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Old 23rd April 2012   #801
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it's actually longer than the pro distance!
grim.
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Old 23rd April 2012   #802
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Vinokourov: Maxim Iglinskiy won Liège-Bastogne-Liège "the Vino way"

mmm
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Old 24th April 2012   #803
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Thats what I thought.
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Old 24th April 2012   #804
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Ricco has been on Twitter threatening to spill his guts. Could be a lively few weeks before the Giro starts.

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Now I’ll begin to talk about all that’s disgusting in cycling and about everything that I’ve seen in this false world of hypocrites.

And I’ve seen much and I know a lot!!! And those who feign little angels are the worst, I can assure you.

I’ve now been asked to reveal something about the plot and, how nice, I’ll enjoy myself too.
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Old 24th April 2012   #805
T-V
Whatever he says will be easily dismissed due to his lack of credibility. Will be interesting though.
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Old 24th April 2012   #806
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Another Floyd Landis
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Old 24th April 2012   #807
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Ricco has been on Twitter threatening to spill his guts. Could be a lively few weeks before the Giro starts.
Ill believe him,like I believed Landis. To be a professional bike rider you have to invest everything into attaining your goal, so much so that it is very hard to simultaneously have a plan B for life. Such commitment often leads to PED taking, as for some it is a logical step in a career in which winning is everything, especially if the competition is doing it. The only real reason that riders do not 'spit in the soup' is because they would effectively be ostracised from the peleton and really struggle to win another race. Thats why people like David Millar very carefully only go a certain way in their 'fight against drugs', if people like Millar actually committed to such a fight he would have no career left and would be broke very quickly indeed.

Ricco is therefore an interesting proposition now. He has nothing left to lose, similar to Landis. Why should he not spit in the soup when for him it has no bearing on his life anymore? Unfortunately such circumstantial evidence counts for too little in court (look at the various cases against Armstrong) and im sure that very few will get indicted because of his evidence.
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Old 24th April 2012   #808
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Trentino, that's it. That was pretty cool.

Goss just missed Stage 1 of Turkey to Bos after massive pileup took out most of the field. Spewing but he's looking good for GC which will help my Sky vs. GE bet..
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Old 24th April 2012   #809
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also in the news, Liquigas wont be renewing their sponsorship next year. Surely they cant fold, Nibali just signed up for two more years.
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Old 24th April 2012   #810
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haven't seen the full result yet, but Twitter tells me that on the opening prologue of the Tour de Romandie 1st was Geraint! Even more curious was Cavendish claiming third, not sure where Wiggins and Evans finished
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Old 24th April 2012   #811
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Wiggins was 10 seconds or so down, and Evans another 10 down.

Thomas and Cavendish both rode in drier conditions, it was full on raining for the last half of the field.
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Old 24th April 2012   #812
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Bugger. Come on Edge..
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Old 24th April 2012   #813
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yeah heard the conditions were pretty ropey, still an amusing third for Cav. Important that Wiggo beat Evans tho
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Old 24th April 2012   #814
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Cavendish is a handy short distant time triallist - he's won the prologue of this and the Tour of Britain before.
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Old 24th April 2012   #815
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short distant time triallist
20 meters?
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Old 24th April 2012   #816
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yeah he's got it from pursuiting on the track, thinking that's why Thomas did well too

Didn't think Thomas was doing any more road racing ahead of the Olympics. Pretty sure he's not riding the Tour, curious choice for the Sky team in this event? They seem to have put out the big guns for this one generally, and I think Evans has got a strong backing too
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Old 24th April 2012   #817
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Thomas, Swift and Kennaugh are all riding the Giro as part of their Olympic preparations.

Sky look to be using this race as a dress rehearsal for the Tour.
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Old 24th April 2012   #818
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I think both them and BMC are, looking to lay down a marker for the Tour. Are either Evans or Wggins likely to ride the Dauphine as well?

Sky looks to have the core of the squad that is likely to ride the tour, perhaps with Eisel, Uran, Flecha and EVB joinging them for the main event?

Looking forward to the next few day's racing
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Old 24th April 2012   #819
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Just got back in from watching, got a few photos that I'll put up later. Managed to miss Wiggins as on the phone to the missus... d'oh!

Conditions were good for the earlier riders, a few showers later on.
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Old 24th April 2012   #820
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As promised:













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Old 24th April 2012   #821
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I'm no photographer but here's Iglinskiy motoring past Nibali and the 1km marker in Liege.

