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Old 07-25-11, 09:02 AM   #1
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Spaniard riders

What is it about the country that produces so many good riders in recent memory? I know that they also have many top world class rock climbers too.
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Old 07-25-11, 09:20 AM   #2
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I was waiting for the beef comment.
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Couldn't resist.
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Yeah, but that one has style!
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Let us not forget another great Spaniard:

I˝igo Montoya

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Well that didn't take long.
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Well that didn't take long.
True. But this is BF.
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Props for the humor but off to Pro anyways.
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They must be doing something right... They are doing great at soccer, basketball and many other sports.
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Perhaps they have the right demographic? Historically cycling has been a working man's sport. Not a rich mans's sport or a poor man's sport. Perhaps Spain is sitting on a sort of demographic cusp where they draw from cyclings traditional base?
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Why is it that so many of the best caber tossers are from Scotland?
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It took almost a year, but congratulations on the first Spanish beef joke of any creativity or actual humor.

Keith99's demographic comment makes a bit of sense to me. Also the idea that when the younger generation watches their countrymen win on TV or in the newspaper, it plants a seed in their brain that maybe they could do the same thing. That probably won't happen for a kid in Haiti that has bigger things to worry about and no knowledge of pro cycling, or on the other end of the spectrum, the US, where kids look up to basketball players that make millions.
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Old 07-26-11, 03:50 AM   #14
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historically, spain's been right there. my beef is with portugal. wtf portugal? and england ain't far behind...
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