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Old 08-18-09, 09:43 AM   #1
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George Hincapie to team Radio Shack

I was just reading this article and saw that Hincapie has decided to got to TRS. Is this true?
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/spo...cle6800521.ece
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Old 08-18-09, 09:50 AM   #2
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something about his interview at the end of the TDF made me think he would be on the team. gonna be awesome
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Old 08-18-09, 10:00 AM   #3
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Well TRS-80 apparently is the retirement community for pro riders so it only fits he'd go there.
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TRS-80.....ouch

only thing worse would be a TI-99/4 another "Texan" computer....
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im lost on the TRS-80 comment but im not gonna claim to know what it means. i know that a TRS-80 is a old computer and a truing stand. but dont know about a retirement community. im guessing your saying that TRS is a bunch of old farts. if im wrong correct me please.
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Well TRS-80 apparently is the retirement community for pro riders so it only fits he'd go there.
There is always one out there...........................................
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well anyway if thats what you meant. Then my only response is Hincapie is still a beast.
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TRS really needs some younger rides, now that they've secured LA's old guard.

Lance Armstrong
Levi Leipheimer
George Hincaipe
Andreas Kloden

Makes for quite a formidable GT squad. Now, if there are some young guns...
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only thing worse would be a TI-99/4 another "Texan" computer....
Hey, I had one of those!
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Munchman was better than PacMan, so there!

As for the retirement community... You might be surprised by these old geezers doing well then, I suppose?
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Lance Armstrong
Levi Leipheimer
George Hincaipe
Andreas Kloden
Average age: 35.5

IMHO not a serious overall winner contender in the group.

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Average age: 35.5

IMHO not a serious overall winner contender in the group.
in your opinion. i respect that opinion. all i have to say in response to that is, they are all over 35 but all of them are still very tough. Kloden is very tough, Levi is tough too, armstrong got 3rd in the TDF, and Hincapie can drive a columbia train like nobodies business.
Chris Horner will be on the team i imagine and he is a beast on the front too.
i would love to see Gregory Rast on TRS, he was the unsung hero in this years TDF....again IMHO.
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Echoing Hopsing08, going back a mere month, if Leipheimer hadn't injured himself there would have been 3 of those 4 guys in the top six of the GC. That would be 3 ahead of almost 180 of some of the best cyclists on the planet. None of those 3 would have been out of the top 10. Sorry they're not all young, but it doesn't mean they don't have a contribution. It doesn't mean they have no place in the race. You're invalidating them because they're older and yet these guys were racing better than almost anyone. Heck, Kloden and Armstrong might not have been the best, but hey! I think they did okay for a couple of geezers eager to be thrown in a coffin, buried, and forgotten.
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Anyone that thinks TRS will not be in contention is out of their mind. JB and LA have the play book and the know how to put together the winning formula. The 4 listed above are good friends and know how to work together. If there is a TTT you can bet TRS will be at the top. Throw in some young blood and you have a very strong team. I'm excited to see what the old guys can do.
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Chris Horner will be on the team i imagine and he is a beast on the front too.
i would love to see Gregory Rast on TRS, he was the unsung hero in this years TDF....again IMHO.
I agree that Horner would contribute well, but I think he's hoping for more money than TRS wants to pay him, and that might be the stumbling block. Sure seems like it by the interviews. TRS wants him, but he's keeping his options open because he feels they don't value him as highly as he thinks they should (I read that to mean money). I think if he had won last week instead of coming in second he would have helped his chances much more. I'm betting he'll still sign with TRS. His bargaining power isn't that great at the moment.

I wish I could agree with you on Rast, but I saw too little of him to come to the same conclusion. Albeit, I was listening to Versus commentators perhaps too much and missed some of his pulls, but other than a few times, it seemed like he wasn't seen/heard from much.
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Right then,

Lance Armstrong
Levi Leipheimer
George Hincaipe
Andreas Kloden
Gregory Rast
Chris Horner

And 3 young ones I guess.
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I agree that Horner would contribute well, but I think he's hoping for more money than TRS wants to pay him, and that might be the stumbling block. Sure seems like it by the interviews. TRS wants him, but he's keeping his options open because he feels they don't value him as highly as he thinks they should (I read that to mean money). I think if he had won last week instead of coming in second he would have helped his chances much more. I'm betting he'll still sign with TRS. His bargaining power isn't that great at the moment.

