Criterium du Dauhpine 2012

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Criterium du Dauhpine 2012

Postby MichaelB » Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:30 am

OGE strike again !!!! :mrgreen:

Turbo Durbo takes the prologue and Gerro is in 6th. Evans does well and is 9th only 6 seconds down.

Abandandy is 102nd, 29 seconds off the pace already :lol: :lol: :roll:

Oh, and fired a broadside a Big Johann about his use of the press ... definitely one big happy camp at RSNT :wink:
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Postby Mr Squiggle » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:17 am

Another 2nd overall coming up for Cadel???
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Postby RICHARDH » Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:47 pm

GreenEdge have really done a great job this year, way past what i thought they could achieve. Really some stage wins in the Tour and that's got to be every boxed ticked, if they manage to get Goss the Green Jersey that is the dream season.
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Postby toolonglegs » Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:32 pm

Not taking away from Luke's jersey etc... But the big ride for me was Wiggo. He was obliged to go last and even though the road was dry for the final riders the wind obviously wasn't in his favour running so late... Impressive that he got so close to winning it!... Really hope he is coming into form this week ( and not peaking to early like last year! ).
Cadel also looked like he was giving it all... Never seen him bobbing around so much in a tt!.
Going to be interesting once the get to the climbs!... Grand Colombier & Col de la Colombiere on consecutive days :-) .
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Re: Criterium du Dauhpine 2012

Postby igstar » Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:21 pm

I thought Wiggam did well too considering the circumstances. But at this stage, OGE have Yellow, Green and White jerseys and are leading in team classification.
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Re: Criterium du Dauhpine 2012

Postby grasshopper » Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:30 pm

MB, definitely not happy families at Schleckshack. :lol: Johan must be pretty confident about his contract, or he doesn't care for the gig maybe.

Go Turbo. :D Early days, but three Aussies in the top 10; who woulda thought it a while ago.
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Re: Criterium du Dauhpine 2012

Postby liamb » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:18 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=7KSmE2u3rKo

I'm sure its been on before but to me this sums it up pretty well!!

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Re: Criterium du Dauhpine 2012

Postby MichaelB » Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:34 pm

grasshopper wrote:MB, definitely not happy families at Schleckshack. :lol: Johan must be pretty confident about his contract, or he doesn't care for the gig maybe.

Go Turbo. :D Early days, but three Aussies in the top 10; who woulda thought it a while ago.


Apparently there is still 2 1/2 years that the Sclecklets are under contract to Big Johann :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Hmmmm :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby find_bruce » Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:49 pm

toolonglegs wrote:Not taking away from Luke's jersey etc... But the big ride for me was Wiggo.

you got that right. I am not a wiggens fan but that was a great ride in the toughest conditions
MichaelB wrote:Abandandy is 102nd, 29 seconds off the pace already

Good to see he has worked hard improving his TT for the TdF
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Re: Criterium du Dauhpine 2012

Postby gauchoracer » Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:01 pm

Is it just my imagination, or does this photo Beg for a Caption Contest.... ??... :):):) 8) 8) 8) :lol: :lol: :lol:

http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/criter ... tos/225501

Maybe something like, " I really dont like the way this start line is just SOOO High... :cry: I hope I dont fall off... "

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Postby gauchoracer » Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:07 pm

Liamb,
Classic.. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Criterium du Dauhpine 2012

Postby hannos » Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:23 pm

gauchoracer wrote:Is it just my imagination, or does this photo Beg for a Caption Contest.... ??... :):):) 8) 8) 8) :lol: :lol: :lol:

http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/criter ... tos/225501

Maybe something like, " I really dont like the way this start line is just SOOO High... :cry: I hope I dont fall off... "

Max...
+1 Go Turbo... :):):)


He has that rabbit-in-the-headlights look in his eyes...
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Re: Criterium du Dauhpine 2012

Postby Mulger bill » Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:52 pm

gauchoracer wrote:Is it just my imagination, or does this photo Beg for a Caption Contest.... ??... :):):) 8) 8) 8) :lol: :lol: :lol:

http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/criter ... tos/225501

Maybe something like, " I really dont like the way this start line is just SOOO High... :cry: I hope I dont fall off... "

Max...


