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Old 01-31-09, 02:57 PM   #1
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Derny Race

Wow!

http://www.belgiumkneewarmers.com/20...ezel-2008.html
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Old 01-31-09, 03:56 PM   #2
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It's a popular track thing in europe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuimkmlmvdQ

they run them at all the 6-days.
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Old 01-31-09, 03:59 PM   #3
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yeah its just weird seeing it in the form of a road race!
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They do them at the post-Tour crits as well.

Given his nature, one would think Cadel Evans would make a killing at this sort of thing...

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There are a couple of pretty heavy hitters in that race, by the way.

Niko Eeckhout, and Philippe Gilbert.
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From the ones I've seen, it seems like the guy with the fattest driver always wins.
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I wonder how the riders select their drivers? Anyone?

There used to be a semi-classic, was is Paris-Tours? I remember it was some crazy-long distance, and part of the race was with derny's, part without.
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I hate to say it, but I found that to be incredibly boring to watch.
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I wonder how the riders select their drivers? Anyone?

There used to be a semi-classic, was is Paris-Tours? I remember it was some crazy-long distance, and part of the race was with derny's, part without.
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There are a couple of pretty heavy hitters in that race, by the way.

Niko Eeckhout, and Philippe Gilbert.
Thanks for confirming the presence of Gilbert. I figured it had to be him due to his build and some hot blonde with a FdJ jacket in the opening few seconds. And Eeckhout was the Topsport rider? Wasn't he a U23 Belgian National champion?
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They do them at the post-Tour crits as well.

Given his nature, one would think Cadel Evans would make a killing at this sort of thing...

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exactly. used to be a post-tour race in amsterdam, but they got rid of it.

now it's just this -


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