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Old 03-11-09, 10:17 AM   #1
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Tirreno-Adriatico '09

Just finished watching the first stage.
Sprinters foiled, young Frenchie living the dream.

This race has never been one of my favorites, but I do enjoy the action.
Very dangerous.
Quick paces.
The perfect lead-up to MSR.
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Old 03-11-09, 10:37 AM   #2
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How many times can Mark have a mechanical in the end of a race? That dude has some serious bad joujou floating around him.
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How many times can Mark have a mechanical in the end of a race? That dude has some serious bad joujou floating around him.
that's what he gets for being a whiney dick.
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that's what he gets for being a whiney dick.
Sorry, but David Millar is the all-time champion whiney dick.
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Any Italian race is fun to watch. The crazy roads, the scenery, and it just seems like the races are less predictable.
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schleck for the win...dekker close behind...basso stays quiet...and kloden??? somewhere in the mix.
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Old 03-12-09, 02:40 PM   #9
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scratch schleck...he admitted hes saving it for april.
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Old 03-12-09, 03:41 PM   #10
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Pettachi is pulling a Cipo. Always keeping us guessing, then bam, there he is again. MSR next?

Anyone notice Rollin picking up 4th. First time in the big leagues.
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Pettachi is pulling a Cipo. Always keeping us guessing, then bam, there he is again. MSR next?

Anyone notice Rollin picking up 4th. First time in the big leagues.
oh yea
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Old 03-13-09, 09:26 AM   #13
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Farrar takes 3rd stage!
USA, USA, USA...
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Farrar takes 3rd stage!
USA, USA, USA...
What a great win for Farrar! Against the best competition in the world too. Anyone know of any video of that finish on the web?
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Video of final km: http://media.vrtnieuws.net/2009/03/1...1783_wmvhi.wmv

Pics from Steephill.tv:


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Nice. Face.



Looks like he might've pooped himself.

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That is quite a line of great sprinters: Boonen, Hushovd, McEwan, Cavendish, (who is the Saxo-Bank rider?), and Farrar!
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wow...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYZ15iIdnKM

the announcer didn't even know who won for a moment.
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I can only wish to taste victory as sweet as that
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wow...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYZ15iIdnKM

the announcer didn't even know who won for a moment.
unreal!!!
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Very cool, way to go Tyler.
It was no fluke win either, he flat out got them, I love the Italian announcer. "TYLER FARARAR"

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That is quite a line of great sprinters: Boonen, Hushovd, McEwan, Cavendish, (who is the Saxo-Bank rider?), and Farrar!
o'grady?
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Yes, O'Grady.
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Great win for Farrar!

It looks like he could get a little more aero though, may of been the angle of the video though.
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It certainly looked like Cav was slowing down after his initial burst.
... Farrar timed his jump just right, he accelerated all the way in - great, great sprint.

highpoint of the video? definitely the Italian announcer pausing, looking at his race roster, then yelling "FFAARRRAAAARRRAA"
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