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Postby toolonglegs » Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:28 am

Hello!... What a finish!!!
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Re: Criterium du Dauhpine 2012

Postby Chuck » Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:45 am

That was awesome 8)
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Postby zozza » Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:56 am

Chuck wrote:That was awesome 8)


+1 8)
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Re: Criterium du Dauhpine 2012

Postby RICHARDH » Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:10 am

Absolutely Brilliant Stage, the Tour is shaping up to and absolute cracker!!!!
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Postby find_bruce » Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:06 am

It was great to see that Bruyneel's motivational speaking has had a powerful effect on Schleck the younger, either that or he is saving himself for the TdF
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Re: Criterium du Dauhpine 2012

Postby hannos » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:41 am

find_bruce wrote:It was great to see that Bruyneel's motivational speaking has had a powerful effect on Schleck the younger, either that or he is saving himself for the TdF


With the amount of TT kms in TdF, he's going to have to attack every single climb.


And win.

Not going to happen if Cadel keeps this form.
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Re: Criterium du Dauhpine 2012

Postby MichaelB » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:48 am

yay for Cadel !! Can't wait to see the telecast from last night.

I love this from the CN report

Also dropped, and more surprisingly, was Andy Schleck of RadioShack-Nissan. Riding next to Astana's Alexandre Vinokourov, the younger Schleck crossed the finish line more than three minutes after Evans, which will undoubtedly bring the next lecture from Johan Bruyneel.



Insert double facepalm de-motivational poster here.

Can't wait to hear Abandonandy's excuse for this one .... :lol: :lol:

The TdF 2012 is shaping up to be acracker between Wiggo & Cadel. If Abandonandy's TT skills are anything to go by, he'll have to make up up to 10 minutes for the TT's that are planned :roll:
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Re: Criterium du Dauhpine 2012

Postby MichaelB » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:54 am

liamb wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=7KSmE2u3rKo

I'm sure its been on before but to me this sums it up pretty well!!

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That was BRILLIANT !!! :lol:
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Re: Criterium du Dauhpine 2012

Postby Daccordi Rider » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:53 am

Coming soon Andy Schleck staring in "Oh Brother Where Art Thou" the remake.

The story of one mans quest to drop off the back of a peloton and find his missing brother. Look forward to love, tears and a furious DS as this drama unfolds against a stunning French backdrop. Cameo appearance by Johan Brunyeel!
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Re: Criterium du Dauhpine 2012

Postby grasshopper » Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:35 am

MichaelB wrote:I love this from the CN report

Also dropped, and more surprisingly, was Andy Schleck of RadioShack-Nissan. Riding next to Astana's Alexandre Vinokourov, the younger Schleck crossed the finish line more than three minutes after Evans, which will undoubtedly bring the next lecture from Johan Bruyneel.

Insert double facepalm de-motivational poster here.

They might not make it to 8 months, let alone 2.5 years. :lol:
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Re: Criterium du Dauhpine 2012

Postby find_bruce » Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:13 pm

grasshopper wrote:
MichaelB wrote:I love this from the CN report
Also dropped, and more surprisingly, was Andy Schleck of RadioShack-Nissan. Riding next to Astana's Alexandre Vinokourov, the younger Schleck crossed the finish line more than three minutes after Evans, which will undoubtedly bring the next lecture from Johan Bruyneel.

Insert double facepalm de-motivational poster here.

They might not make it to 8 months, let alone 2.5 years. :lol:
Go Cuddles! :D

Awww, dissapointingly Bruyneel is taking a conciliatory approach and that he really does love Abandonandy.
Recently it was reported that I said only Fabian Cancellara was guaranteed a spot on the Tour team. That is not what I said. Translations need to be correct. What I said was based on results Cancellara was the only one guaranteed to be on the Tour team," he clarified. "It takes nine riders to ride the Tour. Of course Andy will be there.
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Re: Criterium du Dauhpine 2012

Postby Daccordi Rider » Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:28 pm

"I didn't expect to see that scenario at the end, but I've spoken with Andy," Bruyneel told the team's website post-stage. "What's clear here is that he's had a lack of competition. We know that. We come here with different intentions other than to win. The main goal is to see how Andy is going in the mountains. With a lack of competition in his legs, in theory we will see him getting better this week and by the end of the week we can see where he really is. It's definitely better if things like this don't happen but it isn't a disaster."

What? :shock: Cadel has raced about 10 minutes this year and came out and gave them a collective kicking. :twisted:
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