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    Cavendish is GOD

    that is all.

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    Can't argue with that.
    I grew up as a kid idolising those hero's in the Tour de France, Indurain and everyone like that. It was almost a childhood dream to ride the Tour de France. The last 2 years my childhood dream which became a reality has been pissed all over by certain members of the peloton. - Bradley Wiggins 27th July 2007.

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    Shades of Mario Cipollini, Tom Steels, Djamoloudine Abdujaparov, (a younger) Erik Zabel. Columbia execs must be grinning!

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    Not really. Well, not yet. He's not even in green. He's only got 2 stage wins.

    Overall Points
    1. Oscar Freire (ESP), Rabobank at 119pts
    2. Kim Kirchen (LUX), Team Columbia at 119
    3. Thor Hushovd (NOR), Credit Agricole at 105
    4. Erik Zabel (GER), Milram at 92
    5. Alejandro Valverde (ESP), Caisse d'Epargne at 87
    6. Mark Cavendish (IDM), Team Columbia at 86
    7. Robert Hunter (RSA), Barloworld at 82
    8. Romain Feillu (FRA), Agritubel at 64
    9. Cadel Evans (AUS), Silence-Lotto at 62
    10. Robbie McEwen (AUS), Silence-Lotto at 60

    I wouldn't put him in the same conversation as Cipo:

    Mario Cipollini
    1989 1 stage, Giro d'Italia
    1990 2 stages, Giro d'Italia
    1991 GP de l'Escaut
    3 stages, Giro d'Italia
    1992 Ghent - Wevelgem
    Points Competition, Giro d'Italia
    4 stages, Giro d'Italia
    1993 Ghent - Wevelgem
    GP E3
    GP de l'Escaut
    1 stage, Tour de France
    1995 2 stages, Tour de France
    2 stages, Giro d'Italia
    1996 1 stage, Tour de France
    4 stages, Giro d'Italia
    1997 Points Competition, Giro d'Italia
    2 stages, Tour de France
    5 stages, Giro d'Italia
    1998 2 stages, Tour de France
    4 stages, Giro d'Italia
    1999 4 stages, Giro d'Italia
    4 stages, Tour de France
    2000 1 stage, Giro d'Italia
    2001 4 stages, Giro d'Italia

    or Zabel:

    1994 Paris - Tours
    1995 2 stages, Tour de France
    2 stages, Tour of Switzerland
    1996 Points Competition, Tour de France
    2 stages, Tour de France
    1997 Milan - San Remo
    GP de l'Escaut
    Points Competition, Tour de France
    3 stages, Tour de France
    1 stage, Tour of Switzerland
    1998 Milan - San Remo
    Points Competition, Tour de France
    1999 Frankfurt Grand Prix
    Points Competition, Tour de France
    2000 Milan - San Remo
    Amstel Gold Race
    Points Competition, Tour de France
    1 stage, Tour de France
    World Cup Winner
    2001 Milan - San Remo
    Points Competition, Tour de France
    3 stages, Tour de France
    Points competition, Tour of Switzerland
    2 stages, Tour of Switzerland
    HEW Cyclassic, Hamburg
    3 stages, Vuelta a Espaņa

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    Quote Originally Posted by geist View Post
    I wouldn't put him in the same conversation as Cipo....etc
    Oops sorry, it wasn't meant to be a comparison of their illustrious careers vs. his that is just beginning.
    Only that his raw speed is reminiscent. I'm willing to give him a few years and see how things stack up!

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    are you kidding? 2 stage wins? did you see how fast he was going? he must be doping.

    /sarcasm

    yeah i agree he's doing bad-@ss, and doing my kenda fantasy proud . i just had to make that prior statement because i hate people who think anyone who wins is cheating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geist View Post
    Not really. Well, not yet. He's not even in green. He's only got 2 stage wins.
    Cavendish is 22.
    Of course he doesn't have those palmares yet. But he might.

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    God sprints like Cavendish IN HIS DREAMS!
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    Geist, this is his first tour. The jersey includes sprint points other than the finish. McEwen's doing better than him, but is yet to win a stage this year.

    He's the fastest man in the final stretch. He's shown shades of McEwen too, in terms of being able to find the openings. Robbie was nowhere to be seen until the last bit, where all of a sudden he'd appear and cross the line first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
    Geist, this is his first tour.
    Not its not.

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    He looks strong. He held up well in the Giro and is doing fine here. I love the comment about not being tired enough yet following today's stage.

    And you can't say enough about the team. They were killing the last 2 miles of the stage today. Let's see if he can make it to Paris. He should have a few more opportunities to add to the list of wins.

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    Your idea of God is awfully small

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    Do not forget the team that puts him there to have his chance to sprint. Have not heard a speed but has to be over 40 mph.

    Columbia is doing OK don't you think? I do hope and pray drug free. But they are going great over all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiabloScott View Post
    God sprints like Cavendish IN HIS DREAMS!
    Who's God's sponsor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by botero. View Post
    Not its not.
    Sorry, I meant to say second.

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    He's certainly an awesome sprinter and probably the best in the tour but it's a little early to put him on the god pedestal.
    Last edited by 2wheeled; 07-12-08 at 09:38 PM.

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    I'd like to see him against Boonen, McEwen, Zabel, Hushovd and Freire in a dead 100m sprint. That'd be a good old fashioned gunfight, friends.

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    somebody has a crush, that is all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Joker View Post
    somebody has a crush, that is all.
    He's too short for my taste...I'm liking Jens Voigt instead.

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    no, cavendish is a bike racer. clapton is god. well, he was until he went solo. everything he's done since blind faith broke up is crap. but i digress...
    'In the end they will lay their freedom at our feet and say to us, "Make us your slaves, but feed us." '

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    Clapton's From The Cradle is awesome.

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    If Cavendish is God, Lance must be impossible for us mortals to comprehend. But yeah, Cavendish rocks, Team Columbia is pretty hot. However, if Astana were present, things would be very different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geist View Post
    Not really. Well, not yet. He's not even in green. He's only got 2 stage wins.

    I wouldn't put him in the same conversation as Cipo:
    Neither would I , yet , don't forget Cav has only been a pro for 18 months, I'll bet if you asked the Lion King at the start of his career if he'd have been happy with a road palmares like Cavs after just 18 months he'd have said yes. Don't forget the track as well.
    He started the tour with the aim of just riding part of it and going for a stage and then going back to Manchester / Newport for Olympic preparation so the green jersey probably didn't enter the picture. Now he's talking about going to Paris, but as far as I know hasn't said anything about going for green.
    I grew up as a kid idolising those hero's in the Tour de France, Indurain and everyone like that. It was almost a childhood dream to ride the Tour de France. The last 2 years my childhood dream which became a reality has been pissed all over by certain members of the peloton. - Bradley Wiggins 27th July 2007.

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    *** POTENTIAL SPOILER HERE ***









    Ummm, 3 stage wins in a (relatively) sprinter-unfriendly tour?

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    he's *almost* making it boring to watch the sprints now... no one is even close
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