Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

"The 33"-Road Bike Racing We set this forum up for our members to discuss their experiences in either pro or amateur racing, whether they are the big races, or even the small backyard races. Don't forget to update all the members with your own race results.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-03-04, 07:17 PM   #1
don d.
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Challenge Illes Balears

Only 102 riders have started all three stages of this "start the stage if you want" stage race. Yesterdays results showed 170 finishers.

Today's stage was interesting, and apparently a thrilla as Kelme placed 4 riders in the breakaway top six, with Kelme's Valverde winning the stage. Their team manager probably zapped everbody on the team with a tazer gun before the race. Something happened because Bettini lost almost 11 minutes today. He has finished in the lead group the last two days. Zabel won the bunch sprint for 7th. He's in shape.

Laiseka has finished dead last in both stages he's started(LOL). That guy is to hip gotta go.

Sources: Procycling news and CyclingNews.com
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-04, 05:42 AM   #2
KingRene
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Canada
Bikes:
Posts: 175
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It's nice to see Oscar Freire's results here. He followed nicely with a win in the Trofeo Luis Puig.

Between Freire and Astarloa, Spain just might find its' Classics hero.
KingRene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-04, 11:28 AM   #3
Laggard
Lance Hater
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Los Angeles
Bikes:
Posts: 4,400
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by KingRene
...Oscar Freire's... He followed nicely with a win in the Trofeo Luis Puig.
.
He won the Trofeo with a very nice attack and solo victory.

Cool.
Laggard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-04, 07:58 PM   #4
don d.
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Freire is my pick for Milan-San Remo. He can get over the Poggio quite nicely, thank you, and he blazes when he's healthy.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-04, 08:16 AM   #5
Bruco
Wind Breaker
 
Bruco's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: In the Dutch mountains
Bikes:
Posts: 802
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Freire doesn’t train enough.
Bruco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-04, 09:42 AM   #6
don d.
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Back Problems

I know Freire's training has been limited by his back problems in the past. I haven't read any info specific to his health this year, but it looks like he's healthy and training enough to ride away from some very tenacious riders like Zabel. Works for me.
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-04, 09:48 AM   #7
Bruco
Wind Breaker
 
Bruco's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: In the Dutch mountains
Bikes:
Posts: 802
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by don d.
I know Freire's training has been limited by his back problems in the past.
don d., it's not only the back that makes Oscar skip training miles. He's also known to be far from fanatical about out-of-competition rides.

Not that Freire's not a fine rider. He is. Especially since he started to develop as a classics man.
Bruco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-04, 01:51 AM   #8
KingRene
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Canada
Bikes:
Posts: 175
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bruco
Not that Freire's not a fine rider. He is. Especially since he started to develop as a classics man.

Well put Bruco!

33 professional victories, two World Championships, two Vuelta stages and a Tour de France stage. Not bad at all.
KingRene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-04, 10:37 AM   #9
el Inglés
El Inglés
 
el Inglés's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Benidorm , Alicante , ESPAÑA
Bikes: road ( Mendiz ) & mtb (crap )
Posts: 465
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bruco
Freire doesn’t train enough.
Trains enough to have won the world championship twice , been second once and been knocked out of the zolder one when a german put a pedal through his front wheel in the last few km .
el Inglés is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:25 PM.