HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at starbike.com store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Articles FAQ Contact About




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 27517 posts ] 
Go to page Previous  1 ... 1046, 1047, 1048, 1049, 1050, 1051, 1052 ... 1835  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:56 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:24 am
Posts: 159
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
This MSR has the biggest list of possible favorites I can remember for the last several years, I feel like with w/kg ratios falling maybe the poggio has more of an effect now? As far as changing the route, I don't think that would necessarily make it any better. I've always liked the route, I feel that the current course can go to anyone: a sprinter, time triallist, roleur, grand tour contender, and I think it's awesome. To each his own, but this is my favorite race of the year and I can't wait to see it!!!

Stefano


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:34 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:26 pm
Posts: 250
Location: Norway
What about Boasson Hagen? His stamina has improved loads since the classic season last year and he is the fastest on the Sky MSR squad. I hope he can surprise.


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:34 pm 


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:39 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Feb 24, 2011 6:33 pm
Posts: 283
Location: California
maybe even an underdog/domestique upset - anything but a bunch sprint really :lol: :beerchug:

_________________
strava / instagram


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:16 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:30 pm
Posts: 3812
Location: Bay Area
My Dad's hotel is 500m from the finish line. I'm a bit jealous....

_________________
Don't take me too seriously.
Bike
Strava


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:02 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:30 pm
Posts: 3812
Location: Bay Area
So is only Froome and Rolland still using O Sys? Haven't seen David Millar this season, but no one from Sky is on them yet. IIRC they were by this point in the year.

_________________
Don't take me too seriously.
Bike
Strava


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:43 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:57 pm
Posts: 7334
Location: San Francisco, CA
Curious. Maybe the word got around the oval rings could yield anomolously high power readings on power meters which use magnets for cadence.

The issue is the rings have you spend more time at high torque. But work isn't time multiplied by torque, it's angle. The actual angle through which you turn the pedals at high torque doesn't change as much. So it's easy to overestimate power. This is essentially the mistake made by the power meters. Powertap would get it right, as should Power2Max.

_________________
http://djconnel.blogspot.com/
Fuji SL/1
\


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:26 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:30 pm
Posts: 3812
Location: Bay Area
From what I've heard riders and teams already knew that and didn't care. It was consistent and that's what mattered.

_________________
Don't take me too seriously.
Bike
Strava


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:43 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:56 pm
Posts: 208
Location: London
Oops @Handzame Classic

http://sporza.be/cm/sporza/videozone/v_ ... Val_Dehaes" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:50 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:40 pm
Posts: 334
Location: Beer City
good grief... man that had to hurt!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:00 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:09 pm
Posts: 590
Oh that looked nasty, are those his bottles that go flying out?

_________________
Looks like I made a new 90 Proof friend


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:03 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:31 pm
Posts: 31
Nasty indeed - looks like toe covers on the ground afterwards.
Not sure how that happened. Scary.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:23 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:28 pm
Posts: 380
ultyguy wrote:
Michael Albasini 80-1 Form, he dusted a small group in Paris-Nice


Albasini is my outside pick as well. He can climb and he can sprint, and as you said, he showed good form in Paris-Nice. Whether he gets a real crack at it depends on how much work GreenEdge decide to do for Gerrans and/or Goss.

Of the favourites I'm going to go with Chavanel. His sprint win against Cav last week was impressive, and he's due a classics win.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: "PRO" Cycling Discussion
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:45 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:35 pm
Posts: 1452
Location: Geneva
Well it's kind of a tactical race pick, GE could send him up the road and if the weather turns nasty they could stay away....we'll see.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:10 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:39 pm
Posts: 369
Location: DC
Looked he sort of unclipped and his foot slipped off the pedal and ended up between the wheels. Ouch indeed. Lets leave the fancy celebrating to Sagan :lol:

_________________
My Bikes:
BMC SLR01 TeamMachine
Cannondale CAAD8


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:32 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 14, 2006 2:43 pm
Posts: 425
Location: Belgium
he said on belgian tv that he loosened his 2nd hand from the bar and got a crosswind in his frontwheel...

same race, 2 years ago, very good friend of Kenny Dehaes (winner this year), Steve Schets got this (back one in the picture):
Image

Uploaded with ImageShack.us

just over the finishline Kenny Vanhummel (2nd this year, 2nd 2 years ago) clipped a photographer and took a lot of racers (including Schets, the winner) along in his fall.
http://www.sporza.be/cm/sporza/videozon ... n/1.984822" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

coincidence? ;-)


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:32 pm 


Top
  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 27517 posts ] 
Go to page Previous  1 ... 1046, 1047, 1048, 1049, 1050, 1051, 1052 ... 1835  Next


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: dha, Kastrup, MarkGiardini, nlop, Yahoo [Bot] and 6 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Cycling Technology

in Road

YinYang

4

933

Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:12 pm

coloclimber View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Youth Cycling

in Cycle Chat

xnavalav8r

4

537

Sun Dec 29, 2013 1:02 pm

xnavalav8r View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Cycling News

in Cycle Chat

airwise

8

731

Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:31 am

djm View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Cycling news app

in Cycle Chat

tinchy

3

391

Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:39 am

btompkins0112 View the latest post


It is currently Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:43 am

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by starbike.com


How to get rid of these ads? Just register!


Powered by phpBB