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Old 4th March 2013   #551
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When you have to reach down on a descent to finger your chain back where it belongs you're either a shit mechanic or riding Campy.

I guess he should be thankful that with his powerful ride his cranks didn't snap.

#campagfailotrolling
Campag adds texture to a ride. Mine certainly did when the front mech decided it prefers to put the chain on a mysterious 'third ring' on a downhill
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Old 4th March 2013   #552
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I'd missed that. I like that he ran him close on Sunday's finish just to remind him that he could have caught and dropped him.
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Old 4th March 2013   #553
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Also welcome back France.
Proof the "deux vitesse" days are over :P
Actually with that kit please fuck off again

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Old 4th March 2013   #554
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at least he doesn't have a special needs helmet like the Blanco rider behind
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Old 4th March 2013   #555
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ha! true.
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Old 4th March 2013   #556
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Hey, Mark Renshaw walked away from the biggest gravy train in cycling sport to carve his own path of mediocrity and mehh.
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Old 4th March 2013   #557
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What is up with all these helmets from the early 90s?
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Old 4th March 2013   #558
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Can't they design vents which are covered with a smooth surfaced permeable substance, so you get venting plus aero? Maybe taut goretex panels or something?
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Old 4th March 2013   #560
T-V
I think giro air attack looks cool when paired with the visor.
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Old 4th March 2013   #561
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I don't think any of it looks cool. The whole sport looks like a fucking shit cartoon at the moment.
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Old 4th March 2013   #562
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LOL bmmf
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Old 4th March 2013   #563
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I don't think any of it looks cool. The whole sport looks like a fucking shit cartoon at the moment.
I don't think you are the target demographic.
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Old 4th March 2013   #564
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great P-N stage today, had everything I like in a flat stage, attack, crosswinds, break in peloton, the ante upped as the lead group tries to maintain the gap, desperation stakes in the group behind try to close, the race awash with tension with 50k to go.

The insane pace at the front. How big is Gaudin? He's a beast, bigger than Clancy, now I understand why he won the prologue. The various sprint trains gather, the pace cranks up another notch then the taps are released, the sprint is on, the French win...again.

And Renshaw chickened out of that gap. Finger wag.
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Old 4th March 2013   #565
T-V
http://forallmyfriends.com/wp-conten...illar-giro.jpg

That is a good look. No debates.
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Old 4th March 2013   #566
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White bar tape is so pro
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Old 5th March 2013   #567
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Bouhanni has fallen and broken his teeth / face.... ouch.

Out of the whole race apparently.
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Old 5th March 2013   #568
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Actually with that kit please fuck off again

Looks like you're wish came true today.. Are you a wizard? That fall came out of nowhere for no reason..
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Old 5th March 2013   #569
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And looked like it proper hurt. Lucky to keep some of his teeth.
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Old 5th March 2013   #570
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fucking YAWN!
Are you also waiting for a Campag groupset to successfully change gears?
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Old 5th March 2013   #571
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at least he doesn't have a special needs helmet like the Blanco rider behind
Leave Renshaw alone.. stackhats are mandatory where he comes from..

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Old 5th March 2013   #572
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What is up with all these helmets from the early 90s?
Aerodynamics > Style

For once I'm actually thinking we need Cippo back to sort these dorks out.
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Old 5th March 2013   #573
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^^^^^Absolutely sickening face plant. Poor sod.
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Old 5th March 2013   #574
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Hey, Mark Renshaw walked away from the biggest gravy train in cycling sport to carve his own path of mediocrity and mehh.
The gravy train the ceased to exist when HTC Highroad pulled out?

Going it alone ftw >>>>>>>>>>>> Permaleadout man
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Old 6th March 2013   #575
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^^^^^Absolutely sickening face plant. Poor sod.
Just seen the video of it. Looks horrenous, pretty much landed directly on his face, maybe his shoulder / elbow took a bit of the weight. Let's hope he enjoys his meals through a straw.
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Old 6th March 2013   #576
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“Nacer has a deep wound in the lip and a hand trauma,” the race doctor told French television, according to ASO. “He’s staying with us until the end of the stage and then going to hospital for further checks.”

FDJ sport director Frank Pineau added: “there is nothing serious.”

Bouhanni won Monday’s 195km stage 1 in a field sprint and was awarded the yellow jersey. The race ends Sunday.

