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Old 15th March 2009   #101
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Well that P-N didn't pan out how I thought it would.
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Old 15th March 2009   #102
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Lost much money?
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Old 16th March 2009   #103
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I don't gamble (much). If he was on the juice.. why did he fall apart?
Maybe they need a refund from their dealer.
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Old 16th March 2009   #104
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the later stages got really exciting. good to see contador beaten. wouldve pref chavanel winning the whole thing. but good racing all around
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Old 16th March 2009   #105
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Pretty strange collapse on stage 7, then hammered it the next day. He looks pretty awsome when he's going well though, Armstrong said 'he's still got alot to learn'
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Old 16th March 2009   #106
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He didn't eat enough. You can be on the best drugs programme in the sport (and he probably is) but if you make a basic error like not eating enough then you're going to blow up.
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Old 16th March 2009   #107
wiganwill
I'm finding it hard to give a flying fuck about pro cycling anymore even though there seem to be more clean riders/teams winning; I think I've just had enough. Eurosport is the only reason I have a TV and I'm thinking of chucking it and saving the license fee.
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Old 17th March 2009   #108
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I'm finding it hard to give a flying fuck about pro cycling anymore
Personally, I'm much more interested in the London pro cycle courier circuit.
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Old 17th March 2009   #109
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Personally, I'm much more interested in the London pro cycle courier circuit.
Likewise, i'd rather be watching or participating in alleycats than following a load of prissy pampered juiced up lycra lightweights on TV. Tour de france etc is starting to get like formula one, it's getting so boring they're going to have to start fixing the races to make them more exciting. Although I quite enjoy a bit of Track racing on TV, and cyclocross is pretty exciting,
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Old 17th March 2009   #110
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Likewise, i'd rather be watching or participating in alleycats than following a load of prissy pampered juiced up lycra lightweights on TV. Tour de france etc is starting to get like formula one, it's getting so boring they're going to have to start fixing the races to make them more exciting. Although I quite enjoy a bit of Track racing on TV, and cyclocross is pretty exciting,
You might start to find it more interesting once you realise that they sometimes destroy their bikes.
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Old 17th March 2009   #111
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Tour de france etc is starting to get like formula one, it's getting so boring they're going to have to start fixing the races to make them more exciting.
that's not true - least years tour was the most open and exciting in years.
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Old 17th March 2009   #112
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Likewise, i'd rather be watching or participating in alleycats than following a load of prissy pampered juiced up lycra lightweights on TV. Tour de france etc is starting to get like formula one, it's getting so boring they're going to have to start fixing the races to make them more exciting. Although I quite enjoy a bit of Track racing on TV, and cyclocross is pretty exciting,
Probably why, not that i'm a cynic or anything.
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Old 17th March 2009   #113
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Manxman does well.
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Old 18th March 2009   #114
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/othe...ng/6155366.stm

World Track Championships - Pruskow, Poland

Wednesday 25 March
1800-2100, BBC Red Button and BBC Sport website
1900-2000, BBC Two and BBC Sport website
2320-0000, BBC Two and BBC Sport website
Thursday 26 March
1800-2045, BBC Red Button and BBC Sport website
1900-2000, BBC Two and BBC Sport website
2320-0000, BBC Two and BBC Sport website

Friday 27 March
1800-2045, BBC Red Button and BBC Sport website
1900-2000, BBC Two and BBC Sport website
2335-0015, BBC Two and BBC Sport website

Saturday 28 March
1700-2045, BBC Red Button and BBC Sport website
1915-2030, BBC Two and BBC Sport website

Sunday 29 March
1300-1615, BBC Red Button and BBC Sport website
1500-1700, BBC Two and BBC Sport website
World BMX Championships - Adelaide, Australia
23-26 July, TBC
World Road Championships, Mendriso, Switzerland
23-27 September, TBC
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Old 20th March 2009   #115
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Milan-Sanremo on Brit ES 2.50pm
Brit Premier Calendar on Brit ES 4.15pm
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Old 21st March 2009   #116
UpNorthChris
anyone know if milano-san remo will be on today?
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Old 21st March 2009   #117
UpNorthChris
doh. reading fail there!
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Old 21st March 2009   #118
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That's an EPIC reading fail. Give yourself a slap.
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Old 21st March 2009   #119
wiganwill
What's happened to Hippy? he doesn't seem to post much any more.
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Old 21st March 2009   #120
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He's too busy watching TV.
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Old 21st March 2009   #121
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What's happened to Hippy? he doesn't seem to post much any more.
Too many shit threads.

