"The 33"-Road Bike Racing - Tour Of Qatar (Spoiler-sort of)
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02-04-09, 07:55 AM
I'm looking forward to this season between these two. I guess Cavendish could have won stage two also if he didn't get a flat with 1200 meters to go.
02-04-09, 08:08 AM
that's a pretty heft assumption there about Stage 2
02-04-09, 08:12 AM
Sorry, I meant stage 3. That wasn't my opinion really. I'm going by what Cyclingnews wrote:
"Briton Mark Cavendish made the winning move, but a flat tyre with 1200 metres to go spoilt his chance for victory."
02-04-09, 08:26 AM
I think CN is saying the flat ruined his opportunity - i.e. chance - for victory, not that it robbed him of an assured victory.
02-04-09, 08:40 AM
I've been following Qatar more than I ever have, but it's mainly to check in on Mike Friedman.
02-04-09, 08:42 AM
It was a close call today -
02-04-09, 09:08 AM
Lost 2.11 on stage 2.
02-04-09, 09:59 AM
Three British winners out of four stages :)
You never know, someday we may win something important!
02-04-09, 11:33 AM
Cavendish certainly got cheeky today:
"Apart from being a victory over Tom Boonen, it was certainly a victory over myself," said the Isle of Man cyclist, winner of four stages in last year's Tour de France (VeloNews (http://www.velonews.com/article/87278/cavendish-wins-a-stage-at-qatar))
02-04-09, 02:37 PM
Did anyone see him straight after the finish?!?
He was almost crying, repeating "Where's my helper? I need my helper!"
I thought "Oooh, Wiggins is on another team now Mark," then I realised he meant his soigneur...
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