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Old 01-31-08, 04:05 PM   #1
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Bäckstedt breaks collarbone at Qatar

full story at Velonews
http://www.velonews.com/race/int/articles/13986.0.html
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Old 01-31-08, 04:21 PM   #2
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That guy needs to hard the **** down, holy god is he a bad ass!

Also, I have a new cycling hero!
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Old 01-31-08, 04:45 PM   #3
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This is too bad, I was looking forward to watching him at the Tour of California.
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Old 01-31-08, 04:47 PM   #4
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i was pretty pissed early this morning when i saw he had wrecked, he's had too many setbacks lately.
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Old 01-31-08, 06:23 PM   #5
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This is too bad, I was looking forward to watching him at the Tour of California.
He should be back by then. The VeloNews article said he should be ready for the spring classics.

I hope Slipstream comes to the Tour de Georgia.

Edit: I just found out that California is in February, so I guess there's a good chance he won't be ready.
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Old 01-31-08, 06:49 PM   #6
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3 times broken ????? Damm...he is my hero...I am recovering from my first one and cant imagine going through this 2 more time..thanks God Im no pro!!!!
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What a badass....
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Paris-Roubaix with a broken collarbone = Instant badass.

I hope he gets some serious attention from the ladies after he pulls that one off.
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Old 01-31-08, 07:32 PM   #9
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Winning Paris-Roubaix already makes him a badass...this just takes it to a new level.
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Video here.

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Backstedt's fault...

Never drop your head as you reach the front of the line!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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heartbreaking! they were in great position to take the stage with Sutton third back! He's paying dearly for that one.

I hope he is well for the ToC. He is optimistic, thats good.
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Backstedt's fault...

Never drop your head as you reach the front of the line!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yeah, he more or less said it was his fault. That sucks, too. In fact, I guess I'm a bigger Slipstream fan than I thought, cause I let go quite a stream of profanity when I saw this news.
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