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Old 03-02-09, 03:20 PM   #1
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This will be interesting. Very interesting.

Lance confirmed for Milan-San Remo

Oh how I wish I had a more reliable source of watching this than cycling.tv.

I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm more than slightly excited about this.
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so we're not going to see lance on some cobbles?
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so we're not going to see lance on some cobbles?
True, Milan-San Remo really isn't a big race.

Or not.

He's racing the Giro, so doing Flanders doesn't quite make sense.
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True, Milan-San Remo really isn't a big race.

Tell me you forgot the sarcasm face on that post.
M-SR is "big" in every sense of the word.
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The race will be very interesting, indeed. But not particularly because Lance will be there. It is a sprinters race more often than not.
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Tell me you forgot the sarcasm face on that post.
M-SR is "big" in every sense of the word.
I think he did forget, when he was referring to the guy speaking of cobbles. Or at least I sure hope he was being sarcastic.
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if Cancellara can win MSR, so can Armstrong.

but no, I don't think he'll win it.
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Lance confirmed for Milan-San Remo

Oh how I wish I had a more reliable source of watching this than cycling.tv.

I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm more than slightly excited about this.
Several alternative feeds have been discussed on Twitter. Use #procycling as a sort tag. http://www.steephill.tv is one that may carry it. I haven't tried these but several Euro feeds have been listed, too.

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Tell me you forgot the sarcasm face on that post.
True sarcasm needs no emoticons.

But just for emphasis,
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Several alternative feeds have been discussed on Twitter. Use #procycling as a sort tag. http://www.steephill.tv is one that may carry it. I haven't tried these but several Euro feeds have been listed, too.

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I will look into that, thank you!
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Lance confirmed for Milan-San Remo

Oh how I wish I had a more reliable source of watching this than cycling.tv.

I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm more than slightly excited about this.
you do realize that msr has become a pretty boring classic to watch in the past 10+ years, yes?
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you do realize that msr has become a pretty boring classic to watch in the past 10+ years, yes?
The first 270k, yes I agree.
That last 30k though is a fantastic battle!
I don't think people realize how g**damn fast those guys are climbing the Cipressa and Poggio.
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you do realize that msr has become a pretty boring classic to watch in the past 10+ years, yes?
I disagree. the poggio and cipressa climbs and descents are edge of the seat excitement for me.
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if Cancellara can win MSR, so can Armstrong.

but no, I don't think he'll win it.
you're saying lance is as good now as fabian?
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The first 270k, yes I agree.
That last 30k though is a fantastic battle!
I don't think people realize how g**damn fast those guys are climbing the Cipressa and Poggio.
I'd agree with that.
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You think he's entering it to win, or you think he's entering to get some miles in? The first 270k, as pointed out, resembles a fast group ride. It's the end where the real riders come out to play, and when I say "end", I mean the Poggio. My most optimistic scenario has him leading the charge up the Poggio for a teammate, then lettings things sort themselves out.

Also I haven't done any research ("due diligence" in fancy speak) but does any of the Giro route go over MSR stuff? This would be a good way to recon things. And since Lance would probably want to go check out some of the Giro climbs anyway, this would be a way to schedule in a trip there and let someone pick up the tab (aka "appearance fee").

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Yeah, Astana was twittering about this. Looks like Lance is really getting some mileage in.
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Has anyone ever tried paying for cycling.tv? Does it make it reliable enough to actually watch?
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Pre-cancer, Lance raced to win. I remember Sean Yates going 60kph to get LA onto the Cipressa first.

Post-cancer, Lance uses MSR for 7 hours of nervous pack riding and 1 hour of motorpacing at the end.

It's not about the miles per se, it's about those miles at speed in an amped peloton.
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Next to Paris-Roubaix, Milan San Remo is one of the classic's riders want to win. yes it might be boring for the first few hours but the end is where it is at. Its so much a craps shoot as well on who's going to win
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Next to Paris-Roubaix, Milan San Remo is one of the classic's riders want to win. yes it might be boring for the first few hours but the end is where it is at. Its so much a craps shoot as well on who's going to win
depends.

if you're italian. yes.

if you're flemish. no.
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Is that the race with that nasty little climb and then that crazy 7-8 mile hairy descent into the finish at the end of like 150 miles of hammering?
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Is that the race with that nasty little climb and then that crazy 7-8 mile hairy descent into the finish at the end of like 150 miles of hammering?
yes.
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The end of that race was really amazing. They were descending on wet roads last year and there was one really nasty crash.
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