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« Reply #350: September 06, 2022, 08:24:00 AM »
did anyone go to the Baltimore race on Sunday?  It looked like a good field.  Michael Matthews and Dylan Groenewegen from Bike Exchange, Sepp VanMarcke, Kris Neilandts, and others from IPT's classics team, Neilson Powless and Magnus Cort as well as others from EF, and Quinn Simmons and TJ Skujns from Trek.  Plus Human Powered Health's A team, Novo Nordisk, even the L39gion of LA.

I did not go and did some riding instead.  I didn't realize just how hot it was and did not drink enough just doing up and back to Bethesda before the Nats game. Apparently the race surprised a lot of the teams with the heat and the hills.

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« Reply #352: October 08, 2022, 06:48:58 PM »
You sort of wondered about Ganna after he dropped several major TTs this year, but it's awesome feat. 

This pulls out the UCI's top ranking for Pogocar over Remco and Wout.
https://firstcycling.com/ranking.php?y=2022

Looks like Lotto Soudal's remnant and Israel Premier Tech are replaced by Alpecin and Arkea in the World Tour. 

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« Reply #353: October 09, 2022, 06:00:53 AM »
If so, then I suspect we'll get a retirement announcement, from Froome, in the off-season...

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« Reply #354: October 23, 2022, 04:09:46 PM »
I love MIPS.




At the end of the ride today, I was circling the garage just to round out the mileage. I went into a part of the garage I rarely go through and didn't notice the low supporting beam.  Fortunately, I only hit the top of my helmet, but did not blackout or even fall, but there's a nice little dent where I whacked myself.  I guess I should get a new helmet, although there's no visible crack.  I think the MIPS really worked to give a little slide to spread the impact.  BTW - my helmet was a LAZER Blade+MIPS, about 2 years old I think.

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« Reply #356: December 01, 2022, 12:33:16 PM »
Pesky Olympics - who'd 'ave 'em?.... ;)

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

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« Reply #357: December 01, 2022, 01:47:47 PM »
Pesky Olympics - who'd 'ave 'em?.... ;)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling
that's nice.  Be cool if they did the uphill time trial finishing on the Col d'Eze.  I'd make Richie Porte the favorite :lol:

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« Reply #358: December 12, 2022, 01:46:59 PM »
https://tedium.co/2022/11/12/bike-messenger-culture-nyc

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« Reply #359: December 12, 2022, 03:06:14 PM »
I can picture the scene - 'in today's tense elimination match-up, Team Uber Eats square-off against Deliveroo - a clash of the titans...'  ;)

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« Reply #360: January 04, 2023, 05:16:44 PM »
Sadly, aside from delivering food bike messengers have pretty much gone the way of barrel coopers and blacksmiths.  Those "urgent" runs of cartons of cigarettes from the Tobacco Institute to the Russell Senate Office Building at 5pm are no more.       
https://tedium.co/2022/11/12/bike-messenger-culture-nyc

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« Reply #361: January 27, 2023, 08:45:31 AM »

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« Reply #362: January 27, 2023, 08:58:44 AM »
Wheelying into the sunset... ;)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/64426485
Jaw drops at the news.  I had sort of thought Sagan's performance the past few years fell off mostly due to his repeated Covid infections shaving off some of his lung capacity and fitness.  He always lacked the top-end speed of the pure sprinters, but consistently could put them into a ton of trouble through jumping into breaks or using them as lead outs even without his own train. HE would lock up green jerseys by getting into breaks over cat 2 mountains to be the only fast guy left. To some extent, two of my favs, GVA and John Degenkolb, in their prime used a similar tactic of clearing hard hills and winning out of reduced field sprints. I'm spacing a bit on the name of Sagan's domestique right now . . .

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« Reply #363: January 27, 2023, 12:10:37 PM »
Wow.  It'll be a bit of a lesser sport without Sagan in the mix.

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« Reply #364: January 30, 2023, 05:44:48 PM »
Not sure how much coverage this has received outwith the UK...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-64334766

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« Reply #365: January 30, 2023, 06:36:24 PM »
And there I thought the most dangerous things in Essex wore tight leopard print club dresses and gold hoop earrings

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« Reply #366: March 04, 2023, 12:30:51 PM »
Interesting finish to Strade Bianchi.

I'd say Jumbo Visma botched it.  Didn't see it, but I hope Valter didn't work to bring back Benoot's group chasing Pidcock. Then, when JV has 2 in a chase group of 6, one has to work for the other until Pidcock is caught. I can see Valter attacking when the first catch is made, but that's not using numbers.  Drive pace, cover attacks, don't attack, until the catch. They had Pidcock at 9 seconds with 8 km to go and a big hill at the end.  The catch has to be made.

Also, Roglic is going to do Tirreno-Adriatico.  Nice team - Van Aert, Roglic, Kelderman, Valter, Benoot, Bouwman, Van Baarle, ... Sounds dominant, but WVA has been sick and it's Roglic's first race of the year.

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« Reply #367: March 12, 2023, 03:54:08 PM »
Excellent days racing, yesterday, in Paris - Nice. Pogacar looking back to his best. No surprises that he clinched the title, today.

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« Reply #368: March 12, 2023, 06:05:44 PM »
Tyrreno-Adriatico showed he may not be the best Slovenian. Unfortunately, they won't go head to head until maybe the Vuelta

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« Reply #369: March 18, 2023, 02:50:57 PM »
Hello Grandpa...(spoiler alert - link contains race result)  ;)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/65001631

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« Reply #370: March 18, 2023, 03:23:59 PM »
Hello Grandpa...(spoiler alert - link contains race result)  ;)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/65001631
interesting result. A few expected high placers in the top 10, and others that I'm not surprised but not commonly thought of as names to look for in a monument

Soren Krag Anderson is overlooked and probably helped the winner.  Neilson Powless is terrific at spotting key moves, especially breakaways.

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« Reply #371: April 09, 2023, 05:23:46 PM »
I'm a John Degenkolb fan, so I am a bit frustrated, but it looked like Phillipsen was pulling to the right to make room for MvdP just as MvdP was trying to come around on the dirt.

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« Reply #372: April 23, 2023, 06:26:50 PM »
It's funny. I don't really have anything against Remco, but two of his biggest victories got a huge help from the 2 Slovenians going down when they were the real serious alternatives. Nothing against MSR or the world championship. He's great, but Roglic had him in the Vuelta, and Pogocar wouldn't have been dropped like Pidcock on La Redout.

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« Reply #373: June 16, 2023, 05:22:03 PM »
Been a while since posting in this thread. Lots of developments.

Starting with the saddest, one of the best young cyclists from Switzerland and a support rider/ stage hunter for Bahrain Victorious, Gino Mader, passed away today after a crash descending a mountain pass in the Tour of Switzerland. He would fundraise on his races, pledging money for each rider he finished ahead of. I believe he won the best young rider White Jersey in the Vuelta a few years ago.

I am off the bike until mid July after fracturing a collar bone in may. I may finally break down and buy a training set up so I can ride indoors

On the good news front, my favorite cyclist, primosz Roglic, won one of the big 3 grand tours, the giro d'Italia, last month, while his teammates might be the favorites for the Tour de France overall and sprinters jerseys.

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« Reply #374: June 17, 2023, 02:06:03 PM »
I'm catching up on the Dauphine on Peacock...amazing how the commentators can talk for hours & hours without ad breaks.