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Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:01 pm
by petepeterson
^that would be it. No way those guys are around when it goes down.

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:04 am
by Geoff
+1. The parcours is vey challenging and the finish is steep. Not a sprinter's course at all.

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:04 am
by Weenie

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:09 am
by pastronef
about the Tinkoff+Cannondale bikes

Stephen Farrand ‏www.twitter.com/stephenfarrand

I understand that @tinkoff_saxo and @albertocontador have contracts with @iamspecialized until the end of 2015....

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:18 am
by Kermithimself
pastronef wrote:about the Tinkoff+Cannondale bikes

Stephen Farrand ‏www.twitter.com/stephenfarrand

I understand that @tinkoff_saxo and @albertocontador have contracts with @iamspecialized until the end of 2015....

A danish blogger has mentioned that it could be spin from the management at Tinkoff to put pressure on Specialized to throw more money into the project. Sort of "If you won't give us more money, we'll just use Cannondale instead". Cancellara also had a contract with Team Saxobank for 2011, and Mercedes had a contract with Team Leopard for 2012. Both were cancelled.

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:59 pm
by ultyguy
Do we have a knickname for Kwiatkowski yet? He just out Sagan-ed, Sagan. Wow.

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:31 pm
by stella-azzurra
On the final climb, Sagan slowed a bit, and Kwiatkowski said he knew the Cannondale rider was suffering.

“So I went full gas until the end and that’s how it was won,” he said. “When I came around the final corner to the finish line in Piazza del Campo, it was absolutely beautiful.”

As for Sagan, he said: “You win and you lose. It happened to me today. No, I have not had any mechanical problem — just in the end I had no legs.”

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:43 pm
by dereksmalls
Haven't watched Strade but sounds like a good race.

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:06 am
by tymon_tm
i must say i was shocked they let Sagan and Kwiatkowski go.. nevertheless, a great race and a great finish. Michał Kwiatkowski doesn't stop suprising, seems like he's got so much potential in him. i've spoken to his coach from his early years today and even he was suprised with his progress. and Sagan's super-strong too, the way he made his moove with ~25km to go... man that was epic. seems like the classics this year are gonna be the most interesting part of the whole season :thumbup:

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:17 am
by ave
Let?? Really?

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:48 am
by petepeterson
It isn't the sort of course where you 'let'. Quite impressive names in the top 10.

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Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:26 am
by BWO
Couldn't follow rather then let

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:20 am
by Willier
I must not touch
I must not touch
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Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:40 am
by ultyguy
Hehe 'keep plate in left hand, will stop me from pinching....'

Great right up from Pez as always
http://www.pezcyclingnews.com/page/late ... xw2xhw-RCc

and a special mention in the article about Sagan jetisoning his 2 gels before getting absolutely dusted by Kwiatkowski....no need for that, Peter

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 5:16 pm
by tymon_tm
it looked like the chase wasn't any organised when Kwiatkowski and Sagan had their ~10-15 second lead. they managed to get as much as over a minute and then Cancelara, Valverde etc took it down to ~40 seconds. so yes, i suppose 'the favourites' could bring it together, if.... i'm very glad they didn't though 8)

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:15 pm
by stella-azzurra
Valverde looks good early this year. I wrote him off 2 years ago. :lol: :noidea:

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:15 pm
by Weenie