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06-20-05, 09:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,276
Posted By Piratello

yes, a diesel engine is a good comparison. ...

yes, a diesel engine is a good comparison.
Ullrich has a lot of training hours to go through if he really wants to compete in the mountains and win the TDF this year. Yesterday he looked suffering...
05-04-05, 01:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,427
Posted By Piratello

Do you have a picture of the "Pope"? Cannot...

Do you have a picture of the "Pope"?
Cannot remember that one...
I loved the muscle suit, a bit macabre though, but it looked awesome.
And he was fined for it - as usual.
05-03-05, 08:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,121
Posted By Piratello

The Foręt dīArenberg will return next year. ...

The Foręt dīArenberg will return next year.
Cobbles may be ********, but they are tradition and character.
P-R now is more than 100 years old, some years ago they felt ashame for their pavés - now...
04-29-05, 06:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,427
Posted By Piratello

Pro cycling loses another great personality - no...

Pro cycling loses another great personality - no doubt.
Iīm sad to see him go and think me and half of Italy will miss him.
On the other hand, itīs time for him to retire as he didnīt deserve to be...
04-20-05, 09:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,316
Posted By Piratello

Iīm glad to see Armstrong go - finally! ...

Iīm glad to see Armstrong go - finally!

Concerning the stage record of the Giro, I consider it to be broken within the next few years by Petacchi... you got to have an eye on that guy.
04-19-05, 06:55 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 6,411
Posted By Piratello

anyone surprised?

anyone surprised?
04-11-05, 05:42 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,173
Posted By Piratello

I got to correct, heīs the 9th: 1923: Henri...

I got to correct, heīs the 9th:

1923: Henri Suter (SUI)
1932: Romain Gijssels (BEL)
1934: Gaston Rebry (BEL)
1954: Raymond Impanis (BEL)
1957: Fred De Bruyne (BEL)
1962: Rik Van Looy (BEL) ...
04-11-05, 05:34 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,173
Posted By Piratello

Boonissimo! I think heīs just the 8th man to do...

Boonissimo!
I think heīs just the 8th man to do the double (Ronde & PR)...
04-06-05, 06:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,606
Posted By Piratello

raw talent or not - to me, Ullrich is the sloppy...

raw talent or not - to me, Ullrich is the sloppy genius who doesnīt get his talent on the road 100%. He should better have learneda lesson from Udo Bölts or Erik Zabel.
04-06-05, 06:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 854
Posted By Piratello

Donīt forget Andrei Kivilev. He fell...

Donīt forget Andrei Kivilev. He fell unspectacular, smashed his head and died.
04-06-05, 06:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,320
Posted By Piratello

Continental Grand Prix 3000

Continental Grand Prix 3000
04-06-05, 06:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,377
Posted By Piratello

Well, after number 6 I just fell in a kind of...

Well, after number 6 I just fell in a kind of coma combined with a little amnesia - Lance who?
;)
04-05-05, 10:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 651
Posted By Piratello

Itīs always the same sad old story.

Itīs always the same sad old story.
04-05-05, 10:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,377
Posted By Piratello

I hope heīs done. He got on my nerves too long...

I hope heīs done. He got on my nerves too long now...
:p
03-23-05, 06:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 698
Posted By Piratello

Petacchi was unbelievable, he started the turbo...

Petacchi was unbelievable, he started the turbo and was gone.
It reminded me to the good old days of a young Cipo...
Hondo was also amazing. Good 2nd place.
01-19-05, 03:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,035
Posted By Piratello

Do you really think the Tour might die or might...

Do you really think the Tour might die or might get ?
It will definately not. There are many young great riders to come.
The Tour survived all big champions - Anquetil, Merckx, Hinault, Indurain...
07-23-04, 05:22 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,700
Posted By Piratello

No I did not. I think people who live in...

No I did not.

