Paris Roubaix 2011

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Re: Paris Roubaix 2011

Postby familyguy » Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:39 pm

Start list on the right hand side. O'Grady in bib #5. Cav's debut...interesting.

http://www.steephill.tv/classics/paris-roubaix/

Hot, dusty, sweaty day. Like '07. Aussie Mitchell Docker in the early breakaway getting some air time.

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Re: Paris Roubaix 2011

Postby Strawburger » Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:33 pm

Eurosports wrote:searing heat?


is it really that hot there today? or searing for northern france at this time of year?
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Re: Paris Roubaix 2011

Postby Strawburger » Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:34 am

wow! the last 30 odd kms did not disappoint. How about the last 3 or so kms!!!
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Re: Paris Roubaix 2011

Postby toolonglegs » Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:47 am

Strawburger wrote:
Eurosports wrote:searing heat?


is it really that hot there today? or searing for northern france at this time of year?


Very nice weather for this time of the year...hottest day of the year so far.But searing heat....no.
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Re: Paris Roubaix 2011

Postby sogood » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:36 am

Poor Cancellara! :roll:
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Re: Paris Roubaix 2011

Postby toolonglegs » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:05 am

Nah,great result for the skinny giants :lol: .
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Re: Paris Roubaix 2011

Postby norbs » Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:57 am

sogood wrote:Poor Cancellara! :roll:


I'm glad he got 2nd. Dragging the other 2 along was BS.
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Re: Paris Roubaix 2011

Postby jules21 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:58 am

damn. finally got home at 12.30am from dinner, fetched blanket, switched on SBS and... replays of van summeren giving his victory salute :(
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Re: Paris Roubaix 2011

Postby MichaelB » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:32 am

toolonglegs wrote:Nah,great result for the skinny giants :lol: .


Another great race and a winner that wasn't expected. Brilliant. Gret effort by Tallingi (or whowever it's spelt).

Can't say I felt sorry for Boonen, Chavs crash was a hard one, and chappeau to him for still finishing.

Odd race in that a breakaway succeeded and that the favourites didn't feature apart from Canc. If van Summeren wasn't out front, wonder who would have won then ?

And 2 aussies in the top 15. Great effort.

Any idea what the problem was with Haussler ?
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Re: Paris Roubaix 2011

Postby jules21 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:35 am

MichaelB wrote:Any idea what the problem was with Haussler ?

it said he crashed early, at least once.
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Re: Paris Roubaix 2011

Postby Chuck » Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:47 am

Leopard have supported Fab poorly this last week.
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Re: Paris Roubaix 2011

Postby ft_critical » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:00 pm

Chuck wrote:Leopard have supported Fab poorly this last week.


What happened to Stuie? DNF (missed the time cut)

How about Baden Cooke, cycling with a broken cleat for 2km, then no shoe for 1km.... That can't be fun.
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Re: Paris Roubaix 2011

Postby MichaelB » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:16 pm

ft_critical wrote: .....How about Baden Cooke, cycling with a broken cleat for 2km, then no shoe for 1km.... That can't be fun.


And he was looking so good as well

It seems that vanSummeren rode for the last 5km with a flat tyre :shock: :shock: :shock: Even more impressive
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Re: Paris Roubaix 2011

Postby jules21 » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:23 pm

MichaelB wrote:It seems that vanSummeren rode for the last 5km with a flat tyre :shock: :shock: :shock: Even more impressive

do you know if they use anything to keep the tyre semi-inflated, like foam?
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Re: Paris Roubaix 2011

Postby ft_critical » Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:30 pm

MichaelB wrote:It seems that vanSummeren rode for the last 5km with a flat tyre :shock: :shock: :shock: Even more impressive


That explains why he looked like he was riding round the velodrome and 15kmh.
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Re: Paris Roubaix 2011

Postby Chuck » Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:33 pm

MichaelB wrote:It seems that vanSummeren rode for the last 5km with a flat tyre :shock: :shock: :shock: Even more impressive


Super effort, very happy to see someone who's always working for others get rewarded, and the big one too 8) .
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Re: Paris Roubaix 2011

Postby ValleyForge » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:49 pm

Did anyone work out what happened to Boonen's bike; and what groupset was it?
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Re: Paris Roubaix 2011

Postby MichaelB » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:51 am

ValleyForge wrote:Did anyone work out what happened to Boonen's bike; and what groupset was it?


Seems he dropped the chain in Arenburg and it got jammed in the frame - the custom chainkeeper made by the team mech didn't work ... !!!! :shock: :oops:

Dunno about groupset, but Campagnolo I think
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Re: Paris Roubaix 2011

Postby MichaelB » Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:42 pm

Another tough guy story - Apparently Kurt Asle Averson (sp ?) rode the last 20km with a broken saddle ... :shock:

http://www.sporza.be/cm/sporza/videozon ... /1.1000639
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Re: Paris Roubaix 2011

Postby ValleyForge » Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:44 pm

MichaelB wrote:
ValleyForge wrote:Did anyone work out what happened to Boonen's bike; and what groupset was it?


Seems he dropped the chain in Arenburg and it got jammed in the frame - the custom chainkeeper made by the team mech didn't work ... !!!! :shock: :oops:

Dunno about groupset, but Campagnolo I think



The rear changer looked like SRAM. Just looking for something to blame!
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Re: Paris Roubaix 2011

Postby grantw » Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:59 pm

There were some interesting mecahnical adaptations for the race. It appeared that a lot of guys were running cyclocross style cantilever brakes. Pretty sure I saw a Europecar team rider with interruptor levers too.

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Re: Paris Roubaix 2011

Postby jules21 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:04 pm

i like cancellara's quote "if i'd stopped for a coffee, the peloton would have too"
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Re: Paris Roubaix 2011

Postby ValleyForge » Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:15 pm

jules21 wrote:i like cancellara's quote "if i'd stopped for a coffee, the peloton would have too"


More like some of that Spanish beef hey Fab? :twisted:
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Paris Roubaix 2011

Postby Redbull » Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:35 pm

Chuck wrote:Leopard have supported Fab poorly this last week.

+1
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Re: Paris Roubaix 2011

Postby MichaelB » Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:24 am

Redbull wrote:
Chuck wrote:Leopard have supported Fab poorly this last week.

+1
No finishers other than Spartacus


Interesting, as Stuey was trumpeting that he was in good form - what happened to them - crashes, or just too far behind ?

Even Chavanel finshed after his crash, and it looked like it hurt too !!
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