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Mario Jr.
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djconnel wrote:More factual than my last post, Luca Paolini now leads Wiggins by 17 seconds. He would lead by at least 22 seconds had he not looked back repeatedly then cruised across the line in a slow salute. What was up with that? Is he simply that stupid or is holding onto the jersey considered undesirable and he was hoping to give up some time?


Because when he loses it, he will lose it by minutes. So what's a few seconds when you have just won the biggest victory in your career? And in your home country.

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Add that it was his first time riding the Giro and that he won the stage the same day that his dad got a surgery.

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I was fortunate enough to have joined a TV crew (as a reporter) and asked him about his plans to keep his pink jersey and he said he just wanted to dedicate his victory to his team and seemed not too concerned about retaining it for very long, but will just keep riding hard every day.
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stella-azzurra wrote:
Liggero wrote:I´ve tried laced shoes, and they were far far more comfortable, as they distribute the tension and there are never hot spots, once you get the proper tension. Only problem is that you can not re adjust them while riding, but apart from that I can understang why wiggins is on laces...


Wiggins wants to be 'different'.

Getting hot spots is a different physical issue. I am sure one gets hot spots with and without laces.

If laces were that good every one in the peleton would wear them.


Sure, and speedplay pedals, lightweight wheels and shimano and cervelo frames. Everyone in the peloton, sure...
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Wiggins has stuck with Bont since his track only days much of which has transferred to the road.
A lot of the track cycling shoes are lace-ups.
Some cyclist stick with what works for them, seat, shoes, pedals etc.
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Mario Jr. wrote:Because when he loses it, he will lose it by minutes. So what's a few seconds when you have just won the biggest victory in your career? And in your home country.


Precisely!

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stella-azzurra wrote:Wiggins has stuck with Bont since his track only days much of which has transferred to the road.
A lot of the track cycling shoes are lace-ups.
Some cyclist stick with what works for them, seat, shoes, pedals etc.


I think bonts are just better in power transfer and stack height and they offer full custom fit and 4 bolt pattern for speedplay AND laces. So, yes, he use them because he had them already in track races, but the reason is because they are better, not because he used them before, otherwise he would have changed. Also, he had no osymmetric in track bikes cause it's not possible in fixed gear bikes, but he uses them now cause, they are better...

About velcro invention, well, I would bet my life that it was developed much much earlier, and then some "smart" ass from united states copied it and patented it, just like Mike Synard copied and patented mountain bikes from Tom Ritchey, Elvis Presley copied and copyrighted all his songs and Buckmisnter Fuller did exactly the same from a german guy. It's the american "creativity" and patent. Like apple copied Dieter Rams and swiss clocks.
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What do you think about Hesjedal´s attacks on the final climb and descent? Seemed like an unnecessary waste of energy to me. Maybe over-motivated?
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I liked it, personally. It showed he has teeth since most places I've read are counting him out as a contender.
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He should have went with Paolini. :smartass:

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it looks like Gilbert likes his assos bib shorts again

https://twitter.com/eugenelaverty/statu ... 72/photo/1

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Hesjedal was the strongest in one of the latest spring classics, he sure can climb extremely well. I think he is perhaps the biggest real favourite, Wiggo is so so, but he has THE team and he is the best in TT by far. But hesjedal is also good in TT and as bad as wiggo in uphill, or a bit better than wiggo... Nibali is a fake favourite, he has been favorite for too many times without success, just like phinney.
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Liggero wrote:Hesjedal was the strongest in one of the latest spring classics, he sure can climb extremely well. I think he is perhaps the biggest real favourite, Wiggo is so so, but he has THE team and he is the best in TT by far. But hesjedal is also good in TT and as bad as wiggo in uphill, or a bit better than wiggo... Nibali is a fake favourite, he has been favorite for too many times without success, just like phinney.

Fake favourite? What on earth are you smoking? Nibali finished 19th at 22 in the 2007 Giro, progressing to the podium on his last two attempts. How is not a legitimate favourite? And to compare him to Phinney is absurd. They are very different riders, not to mention Phinney is still only 22.

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pastronef wrote:gone



it looks like Gilbert likes his assos bib shorts again

https://twitter.com/eugenelaverty/statu ... 72/photo/1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


No helmet?

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russianbear wrote:
pastronef wrote:gone



it looks like Gilbert likes his assos bib shorts again

https://twitter.com/eugenelaverty/statu ... 72/photo/1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


No helmet?


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