2011 Pro-cycling season thread

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  • Just caught up on LBL and Fleche.. Gilbo, what a monster and that pic above of the Schleck 'zeros' sums them up nicely.

  • Proper masterclass in how to dominate the final stages of a race.

  • This is mental :
    Giro : Stage 14 205km with 5000m climbing, next day Stage 15 229km with 6320m climbing and thats after two weeks of racing.
    Inhumane.

  • 'That's entertainment.'

  • Really? There has to be a limit somewhere though, no?

  • It was a joke. :)

  • Thing is, what do they do next year and then the year after that? The organisers will have to start to include stages which include contests like 'biggest bunny hop during a descent', or to ride up the Zoncolan no-handed.

  • 1920 Giro: Average stage length over 350km, with a 421 km kick in the balls on the last day from Trieste to Milan. And the closest thing they had to dope was a dose of grappa and a bit of liquorice dipped in some sheep's placenta.

    229km...pfft. Kids nowadays.... with their carbon and HGH and EPO. Where;s the acronym for a big pair of hairy oversexed bollocks and some steel in your greased up legs?

  • Look at all the rest days though, bunch of mummy's boys.

  • Anyway, back to back mountain stages seperate the men from the boys, they should do three in a row as a matter of principle in every GT.

  • I think i read that after 14 km of 10% climbing the tarmac stops on Monte Crostis the new climb. And in one weekend they will be climbing = Mt Everest +2500m.

    For 2012 they have found another new climb something even worse than Zoncolan too.

  • And in one weekend they will be climbing = Mt Everest +2500m.

    Here : inrng.com/?p=2806

  • For 2012 they have found another new climb something even worse than Zoncolan too.

    This?

  • Here : http://inrng.com/?p=2806

    yep that was it

    The link in there to the article about the Stent Aria was the one, but it looks like it needs paving first

    average gradient of 16 percent and peaking at 28 percent and 15.5 kilometers long
  • Anyway, back to back mountain stages seperate the men from the boys, they should do three in a row as a matter of principle in every GT.

    Pfft Men from boys? That'll be the sprint stages.

    vs.

  • Cavendish'll be long gone by the time they hit the Giau.

  • 1920 Giro: Average stage length over 350km, with a 421 km kick in the balls on the last day from Trieste to Milan. And the closest thing they had to dope was a dose of grappa and a bit of liquorice dipped in some sheep's placenta. 229km...pfft. Kids nowadays.... with their carbon and HGH and EPO. Where;s the acronym for a big pair of hairy oversexed bollocks and some steel in your greased up legs?

    What was their average speed, how many raced / finished, how organised events were ? I heard stories some riders would go to blacksmiths to fix their frames / forks during the race, and than win it. You could ride 400km and it would take you whole day but its how fast you go, no?

    I am sure evolution only makes us better :)

  • Cavendish'll be long gone by the time they hit the Giau.

    I am sure he wont be alone at the back :)

  • He'll be on the beach.

  • Cavendish'll be long gone by the time they hit the Giau.

    Are you sure? I heard he was going for KOM this year..

  • By the way, Contador is also unhappy about the stages :) http://velonews.competitor.com/2011/04/news/alberto-contador-on-giro-climbs-%E2%80%98hard-to-believe-until-you-see-it%E2%80%99_170127

    Bert on polo bike gearing it must be bad :(

  • Are you sure? I heard he was going for a Burger King this year..

    .

  • I do hope he gets his green this year..

    and then pisses off and lets some Aussies back in the game. ;)

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