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noBlakes

Member since Oct 2012 • Last active Aug 2016

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    Sammy Sanchez is still rocking his gold Sidi's so he could lend them to Greg and complete the look...

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    Word was that he got offered the contract but didn't want to rush things so did another year with Axel Merckx and Axeon, which is a wise decision, though I must admit I was hoping to see him win more things this year

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    I think the crash is her fault, she overcooked it but it did look like there was something on the road, the way her rear wheel slid and then suddenly gripped again. Good to here that she's ok though, I was more worried when she hadn't moved as the second/third group went past

    But the decent was good, maybe slightly more could have been done about the guttering but that wouldn't have helped her crash at all, that would have happened no guttering or guttering

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    Which year is the group? new stuff with four arm crank and redesigned front mech, or older stuff?!

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    Amazing race, that's how the Ardennes should be in my mind.

    Ecstatic for GvA, who's had probably his best season ever after the crash in Flanders that meant it might be a write off

    Valverde getting fucked over was a joy to watch too

    I want to feel sorry for Porte but at this point I now solidly believe that things like this are his fault, because if they're not, how do the happen to him so consistently/often?

    Team GB are wank though - after Rod Ellingworth's master tactic of "set it up for a sprint for Cav" in 2011, what has he actually done? A race like this is clearly a free for all, and then the strongest/hardest wins, so let everyone try and get in moves; Cummings would have probably been able to stay with that front group had he been there, and he's got much better pedigree of getting the win by going off the front on the flat than Thomas, Yates, and probably Froome. But because the others are the big names, he has to work - a perfect example of going with what your heart says and not your head.

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    I follow a guy on twitter who's very close to Hugh, and he publicly slates Cannondale a lot but reckons it's a good move.

    I can kind of see it, it's only a two year deal and he'll likely get looked after in some smaller, hard, week long races and then be a domestique in other, bigger races.

    My only worry is the actual rider development side of things, but this is a guy who's never been involved with British cycling and moved to Pamplona despite not speaking the language because he felt Caja Rural were the team for him, he seems to have a good head on his shoulders....

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    A set of Sugino 75's - Silver, 170mm. In generally really good condition, very light surface scratches on both as you'd expect, but both have logo's intact, and tapers are both perfect too.

    They have been bought separately but for are the exact same cranks.

    £105 posted anywhere in the UK over Paypal goods and services.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Today should be a good stage, so many with a real chance in it, I think Sagan might well get dropped on the second cat 2 climb, but then we may see some kamikaze descending to get back on

    Might well be a bit too early in the race for the break to make it, Alaphillipe and Valverde (and a host of others) have a real shot at yellow if they can drop Sagan.

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