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2017 Pro cycling thread

Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:26 am
by Nefarious86
Happy new year.

2017 Pro cycling thread

Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:26 am
by Weenie

Re: 2017 Pro cycling thread

Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:32 am
by Nefarious86
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Pedro and the Sydney locals :)

Re: 2017 Pro cycling thread

Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:50 am
by DaReef
Ugh...those glasses...

Re: 2017 Pro cycling thread

Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:18 am
by spdntrxi
DaReef wrote:Ugh...those glasses...


yes.. but I"ll be honest and they fog a lot less then my Oakleys (jawbreakers and racing jackets) and for that I love them.

Re: 2017 Pro cycling thread

Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:30 am
by F45
They look like early 90s Oakley Eye Shades.

Re: 2017 Pro cycling thread

Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:57 am
by antonioiglesius
For some strange reason the Prius in the background keeps catching my attention, and it feels very weird associating Sagan with Prius.

Re: 2017 Pro cycling thread

Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:10 am
by DaReef
antonioiglesius wrote:For some strange reason the Prius in the background keeps catching my attention, and it feels very weird associating Sagan with Prius.


Maybe they gave it to him along with a ton of cash to wear those glasses. Seriously there is more to the story about the glasses. Luxotica doesn't loose a marketing dream like Sagan. I'm guessing either:

1. Cav through a fit after loosing the WC and got LUX to pull their endorsement of Sagan
2. Sagan is playing a long game and backing lesser known products for an equity share (e.g., Osmo)

Re: 2017 Pro cycling thread

Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:21 am
by spdntrxi
^ I vote for #2.

I would have told Cav to start packing before Sagan

Re: 2017 Pro cycling thread

Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:20 am
by Wookski
DaReef wrote:
antonioiglesius wrote:For some strange reason the Prius in the background keeps catching my attention, and it feels very weird associating Sagan with Prius.


Maybe they gave it to him along with a ton of cash to wear those glasses. Seriously there is more to the story about the glasses. Luxotica doesn't loose a marketing dream like Sagan. I'm guessing either:

1. Cav through a fit after loosing the WC and got LUX to pull their endorsement of Sagan
2. Sagan is playing a long game and backing lesser known products for an equity share (e.g., Osmo)

Totally equity driven.

Style-wise they look a little less "crackhead" than Oakleys and perform pretty well. At the end of the day I wouldn't be seen dead in any cycling glasses off the bike.

Re: 2017 Pro cycling thread

Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:23 am
by DonW
Any word on what team won't be UCI pro team? Bora, D-data?

Re: 2017 Pro cycling thread

Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:32 am
by moonoi
DonW wrote:Any word on what team won't be UCI pro team? Bora, D-data?

All of them will be, the reduction in the number of teams has been postponed.

Re: 2017 Pro cycling thread

Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:43 am
by DaReef
The 18 places in the 2017 WorldTour have been awarded to AG2R La Mondiale, Astana, BMC, Bora-hansgrohe, Cannondale-Drapac, Dimension Data, Quick-Step Floors, FDJ, Lotto Soudal, Movistar, Orica-Bike Exchange, Bahrain-Merida, Katusha-Alpecin, LottoNL-Jumbo, Team Sky, Team Sunweb (formerly Giant-Alpecin), Trek-Segafredo and UAE Abu Dhabi.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/uci-awards-final-worldtour-licence-to-uae-abu-dhabi/


No TJ-Sport, wish we knew the real story behind that drama.

Re: 2017 Pro cycling thread

Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:45 am
by moonoi
DaReef wrote:
The 18 places in the 2017 WorldTour have been awarded to AG2R La Mondiale, Astana, BMC, Bora-hansgrohe, Cannondale-Drapac, Dimension Data, Quick-Step Floors, FDJ, Lotto Soudal, Movistar, Orica-Bike Exchange, Bahrain-Merida, Katusha-Alpecin, LottoNL-Jumbo, Team Sky, Team Sunweb (formerly Giant-Alpecin), Trek-Segafredo and UAE Abu Dhabi.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/uci-awards-final-worldtour-licence-to-uae-abu-dhabi/


No TJ-Sport, wish we knew the real story behind that drama.


Yeah, but they just renamed themselves UAE Abu Dhabi, so still the same team but with middle eastern backing instead of Chinese.

2017 'PRO' cycling discussion.

Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:53 am
by Frankie - B
New year, new discussion.

Let's see if we can beat The Secret Pro again. :thumbup:

Re: 2017 'PRO' cycling discussion.

Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:59 am
by micky
Sorry for the big size, but here Adam Blythe going full white.

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Re: 2017 'PRO' cycling discussion.

Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:59 am
by Weenie