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Tour of Missouri - 2009

Old 09-11-09, 03:52 PM
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Tour of Missouri - 2009

So we've been through 5 stages and yet to have a peep in the 33.

First 4 stages ended in bunch sprints:
1 - Cav
2- Cav
3 - Thor
4 - JJ Haedo

Just finished up the stage 5 TT with Zabriskie destroying.
Dave Z should be able to hold onto the yellow over the last stages.
Garmin boys should lend decent support.

2007 winner Hincapie is still in, even though Cav has pulled out.
2008 winner VDV is out due to a hand injury on a stage 1 crash.

I realize this race means little to you Aussies and Euro based snobs, but Missouri has attracted 6 Pro Tour teams and is the second biggest stage race this year in the US of A, behind Cali.
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Great day today for Garmin..

Its nice watching the coverage of both races, a morning race and afternoon race.. one could get used to this.
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I'm reading Phil's blog daily and praying he'll still have fresh legs for next Tuesday night's thrashing. He promised Ryan he'd try to make it out for our final "long route" ride of 2009 unless he was destroyed from the ToM.

I guess that's about the extent of my interest.. But hey, he was 95th in GC yesterday.
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Originally Posted by dmotoguy View Post
Great day today for Garmin..

Its nice watching the coverage of both races, a morning race and afternoon race.. one could get used to this.
And if you really want overload, the Univest GP is right in the middle. It's a solid day of racing.
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Originally Posted by kensuf View Post
I'm reading Phil's blog daily and praying he'll still have fresh legs for next Tuesday night's thrashing.
You pray for this? I want things that are more pleasurable.
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Originally Posted by YMCA View Post
So we've been through 5 stages and yet to have a peep in the 33.
The pop thread doesn't count?
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Originally Posted by mollusk View Post
You pray for this? I want things that are more pleasurable.
Self loathing and masochism go hand in hand.
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Originally Posted by kensuf View Post
Self loathing and masochism go hand in hand.
I got over my Roman Catholic upbringing a long time ago.
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I had a pretty good seat at the start of the TT today.
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Originally Posted by EventServices View Post
I had a pretty good seat at the start of the TT today.
The best seat is on a bike.

And I am so far away from that.
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Old 09-11-09, 05:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Enthalpic View Post
The pop thread doesn't count?
You mean "soda?"
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Man!

I thought I had all cycling set up to record on Versus. effin' PBR and deer hunting. I think my wife may have deleted the daily recording setting and left only the Sunday from 5 - 7 to make room for Sponge Bob. I got nothin'.

Universal is blocked at work. ack.
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Originally Posted by rizz View Post
And if you really want overload, the Univest GP is right in the middle. It's a solid day of racing.
lots going on this weekend.
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Old 09-11-09, 08:30 PM
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A few of my buddies are racing the Univest GP, it was cool watching them online today. Wish I could go watch the race tomorrow but my wife planned the 2yo's b-day party for tomorrow. Oh well at least I get to race on Sunday
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Old 09-11-09, 08:54 PM
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The way Cavendish came around Thor like nothing on Stage 2 was heartbreaking.
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I spent the last 2 days following the ToM.

Couple things I noticed:
- Jens is probably one of the nicest Pro's (in any discipline) I've met.
- There are definitely a handful of ProTour riders here that are just on cruise control. Can't say I blame them, and I'm happy they are here nonetheless.
- Tom Zirbel makes waterrockets seem short
- Levi is kind of a dick. I understand the whole "got my game face on I'm in the zone" thing, but he ignores everybody.
- Brad Huff has a pretty large fan club here in MO.

My teammate and I took our bikes with us and rode the courses in the AM and then wandered around the paddock and watched the start/race/finish and I was impressed with the number of people who came out to watch the race.

EDIT: I took a ton of pics at the start of stage 4 and all through stage 5, I'll post some of the better ones once I get them all uploaded.
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I've been following it because I know someone in it... too bad the versus coverage sucks balls.
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http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=584106

I can't believe a VIP car took out a rider, and another rider got held up by the same motos twice. Twice. Ban the VIP driver and the two motos from driving in your events forever. Make them marshal a turn. VIP sits in the tent. Don't let them drive again.

Unbelievable. If I were Genghis Khan, heads and limbs would be rolling. Since I'm not... I'll just go back to drinking some coffee.

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Forget NFL and golf! The ToM ending stage is awesome. Watch it.
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Last lap. Attacks! Are you watching?
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Had a front row seat for the worst grade on the final stage at the Westside street party. Turned out to be a great scene for a normally bike-hostile city. Allegedly had 100k show up to watch.
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Originally Posted by carpediemracing View Post
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VIP sits in the tent. Don't let them drive again.

cdr
I spent the week IN the caravan, and I can't even begin to describe the chaos that is happening in front of and behind the riders (in RRs as well as TTs).

Nor can I even scratch the surface of the need for the VIPs to see the race first hand.
And you must know that VIPs are NOT driving. They're driven by people who are prone to mistakes like the rest of us.

The race was safe and without serious incident. The riders understand how it works. They're pros. Even Larsson.

We had a very large spectator fall while crossing the TT course and needed help getting up just seconds in front of riders. What do you suggest we do about them?

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We had a very large spectator fall on the TT course and needed help getting up just seconds in front of riders. What do you suggest we do about them?
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Quite surprising that every stage ended in a bunch sprint and all of the GC came down to the TT and bonus seconds.

I would think there would at least be a selection on a couple days, but when a strong ProTour team takes the front, it's just a different world.
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Originally Posted by EventServices View Post
I spent the week IN the caravan, and I can't even begin to describe the chaos that is happening in front of and behind the riders (in RRs as well as TTs).

Nor can I even scratch the surface of the need for the VIPs to see the race first hand.
And you must know that VIPs are NOT driving. They're driven by people who are prone to mistakes like the rest of us.

The race was safe and without serious incident. The riders understand how it works. They're pros. Even Larsson.

We had a very large spectator fall while crossing the TT course and needed help getting up just seconds in front of riders. What do you suggest we do about them?
Between the ToC and ToM, which would you say was better organized?
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