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Cycling thread

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

  1. FolkestoneSpur

    FolkestoneSpur Nico Claesen

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    Cav again!! Quickstep nailed that lead out.
     
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    johnola Mido

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    That was flawless.

    It’s just so odd to be here in 2021 and watching the end of stages with a sense of inevitability like it’s 2014 or whatever, he’s not even puffing at the end of that.
     
  3. FolkestoneSpur

    FolkestoneSpur Nico Claesen

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    It is a very strange feeling, time travelling Cav?
     
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  4. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    Awesome again !!!
     
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  5. Mikey10

    Mikey10 Mitchell Thomas

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    I love Cav the racer - but I love Cav the team member, and Cav the human being, even more.

    They shouldn’t even bother having other nominations for SPOTY in December.
     
  6. FolkestoneSpur

    FolkestoneSpur Nico Claesen

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    100% this. His interviews have been wonderful, his humility and gratitude to have had the opportunity to race with such a great team. The hugs and celebrations with the team at the end of stages.
    There's also been the very moving interviews with people who've seen it all like Christian Prudhomme and Patrick Lefevere, Prudhomme playing the emotional message Cav left when he'd found out he was on the tour and Lefevere describing how the whole Quickstep team were in tears after the first stage win, it's all heady stuff and really just shows how much love and respect there is for Cav the man as much as the racer.

    I'm loving this so much, it's my sporting story of the year by a mile, it's why I love sport, it's the power of sport to elevate and inspire, to keep you believing.

    Sorry if this is a bit gushing, I've had a bricky year and Cav has just made things a bit brighter, think I may be developing a similar man crush to a certain other poster in here!

    As for SPOTY we all know it'll be Raheem Sterling ;)
     
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  7. ricky2tricky4city

    ricky2tricky4city Christian Ziege

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    It won't be tears of joy after today's stage for Cav :eek:..pain and making the time limit most likely.
     
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  8. Baleforce

    Baleforce Micky Hazard

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    Somewhere in Brabant a 76 year old Belgian is on his turbo trainer preparing for a comeback next year.
     
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  9. FolkestoneSpur

    FolkestoneSpur Nico Claesen

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    Ha ha!
     
  10. FolkestoneSpur

    FolkestoneSpur Nico Claesen

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    I'd be devastated if he missed the time limit.
     
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  11. FolkestoneSpur

    FolkestoneSpur Nico Claesen

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    Awesome. Van Aert almost won the sprint yesterday, he's gone up Mont Vontoux twice and won the stage today! As David Millar said he's a freak.
    Amazing.
     
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  12. Danishfurniturelover

    Danishfurniturelover the prettiest spice girl

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    It was the sort of showing on a mountain stage I hoped to see Sagan do about 7 years ago.

    Van Aert really needs to have a word with Jumbo about targeting the gc in future tours.
     
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    johnola Mido

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    Cav in with a chance as today’s stage at 18 k left is headed towards a bunch sprint…

    Live and usually superb coverage on itv4.

    He can become tied first as winner of the most stages on Le Tour with the greatest cyclist of all time, Eddy Merckx.

    But just having him compete for a win again is worth witnessing.
     
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    johnola Mido

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    He won.
     
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    Baleforce Micky Hazard

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    boom, I honestly thought he'd missed the chance at the record a couple of years ago

    fantastic stuff, would be lovely to go clear on the last day in Paris wouldn't it
     
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    FolkestoneSpur Nico Claesen

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    Wow! Just awesome. That was pretty rough the last 5k.
     
  17. ricky2tricky4city

    ricky2tricky4city Christian Ziege

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    That was less than straightforward but Cav showed all his years of experience there to be ahead where it matters...on the line.

    4 wins WOW.

    So want him to get 1 more. It would be great on the Champs Elysees but should just take it wherever it comes.
     
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    FolkestoneSpur Nico Claesen

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    Got to get over the mountains and he looks smashed!
     
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    Baleforce Micky Hazard

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    He's got a lot of friends in the peloton, he'll have more than Quickstep helping him over.
     
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    johnola Mido

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    yeah Pyrenees now and so the champs elysee has got to be favourite. The next flat stage is a day after the tourmalet stage with two hors category climbs, and the hilly profile looks good for a breakaway.
     

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