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duz10s
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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:
duz10s wrote: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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Kjetil
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Happy to see Astana picking up the asymmetry Movistar has left behind.
Bianchi-Campagnolo

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SolidSnake03
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by SolidSnake03

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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by dereksmalls

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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by vmb95

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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vmb95 wrote:
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 :)

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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Marzz
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I always thought it was to stop their noses dripping!
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Tinea Pedis
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Surely no one believed Brad would not go and defend his title.


Did they...?


And SNAP!

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nathanong87 wrote:
bruno2000 wrote:Pro Riders at Quick Step are pussy's ;-)
Cycling Tourist are hit guys...


that cycling tourist owns the team

:lol:

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Wingnut
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by Wingnut

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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cesemo
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by cesemo

Nice to see astana in campagnolo..

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

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Willier
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by Willier

Quick step bikes were Campagnolo equiped few years back FYI
"Smart may have the answers, but stupid have all the interesting questions."

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Marzz
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Wasn't that when they were Merckx?
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I mean first Specialized protour bike fitted with Campy EPS

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Kjetil
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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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