I wish I could agree with you on Rast, but I saw too little of him to come to the same conclusion. Albeit, I was listening to Versus commentators perhaps too much and missed some of his pulls, but other than a few times, it seemed like he wasn't seen/heard from much.
Think he did a lot in the TTT, and gave his all before dropping out in the final acceleration.
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I wish I could agree with you on Rast, but I saw too little of him to come to the same conclusion. Albeit, I was listening to Versus commentators perhaps too much and missed some of his pulls, but other than a few times, it seemed like he wasn't seen/heard from much.
yeah you had to pay attention but he was up there pounding the pedals. i notice all the tempo guys cause those are my heros. my goal is to be 180 and the guy that "softening" up legs on the local climbs, lol. I dont care about being first up the mountain i just want to be the guy out there that puts a real hurting on everyone.
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Hincapie. Lance's sidekick - To be on Lance's team. Not a surprise. For Hincapie it' s probably been a strange ride separate his mentor.. So the Two Musketeers unite..
.. 1 . Is Hincapie older than Lance.?.. 2. Been wondering what a Radio Shack jersey will look like. I expect something funky.. Maybe an electronic multitester will grace their kit.....? Do they come in red, white and blue.
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And Horner is 37. I'm curious as to why age affects all riders except this teams'. There's a good reason only one rider over 35 has ever won the TDF. Unfortunately it being an American team with American riders blinds some to reality.

No one really believes these guys can compete against the Schlecks, Wiggins and Contadors of the peloton for the overall yellow, do they? There are a couple riders still capable of a top 5 finish.
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And Horner is 37. I'm curious as to why age affects all riders except this teams'. There's a good reason only one rider over 35 has ever won the TDF. Unfortunately it being an American team with American riders blinds some to reality.

No one really believes these guys can compete against the Schlecks, Wiggins and Contadors of the peloton for the overall yellow, do they? There are a couple riders still capable of a top 5 finish.
i believe that the schlecks are the only real scare here. as far as Contador, its very tough to say. it depends on the team he goes to, if he goes to Caisse d'Epargne it would be too tough for him to hang with the shlecks or americans and i would go out on a limb and say he would be like Carlos Sastre next year. if he goes to a better team, then he would be in contention.
as for the Americans, i think all the tempo riders they will have will kill anyones hopes. just like Astana did this year.
And i will say that Lance will be in even better shape next year. its hard to count him out...for me.
but i guess it is a matter of opinion cause i wouldnt be able to convince you of Lances chances when Lance Hater is under your name. to each his own and we will see next year.
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"Lance Hater" is a bit sardonic. He should be in better shape, barring any triatholon, cross country skiing or basketball injuries. He will also be a year older.
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Echoing Hopsing08, going back a mere month, if Leipheimer hadn't injured himself there would have been 3 of those 4 guys in the top six of the GC. That would be 3 ahead of almost 180 of some of the best cyclists on the planet. None of those 3 would have been out of the top 10. Sorry they're not all young, but it doesn't mean they don't have a contribution. It doesn't mean they have no place in the race. You're invalidating them because they're older and yet these guys were racing better than almost anyone. Heck, Kloden and Armstrong might not have been the best, but hey! I think they did okay for a couple of geezers eager to be thrown in a coffin, buried, and forgotten.
That could be their motto - "We're old, but we can still come in 3rd, 5th, and 6th!"
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Think he did a lot in the TTT, and gave his all before dropping out in the final acceleration.
If he did, it was quite early on. Muravyev was first off, and Rast was also off at about the halfway mark. Rast is a solid contributor in a GT, but not because of his TTT prowess.
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