Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Professional Cycling For the Fans Follow the Tour de France,the Giro de Italia, the Spring Classics, or other professional cycling races? Here's your home...

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-29-09, 10:35 AM   #1
40 Cent
fixed for the long haul
Thread Starter
 
40 Cent's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Brooklyn
Bikes: 1975 Raleigh Professional, 1990 Cannondale 3.0 Touring bike
Posts: 366
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Moving on... Vuelta field looking interesting

Schleck, Basso, Evans... with some aged Vino perhaps

recent winners opting out

Predictions?
40 Cent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-09, 05:38 PM   #2
Mhendricks
Senior Member
 
Mhendricks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: San Jose, ca.
Bikes: 2006 Orbea Volata, 84 Trek 760, 83 Trek 720,
Posts: 1,326
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by 40 Cent View Post
Schleck, Basso, Evans... with some aged Vino perhaps

recent winners opting out

Predictions?
Sammy Sanchez of Euskatel has my vote.
__________________
They call me "Mr. Mixte"
Mhendricks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-09, 06:01 PM   #3
dstrong 
Senior Member
 
dstrong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Awesome, Austin, TX
Bikes: Specialized Roubaix, Interloc Impala, ParkPre Image C6
Posts: 3,832
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
So...after Verbier, Cadel may have thought "Hmmmm...maybe I'll save myself for the Vuelta."
__________________

2014 Specialized RoubaixOOOOOO 2003 Interloc ImpalaOOOOOO 2007 ParkPre Image C6 (RIP)

dstrong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-09, 06:05 PM   #4
Romans8:28
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 311
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Valverde could ride well.....
Romans8:28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-09, 11:52 AM   #5
merlinextraligh
pan y agua
 
merlinextraligh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Jacksonville
Bikes: Wilier Zero 7; Merlin Extralight; Co-Motion Robusta; Schwinn Paramount; Motobecane Phantom Cross; Cervelo P2; Motebecane Ti Fly 29er; Calfee Dragonfly Tandem
Posts: 29,113
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Basso FTW
__________________
You could fall off a cliff and die.
You could get lost and die.
You could hit a tree and die.
OR YOU COULD STAY HOME AND FALL OFF THE COUCH AND DIE.
merlinextraligh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-09, 12:35 AM   #6
hos13
Senior Member
 
hos13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: 552 LATA
Bikes: 2007 Mercier Sperns (I'm a shill) and a 99 Diamondback Invert
Posts: 781
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Vino, come back ride of the year.
hos13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-09, 01:51 AM   #7
ooga-booga
lead on macduff!
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: normal heights-san diego, ca
Bikes: come and get 'em
Posts: 2,497
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
vino, go away (again) ride(r) of the year.
ooga-booga is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-09, 06:58 AM   #8
JoelS
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Near Sacramento
Bikes:
Posts: 4,890
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Andy Schlek is my pick.
__________________
-------

Some sort of pithy irrelevant one-liner should go here.
JoelS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-09, 03:30 PM   #9
Flaneur
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Bikes:
Posts: 689
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Someone will have to climb better than Pereiro to win...........

Shame Contador doesn't have a team.
Flaneur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-09, 03:42 PM   #10
OrionKhan
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: SoCal
Bikes:
Posts: 1,636
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Flaneur View Post
Someone will have to climb better than Pereiro to win...........

Shame Contador doesn't have a team.
It will be interesting to see if Contador races the rest of the season. And I think he has to be let out of his last year of his contract to ride for someone else next season.
OrionKhan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-09, 05:23 PM   #11
Dubbayoo
Senior Member
 
Dubbayoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Atlanta
Bikes: Pedal Force QS3
Posts: 7,681
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by OrionKhan View Post
It will be interesting to see if Contador races the rest of the season. And I think he has to be let out of his last year of his contract to ride for someone else next season.
What's the incentive to let him out? I'd make buy his way out.
Dubbayoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-09, 08:35 PM   #12
800over
Big Mac and No hills.
 
