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JIGGY BOY wrote:magnus backstedt uses them, i saw him in pro cycling when he was testing the tour de france 2007 route, cant find pics.


2007?

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Boonen wrote:Some new life in this old thread :wink:
I noticed on tv that Hondo rode LW wheels in Rund um den Henninger Turm last monday. Maybe somebody has found a better picture? I'm pretty sure I saw a few more riders on LW's as well. I think I spotted Johan Coenen on a set as well?

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I think you are right. Indeed I believe Zabel and Johan Coenen (quite visible when he turned left after his attack) were on LWs as well.
Johan Coenen was on Lightweight in Liège-Bastogne-Liège.



Matiz wrote:
JIGGY BOY wrote:magnus backstedt uses them, i saw him in pro cycling when he was testing the tour de france 2007 route, cant find pics.


2007?



Rumors go Magnus Backstedt is aiming for Tour de France victory in 2007, if Ullrich will retire of course. Image :D
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some kinda vintage:

2002 Tour of Spain - Angel Casero on his way to 9th-place, stage N° 18...

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Great picture of both Jan Ullrich and Erik Zabel on Lightweight wheels in yesterday's stage of the Tour de Suisse:

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C a s r a n wrote:Great picture of both Jan Ullrich and Erik Zabel on Lightweight wheels in yesterday's stage of the Tour de Suisse


Nice picture, from what I have seen on tv these are the only two riders with LW's in the TdS? Looks like Ullrich had to return the front Ventoux wheel he used last year :?:

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tobias wrote:some kinda vintage:

2002 Tour of Spain - Angel Casero on his way to 9th-place, stage N° 18...


LW front...1,2,3,4...12 :roll: why he can use them?

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Browsing through old pictures of races in Denmark I found some of riders with LW's :D


Tour of Denmark 2004


Max Nielsen, stage 2:

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Jens Erik Madsen. stage 3:

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Tour of Denmark 2003


Glen Back, stage 1:

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Allan Johansen, Allan Bo Andresen, stage 2

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Tour of Denmark 2002


Jacob Nielsen, stage 2:

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Marcus Ljungqvist, stage 2:

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Allan Johansen, stage 2:

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Jacob Piil, stage 2:

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Jøren Bo Petersen, stage 2:

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Morten Pedersen, stage 3:

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Tyler Hamilston, stage 3:

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Tour of Denmark 2001

Frank Høj:

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Lars Michaelsen on stage 2:

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Danish Nationals 2002


Michael Skelde:
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Michael Sandstød: (later winner)
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Danish Nationals 2003


Dennis Rasmussen and Rene Jørgensen:
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Rene Jørgensen and Michael Skelde:
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To compensate all those LW's here is one of Bo Hamburger on ADA's :D
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all pictures taken by and copyrighted by Lars Rønbøg from www.picturesport.com !!
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pinarello with shimano on it :doh:

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Forgot one:

Allan Bo Andreasen at the 2004 Danish Nationals:

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Boonen wrote:Looks like Ullrich had to return the front Ventoux wheel he used last year :?:


Hahahaha :D

He bought the 2 Ventoux frontwheels last year for the Tour of Germany. Why should he return them?

Actually: We met 2 weeks ago and he ordered 2 Ventoux front, 2 (modified) Obis`s and 2 honeycomb disks (110 mm wide instead of 130 mm for his Giant TT bike).

I think there must be some kind of important race in the near future.... :roll:

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CarbonSports wrote:
Boonen wrote:Looks like Ullrich had to return the front Ventoux wheel he used last year :?:


Hahahaha :D

He bought the 2 Ventoux frontwheels last year for the Tour of Germany. Why should he return them?


OK, thanks for the info :thumbup: Somehow I was under the impression that the front wheel Ullrich used in the Tour of Germany last year was a test version, but clearly you have the inside story :lol:

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Boonen wrote:that the front wheel Ullrich used in the Tour of Germany last year was a test version, but clearly you have the inside story :lol:


If it only was... :roll:

4 wheels were produced and sent to the UCI for testing (and crashing).
The next 2 were produced for Jan. We told him before that NOBODY had ever tried these wheels. We let him know that they NEVER have been mounted to any bicycle before.

He didn´t care 8)

Can you imagine I was biting my fingernails in front of the TV the first stage he used them? :shock:

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CarbonSports wrote:4 wheels were produced and sent to the UCI for testing (and crashing).
The next 2 were produced for Jan. We told him before that NOBODY had ever tried these wheels. We let him know that they NEVER have been mounted to any bicycle before.

He didn´t care 8)

Can you imagine I was biting my fingernails in front of the TV the first stage he used them? :shock:


So did the UCI approve them before he used them in a race? (Not sure how all that works)

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drjones96 wrote:So did the UCI approve them before he used them in a race? (Not sure how all that works)
I think so. Look at this:
http://www.carbofibretec.de/UCI.pdf

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Fabian wrote:
drjones96 wrote:So did the UCI approve them before he used them in a race? (Not sure how all that works)
I think so. Look at this:
http://www.carbofibretec.de/UCI.pdf


Yes the UCI approved first I am right, Jan cannot drive the wheels in a race if they are not UCI Legal.

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