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Tirreno-Adriatico

Postby Chuck » Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:30 am

Cadel doing well, took the leaders jersey on stage 5 :) won stage 6 :D

http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/46th-t ... -6/results
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Re: Tirreno-Adriatico

Postby MichaelB » Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:52 am

Great to see, and it's the first win for the year for BMC too !!!

Can't wait to see the highlights package (hopefully something from SBS soon), as the stages sound pretty good.

The Aussies are really punching above their weight this year !!!

Congrats to Cadel !!!

And also, Simon Clarke (another Aussie) is in 14th with a 1:28 gap !!
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Re: Tirreno-Adriatico

Postby JV911 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:18 am

cadel won last year didnt he?

Tirreno-Adriatico 2011

Race leader Cadel Evans (BMC) wins stage six on an uphill finish in Macerata... :D

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The final climb... :shock:

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Re: Tirreno-Adriatico

Postby MichaelB » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:30 am

Cadel has to work on his victory salutes !!!
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Postby JV911 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:47 am

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Re: Tirreno-Adriatico

Postby familyguy » Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:55 am

MichaelB wrote:Cadel has to work on his victory salutes !!!


Hey, its the new "I'm too stuffed to salute after that one" salute.

Thanks for the vid link. "Caaaadel Evansss".

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Re: Tirreno-Adriatico

Postby Crawf » Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:18 pm

How good was the Stage 6 win!? Definitely showed his experience and poise, didn't go to early and timed his run to perfection.
Initially I thought Scarponi was going to take it, he's been looking so comfortable on the climbs.
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Re: Tirreno-Adriatico

Postby toolonglegs » Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:44 pm

JV911 wrote:final 8kms


Nice!.
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Re: Tirreno-Adriatico

Postby fats » Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:26 pm

Just brilliant! He knows how to finish off those mountain top finishes. I can't recall Evans looking so lean and fit.
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Re: Tirreno-Adriatico

Postby Chuck » Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:19 pm

JV911 wrote:final 8kms


Fantastic !! Thanks for that :D

Not sure about BMC's strength re GT's but they have some very nice classics riders. Ballan and Hincapie really burying themselves, nice to see Cadel reward the effort. He seems very happy at BMC.
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Re: Tirreno-Adriatico

Postby bella26 » Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:38 am

Cadel has managed to take the overall out with his time trial. Great start to his season that is for sure although of course it is early days yet.
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Re: Tirreno-Adriatico

Postby MichaelB » Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:12 am

Great to see the end result !!!

Hopefully this bodes well for the TdF !!!
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Re: Tirreno-Adriatico

Postby Chuck » Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:06 pm

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Re: Tirreno-Adriatico

Postby MichaelB » Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:19 am

Its been interesting and at the same time frustrating reading on some other forums, the bashing that keeps going with Cadel.

He is trying a different plan buildup for the TdF (reportedly racing less) to get there in the best condition. People then complain that it's not really light, and then also complain that he can't help but try and win each race he enters. They complain that he loses/chokes at key times, and then in the next breath complain when he wins a stage and with clever tactics, wins overall.

Crikey, nothing will stop them bashing.

Now I'll be the first to admit that Cadel can be an akward character to like with what is often protrayed, and sometimes the expressed "issues" why he didn't win (but who doesn't blame the flu/crash etc and then don't get hounded by the internet experts).

But I like his new enthusiasm, demeanour and efforts in the races that arated with the Rainbow stripes from 2010.

I don't think he can, but I hope like hell he wins this years TdF, to shut some of them up. But I guess they'll still complain ....

Go Cadel !!!
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Re: Tirreno-Adriatico

Postby AUbicycles » Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:40 am

MichaelB wrote:Cadel has to work on his victory salutes !!!


yeah :) Maybe we have to make a suggestion for him.

Go Cadel!
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Re: Tirreno-Adriatico

Postby Chuck » Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:58 pm

MichaelB wrote:Its been interesting and at the same time frustrating reading on some other forums, the bashing that keeps going with Cadel.

Crikey, nothing will stop them bashing.


He seems to be one of those figures that no matter what he does someone will find a negative.

MichaelB wrote:But I like his new enthusiasm, demeanour and efforts in the races that arated with the Rainbow stripes from 2010.


What ever anyone thinks of him they can't deny his heart or efforts on the bike. The guy really suffers :twisted:

MichaelB wrote:Go Cadel !!!


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Re: Tirreno-Adriatico

Postby Chuck » Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:00 pm

AUbicycles wrote:
MichaelB wrote:Cadel has to work on his victory salutes !!!


yeah :) Maybe we have to make a suggestion for him.


Not enough mug lair in them :P
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Re: Tirreno-Adriatico

Postby hannos » Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:37 pm

Chuck wrote:
AUbicycles wrote:
MichaelB wrote:Cadel has to work on his victory salutes !!!


yeah :) Maybe we have to make a suggestion for him.


Not enough mug lair in them :P



My vote is for even less (or NO) victory salute!
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Re: Tirreno-Adriatico

Postby gauchoracer » Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:44 am

I kind of like his victory slute from the podium... :D 8)
Lets hope he can do it again in late July... :wink: :wink:
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Re: Tirreno-Adriatico

Postby JV911 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:42 am

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Re: Tirreno-Adriatico

Postby MichaelB » Mon May 02, 2011 9:07 am

And now the Tour de Romandie is added to his closet as well, and almost a sage win to boot.

Lets hope for a great TdF from Cadel.

He certainly deserves it !!!

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Re: Tirreno-Adriatico

Postby JV911 » Mon May 02, 2011 10:29 am

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