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Old 05-19-09, 03:42 PM   #1
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Olympia Tour

The Olympia Tour kicked off tonight, with a Team Time Trial starting in, and ending outside of, appropriately enough, Amsterdam's Olympic Stadium.

A slew of pics will be posted on the blog, but for now here's two.



"our" guys.



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Old 05-19-09, 07:00 PM   #2
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Is Tejay there with Rabo Conti?

He's coming off a big win at http://www.cyclingnews.com/road.php?...jou09/anjou094
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"the" guy.
Is that Roger Ebert interviewing him??????


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Is Tejay there with Rabo Conti?

He's coming off a big win at http://ht tp://www.cyclingnews.com/r...ou09/anjou09 4
he is indeed.

btw - you might recognize this guy. i'm sure classic1 will.

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more pics from last night are posted here.
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he is indeed.

btw - you might recognize this guy. i'm sure classic1 will.
Jerome 'Slugger' Blijlevens.

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bingo!

btw - the guy in the light blue shirt, on the right in the fight pic... is it me, or does he look like this geezer in the dark blue fleece?

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Could be. IIRC light blue shirt geezer in the Blijlevens vs Julich heavyweight showdown photo was chief commissaire on the Tour that year and was a Dutchman. They interviewed him on Australian TV over some altercation during the Tour, may even have been over that incident. Highly likely it is the same bloke.
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So Theo Bos just keeps on rolling.
Guess he is trying to snag as many wins as possible before they boot him for a spell.
Ever since the Turkey "incident", he's been on fire.
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Didn't speak to him, but every time a fan went up to him to say hello, he took a moment to chat.
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^^^
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he's a media darling in NL.

the amount of press following him, and blanking the other racers, echoed the circus around LA.
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am i casting pearls to swine, or what?
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being the neophyte that I am, I didn't even know what the Olympia Tour is. Thought it was some local stage race until I clicked in here.
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being the neophyte that I am, I didn't even know what the Olympia Tour is. Thought it was some local stage race until I clicked in here.
it's not exactly the biggest show on the road, but it's not small beer either.
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am i casting pearls to swine, or what?
I can't see the photos or access your blog at work but in my case, yes.
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no results on cn yet, but i see that Bos won today's stage.
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am i casting pearls to swine, or what?
What did you expect?
The Olympia Tour is not a cat5 crit and it has nothing to do with 20' intervals.

Want to predict which year Rabo will bring Tejay out of AAA?
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What did you expect?
The Olympia Tour is not a cat5 crit and it has nothing to do with 20' intervals.


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Want to predict which year Rabo will bring Tejay out of AAA?
when he's ready?
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wow, that brunette on the podium sure was a steal for whoever found her.
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Theo is 3 for 3
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Theo is 3 for 3
today's stage was a stone's throw from amsterdam.

just checked the route, and it covered a bunch of the same roads i do.

hardly a surprise that bos won. they're f.l.a.t.
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am i casting pearls to swine, or what?
I don't feel that I can add anything substantive to this thread, but I am appreciative.
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Humbleness? That's not very bike racing of you.

Thanks for joining in on our elite discussion anyhoo
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a bonus pic (for crimsonk).

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