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  1. Hate to speculate (lol). Froome's a climber, in...

    Hate to speculate (lol). Froome's a climber, in form, he's got a chance. Rodriguez, Nibali, Contador... if? Wiggins will concentrate on the TT
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    Look how long it took Andy to recover from his...

    Look how long it took Andy to recover from his tail fracture... and he's not fully back yet ... (he will be...)
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    First, I like to believe and hope that some of...

    First, I like to believe and hope that some of these performance drops are partially the result of much cleaner racing and therefor the need to carefully "household" form levels over the season. At...
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    Thanks guys for taking the time to input. I know...

    Thanks guys for taking the time to input. I know I've not kept up enough to say and old guys like me often forget (or choose to remember only the good stuff... lol). it's interesting to compare the...
  5. Gavia and Stelvio cut from stage 19 of the Giro

    Couldn't they do mountain top finishes on the Gavia and the Stelvio and just Bus them down the other side? Heck they've done this bus transfer bit during this yrs Milan-San Remo already. They're set...
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    speaking of jittery stealth bomber carbon frames....

    speaking of jittery stealth bomber carbon frames. Are they that much harder to control compared to the old steel or alloy frames that we see what seems to me an ever increasing number of crashes?...
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    I've had very few problems with a dropped chain...

    I've had very few problems with a dropped chain back in my days. we were taught to develop a feel for when the chain jumps and you could hear the noise it would make right before and like cafzali...
  8. Nice post! I believe Anquetil was the first to...

    Nice post! I believe Anquetil was the first to pay attention to high cadence training. Gearing for predominantly flat terrain was usually 53/46 (some anywhere between 42 to 48) and 13,14,15, 16, 18...
  9. Great video. Amazing how quiet his upper body is...

    Great video. Amazing how quiet his upper body is compared to Poulidor (who was no slouch in anyone's book)
  10. I've learned that he did two things: first, he...

    I've learned that he did two things: first, he shortened his crank arms to 170 or even to 168 (depending on the course and most often just for TT's) and trained using 53/15-16 gearing a lot for...
  11. Gino "the pious" would have disputed that... lol....

    Gino "the pious" would have disputed that... lol. Bartali had a blessed virgin Mary shrine set up in his hotel room after every stage. he also snooped through Coppi's room every chance he got to find...
  12. Snobs? among fly fishers we used to call them...

    Snobs? among fly fishers we used to call them "the Gore-Tex hatch".. you ride enough... you'll see more and more faces you've seen before to talk to... just do yer thing and forget about this...
  13. (long live Jacques Anquetil...or Coppi ...lol)

    (long live Jacques Anquetil...or Coppi ...lol)
  14. I think Wiggo can handle the rain (he's a Brit......

    I think Wiggo can handle the rain (he's a Brit... lol and they're tuff) as long as he gets to grips with his tyres... friend of mine feels he should take Moto Cross lessons... lol (you know, stick...
  15. aw .. nice now, he's not without. I'm sure by now...

    aw .. nice now, he's not without. I'm sure by now they've all looked at the weather forecast for North Italy over the next 12 days. If they're lucky, they'll be dry for stage 10 (Cordenons →...
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    @ Kind of Blued, Hey man, I met one of your...

    @ Kind of Blued, Hey man, I met one of your buds... name was Habib King (king of the sitar blues). (not tryin' to offend... but "SingingIndurain"... good one...)
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    Any rules ???

    Any rules ???
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  19. 300450 Sorry Dad...

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    Sorry Dad...
  20. 300445 Nooo! Wait !!!

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    Nooo! Wait !!!
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    Sticky: I'll be the first to admit that while cycling...

    I'll be the first to admit that while cycling will remain a passion of mine, my involvement in social threads like this forum and other sports interests I have, is and will be sporadic. About this...
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    Sticky: I love an optimist... (lol) good stuff... 61...

    I love an optimist... (lol) good stuff... 61 myself. reckon that's close enough...
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    Not tryin' to be a spoilsport here but unless...

    Not tryin' to be a spoilsport here but unless something catastrophic happens (Lord forbid), Alberto has won the 2012 Vuelta. Katusha does not have the power to negate a 2 min+ deficit, even with 3...
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    Yes! I fault Hans-Michael Holczer (team manager)...

    Yes! I fault Hans-Michael Holczer (team manager) for this. They played right into Saxo's hand by chasing the unimportant early break attempts which kept the average speed very high early into the...
  25. I always knew the Brits were kinky...

    I always knew the Brits were kinky...
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