
* 28-1. Tour of Belgium, Belgium

June

* 3-8. Philly Week, USA
* 19-22. Route de Sud, France
This schedule looks incomplete.
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This schedule looks incomplete.
It's just for one rider and probably is not complete since it's only Jan.
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Gotta say it... the new kit doesn't hold a candle to last years. The helmets don't even match.

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Was the bike selection for the TTT due to the short course?

I was looking at the times and noticed they were in the 6-7 minute range. Anybody got a map of the TTT course? I'm assuming it was an urban route.
Teams were only allowed to bring one bike, I suspect. QuickStep also used their road bikes.
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Gotta say it... the new kit doesn't hold a candle to last years. The helmets don't even match.
Agree. Wasn't the design chosen from some contest?
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Teams were only allowed to bring one bike, I suspect. QuickStep also used their road bikes.
I doubt it had much to do with being 'allowed' to bring one.

More likely too much of a hassle to drag TT bikes for a short TT at a minor, early season, tune up race in the Persian Gulf.
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If the rules are the same as last year, tt bikes would not be allowed. I believe no pointy helmets, not disc wheels, and no aerobars. I believe that this was to give the "hometeam" a fighting chance against the big boys.
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If the rules are the same as last year, tt bikes would not be allowed. I believe no pointy helmets, not disc wheels, and no aerobars. I believe that this was to give the "hometeam" a fighting chance against the big boys.
From what I gather that was the rule, in place to 1) keep costs down and 2) give the hometown team a chance.

http://www.veloriders.co.uk/phpBB2/v...35d6b80288b2c9

It's just another forum post, but it adds another perspective.
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Millar - Great Britain
Backstedt - Sweden
Dean - New Zealand
Duyn - Netherlands
Laurent - France
Maaskant - Netherlands
Patour - France
Sutton - Australia

I think you're alluding to the lack of Americans at Qatar.
They had to send all those guys when they could of just sent Taylor Phinney.
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This schedule looks ambitious.
fixed a la botto

presuming invites to a lot of races.

And yeah, allowing the peasants to design the kit was not a great idea. Should just go back to last year with some different sponsor stickers.
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fixed a la botto

presuming invites to a lot of races.

And yeah, allowing the peasants to design the kit was not a great idea. Should just go back to last year with some different sponsor stickers.
tis true.

iirc the 'contest' wasn't anything more than a publicity stunt, and the official designer took the contest winners design 'into consideration', or something like that.
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iirc the 'contest' wasn't anything more than a publicity stunt, and the official designer took the contest winners design 'into consideration', or something like that.
Yeah, I actually got to meet the official designer. Nice guy.

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