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Kjetil
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by Kjetil

When Bjarne Riis says he doesn't "understand that guy" in a 2008 documentary it might refer to his unwillingness to follow "the program", I have been thinking.

Saturday's race showed that the Muro di Sormano is a great addition to the race, asphalt art and all. If they did the big road the descent would be just the same, and that's were important selections were made.
Getting down the Sormano in the rain is a bit like getting through the normally moist Arenberg, and interestingly they're appx. the same distance from the finish these days.
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by artray

When Bjarne Riis says he doesn't "understand that guy" in a 2008 documentary it might refer to his unwillingness to follow "the program", I have been thinking

Sastre did not want to embrace the tech available . He much prefered to ride on instinct. It pissed Riis off.

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Sky with some impressive new signings in Dombrowski and Boswell, especially Dombrowski he has been very impressive this year at the top level
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by aerozy

^The cyclingnews report says Dombrowski and Boswell are coming in to replace some of the older guys that will be leaving. Who are they refering to exactly? I wouldnt be surprised if Michael Rodgers were to go to Greenedge.
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by Jersland

The only Sky riders I know of that retiring are Michael Barry and Jeremy Hunt.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/barry-t ... of-beijing" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://www.teamsky.com/article/0,27290, ... 36,00.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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by stella-azzurra

Phinney is tall compared to the rest. If cycling don't pan out there is always basketball.

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by ultyguy

Flecha leaving Sky too.

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ave wrote:According to INRNG, Rodriguez and Henao did the Sormano in 9m20s
Baldini's time written on the tarmac is 9m24s.


I tried to find the Strava segment and couldn't. Anyone have a link?

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Nice! So it seems the Strava record is 8:53, set by a guy on 1 Oct 2011 (start position of segment may be after that used on road paint).

http://app.strava.com/rides/7058498#" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The road isn't on the Google map, which is why I couldn't find the segment.

Dammit: I rode right by there in 2010, descending eastward, and didn't realize what I was passing.

P.S. an alternate segment is here: http://app.strava.com/segments/662618

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That dude has 22 pages of KOMs and put in 500,000 feet in elevation this year. He may not be Joe DombrowSKY, but whomever he is, he's no joke.

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Yet he isn't a pro?
I wonder what he does for a living or his age.

Some folks from WW may know him as there's a cross over: he's a forum member over at BDC (Italian forum).
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by petepeterson

djconnel wrote:Dammit: I rode right by there in 2010, descending eastward, and didn't realize what I was passing.


Me too in 2009. I was riding in the opposite direction as well and had no idea that route was there although it looks hard to spot and was gassed at the top of that climb in the rain - the climb out of Nesso that they descended is amazing. You simply cannot go wrong riding around this part of italy... if you don't mind climbing of course :D

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by jooo

stella-azzurra wrote:Phinney is tall compared to the rest. If cycling don't pan out there is always basketball.

He's really not that tall, just that they're all pretty darn short. Interesting that Hesjedal doesn't look as tall off the bike compared with the others though. Maybe the clothes and less of a heel haha.

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by Mike V

not that tall?

Taylor Phinney is 6 ft 5 in (1.97 m)
Ryder Hesjedal is 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)

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