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Old 20th March 2012   #501
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Cav looks nothing like Cav, unfortunately. More like Phil Collins. The others are pretty good though.
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Old 20th March 2012   #502
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The Cav one's particularly shit.

Last edited by BringMeMyFix; 20th March 2012 at 14:55. Reason: beaten to it
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Old 20th March 2012   #503
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they'll be £20 a pop though.
ftfo.....
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Old 20th March 2012   #504
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http://www.rouleur.cc/rouleur-mugs

Sorry, £19 each.
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Old 20th March 2012   #505
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Gtfo
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Old 20th March 2012   #506
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Nice, but a bit pricey.
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Old 20th March 2012   #507
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I'm no mug
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Old 20th March 2012   #508
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hate those illustrations - no idea why Rouleur are always pushing them
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Old 20th March 2012   #509
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Because they made the capex on getting them created and want a return on that?

Although I'm sure they care about more than just money.
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Old 20th March 2012   #510
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hate those illustrations - no idea why Rouleur are always pushing them
Sour grapes, Dan?
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Old 20th March 2012   #511
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Probably more to do with good taste and a discerning eye.
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Old 20th March 2012   #512
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Old 20th March 2012   #513
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Oh, that's nice. Is it a Team Garmin saucer?
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Old 21st March 2012   #514
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Can someone please explain why some of the teams at the Volta a Catalunya seem to be racing with reduced squads? Cofidis, Lampre, Project 1t41 and BMC all have 7 riders and Sky only seem to have 6. So far as I can tell this isn't due to withdrawals, they started with men down.

Obviously different squads will prioritise different races and rotate riders, but with c. 30 riders in a squad it's not like the teams are stretched thinly and I'm surprised race organisers accept incomplete entry forms.
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Old 21st March 2012   #515
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Can someone please explain why some of the teams at the Volta a Catalunya seem to be racing with reduced squads? Cofidis, Lampre, Project 1t41 and BMC all have 7 riders and Sky only seem to have 6. So far as I can tell this isn't due to withdrawals, they started with men down.

Obviously different squads will prioritise different races and rotate riders, but with c. 30 riders in a squad it's not like the teams are stretched thinly and I'm surprised race organisers accept incomplete entry forms.
As far as i can tell after listening to Eurosports yesterday it's just down to illness, sky lost 2 to illness. Not very exciting at all really.
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Old 21st March 2012   #516
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Can someone please explain why some of the teams at the Volta a Catalunya seem to be racing with reduced squads? Cofidis, Lampre, Project 1t41 and BMC all have 7 riders and Sky only seem to have 6. So far as I can tell this isn't due to withdrawals, they started with men down.

Obviously different squads will prioritise different races and rotate riders, but with c. 30 riders in a squad it's not like the teams are stretched thinly and I'm surprised race organisers accept incomplete entry forms.
The 'missing' riders are all homosexuals. Although in most professional races these days there is no prohibition on gay riders there are still some islands of prejudice and Catalunya is one. So-called 'anal virginity' tests were still in place at the race until the late 80s and at least one stage winner was thrown off the race for an apparent lack of enthusiasm when it came to receiving his bouquet and kisses off the podium 'girls'.
By contrast the Amstel Gold is commonly known as the 'rainbow race' because of the Dutch tolerance of LBGT riders. The last 3 winners of that race live together in a 'queer commune' and I think that gives all of us hope for the future of the sport we love.
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Old 21st March 2012   #517
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:)
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Old 21st March 2012   #518
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Can someone please explain why some of the teams at the Volta a Catalunya seem to be racing with reduced squads? Cofidis, Lampre, Project 1t41 and BMC all have 7 riders and Sky only seem to have 6. So far as I can tell this isn't due to withdrawals, they started with men down.

Obviously different squads will prioritise different races and rotate riders, but with c. 30 riders in a squad it's not like the teams are stretched thinly and I'm surprised race organisers accept incomplete entry forms.
Lot of stuff going on in the racing calender at the moment and as the Volta is in the World Tour, teams with a Proteam license have to send a squad. Hence why some teams aren't at full strength I imagine
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Old 21st March 2012   #519
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^^^ Thanks, I assume this also explains why no catalan has ever worn the rainbow jersey?
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Old 21st March 2012   #520
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Sadly the true omerta in cycling is not about drugs but the love that dare not speak its name or use the showers at Roubaix.
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Old 21st March 2012   #521
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Sour grapes, Dan?
I'm not an illustrator - no grapes, no sour. I do art direction though, and I'd never commission those.. or expect Rouleur to either, so off-brand.

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Oh, that's nice. Is it a Team Garmin saucer?
Apparently I still haven't spread enough rep around...
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Old 21st March 2012   #522
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I'm not an illustrator - no grapes, no sour. I do art direction though, and I'd never commission those.. or expect Rouleur to either, so off-brand.
Are they? As far as I'm aware, Rich's work first appeared in the magazine, then on the merchandising.

Anyway, it's pricey and cycling related so is surely dead on brand?
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Old 21st March 2012   #523
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You haven't asked whether they are epic or not?

And how are they 'grand tour' related?

As an aside, the nickname 'G' makes me cringe for some reason.
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Old 21st March 2012   #524
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Are they? As far as I'm aware, Rich's work first appeared in the magazine, then on the merchandising.

