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Cycling thread

Discussion in 'Randomination' started by jamonserrano, 17 Mar 2012.

  1. Baleforce

    Baleforce Fanny Walden

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    Up the gravel on a first date?
     
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  2. Mr_B

    Mr_B Jose Dominguez

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    Love the tour, always wanted to go to one of the mountain stages, the only sport where you can literally be within touching distance of the participants as a spectator
     
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  3. Mikey10

    Mikey10 Teemu Tainio

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    Well f.uck me. Feel so sorry for Roglic. How does he ever come back from that? Incredible ride from Pogacar.

    Very happy for Richie Porte.
     
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  4. Mikey10

    Mikey10 Teemu Tainio

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    Erm...stickiest finish since 1989.

    That is if we don’t count yours later.
     
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  5. Gazza Dazzla

    Gazza Dazzla Dean Richards

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    I’m not sure Roglic did much wrong, maybe 20-30 seconds down on what he would have hoped. Pogacar was just a man possessed.
     
  6. Baleforce

    Baleforce Fanny Walden

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    Easy to say in hindsight, but they could have worked harder to burn him off in the last week, Jumbo Visma were much stronger than UAE.

    Pogaćar is amazing though.
     
  7. Danishfurniturelover

    Danishfurniturelover the prettiest spice girl

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    Denmark Spur Justin Edinburgh

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    Epic fail in Liège–Bastogne–Liège!

    Alaphilippe started celebrating the win - only for Roglic to win it on the finish line.

     
  9. awesome dawson

    awesome dawson Jonathan Woodgate

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    I always wondered why riders celebrate a few metres before the line.

    Love these Paul Smith cycling jerseys but they aren't cheap;

    https://www.paulsmith.com/au/artist-stripe-fade-print-cycling-jersey
     
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  10. Danishfurniturelover

    Danishfurniturelover the prettiest spice girl

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    They are nice. Not had much luck this year with cycling jerseys.

    Thomas and Yates looking like a proper battle in the Giro.
     
  11. ricky2tricky4city

    ricky2tricky4city Pedro Mendes

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    Mark Cavendish says his career could be at an end following Sunday's one-day Gent-Wevelgem classics race.

    The 35-year-old has struggled for form in recent seasons, suffering from the Epstein-Barr virus.

    He spent much of Sunday's race in Belgium in the breakaway, showing his best form for some time, but finished 74th, more than six minutes down on winner Mads Pedersen.

    "That was perhaps the last race of my career," a tearful Cavendish said.

    The Isle of Man rider, who is due to compete at the Scheldeprijs one-day race in Belgium and the Netherlands on 14 October, is considered one of the greatest riders in road cycling, having won 30 stages at the Tour de France.

    The Bahrain-McLaren rider also won the 2011 World Road Race Championships, 15 stages of the Giro d'Italia and the Milan-San Remo 'monument' one-day race in 2009.

    Cavendish is contracted until the end of 2020, but is in talks with his team to extend.
     
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  12. Grays_1890

    Grays_1890 John Lacy

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    Shame about Cav, I always thought he would beat the record in Le Tour
     
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  13. Danishfurniturelover

    Danishfurniturelover the prettiest spice girl

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    The greatest British sportsman of all time.

    An emotional man who perhaps at times was to emotional. He has talked about the depression he has suffered and the toll it took on his career. Seeing Kittel last year commentating on the tour and how relaxed he looked. Maybe cav should give it up and move on.

    Of note would be the struggles Gavira has had since beating cav, same as kittel really. True in cycling as it is in any sport but I dont think you can stay at the very top for more then a few years.

    Some of cavs sprints were so epic they actually live in the memory. I have two photos on my wall in my man cave (box room) one of gazza going loopy scoring that free kick against arsenal in the semi final and one of me with my arm round the shoulder of cav before the team time trial stage in Nice 2013.

    My favourite sporting memory will probably always be seeing Wiggins and Cavendish at the 6 day in London. My wife and son were with me as it was my birthday and they finally got why I love cycling. The music the lights the atmosphere was carnival like and everyone just cheered all the riders. But when Wiggins did a sling shot for cav to sprint and win on the last lap the roof nearly came off, the noise was deafening and the concourse was actually moving.

    So if this is the end. Cav your a star and I love you. I know he loves his motorcycles and is friends with a pro motorcyclist from when he lived in Florence,so I hope he achieves his dream of racing in the aisle of man thing they have.

    The best sportsman this country ever produced. GHod bless you.
     
  14. Danishfurniturelover

    Danishfurniturelover the prettiest spice girl

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    Haha what a bell end.
     
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  15. Danishfurniturelover

    Danishfurniturelover the prettiest spice girl

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    How did you get on with the book mate?maybe I hyped it to much but it was the best book I have ever read.
     
  16. Mikey10

    Mikey10 Teemu Tainio

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    Sorry, managed to miss this, buddy.

    It’s on the shelf beside my bed. I tend not to read anything but the papers during term time - too tired and too busy. I’ve got four or five books I have waiting to be read over the half term holiday and it’s top of the pile. Looking forward to it. Cool cover.
     
  17. MKSpur

    MKSpur Vedran Corluka

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    “Man Cave”
    C8BBE1A0-06D1-41F0-8983-6BCDC8CEA120.jpeg
     
  18. Mikey10

    Mikey10 Teemu Tainio

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    Insane result in the Giro.
     
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  19. Danishfurniturelover

    Danishfurniturelover the prettiest spice girl

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    Stunning and I'm predicting he does not go to the tour next year but aims for the double giro and vuelta.

    Ineos are rebuilding a fantastic team. Suddenly looking very strong again what with ritchie porte coming in. Could not believe how strong Dennis was looking, thought he would put his feet up in this time trial but no he went for it.

    Can you imagine a team time trial with Gana, Thomas, Dennis and Porte. Would be insane, Yates as well as Bernal for GC. Actually would be mean 3 or 4 GC winners in one team if Thomas does stay.

    So yep I think geogharn hart should go for giro and vuelta next year.

    Hugh Carthy second at the moment in the vuelta and Jamie knox was looking good in the giro this year so a possible future stage winner on mountain stages.

    Then the is the awesome talent of tom pidrooster to come through.

    Wish we had a future road sprinter to come through as cav retires at some point, to keep an interest in the flat stages.
     
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  20. Mikey10

    Mikey10 Teemu Tainio

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    Agreed. I really miss Cav being the force he was.
     
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