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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:06 am 
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AG2R's canadian rider Hugo Houle will be riding a Focus Mares CX frame in paris Roubaix, after he destroyed two frames in Flanders (his Izalco, and one "borrowed" bike, because the AG2R team car was ahead.

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Louis :)


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:29 am 
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Now if disc brakes were allowed in road racing, he could race a Focus Mares CX with discs, a la JPow! Now that would be cool to see at P-R!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:41 am 
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roselend wrote:
Yes, same pressure.
Only necessary on bad roads? Rider preference, I guess.
So we'll be seeing 25s used for track racing, if riders prefer it?
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Tradition. http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/05/ ... ire_218011" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
No, I race on roads that are in pretty good condition actually.
So not smooth?
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Real world racing conditions to me is: wet and slippery roads when it rains, sketchy corners at high speed, the occasional bad patch of road on high speed descents, skidding tires in the peleton, unplanned manoeuvres etc.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:48 am 
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Fabian's attack was also very well timed. He didn't do much work, attacked and got the gap, utilized those he bridged up to for a minute or so and then later let Sagan take a hard pull through and attacked him right after he pulled. He made Sagan work against himself by having him pull where he did- there was no way Sagan was going to be able to do that AND hold pace up the climb. The gap grew, but then halted so it wasn't like he won by minutes.
The 25 man group were 17 seconds(I think) behind when Sagen let go, and 1:39 at the finish.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:02 am 
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The new Bianchi Infinito:

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http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/new-bianchi-infinito-spotted-at-tour-of-flanders-36894/

I'll be up for one. :)

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:31 am 
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Was just thinking how amazing Fabian's 15km run into the line was at Flanders.

According to cycling power lab, and assuming zero wind and zero gradient it would take Fabian 480Watts to ride at 50km/h. And that's assuming a TT drag coeficient :unbelievable:

I guess 480W could be his LT power. The effort is made to look even more amazing considering it was done after 250km! :P

Either he is superman or... :mrgreen:

I'd like to think he is the first but who knows

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These days they don't x-ray check the bikes anymore.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:02 am 
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Just read that UCI has pulled Alex Rasmussen out of his comeback race, Circuit Cycliste Sarthe. Nobody knows why, not even the commisaire who just had a vague explanation. Could this be a kind of revenge from UCI because he has written some quite harsh words on Twitter?


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https://twitter.com/AlexRazi/status/319016194575314947


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:45 am 
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"Alex Rasmussen's ejection from the Circuit de la Sarthe seems to be about whether he's got insurance or not http://t.co/Poa429JTVH (Danish)"


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:19 pm 
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aerozy wrote:

Either he is superman or... :mrgreen:


or the famous "Luigi", T.Hamilton source.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:47 pm 
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aerozy wrote:
Was just thinking how amazing Fabian's 15km run into the line was at Flanders.

According to cycling power lab, and assuming zero wind and zero gradient it would take Fabian 480Watts to ride at 50km/h. And that's assuming a TT drag coeficient :unbelievable:

I guess 480W could be his LT power. The effort is made to look even more amazing considering it was done after 250km! :P

Either he is superman or... :mrgreen:

I'd like to think he is the first but who knows


According to Engery Lab, his average power output on the last 13K, done in 15'45", was with almost absolute certainty above 500 Watt. Seems reasonable to me, taking into account he was facing considerable headwind most of the time.


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UCI now say Alex Rasmussen can start (but the race has started already)

it seems they mistakenly took him for Rasmussen THE CHICKEN

http://www.sporten.dk/cykling/uci-fadae ... -rasmussen

uci sucks deeply


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aerozy wrote:
I guess 480W could be his <Fabian's> LT power. The effort is made to look even more amazing considering it was done after 250km! :P

Either he is superman or... :mrgreen:

I'd like to think he is the first but who knows
Don't be so quick to assume doping. It could be Gruber Assist.:mrgreen:
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Exactamente!!


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According to Engery Lab, his average power output on the last 13K, done in 15'45", was with almost absolute certainty above 500 Watt. Seems reasonable to me, taking into account he was facing considerable headwind most of the time

If you add in headwind and a normal road bike drop position drag coefficient then you are looking at sometihng easily above 600W to maintain 50km/h.

If he can do that then imagine what his 0.95xpower 20min (LT) is on fresh legs! 500W...600W... 700W!? :unbelievable: I thought the very best GC riders had LT's of around 450W but then again I could be wrong.

His performance is on the very limit of the believable (scientifically speaking).

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