Silence! I kill you!
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Old 21st March 2009   #122
UpNorthChris
ok then - a new question...how can i watch it for free on the internet??
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Old 21st March 2009   #124
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cavendish won milan-san remo. haussler fcked up. surprised everyone and was clear. he wouldve won it if he hadnt looked back couple of times with couple of hundred metres to go. photo finish in the end
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Old 21st March 2009   #125
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I've always rated Haussler. The real reason why Australia had to be told to HTFU was because he went to Germany to race. With a little more experience, he'll win lots more. Cavendish had Aldag as his DS, Zabel as his personal mentor, and was shepherded by Hincapie throughout the race. What more and better help could you ask for? Still, a good win. Haussler will bounce back. So will Hushovd.
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Old 21st March 2009   #126
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WHy do I read these threads before watching the race? Des, I'm gonna thump you when I see you next!
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Old 21st March 2009   #127
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I've always rated Haussler. The real reason why Australia had to be told to HTFU was because he went to Germany to race.
Most good Aussie riders move to Europe to race. There's very little pro racing in Australia.
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Old 21st March 2009   #128
James1822
The comments above give a downbeat impression of this race. I thought the pace of the racing up those last 2 climbs was amazing, and the fact that Cavendish won finished it off perfectly.
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Old 21st March 2009   #129
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That was Haussler's to win. Top effort. Cavendish can suck my balls for stealing that.
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Old 22nd March 2009   #130
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Wed 3pm Brit Eurosport onwards, 6.45pm (daily for x days) - Track Cycling World Cup, Poland

For you poor slags without Sky+ (this is for you Rob), BBC2 has highlights each day at 7pm

Search for "cycling" here..
http://tv.sky.com/tvlistings
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Old 29th March 2009   #131
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Criterium International... today.. you missed it.
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Old 29th March 2009   #132
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Speak for yourself! Jens Voigt wins yet again, his fifth win in the event.
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Old 29th March 2009   #133
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I didn't miss it. Jens is a fucking awesome rider. He took all but the young rider's jersey too.

Unfortunately, whenever I put on of those pro fuckers on a pedestal, 12 months later they are banned for drug use. Jens is too cool to be doping*. *He's cursed now.
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Old 29th March 2009   #134
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Don't put them on a pedestal. They are human like you and I with the same weaknesses. I was talking about this with a friend last night and you can absolutely understand why they do drugs, if they don't then in most cases they are out of a job.

Anyway, I agree about Jens Voigt. What a fucking rider. He just whacks it into a big gear and goes for it. Awesome stuff.
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Old 29th March 2009   #135
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I loved this story about Voigt from the ToC last year or the year before. He's riding along chatting to another German rider (who wrote about it in his diary, I can't remember who it was now). Suddenly the hammer goes down and the bunch speeds up to something like 55-60kph. Voigt stops chatting, goes to the front and attacks. Later, he comes back and says to the other rider he'd been chatting to: 'Sorry about that, I just had to show these guys that you can still attack even if the bunch is doing 60.'
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Old 29th March 2009   #136
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The Bikeradar/Cyclingnews podcast this week opens with a great quote from Jens;

http://video.cyclingnews.com/podcast...Episode_04.mp3
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Old 29th March 2009   #137
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"Fuck stopping lying to me!"

That's gold! He's awesome!
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Old 29th March 2009   #138
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:-)
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Old 29th March 2009   #139
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Old 5th April 2009   #140
James1822
Tour of Flanders is on Eurosport at 1pm.
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Old 7th April 2009   #141
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It will please hippy that Haussler has just declared that he'll be starting for the Australian national team (he has dual nationality).
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Old 7th April 2009   #142
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Tour of Flanders is on Eurosport at 1pm.
I was there. Didn't spot myself in their coverage though.
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Old 7th April 2009   #143
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It will please hippy that Haussler has just declared that he'll be starting for the Australian national team (he has dual nationality).
Well, he IS Australian even if he has a funny name :P

I tipped Devolder and Haussler for the ToF sweep on our trip. 32 euro thanks!

RickyMundo (Grupetto, on here some times) tipped the top FOUR riders!!! Another 32euro for beers thanks.
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Old 7th April 2009   #144
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I was there. Didn't spot myself in their coverage though.
Dan Lloyd

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Old 7th April 2009   #145
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I'm not Dan Lloyd
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Old 7th April 2009   #146
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No, you are. Just look at the skinny legs and the evident fitness.
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Old 7th April 2009   #147
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That can't be hippy for two reasons; the obvious one and the lack of a protuding tongue.
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Old 7th April 2009   #148
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The obvious one being that I'd never pull my socks up that high ;)
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Old 7th April 2009   #149
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You've both missed the most obvious reason, which is that hippy took the picture.
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Old 7th April 2009   #150
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You can't prove a thing, Schick! ;)
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