FDJ confirmed on Tuesday evening that Bouhanni had suffered two broken teeth and received eight stitches for cuts to his upper lip.

“X-rays revealed no fractures or even a cracked rib, as we feared. He will be back on his bike this weekend,” said team doctor Gérard Guillaume.
from velonews
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Old 6th March 2013   #577
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Ah man I'm shitting my pants excited for T>A.
Let's see whos got game. Contador will be on it.

Paris-Nice is a bit lame. We'll untill it gets to the hills.
Monday was exciting with the big split in the crosswind.
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Old 6th March 2013   #578
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I'm reading no Wiggo in Tirreno ? Thought he was using this as part of his Giro build up ?
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Old 6th March 2013   #580
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Not any more. Maybe he got the man flu.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/niba...reno-adriatico
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Old 6th March 2013   #581
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Wiggo isn't there.
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Old 6th March 2013   #582
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Eugh, this Bouhanni stuff makes me shiver. I had my first high speed crash in August and was lucky to walk away almost completely unscathed. Even so, every single ride since, even commuting, I have a vision of me biting the pavement. Really hope it clears up when I start training properly again in April because right now I start to feel queasy when I get above 35kph on the flats, let alone hills.
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Old 6th March 2013   #583
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Bouhanni's crash shows the danger of road marking. His back wheel just washed out as he touched a line on the road. Ouchie.

Strange that Wiggins is doing so little racing. A cameo in Oman, now he's doing nothing until the Volta y Catalunya, with the team sending Porte to go for overall at P-N
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Old 6th March 2013   #584
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Strange that Wiggins is doing so little racing. A cameo in Oman, now he's doing nothing until the Volta y Catalunya, with the team sending Porte to go for overall at P-N
Maybe he's aiming to peak for July instead :)
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Old 6th March 2013   #585
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Saving his powder for Giro/Tour double while Froome wears himself out? :)
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Old 6th March 2013   #586
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Bouhanni's crash shows the danger of road marking. His back wheel just washed out as he touched a line on the road. Ouchie.
Just watched it. Looked like he went in too hot. It wasn't the line that got him.
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Old 6th March 2013   #587
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I have a theory he's, Wiggo, gone off the rails again.
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Old 6th March 2013   #588
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Hmm slow mo.. maybe it was the white line. He seemed to be gaining on guy in front though so moving too fast
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Old 6th March 2013   #589
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I have a theory he's, Wiggo, gone off the rails again.
He should let me handle his belgian beer collection..
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Old 6th March 2013   #590
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Just watched it. Looked like he went in too hot. It wasn't the line that got him.
It looks to me he was going in hot. but not too hot. He's on the outside of a team mate and as such tried to reduce the angle of turn to avoid smashing the curb..

Basically he leaned. And bike went from under him.
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Old 6th March 2013   #591
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No LEAN!!!
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Old 6th March 2013   #592
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Amateur
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Old 6th March 2013   #593
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Will they ever learn?
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Old 6th March 2013   #594
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In the interests of safety all cycling racing will now be conducted in one direction only here:

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Old 6th March 2013   #595
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"Saving his powder for Giro/Tour double while Froome wears himself out? :) "
Pending on success in Giro d'Italia and then Tour de France of course, I recon his whole season is secretly planned around potentially going for the Vuelta and all... same as Contador.
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Old 6th March 2013   #596
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The triple? Would be a great thing to pull off.
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Old 6th March 2013   #597
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Saving his powder for Giro/Tour double while Froome wears himself out? :)
This maybe. Sky went in last year trying to get the team used to winning and Wiggins used to being in yellow for long periods. Perhaps they reckon he's used to it now and are instead trying the same exercise with Froome, but personally I'd like him (Wiggins) to at least lay down a marker for the season. He's gone all Andy Schleck
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Old 6th March 2013   #598
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Hmm slow mo.. maybe it was the white line. He seemed to be gaining on guy in front though so moving too fast
He seemed to be as hot as everyone else, and leaniing, but his line was wider and the bike seemed to go as he went over what looked a thick, slightly raised white line.

And you know what they say about white lines
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Old 6th March 2013   #599
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"...personally I'd like him (Wiggins) to at least lay down a marker for the season. He's gone all Andy Schleck."
^This.
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Old 6th March 2013   #600
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"...And you know what they say about white lines."
White lines are not to be sniffed at!
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