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Old 07-14-10, 12:56 AM   #101
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Cadel has been riding well. He's the World Champion. He rode his a** off at the Giro. Got a busted up elbow here. Nothing to be ashamed of. Contador and Schleck are destroying everyone. Hell, they burned up even on the decent and caught the breakaway.
Yeah I know and I think he's amazing too, but too many guys here bag him constantly as a "wheelsucker"...
Shucks, they'd say that he was a wimp if he had his legs and arms ripped off and didn't ride.

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it's hard watching Cadel crumble like that
Possibly there's a reason: http://www.pezcyclingnews.com/?pg=fullstory&id=8437
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a broken elbow...the guy should get the Distinguished Service cross or something.
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I feel bad for Cadel. After the finish when he was crying and hugging his teammate you could see how much this meant to him and you got the feeling that he understood this might have been his last good chance to actually win, yet he came up short again. Obviously he's super talented, but he's not exactly a natural climber, so you have to respect the work it must have taken to get to the point where he can stay with the GC guys as well as he does.
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Spanish guys stick together?
this, and it's my understanding/recollection that the only reasons AC isnt on caisse are 1) budget, 2) contractual obligation to astana.
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Cadel Evans: what a human moment. in this age of the egomaniacally selfish look at me cyborg athlete, I found his efforts and display of emotions moving. I would never compare the podunk amateur racing i've done/do with the level that these guys compete, but I've been in situations where I've exhausted myself physically and emotionally only to fall short and realize that I'm simply not good enough. It's a very humbling realization. I think in a way Cadel Evans had that on a level that is at the top of the sport of bicycle racing yesterday. Add to it that he communicated that (paraphrasing) he believed he let down his team and those who believed in him. From a very high, high on Sunday to a very low, low on Tuesday.

Cadel Evans is true World Champion. I'm a fan.
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Cadel Evans: what a human moment. in this age of the egomaniacally selfish look at me cyborg athlete, I found his efforts and display of emotions moving. I would never compare the podunk amateur racing i've done/do with the level that these guys compete, but I've been in situations where I've exhausted myself physically and emotionally only to fall short and realize that I'm simply not good enough. It's a very humbling realization. I think in a way Cadel Evans had that on a level that is at the top of the sport of bicycle racing yesterday. Add to it that he communicated that (paraphrasing) he believed he let down his team and those who believed in him. From a very high, high on Sunday to a very low, low on Tuesday.

Cadel Evans is true World Champion. I'm a fan.
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I couldn't add more...talk about suffering and yet he went ahead. I keep wondering how he'll do a Time trial with that elbow. If he lasts that long!
anyone who thinks pro cyclists aren't real athletes because they're little skinny guys with shaved legs, should watch a stage like that...
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