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Old 09-01-10, 01:38 PM   #1
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SATRES new book !

"How to crack in every grand tour,and the excuses that will keep you employed"
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Old 09-01-10, 02:33 PM   #2
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1) It's Stage 4. Get over it.
2) He's racing all 3 grand tours this year. All 3. You'd probably get shot out the back and curl up into a tiny little ball after stage 1 of any GT.
3) Every racer who has a bad day is expected to explain his failure.
4) TdF 2008. No crackin'.
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Old 09-01-10, 02:59 PM   #3
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4) TdF 2008. No crackin'.[/QUOTE]
It's 2010 you get over it. You can post your idiotic comments here ,i can post a goof if i'm struck by the whim.
I would have like to see sastre do good this year but he's going backwards on everyclimb.
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Old 09-01-10, 07:21 PM   #4
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For a moment there I thought you'd unearthed a hidden classic by the French philosopher Jean-Paul which contained a long-wished-for commentary on the existentialism inherent in racing bicycles through alpine passes.........I guess I'll keep dreaming.....
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Old 09-01-10, 07:51 PM   #5
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Hell is other cyclists.
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4) TdF 2008. No crackin'.
It's 2010 you get over it. You can post your idiotic comments here ,i can post a goof if i'm struck by the whim.
I would have like to see sastre do good this year but he's going backwards on everyclimb.[/QUOTE]

I've never got what the big deal is with this guy. He is always touted as this great climber but he's really kinda like a Spanish Leipheimer that can't TT. Yeah he won the tour on one stage and against a limp field (no Contador, Chicken, or Vino).
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The R goes before the T.
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Old 09-04-10, 09:04 AM   #8
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Crap thread, and the OP licks windows.
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Sastre is not a bad rider, he just isn't Grand Tour winning material except under perfect circumstances, but there's no shame in that.
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I hope youre eating your words after todays stage. Nothing but power and heart out of Sastre.

Having won the Tour was great for Sastre, but gave lots of fuel for the haters out there. He was never a GC winner, just had good legs and good luck in 2008. Before and after that great tour he has ridden as a top tier climber and a decent GT finisher. Thats the kind of rider he has always been.
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I hope youre eating your words after todays stage. Nothing but power and heart out of Sastre.

Having won the Tour was great for Sastre, but gave lots of fuel for the haters out there. He was never a GC winner, just had good legs and good luck in 2008. Before and after that great tour he has ridden as a top tier climber and a decent GT finisher. Thats the kind of rider he has always been.
lol / wat? dude is getting shelled like Iwo Jima every day man.
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Sastre is not a bad rider, he just isn't Grand Tour winning material except under perfect circumstances, but there's no shame in that.
Exactly. And barring any major bad luck, he's consistently a top 10, often top 5 GC rider.
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The R goes before the T.
Or the S goes before the T.
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Boy, I wish everyone cracked like Sastre (even with 2008 TdF excluded). In current peloton, he's one of the riders with best GT record- podiumed in all 3 GTs, was super successful in doing Tour/Vuelta double, he's a good climber, he has mental strength, to some extent can defend himself in ITT. He's not, for example, Contador and that's what also his results show, but he also isn't less deserving/considerably more lucky than many other GT winners- and he might have been among them even without 2008 TdF win (assuming that Contador would have taken it, he and LL most likely wouldn't have ridden Vuelta and guess who was behind them? Surely it's speculation, but the whole Sastre not winning TdF is too.)
And his comeback in this Vuelta, even if it was small, was truly impressive. He's after 2 GTs this year, he had a tough start and it wasn't exactly his favourite type of climbs- yet he still went for it and did better than so many GC contenders. And it's not like he usually peaks in the first week anyway.
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For a moment there I thought you'd unearthed a hidden classic by the French philosopher Jean-Paul which contained a long-wished-for commentary on the existentialism inherent in racing bicycles through alpine passes.........I guess I'll keep dreaming.....
Haha +1.

And yours is the last post I read...
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The R goes before the T.
I think i'm going to be ill!
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Is Jean Paul Sartre riding these days?
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First, I love your avatar. As a writer he was superior to Sartre and Camus.

Second, no.
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For a moment there I thought you'd unearthed a hidden classic by the French philosopher Jean-Paul which contained a long-wished-for commentary on the existentialism inherent in racing bicycles through alpine passes.........I guess I'll keep dreaming.....
Had my hopes up briefly, as well.
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