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Postby timbo » Tue Apr 17, 2007 6:31 am

A huge congratulations must go to Stuart O'Grady for his win in the one day classic Paris-Roubaix race yesterday. The race known as the "Hell of the North" is over 259km with 53km of that over the famous cobblestones. Look out for it on SBS television in the coming weeks, as they often screen the major cycling races on a Sunday morning.
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Postby sogood » Tue Apr 17, 2007 6:42 am

SBS Sun 22 April at 11am.
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Postby LuckyPierre » Tue Apr 17, 2007 8:44 am

The boys and girls are doing well aren't they?
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Postby MichaelB » Tue Apr 17, 2007 8:51 am

I was impressed in that he made the move with 240km to go, and he averaged over 42km/hr for the race !!!! :shock: :shock:

Talk about impressive !!!!
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Postby mikesbytes » Tue Apr 17, 2007 10:34 am

MichaelB wrote:I was impressed in that he made the move with 240km to go, and he averaged over 42km/hr for the race !!!! :shock: :shock:

Talk about impressive !!!!


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Postby daacha » Tue Apr 17, 2007 11:02 am

I was reading the article in today's SMH and thought it pretty funny the winner gets a 3kg cobblestone for his efforts.

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Postby sogood » Tue Apr 17, 2007 11:20 am

MichaelB wrote:I was impressed in that he made the move with 240km to go, and he averaged over 42km/hr for the race !!!! :shock: :shock:

240km to go? The whole race is just over 250km...
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Postby timbo » Tue Apr 17, 2007 11:33 am

In races such as the Tour de France, if the days stage was through a famous cheese region (for example), the locals will often present the winner of the stage with his weight in cheese. I'd much rather win a stage where the region is known for its chocolate or wines.
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Postby LuckyPierre » Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:35 am

MichaelB wrote:I was impressed in that he made the move with 240km to go, and he averaged over 42km/hr for the race !!!! :shock: :shock:
Talk about impressive !!!!

Articles say 24 or 25 km, not 240km - but that's still a long time to hold a break.
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Postby MichaelB » Wed Apr 18, 2007 9:52 am

LuckyPierre wrote:
MichaelB wrote:I was impressed in that he made the move with 240km to go, and he averaged over 42km/hr for the race !!!! :shock: :shock:
Talk about impressive !!!!

Articles say 24 or 25 km, not 240km - but that's still a long time to hold a break.


The cycling news article said 240, but must have been a typo !!
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Postby sogood » Wed Apr 18, 2007 10:34 am

MichaelB wrote:The cycling news article said 240, but must have been a typo !!

Or at the 240km point.
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Postby MichaelB » Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:20 am

sogood wrote:
MichaelB wrote:The cycling news article said 240, but must have been a typo !!

Or at the 240km point.


From this link on the Dulwich Hill BC website


http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2007/ap ... id=results


Stuart O'Grady conquered the dry cobbles of the 105th Paris-Roubaix to become the first ever Australian in the race's top-three. The 33 year-old Team CSC man put in his bid for freedom with 240 kilometres to go when he formed part of an early 30-plus man escape. After watching his rivals all day he decided to show his cards in a solo attack with over 20 kilometres remaining.

Maybe it means something different ?

Either way, he did amazing things !!!

Any idea on the fastest race time ?
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Postby sogood » Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:46 am

Ah, that's just an early attack, one of many throughout the race. The definitive solo attack came in the final 23km.
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Postby DrEvil123 » Wed Apr 18, 2007 1:38 pm

Although we know the outcome now there is a pre-race show in the "Video on Demand" section of "www dot cycling dot tv" if anyone is interested :)
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