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#1 g.johnson

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Posted 19 May 2011 - 03:22 PM

I don't think we've got one of these yet.

The organizers have been listening to me.

Organizers change how green jersey is awarded.
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Posted 01 July 2011 - 10:00 PM

GC:
Contador
Wiggins
Schelck, A

Points:
Cavendish (at long last)
Petacchi
Hushovd

Mountains:
A bunch of nonentities.

OK, nothing very controversial except Wiggins over Schleck but the latter hasn't looked good recently.
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Posted 11 July 2011 - 01:36 PM

Ow.

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 02:33 PM

Ow.

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Fucking ow. That's like being mauled by a big cat.

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Posted 11 July 2011 - 03:11 PM



Amazing it didn't take out Voeckler too.
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Posted 28 August 2011 - 04:01 AM

Two good races this week - Vuelta and the new race in Colorado with a stupid long name - USA Pro Cycling Challenge. The later features Evans, the Schleck Bros., Basso, CVV, and other top riders. Pretty impressive peloton considering the first year of the race. Vuelta seems a bit ho-hum as of yet. Took a couple of days before I tracked down Pelkey aka Live Update Guy doing his live feed of the race. Seems he was canned by VeloNews but has gone out on his own.
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Posted 01 September 2011 - 02:29 PM

Now that Wiggins is leading I suppose I'll have to watch the Vuelta despite Universal's really shitty coverage.
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Posted 14 May 2012 - 03:06 AM

Time Warner dropped Universal on January 1, so we're missing the crappy Giro coverage. Fortunately, there's a live TV feed available through Il Gazzetto dello Sport. I only understand a fraction of what the announcers are saying, but it's fun to listen to them. Supplemented with the LUG live blog and I'm fairly sated.
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Posted 14 July 2013 - 02:30 PM

So what is the new dopage du jour? Froome's power ratings are too high right? 


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Posted 14 July 2013 - 03:02 PM

The speeds in the peloton have been quite high this year which makes me nervous. And yet I'm oddly hopeful. The condemnation from the peloton when Di Luca tested positive during the Giro was pretty scathing. It seems like there's been a culture shift.
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Posted 14 July 2013 - 03:08 PM

My biz partner who is a extremely keen relatively high level amateur racer has been arguing that froome's output is rapidly leaving the range of the plausible. I suspect today's performance will take him out of the range. I'll find out Monday.

 

I'll ask him about the Peloton - he had not mentioned the speeds as being too high.


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Posted 14 July 2013 - 03:09 PM

Like keen to the point that our business is sorta named after Paris-Roubaix.


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Posted 14 July 2013 - 03:20 PM

It will be awful for the sport if he tests positive.
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Posted 14 July 2013 - 04:55 PM

That was a monster climb today.  It was as if he was toying with the Columbian, who will no doubt be a force to reckon with over the years.


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Posted 14 July 2013 - 05:20 PM

Quintana has been fun to watch. So calm, cool, collected. His face doesn't give anything away. I got to say, despite Froome wearing yellow for the past week, this has been a pretty good tour. Some exciting stages. I'm looking forward to the double over Alpe d'Huez on Thursday. it's going to be a beast.
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