Unbelievable last 30km of the race. Walked out of the bar with the big screen as the helicopter appeared waiting to see the Nibali victory but was confronted by this. First time riding in Belgium and Netherlands and first spring classic. Both highly recommended. Just don't mention the weather.
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Old 25th April 2012   #822
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chw0112-fucking nice pics btw, skillz.

what camera set up where you using?
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Old 25th April 2012   #823
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those speedmaxs are pron.
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Old 25th April 2012   #824
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Agreed.
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Old 25th April 2012   #825
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rare sprint win for wiggo today.
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Old 25th April 2012   #826
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how about this photo finish!

Renshaw wins the stage

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Old 25th April 2012   #827
T-V
Wiggins winning a bunch sprint? Who does he think he is, Eddy Merckx? Awesome.
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Old 25th April 2012   #828
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Argh
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Old 25th April 2012   #829
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is there anywhere I can see a video of the Wiggins sprint or is it too soon?

#timezones
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Old 25th April 2012   #830
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Old 25th April 2012   #831
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is there anywhere I can see a video of the Wiggins sprint or is it too soon?

#timezones
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Old 25th April 2012   #832
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Brilliant.
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Old 25th April 2012   #833
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wow... can team sky win the green jersey twice in one tour?
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Old 25th April 2012   #834
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Fucking hell that was quick!
Love the way he momentarily took his hands off the bars to do a victory celebration when he crossed the line then visibly seemed to be 'fuck that i'm going way to fast' and put them back on again.

he might look like he's got ricketts but man does his skinny pins turn a crank.
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Old 25th April 2012   #835
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chw0112-fucking nice pics btw, skillz.

what camera set up where you using?
Cheers man, I was using a Nikon D50 and a fisheye. First try at shooting sport, most of my photos seemed to end up with just their arses in focus...
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Old 25th April 2012   #836
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Cheers man, I was using a Nikon D50 and a fisheye. First try at shooting sport, most of my photos seemed to end up with just their arses in focus...
ha. you might find a niche market for that... 'Gay Peloton Monthly' 'Cav showed off his huge lead-out train before surging for the line, totally spent. In your face Renshaw, you dirty little bitch!'
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Old 26th April 2012   #837
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wow, respect! now who exactly were Rabo & Liquigas leading out, haha
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Old 26th April 2012   #838
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Just seen 'that' sprint.

Awesome! Pure class! He can climb, TT and sprint!

I do think with Wiggins it's been a matter of confidence followed by the right preparation. You can tell that he thinks anything is a possibility, and he totally commits himself when he decides to go. He's maturing so well as a rider, it seems like he really is a top flight Tour contender this year, not just an outside chance.
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Old 26th April 2012   #839
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http://inrng.com/2012/04/biocashflow...nds/#more-8353

The answer is always magnets
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Old 26th April 2012   #840
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^ i think it's fair to say that anyone who can't instantly come to those conclusions themselves deserves to waste £60 on a bio-whatever-magnet thingy
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Old 26th April 2012   #841
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I do think with Wiggins it's been a matter of confidence followed by the right preparation.
What are you insinuating?
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Old 26th April 2012   #842
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nice and sunny again in Turkey

http://sports-livez.com/channel/ch-2.php

today's stage has a couple of climbs

http://www.tourofturkey.org/2012/sta...ris_turgutreis
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Old 26th April 2012   #843
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does anyone remember Tynan's epic pisstake of another group of similar fraudsters who were claiming that they could cure cancer betterr than doctors? so good but i cant find it anywhere....help
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Old 26th April 2012   #844
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http://www.lfgss.com/thread43413.html
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Old 26th April 2012   #845
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does anyone remember Tynan's epic pisstake of another group of similar fraudsters who were claiming that they could cure cancer betterr than doctors? so good but i cant find it anywhere....help
http://www.lfgss.com/thread43413.html ?
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Old 26th April 2012   #846
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Fucking Wiggo... he's hurting my GE bet...
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Old 26th April 2012   #847
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cheers for the link, that thread has tynan on serious form, awesome

to take the chat away from our Bradders for a second, Westras been looking really good this season in all the right races, Grand Tour podium for him this year? Does anyone know if hes riding he Giro/tdf or both?
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Old 26th April 2012   #848
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Westra won't ride the Giro but I'm pretty sure he'll be in the TdF

Vacansoleil DCM's team for the Giro is:

Martijn Keizer (NL), Thomas De Gendt (B), Mirko Selvaggi, Matteo Carrara (I), Stefan Denifl (AU), Tomasz Marczynski (PL), Sergey Lagutin (UZ), Gustav-Erik Larsson (SWE) & Romain Feillu (F).
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Old 26th April 2012   #849
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Last edited by adroit; 26th April 2012 at 14:37.
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Old 26th April 2012   #850
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I just watched the eurosport highlights advertised as live, oops, thought it finished a bit early!
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