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    How would you beat Cavendish?

    Here's your chance to be an armchair DS. Pick a team in the Tour, what's your strategy?

    Me, I'd take Cancellara on a flyer after a hot setup by Jens.
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    Feed Tyler Farrar loads and loads of EPO, CERA, and little 8 oz cans of Coca-Cola.

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    hire Hincapie and Renshaw

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    Hire the cinzano guys.

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    Break away.
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    How would you beat Cavendish?
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    With a rubber hose that would leave no marks.

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    I might beat him in arm wrestling. That's about it.

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    you people are hopeless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    With a rubber hose that would leave no marks.

    Yeah I think right now that's about the only way to beat this guy. On our Sat training ride I joked about how it must suck to be Tyler right now...to be one of the best sprinters in the world but to come into bike racing when a phenom like Cav is on the scene.

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    Garmin needs somebody like svein tuft instead of the wimpy climber boys to lead tyler out..
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    With a hammer, duh!
    Ride more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
    you people are hopeless.


    Not you too with the :facepalm:?

    Oh jeeze.


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    Let me be the first to preempt:


    Ride more.

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    like ale jet did in the giro. be one of the fastest men in the world, be on his wheel, jump first, go like hell, hope the line gets to me before he does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrCrassic View Post
    Let me be the first to preempt:



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    Dammit, you're supposed to add a palm!

    Ride more.

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    You are all far too competitive. Relax.

    Not you gsteinb, you keep hammering.

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    Senior Member MrCrassic's Avatar
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    At least that sailboat's going back to the topic!

    I feel bad; I missed the sprint. How epic was it?
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    With a longer sprint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YMCA View Post
    hire Hincapie and Renshaw
    I don't think that would help...Cav has that extra gear that Tyler is lacking..maybe not a full gear but at least a half a gear. Cav isn't just pipping these guys at the line he's bike lengths clear of them.

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    ok you people. it seems you have given up. that is not the American way. did we give up when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Nooooooooo.

    Petacchi beat him with an early jump and maybe just a hint of crowding.
    I didn't see the video of Boonen's or Farrar's wins, anybody got a link?

    It can be done.

    I think part of the problem is the other teams are letting Columbia be the train. As long as Cav gets that Renshaw leadout, yeah he's gonna win. I think you have to either run a parallel train of your own, or distrupt Columbia's train (ethically and legally somehow such as an attack)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
    ok you people. it seems you have given up. that is not the American way. did we give up when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Nooooooooo.

    Petacchi beat him with an early jump and maybe just a hint of crowding.
    I didn't see the video of Boonen's or Farrar's wins, anybody got a link?

    It can be done.

    I think part of the problem is the other teams are letting Columbia be the train. As long as Cav gets that Renshaw leadout, yeah he's gonna win. I think you have to either run a parallel train of your own, or distrupt Columbia's train (ethically and legally somehow such as an attack)
    Germans? I thought it was the Canadians.

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