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« Reply #200: September 29, 2021, 04:16:59 PM »
I'm liking our younger guys.  That's two really nice races by McNulty and Powless at the Olympics and the Worlds road race. Kuss is one of the best non-Slovenian at big mountains, and Quinn Simmons looks like a good classics guy.  Need Matteo Jorgensen to step up.  Best we've looked since Tejay and Taylor Phinney were just starting out.  2012 - TVG best young rider at the Tour / 5th place, and Phinney with I think 2 4ths at the Olympics.

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« Reply #201: September 29, 2021, 05:19:55 PM »
I've always been surprised that Cavendish is allowed to compete on equal terms with other cyclists - take a look at the Manx flag... ;)

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« Reply #202: September 29, 2021, 05:22:59 PM »
"Having 3 legs" carries a different connotation in certain quarters  :whistle:

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« Reply #205: September 30, 2021, 09:31:55 PM »
That sucks.  Like the Barca Unicef jersey, sports sponsorship by charities has the business viability of a chaste hooker. 

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« Reply #206: September 30, 2021, 09:59:44 PM »
That sucks.  Like the Barca Unicef jersey, sports sponsorship by charities has the business viability of a chaste hooker. 
from the article, next hash hasn't been paying their sponsorship and Premier tech decide to  switch from Astana to Bike Exchange after Qhubeka was counting on them to come on board.

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« Reply #207: October 01, 2021, 02:45:23 PM »
Buckle up, Paris-Roubaix is going to be sloppy (and windy for the women on Saturday):

https://www.velonews.com/events/classics/paris-roubaix-peloton-braces-for-chaos-as-wet-and-wild-weather-remains-on-forecast/

Sat 02 61°/55° PM Rain/Wind 96% S 22 mph
Sun 03 58°/49° Rain/Wind 100% W 13 mph

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« Reply #208: October 01, 2021, 04:55:33 PM »
Buckle up, Paris-Roubaix is going to be sloppy (and windy for the women on Saturday):

https://www.velonews.com/events/classics/paris-roubaix-peloton-braces-for-chaos-as-wet-and-wild-weather-remains-on-forecast/

Sat 02 61°/55° PM Rain/Wind 96% S 22 mph
Sun 03 58°/49° Rain/Wind 100% W 13 mph
w00+!  or Wout might be more accurate. 

Kasper Asgreen?  Van Baarle? 

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« Reply #209: October 02, 2021, 06:36:00 PM »
Ladies first - and it's our Lizzie  :D :clap: :clap: :clap:   The pave was spectacularly hazardous...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/58775065

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« Reply #210: October 02, 2021, 08:31:28 PM »
82 km solo. Vos said she let her go because she thought no way it's the real attack
 Having longo-borghini on trek with lizzie probably made it look like she was setting her teammate up

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« Reply #211: October 03, 2021, 06:59:03 PM »
And yet more Italian success...

https://www.bbc.com/sport/cycling/58778758

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« Reply #212: October 04, 2021, 08:55:04 AM »
And yet more Italian success...

https://www.bbc.com/sport/cycling/58778758

That’s a phrase you don’t hear to often

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« Reply #213: October 05, 2021, 02:25:32 AM »
Any particular reason why a “sport” as irrelevant as cycling is discussed as much?

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« Reply #214: October 05, 2021, 07:29:02 AM »
Any particular reason why a “sport” as irrelevant as cycling is discussed as much?

If you don't get it, there's no point explaining... :hysterical: :hysterical: :hysterical:

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« Reply #215: October 05, 2021, 11:48:14 AM »
You must be a lot of fun at parties  :D

Any particular reason why a “sport” as irrelevant as cycling is discussed as much?

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« Reply #216: October 05, 2021, 12:51:54 PM »
strictly on the basis of # of posts, this is a relatively active topic.  About 75 this year, or 3 pages.  It includes not only racing discussion, but also a lot of posts on riding locally, bikes to buy, etc...  There's a number of members who bike. 

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« Reply #217: October 05, 2021, 10:25:37 PM »
Has anyone ridden an e-bike? A former colleague has one and swears by it because he lives in Weehawken and loves the power assist for getting to the top of the cliffs. I’m intrigued by the concept because as I get older I struggle with hills, but they’re rather pricey and I don’t know much about them.

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« Reply #218: October 07, 2021, 06:11:29 PM »
Buckle up, Paris-Roubaix is going to be sloppy (and windy for the women on Saturday):

https://www.velonews.com/events/classics/paris-roubaix-peloton-braces-for-chaos-as-wet-and-wild-weather-remains-on-forecast/

Sat 02 61°/55° PM Rain/Wind 96% S 22 mph
Sun 03 58°/49° Rain/Wind 100% W 13 mph

I’ve been watching some highlights on YouTube. Brutal race, great trophy

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« Reply #220: October 09, 2021, 10:48:46 AM »
if there were any doubt, then now we know the world's top male road cyclist. 

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« Reply #221: October 09, 2021, 12:00:33 PM »
if there were any doubt, then now we know the world's top male road cyclist. 

Ohtani?

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