800over's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Ontario
Bikes: Trek 1500, Raleigh Tarantula
Posts: 245
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Is this gonna be shown online anywhere?
800over is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-09, 11:35 PM   #13
OrionKhan
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: SoCal
Bikes:
Posts: 1,636
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dubbayoo View Post
What's the incentive to let him out? I'd make buy his way out.
Oh, no doubt that there will have to be a buy out by whatever team that wants him. But Astana will still have to agree to let him out of it. That team is a cluster f---. They might not let him out just to screw him since he turned their offer down. But money talks.

I hope someone steps up and gets him onto to a decent team soon. Hate to see this drag on. At any rate, probably no chance of him riding the Vuelta this year.

Valverde might not be a bad bet for the Vuelta this year.
OrionKhan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-09, 07:56 AM   #14
hocker
Senior Member
 
hocker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Denver
Bikes: Road and Mountain
Posts: 619
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I hope Simon Gerrans makes some noise...Cervelo was stupid for leaving him of the Tour roster.
hocker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-09, 07:11 PM   #15
KidSpinner
420Doper
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Cedar Park, Tx
Bikes: two wheeled variety
Posts: 22
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by JoelS View Post
Andy Schlek is my pick.
Andy has already stated that he's only riding this race as a tune up for the Worlds. Too bad because I think he's be the odds on favorite.

Quote:
Originally Posted by 800over View Post
Is this gonna be shown online anywhere?
Universal online. They did the Giro and the coverage was off the hook.

http://www.universalsports.com/ViewA...CLID=204766642
KidSpinner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-09, 09:23 AM   #16
Velomatic
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Seattle, WA, USA
Bikes: Surly CrossCheck, Soma Rush
Posts: 37
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Schleck may be out due to his crash in the Clasica San Sebastian.
Velomatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-09, 09:53 AM   #17
Crash716
i got nothing.
 
Crash716's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Cali Forn NI A (SoCal)
Bikes: 13 BH G6 with SRAM Red
Posts: 5,620
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
horner should do it.
Crash716 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-09, 06:47 PM   #18
Gerrylightning
Just Ride
 
Gerrylightning's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Jersey
Bikes:
Posts: 183
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by 800over View Post
Is this gonna be shown online anywhere?
www.universalsports.com
Gerrylightning is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-09, 07:46 PM   #19
USAZorro
Seņor Member
 
USAZorro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Florence, KY
Bikes: 1954 Hetchins M.O., 1959 Viking Severn Valley, 1970 Raleigh Pro, 1972 Fuji "The Finest", 1974 Raleigh Superbe&Comp, 1976 Raleigh Team Pro, 1996 Giant Iguana, 2000 Bob Jackson Arrowhead
Posts: 14,387
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by hocker View Post
I hope Simon Gerrans makes some noise...Cervelo was stupid for leaving him of the Tour roster.
That really surprised me also. No way he's a GC contender, but he'll contend for a stage win or two.
__________________
In search of what to search for.
USAZorro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-09, 11:15 PM   #20
gvonne
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Hampton Roads, VA
Bikes: 04 Fuji Navada, 05 Specialized Allez, 09 Scattante CFR Team Red Platinum
Posts: 233
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Looks good. I'm actually going to try and watch it this year.
gvonne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-09, 09:05 PM   #21
KidSpinner
420Doper
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Cedar Park, Tx
Bikes: two wheeled variety
Posts: 22
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crash716 View Post
horner should do it.
+1 He's been riding pretty well and not going to France may really motivate him. If not him I could see either VanDeVelde or Kreuziger (yeah I said it ) winning it. For some reason I the Spanish getting owned this Vuelta. I'll probably be wrong but wtf?
KidSpinner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-09, 12:15 PM   #22
DMF 
Elitist Troglodyte
 
DMF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Dallas
Bikes: 03 Raleigh Professional (steel)
Posts: 6,924
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
IIRC, controlling interest in the Vuelta was bought a couple years ago by ASO (also own TdF et al.).
__________________
Stupidity got us into this mess - why can't it get us out?

- Will Rogers
DMF is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:50 PM.