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hna
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by hna

I passed Cipo in the opposite direction on one of my rides in Lucca two years ago. I was surprised to get a wave and a "Ciao!". I would definitely have tagged along if I was going in the same direction and it was allright with him.

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ave
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Location: Hungary

by ave

Which Giant model is this?
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ichobi
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by ichobi

Giant Defy, their endurance / cobbles model ala Specialzed Roubaix.

ultyguy
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by ultyguy

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Defy SL to be precise ;-) just getting to know mine, but first impressions very positive. This ain't no mushy bike, it goes.

Imaking20
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by Imaking20

That thing looks sweet!
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T2

Retired:
Blue | Project C6.0 | Felt AR FRD | Colnago C59 NERO | 2014 S-Works Tarmac | S-Works Venge | Wilier Cento Uno SL | Tarmac SL2

davidalone
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by davidalone

chuckling about matti breschel beign hit by... of all things.. a mattress???

xnavalav8r
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by xnavalav8r

Those mattresses will kill you. Every single one I have ever heard about on the road has hit a cyclist in a bike race. Worse than distracted drivers...


*tongue-firmly-in-cheek*

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Kermithimself
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by Kermithimself

This is nice. Thor Hushovds BMC in Norwegian colours.

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dogma85
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by dogma85

That's nice bike and colors!

ultyguy
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by ultyguy

hna wrote:Robert Gesink's Green Mountain effort was impressive as well:
http://www.strava.com/activities/115178476

448 watts in a little over 19 minutes.

ave wrote:Indeed, very impressive. And still he lost 47 seconds in about 6-7 minutes.



Antoine VAYER @festinaboy
Froome's power output ~6.70 W/kg at Oman Tour, 9 mn for "GREEN mountain's" It's a *f##k* RED ridiculous performance. Bullshit, joke.

Psuedoscientist Vayer calls him out...
http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/02/ ... ion_318036

Antoine
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by Antoine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZBTwqUU3zQ

good job by Petacchi and Cavendish blocking the way for others sprinters.

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Rob81
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ave wrote:Which Giant model is this?


related video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyzpTct0Nwk

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djconnel
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On Vayer: quoting power numbers alone is meaningless unless you quantitatively consider duration. For that you need a power-duration model. Veloclinic, who has done similar analysis, has done extensive work in developing a good power-duration model from an extended dataset he's accumulated. The CP model is a simplistic example. But generally for 20 minutes one can sustain 5-7% more than for an hour, so 6.7 W/kg for 19 minutes would be more like 6.2-6.3 W/kg for an hour. That's a lot for sure, but Froome is clearly exceptionally light. And there was supposedly a tailwind, which would reduce that further.

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ultimobici
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Antoine wrote:good job by Petacchi and Cavendish blocking the way for others sprinters.
how so?

cmdr199212
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by cmdr199212

Kermithimself wrote:This is nice. Thor Hushovds BMC in Norwegian colours.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/ ... 5634_o.jpg


Oh hello there..

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