I think people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.
The US trials werde a doping festival as far as I know...
07-22-04, 09:56 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,700
Posted By Piratello

jetz heul nich ...

jetz heul nich ...
07-22-04, 09:46 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,567
Posted By Piratello

Even Voigt was called "Judas". He did what he...

Even Voigt was called "Judas".
He did what he had to do. So thereīs no reason to be angry on him.
07-22-04, 09:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,700
Posted By Piratello

Thanks Marty, canīt believe this $hit... ...

Thanks Marty,

canīt believe this $hit...

Cheers
Marcus
07-22-04, 09:39 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,700
Posted By Piratello

Nein, ich meine den ekelhaften Stricher aus...

Nein, ich meine den ekelhaften Stricher aus Texas, dem das EPO aus der Nase tropft.
07-22-04, 09:35 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,826
Posted By Piratello

McEwen: If I was LeBlanc I would have ejected...

McEwen:
If I was LeBlanc I would have ejected Mr. McEwen after the crash of Haselbacher, when McEwen threatened him. This in addition to his "sportsmanlike conduct" in earlier stages would have made...
07-22-04, 09:25 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,700
Posted By Piratello

itīs just disgusting.

itīs just disgusting.
07-22-04, 09:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,826
Posted By Piratello

Strange - Pantanis record up to LīAlpe dīHuez...

Strange - Pantanis record up to LīAlpe dīHuez wasnīt broken !
Same "gas" but not the same results...
07-22-04, 12:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 697
Posted By Piratello

Lemond surely meant that the doping success story...

Lemond surely meant that the doping success story continues.
06-22-04, 05:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 853
Posted By Piratello

Exactly, couldnīt have said it any better.

Exactly, couldnīt have said it any better.
06-22-04, 05:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,612
Posted By Piratello

[QUOTE=karesz3]Yeah, I guess nobody bothered to...

[QUOTE=karesz3]Yeah, I guess nobody bothered to question his doping past. Oh, I forgot, all the athletes were "clean" in East Germany back in the day.

Having said that though, Jan is still a...
06-21-04, 04:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 549
Posted By Piratello

Did Ulle take a bus ? Couldnīt imagine to make...

Did Ulle take a bus ?
Couldnīt imagine to make 41 seconds on 25 kmīs...
Really incredible.
Now Iīm really looking forward to the Tour. This year, it will be closest ever between him and Armstrong....
06-21-04, 04:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,612
Posted By Piratello

Ullrich was awesome ! A little lucky, though....

Ullrich was awesome !
A little lucky, though. But definately ready to beat Armstrong.
06-15-04, 08:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,335
Posted By Piratello

I admire your objectivity and tranquility. ...

I admire your objectivity and tranquility.
Thanks for getting personal and for mentoning your political attitudes.
06-15-04, 08:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,335
Posted By Piratello

Piratello, You've been saying (wishing) that...

Piratello,
You've been saying (wishing) that for what 3 years now? :D
Marty

Hi Marty,

for three years now ? :D
Time flies by...

Cheers
06-15-04, 07:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,335
Posted By Piratello

You are quite funny, arenīt you ? :p

You are quite funny, arenīt you ? :p
06-15-04, 07:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,335
Posted By Piratello

Iīm not bitter towards him. Why should I be ? ...

Iīm not bitter towards him. Why should I be ?
To me nothing changes if he wins or if he loses. He still is incredible athlete, no doubt about that. But to me his time simply over. I compare the...
06-15-04, 07:14 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,335
Posted By Piratello

I can imagine that the American soul is hurt by...

I can imagine that the American soul is hurt by Armstrongīs loss. But this is professional sport and this is the destiny of heroes - it comes the time they will fall.
06-15-04, 07:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,335
Posted By Piratello

I donīt neither care about pathetic little...

I donīt neither care about pathetic little existences anyway nor about Armstrongīs best time on the Ventoux.
I donīt see him to be #1 this year, he was just "declassed" by Mayo in every way. Giving...
06-15-04, 12:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,335
Posted By Piratello

Armstrongs time is over - he should accept it and...

