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Big race in my backyard

Postby toolonglegs » Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:00 pm

I have a leave past for a couple of days to go watch bike racing :) ...don't have to go far!...tommorow it starts 100m from my house.Tour de L'Ain 2010.
Although I was supposed to be riding it!...they have a cyclosportive race that covers the 4 full stages (not last nights prologue) run on the same day as the race.
Can't have everything I suppose!.
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David Moncoutie Cofidis

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Haimar Zubeldia Radioshack (1st place Prologue)

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Wilco Kelderman Rabobank (2nd Prologue)

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Cyril Dessel (?)

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Laurent Mangel Saur Sojasun (3rd Prologue)

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Beppu Fumiyuki Team Radioshack warming up

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Re: Big race in my backyard

Postby daacha » Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:38 pm

Great pics TL......jealous much !!!
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Re: Big race in my backyard

Postby shiv » Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:06 pm

BBox couldnt afford a TT bike for Voekler?
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Re: Big race in my backyard

Postby whitey » Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:09 pm

NIce, I get jealous each time I read your posts about France.
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Re: Big race in my backyard

Postby MichaelB » Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:10 pm

Lucky bastard in one way, unlucky in another ...

Mickael Buffaz - love the face in th pic. Was that because he just made it around the corner ???
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Re: Big race in my backyard

Postby Chuck » Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:15 pm

daacha wrote:Great pics TL......


+1, seems to know his way around a lense 8)
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Re: Big race in my backyard

Postby toolonglegs » Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:27 pm

I don't know what little Tommy was doing on his road bike...he warmed up on a TT bike.It was a pretty full on technical course,down hill first km or so with air time on the speed hups etc...but even thou the corner I was on was pretty fast there wasn't too many close calls.
Today I will test my knowledge of all the little back roads in the area...hopefully!.
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Re: Big race in my backyard

Postby toolonglegs » Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:41 am

Good pics were a bit hard to come by today...didn't get too many.
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Haimar Zubeldia ( Team Radioshack ) in yellow on the Cat 2 Col de Fay

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Radioshack leading the peloton

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Peloton

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Re: Big race in my backyard

Postby MichaelB » Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:59 am

More great pics there TLL. I like the aspect of the last one - looking down :D
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Re: Big race in my backyard

Postby Strawburger » Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:22 am

thanks for the Moncoutie photo!
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Re: Big race in my backyard

Postby silkishuge » Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:59 am

Awesome pictures TLL. I am a fan of Beppu Fumiyuki...... Just because I am Asian and it nice to see another Asian getting somewhere in cycling. Not many Asians do well in cycling.

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Re: Big race in my backyard

Postby im_no_pro » Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:40 am

Jealous. Oh wait, i've got a big race in my backyard at the end of next month. Something about a bunch of blokes fighting for a rainbow.

Nice pics btw :)
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Re: Big race in my backyard

Postby toolonglegs » Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:13 pm

Yeah the worlds will be great...plus it is a circuit race which makes life much easier...I made it to 5 spots yesterday which required some fun :D .
Today I will just watch in one spot.
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Re: Big race in my backyard

Postby rustychisel » Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:05 pm

you smell of cheese :oops: :twisted:

nice photos though. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Big race in my backyard

Postby toolonglegs » Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:41 am

Only one pic today...it is my wedding anniversaire :wink: ...one way to get in serious trouble is to chase velos all day!
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Re: Big race in my backyard

Postby toolonglegs » Sat Aug 14, 2010 4:14 am

Last day I could get to see some racing...shame I can't see tomorrow as they are going up the local monster...The Grand Colombier...although they are going up the easier side and descending the hard side...would be nice to see how they tackle the 2 km section downhill averaging 19%!.This climb puts most TDF climbs in the dog house :D .
Anyway pics from today...not my best work and I seemed to miss all the days players :oops: ...only got to 3 spots for snaps thou...was hoping for 6 or so but roads closed in the wrong places!.

Edit...had to move all my pics from this post... everything is here now.
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Re: Big race in my backyard

Postby AUbicycles » Sat Aug 14, 2010 6:59 am

Very nice - I like best the church and street images where the riders are placed in the scene and some of the close up peleton, where some riders are cut though you (as a viewer) are in the middle of the action.

I am thinking we need to save up to get you on the back of a moped during the races.
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Re: Big race in my backyard

Postby Chuck » Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:25 pm

AUbicycles wrote:Very nice - I like best the church and street images where the riders are placed in the scene


Agree, though they're all pretty good :)
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Re: Big race in my backyard

Postby toolonglegs » Sat Aug 14, 2010 6:27 pm

I thought about applying for accreditation for the race as I have covered it for a couple of years...but didn't bother in the end with all my physical problems going on.Being on the back of a bike would have been nice!...but following it around un-accreditated was fun anyway.Certainly tested my knowledge of the zillions of small back roads crossing the region.
I was pretty impressed with the crowds thou...some of the cols were comparable to TDF crowds (on the smaller cols) although the average age of the crowds was a lot older.
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Re: Big race in my backyard

Postby jules21 » Sat Aug 14, 2010 6:49 pm

great photos TLL.
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Re: Big race in my backyard

Postby velocopedant » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:11 pm

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Help!! The guy in the Skoda is trying to run me over!!!!!!
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Re: Big race in my backyard

Postby toolonglegs » Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:28 pm

velocopedant wrote:Image
Help!! The guy in the Skoda is trying to run me over!!!!!!


I think he was feeling the pressure to preform...last years overall winner etc.In the end he was working for David Moncoutie who came in 3rd overall.Pretty funny pic thou :D .
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