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Old 07-07-07, 09:15 AM
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Prologue

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Old 07-07-07, 09:20 AM
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I predict lots of fast riding.
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Old 07-07-07, 09:28 AM
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karpets wind assisted?

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Old 07-07-07, 09:35 AM
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never mind, gusev just rode past him - must be russians in form or just ekimov/pursuit/tt skills
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Old 07-07-07, 09:40 AM
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The VS race clock is killing me. Takes all the fun out of the finishes.
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Kloden just beat the crap out of the field.
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Damn....Cancellara...flying.
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Originally Posted by donrhummy
Kloden just beat the crap out of the field.
*SPOILER ALERT*




















Oh ****, son! Cancellara just *****slapped kloden! **** yeah.
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that chyt was awesome. That motha.... kicked arse!
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I hate Kloeden so I'm glad he lost. More than that, Cancellara's ride was absolutely breathtaking. One of the most incredible Tour prologues/TT performances that I have ever seen. He caught the police/camera bikes!
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Originally Posted by cibai
The VS race clock is killing me. Takes all the fun out of the finishes.
At least give it a day before we start the complaining.

Gee .. !
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1.CANCELLARA 33
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<LI class=impair>2.KLÖDEN 196
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<LI class=impair>3.HINCAPIE 114
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<LI class=impair>4.WIGGINS 149
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<LI class=impair>5.GUSEV 113
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Let me be the first to say .......................................... doper!



SPOILER BELOW!













Seriously, you could see that Cancellara was absolutely FLYING right out of the gate. At the start, he stayed out of the saddle for longer than anyone else I saw. To be honest, I didn't think Kloeden could be beat after putting up his ripping 9' 03". I surely didn't think he would be beaten by 13 seconds! Wow.

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Seriously, he was catching up to the motorcycles.
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Old 07-07-07, 11:21 AM
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I hope they fix the clock.
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I think this bodes well for Kloden. Plus he gets a bonus.
Vino vs. Kloden, two great riders on the same team in the Tour... shades of Hinault vs. Lemond back in the mid eighties....
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Old 07-07-07, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by botto
incorrect.

there are no bonuses in prologues/TTs.

My bad.
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The mass of spectators was quite impressive. Well done Brits.
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I though London did a great job...crowds were good but they would be if they did the Prolog in NY as well....it is a big place a lot of people..it is pretty amazing that the Brits have Wimbledon going on, the British GP and the Tour....

Sorry about O'Grady...pretty amazed that he is not hurt more...the clock was pretty annoying.
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I was there this afternoon - what an atmosphere!

Instead of going to Hyde Park Corner like I'd originally planned, I instead chose Westminster Abbey because I ride on this route every day and thought it would be cool to see these guys riding my road. I was located at the first corner of the route - about half a mile from the starting ramp.

Watched the floats and advertising vehicles for an hour (and scored some cool freebees), riders warming up on the course, then the first 60 riders actually doing the time trial. I then nipped off back home to watch the last 50-odd guys come in on TV.

What a ride by Cancellara!

Here are a few pics I snapped...

















Ruben Lobato (Spa) Saunier Duval - Prodir


Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Française Des Jeux

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Originally Posted by cibai
The VS race clock is killing me. Takes all the fun out of the finishes.
Yeah, what was up w/that? Did they ever offer an explanation? I don't remember this happening last year or in other races I've watched this season.
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Great pics
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Originally Posted by ekimeno
I was there this afternoon - what an atmosphere!
I'm looking in the window of that bakery and thinking, "Who says the Brits don't have good food?" Wow!
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