Armstrongs time is over - he should accept it and retire.
Sorry, no #6 ...
04-19-04, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 639
Posted By Piratello

Iīm "back and forth" here. I still want to...

Iīm "back and forth" here.
I still want to believe that every rider in the peloton is clean, except of some sporadic black sheeps.
But when I here and see the doping fuss, e.g. Mapei in 1998,...
04-15-04, 04:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 639
Posted By Piratello

Surprising Boonen

To me, Tom Boonen is surprising. He won two spring classics in one week.
First, Gent-Wevelgem and now Schelde...
Surprisingly well performance of Museeuws "heir".
04-13-04, 10:12 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,140
Posted By Piratello

@Lonestar1: try to ride a bike with a broken...

@Lonestar1:

try to ride a bike with a broken chainstay. Just try it...

You will have problems even on the flat, not even to mention on a mountain stage.
I once had a little crash and my gear...
04-13-04, 10:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 250
Posted By Piratello

itīs not just fdjeux, look to cofidis now. ...

itīs not just fdjeux, look to cofidis now.
doping is the pestilence of pro-cycling.
04-13-04, 10:00 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,140
Posted By Piratello

It was no great race. No rain, no mud, no...

It was no great race.
No rain, no mud, no "goose skin", but congrats to Backstedt.

I thought "Oh my god, no" when I saw Museeuw with a flat tire...
He surely deserved a better good-bye from...
04-06-04, 10:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,167
Posted By Piratello

I really grant it to Wese. He finished second...

I really grant it to Wese.
He finished second in Paris-Roubaix and shows up big in the spring classics.
Now he got the reward.

But still I couldnīt believe he just won it. No Musseuw, no...
03-31-04, 08:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,064
Posted By Piratello

Zeus is the godfather in greek mythology. To...

Zeus is the godfather in greek mythology.

To be honest, I believe Manzanoīs accusations to be right, at least most of them.
He was fired for ****ing the girl of one of the managers. Now, he...
03-22-04, 01:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,826
Posted By Piratello

Couldnīt believe Zabel starting the...

Couldnīt believe Zabel starting the sprint...Petacchi defeated...and then that...
What a mistake !
Freire really was strong as an ox and smart as a fox. Zabel instead was literally dumb as a...
03-16-04, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By Piratello

IMO Botero is over-estimated. He had some good...

IMO Botero is over-estimated. He had some good performances, I guess it was back in 2000, but that was it. Since then he showed light and shadow, rather shadow to be precise.
Good teamer, no...
03-16-04, 04:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,423
Posted By Piratello

I think itīs been said before, Hincapie is a good...

I think itīs been said before, Hincapie is a good and solid rider, he may could win a spring classic like Paris-Roubaix, but he definately is no champion, no campionissimo.
I doubt heīll ever win a...
03-15-04, 07:39 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,200
Posted By Piratello

the podium:

the podium:
03-15-04, 07:37 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,200
Posted By Piratello

Congratulations to Jaksche ! Good performance,...

Congratulations to Jaksche ! Good performance, which I didnīt expect of him.
He did really improve within the past 2 years.
And Riis proved to have a lucky hand once again. He made a climber out of...
03-05-04, 05:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,408
Posted By Piratello

"TX Talk" is an interesting point. I never heard...

"TX Talk" is an interesting point. I never heard about this and I always thought Armstrong to be arrogant in deed (I admit, I still think he is).

Same point with George W. Bush, but thatīs another...
03-04-04, 03:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,408
Posted By Piratello

Well, I donīt think much of Cadel Evans. I saw...

Well, I donīt think much of Cadel Evans.
I saw him suffering in last years Giro. He "imploded" and was almost standing still, people even tried to push him uphill.
He had just one great day,...
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