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peter_v

Member since Jul 2009 • Last active Jan 2018

Netherlander. Started tinkering with bikes in 2009, found the forum, life complete.

Love the looks of steel bikes, love building them: http://www.facebook.com/fietsenvanstaal

Try to ride a lot... as messenger and cycle tourist - since 2016 on steel only http://app.strava.com/athletes/575838

Made the cover of the monthly cycling mag over here :-) https://twitter.com/BianchiBenelux/statu­s/794435008253595649

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    conspiracy theories ftw!

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    I think you will receive a reply when you e-mail them your question, or even approach Iwan Spekenbrink about it on twitter.

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    Lotto Jumbo’s handling of the sleeping pill popping team members is very transparent and commendable imho.

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    There's been more of an accepting attitude in Flanders towards him as VIP in de Ronde lately... Most of the people reacting to the news in (social) media say 'Stop the hipocrisy, he wasn't the only bad guy' and 'Virenque & Jalabert are still welcomed as heroes in the Tour de France while Lance is the devil? Why?' So I guess coming to terms with the past is still going on.

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    special guest in next year's Tour of Flanders (scroll down)

    http://www.sport.be/tourofflandersacadem­y/2018/nl/

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    MvdP is just trying to ride too many races I think, and maybe overtraining a bit too, in between. Many have asked him if this is a sustainable approach to stay in contention all season, he apparently thinks so and shrugs his shoulders. He's a very stubborn guy that rather hits the wall sometimes instead of listening to (for instance his dad's) advice. Hope he'll be where he needs to be in Valkenburg in January!

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    Meanwhile, Lotto Jumbo NL road team throws out Juan Jose Lobato, and cautioned Antwan Tolhoek and Pascal Eenkhoorn for Noctamid, (Snus tobacco and) Stilnoct (sleeping pills) abuse during training camp in Girona...

    VDB & Gaumont days revisited, only they didn't fall asleep but were still partying in a brothel up until a couple of hours before the start of the 1999 Ronde van Vlaanderen.

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    Nibali - also asthmatic - says

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