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Old 02-01-08, 11:04 AM   #1
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Which Pro are you most similar to?

Friday waste of time thread.

The what is a sprint thread and all the "depends on whether you're a petach or mcewan" type sprinter got me thinking ... if you were to compare the style of racer that you fancy yourself to be to a pro racer, who is it?

Me - Paolo Bettini. Likes breakaways, has a jumpy sprint but doesnt compete well with the true sprinters, can climb but not with the true climbers, TTs reasonably but not great ...

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Disclaimer note - this is just for fun, I'm certainly not comparing my meager cat 3 skills to anyone else.
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How many people are going to say Jens?

I'm probably most similar to Boonen but without the obnoxiously huge FTP, etc.
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Who gets third in the most sprints?
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I'm only similar to Jens because I will move to the front of anything to chase down a break or block for a teammate. The difference is that I waste all my energy doing it.

But I'm more of an Ulrich. Party in the offseason with frauline and streudels, only to come to the first race and cry when it goes uphill.
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Tom Simpson..... Only even in the grave he is faster than me.
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How many people are going to say Jens?

I'm probably most similar to Boonen but without the obnoxiously huge FTP, etc.
only those who overestimate their ability. kind of like the type of folk who think they're like boonen.
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How many people are going to say Jens?

I'm probably most similar to Boonen but without the obnoxiously huge FTP, etc.
You know it. I don't know about similar to - but as I've said before, I wanna be like Jens Although I'm built more like Cancellara, and really admire his riding style as well.
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ludo dierckxsens, but with a brain and hair.
You have a schnoz like Ludo?

That guy was an animal.

Funny how the photos of him on the top of the banner page are backwards.
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Simpson's story is a sad one.
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That guy was an animal.
nope. don't look a thing like him... well we both have large cottages of wattage.
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only those who overestimate their ability. kind of like the type of folk who think they're like boonen.
Overestimation of one's abilities is key Some call it confidence...
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Jens... I don't sprint.

But really? None of them -- I don't dope.
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Overestimation of one's abilities is key Some call it confidence...
One man's confidence is another man's delusions of grandeur.
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Jens... I don't sprint.

But really? None of them -- I don't dope.
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It's a grey area.
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I'm too much of a noob to say I'm similar, but I'll say that I'm at least inspired most by small sprinters like Robbie McEwan. We're similar body size/type, so it's great watching the pocket rocket beat the big guys like Boonen. Gives me some hope of being a sprinter someday.

I'd say the same of Levi Leiphiemer but I know I can't climb or time trial for ****.
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is that what the internet is called these day?
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