2012 Racing Season

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Re: 2012 Racing Season

Postby CommuRider » Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:16 pm

:lol: lucky you. What's his twitter handle? Does he tell you the time he will give the shout-out or is it record and hope for the best?
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Re: 2012 Racing Season

Postby norbs » Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:17 am

https://twitter.com/#!/miketomalaris

I usually sit up and watch most of what they show of the Grand Tours. If I can.
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Re: 2012 Racing Season

Postby philip » Tue May 01, 2012 7:54 pm

For those who haven't seen it, stage 7 of the Tour of Turkey:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCsqHmSBJxg&t=41m46s[/youtube]

watch the final kms (41 mins in or so) - such an exciting/awesome finish!
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Re: 2012 Racing Season

Postby Daccordi Rider » Wed May 02, 2012 11:26 am

The Kaiser is back!!

Best finish ever. 8)
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Re: 2012 Racing Season

Postby toolonglegs » Fri May 04, 2012 4:20 am

toolonglegs wrote:http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/tony-martin-injured-in-training-accident
I mean seriously!!! ... how many big name riders have had accidents in training this year!!!.


...another one, how many does that make this year?... a dozen or more?. Man they fall off a lot... :roll:
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Re: 2012 Racing Season

Postby MichaelB » Fri May 04, 2012 8:45 am

And Rasmussen too. Will still start the Giro, but with stitches.

And now Canc has ligament issues in his shoulder as well. :roll:
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Re: 2012 Racing Season

Postby jules21 » Fri May 04, 2012 12:13 pm

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Re: 2012 Racing Season

Postby ft_critical » Sat May 05, 2012 10:17 pm

philip wrote:For those who haven't seen it, stage 7 of the Tour of Turkey:


watch the final kms (41 mins in or so) - such an exciting/awesome finish!


Watched this today on the trainer with Eurosport commentary. How amazing was it as he tried to put chain back on, then couldn't quite clip in. Brilliant.
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Re: 2012 Racing Season

Postby ft_critical » Sat May 05, 2012 10:17 pm

I was watching the Nord pas de Calais (sp.) I haven’t seen it before on TV. I was interesting seeing Continental, Pro Continental and Pro teams going together. There was a moment where Gert Steegmans put in an effort and turned to a Continental rider to pull through. He was driving as hard as he could and shaking his head at the same time. He couldn’t close the gap. Kirby, suggested that there was a 2kmh difference between each of the bands, Continental, Pro-Continental and Pro. And you could see that as Giran (name) rode off the front of the break. Just left them behind. Now seriously how often can you ride away from the bunch at our level? It was good to see TT1 riders in there because NSCC has produced one. This gives me a benchmark to me, to him, to Continental, to Pro Continental etc. God I am hopeless by comparison.

I really wish they would show more of these races. So Perick Fredrigo (sp) was in this one and finished third. It is great to see these good riders showing how good they really are. Sometimes that gets lost when you see them in the TDF (I know Fredrigo picked up an amazing TDF stage a few years ago.)
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Re: 2012 Racing Season

Postby philip » Tue May 15, 2012 10:04 am

Sagan's kick makes everyone else look like they're not trying!
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Re: 2012 Racing Season

Postby vander » Tue May 15, 2012 4:14 pm

philip wrote:Sagan's kick makes everyone else look like they're not trying!


He is something special and only 22! He can sprint like a real sprinter but can keep up on the hills.
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Re: 2012 Racing Season

Postby jules21 » Tue May 15, 2012 5:40 pm

sagan is scarey
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Re: 2012 Racing Season

Postby philip » Thu May 17, 2012 9:26 am

and he takes another win.. green jersey material I reckon
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Re: 2012 Racing Season

Postby jules21 » Thu May 17, 2012 10:08 am

this is getting ridiculous
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Re: 2012 Racing Season

Postby Chuck » Mon May 28, 2012 9:57 am

Great to see Mick Rogers back on form with two stages and the overall at Bayern-Rundfahrt :D
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Re: 2012 Racing Season

Postby familyguy » Tue May 29, 2012 10:18 am

Yeah! I'll be wearing my Sky cap again this weekend!

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Re: 2012 Racing Season

Postby philip » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:37 am

Sagan has taken 3 of the 4 stages of tour de suisse so far. Took out the TT - he beat Cancellara (ok, he's probably still getting his form back) then takes the sprint stages - a sprinter that can TT? Crazy stuff.
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Re: 2012 Racing Season

Postby Parrott » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:41 am

philip wrote:Sagan has taken 3 of the 4 stages of tour de suisse so far. Took out the TT - he beat Cancellara (ok, he's probably still getting his form back) then takes the sprint stages - a sprinter that can TT? Crazy stuff.


I'm looking forward to him taking on Cav at the tour, going to be interesting :D
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Re: 2012 Racing Season

Postby MichaelB » Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:02 am

philip wrote:Sagan has taken 3 of the 4 stages of tour de suisse so far. Took out the TT - he beat Cancellara (ok, he's probably still getting his form back) then takes the sprint stages - a sprinter that can TT? Crazy stuff.


And don't forget his climbing ability too !!!

Will make the green jersey comp interesting ...
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Re: 2012 Racing Season

Postby clackers » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:27 am

Smart, too. Gave up on the HC climb at the end of the previous stage, leaving him fresh enough to pinch the next one from Greenedge. :cry:
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Re: 2012 Racing Season

Postby jules21 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:51 pm

philip wrote:Sagan has taken 3 of the 4 stages of tour de suisse so far. Took out the TT - he beat Cancellara (ok, he's probably still getting his form back) then takes the sprint stages - a sprinter that can TT? Crazy stuff.

i think the sprinters often do well in the short TTs/prologues, where endurance isn't as much of an issue. although sagan is more than a sprinter, so it will be interesting to see how he goes in the longer Tour TTs.
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Re: 2012 Racing Season

Postby RICHARDH » Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:13 pm

Sagan is showing his ability to finish even under less than perfect finishes, shoe came off one stage and last night was a bit choppy almost going into the barriers.
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Re: 2012 Racing Season

Postby clackers » Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:34 pm

And apparently responded to a pressman's question with something along the lines of "I'm not beating Cancellara, I'm beating a Cancellara coming back from injury."

Can the kid do any wrong? :)
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Re: 2012 Racing Season

Postby RICHARDH » Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:41 pm

I think his being very smart and not getting ahead of himself, the sprinters aren't at this race and they weren't at ToC either so he has to keep his feet on the ground. Impressive none the less. Tonight should sort out the GC a bit more how much time will F. Schleck lose and were will Valverde finish?
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Re: 2012 Racing Season

Postby RICHARDH » Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:10 pm

Frank Schleck didn't totally suck at the time trial :shock: hopefully the next two stages will justify the complete Sagan bore fest of the previous stages.
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