Anyway, it's pricey and cycling related so is surely dead on brand?
Yes, I know they were in the mag first - but I've never thought they fitted within the editorial style of magazine. To be fair I don't think any of the illustration they commission does though. Not very well considered... but this should be moved to the art directors thread
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Old 21st March 2012   #525
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Today's Volta a Catalunya looked pretty epic.. Few riders abandoned due to the snow..

http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/210320...ned-stage.html
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Old 22nd March 2012   #526
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And this morning the riders are mostly snowed in at their hotels* unable to get to start

*which were at the top of the climbs abandoned yesterday.



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Old 22nd March 2012   #527
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Bunch of wuss'. Smallfurry would be be breezing through that.
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Old 22nd March 2012   #528
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I for one would like to see the next stage completed on fat wheeled Surly's.
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Old 22nd March 2012   #529
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That is pretty fucked up though..
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Old 22nd March 2012   #530
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I for one would like to see the next stage completed on fat wheeled Surly's.
Fat wheeled Surly's what? Bike? Back?
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Old 22nd March 2012   #531
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so off-brand.
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on brand?
I have no idea if they're on or off, but they are, I feel, crap. So I won't be paying £19 for one.

I agree with laner, it's just a bit of snow. They need to man up.

;)
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Old 22nd March 2012   #532
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I for one would like to see the next stage completed on fat wheeled Surly's.
some kind of alpine challenge stage would be good - a downhill ski/snowboard section followed by dog sleds on the flat, then snowshoes up the climbs
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Old 23rd March 2012   #533
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Wouldn't that turn it into some kind of triathlon?
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Old 23rd March 2012   #534
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Any weekend predictions?
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Old 23rd March 2012   #535
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^ sunny, great riding and a pub lunch.
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Old 23rd March 2012   #536
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I'm going to smash a crit at Hogs Hill..
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Old 23rd March 2012   #537
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Nationals (XC) this Sunday. Nancy is all hot to trot.
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Old 23rd March 2012   #538
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UCI has decided it needs a whole new raft of position, kit and clothing rules for 2012; lots of riders TT positions particularly are going to be fucked.

http://inrng.com/2012/03/uci-rules-r...ikes-clothing/
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Old 23rd March 2012   #539
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Any weekend predictions?
jens voight for criterium international
boonen for gent wevelgem
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Old 24th March 2012   #540
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The 81st edition of the Critérium International started with a very entertaining first short stage in the morning. While a groupe of just under 50 riders managed to power away in the last 30kms, Frenchman Florian Vachon avaoided the falls and prooved to be the fastest of the bunched sprint, beating Wyss and Koretzky to the line. The Bretagne-Schuller rider therefore captures the first Yellow Jersey of the event.
Heavy showers hit beautiful Corsica during the night, but as the riders showed up on the start line, the clouds had miraculously disappeared for stage 1 of the race: a 89.5km loop around Porto-Vecchio.
After 7 kilometres on the sinuous road to the picturesque Palombaggia beach, three riders managed to break away: Berard (ALM), Le Lay (SAU) and 21-year-old Taaride (LPM), the youngest rider of the pack.
The front three saw their advantage grow from 40" at km 16 to a maximum 2’ at km 23. From then on, team SKY took command of the chase and the gap dropped.
At the top of the côte de Conca (km 46) where Berard captured the most mountain points ahead of Taaride and Le Lay, the pack remained 50" adrift. At km 53, while his former breakaway companions were caught by the pack, Berard insisted on his own. He was eventually caught at km 58.
A few moments later, 46 riders made the best of the narrow roads going downhill to power away. The pack therefore broke into two groups and the front men would never be caught. With 10 kilometres to go, they could enjoy a 35" lead.
Victory was to be decided in a bunched sprint. Avoiding a fall, Frenchman Florian Vachon flew to the line, beating Wyss (BMC) and Koretzky (LPM). He captures the overall leader’s Yellow jersey that he’ll be wearing in the afternoon for the individual time-trial. Vachon also leads the points’ standings while Berard claims the king of the mountains jersey.


http://www.letour.fr/2012/CRI/LIVE/u...tml#zone186479
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Old 24th March 2012   #541
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Whilst Cav is gunning for No1 - I'm going to have a stab and say Eddy B is going to take it.
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Old 25th March 2012   #542
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jens voight for criterium international
boonen for gent wevelgem
50% score!

Evans & Boonen

From the latter race

http://www.sporza.be/permalink/1.1254861
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Old 25th March 2012   #543
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Nationals (XC) this Sunday. Nancy is all hot to trot.
how did Nancy go today :^]
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Old 25th March 2012   #544
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report coming soon in the mums and dads thread. just sorting the pics.
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Old 25th March 2012   #545
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I'll take the toaster out of the bath I have been running then.
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Old 27th March 2012   #546
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Not sure if this is really the right the thread, but as we've mentioned Tao's exploits at the Junior Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne I thought it relevant as he won the opening round of the National Junior Road Race Series;

http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/roa...-Junior-Race-0

Well done, Tao.
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Old 27th March 2012   #547
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Fantastic effort. Brilliant to see the CCH shirt up there.

CCH write-up here:

http://cyclingclubhackney.blogspot.c...arch-2012.html
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Old 27th March 2012   #548
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Go Tao!
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Old 27th March 2012   #549
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He's got nothing on Nancy, though.
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Old 27th March 2012   #550
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Crikey, Karsten Kroon seems to have forgotten what he's not supposed to know and go on the record about.

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"Listen, a month after his positive control in the Tour of 2010, Alberto was personally called by UCI President Pat McQuaid, who told him he wanted to keep that quiet. But then it was leaked by the German television.”
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