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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:56 pm 
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HammerTime2 wrote:
ultyguy wrote:
Not to quote myself from 2 months ago, but.....

ultyguy wrote:
I have to say that even though the parcours favours Froome over Wiggins, I'm not sure Froome has the mental toughness to take on a much more loaded field (Contador, Schleck, Purito?, Ryder?, a better Evans?).


Wiggo bites back....ain't no Tour champion worth his salt not going to defend.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/20709842" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

To quote myself from a little less than 2 months ago
In this thread on October 25, 2012, HammerTime2 wrote:
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Wiggins not going to the Tour to win it and show respect to the yellow jersey is weak as piss.
The fat lady hasn't sung yet, and Froome may be no Lemond, but let's see whether Wiggins does an Hinault to Froome. Of course, they may both be wasted by others in the field.


Hi might go but wont be the team leader once it hits the big mountains, no doubt in my eyes Froome will peak for the tour and get the leadership with Wiggins as support

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Happy to see Astana picking up the asymmetry Movistar has left behind.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:35 am 
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don't know about that big stripe across the back, looks a bit odd to me but we'll have to wait and see I guess

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:38 am 
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Random question, generally what is on those nose plugs riders have in their nostrils warming up before TTs? Menthol? Eucolyptus or something?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:32 am 
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dereksmalls wrote:
Random question, generally what is on those nose plugs riders have in their nostrils warming up before TTs? Menthol? Eucolyptus or something?


Just nose holes widener. Bigger holes-more air :)


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:49 am 
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vmb95 wrote:
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Random question, generally what is on those nose plugs riders have in their nostrils warming up before TTs? Menthol? Eucolyptus or something?


Just nose holes widener. Bigger holes-more air :)

Really? I doubt that. I understand the nose strips holding the nostrils more open, I use them myself, but plugs up there before I don't see that having a lasting effect over a long distance. Your nostril will go back to normal size very quickly once removed.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:33 am 
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I always thought it was to stop their noses dripping!

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:43 am 
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Surely no one believed Brad would not go and defend his title.


Did they...?


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Subject: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

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Pro Riders at Quick Step are pussy's ;-)
Cycling Tourist are hit guys...


that cycling tourist owns the team

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The nose plugs actually have some type of liniment or menthol concoction to help open & clear the airways...pro's have been doing this for decades...

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:20 am 
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Nice to see astana in campagnolo..

And first Specialized Pro bike to be fitted by Campy EPS.

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Quick step bikes were Campagnolo equiped few years back FYI

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Wasn't that when they were Merckx?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 10:59 am 
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I mean first Specialized protour bike fitted with Campy EPS


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Bettini's Spesh w/Campa:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/30027398@N ... otostream/

Edit: Beaten to it.

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