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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:43 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:51 am 
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Which Giant model is this?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:24 am 
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Giant Defy, their endurance / cobbles model ala Specialzed Roubaix.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:18 pm 
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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.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:51 pm 
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That thing looks sweet!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 5:07 am 
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chuckling about matti breschel beign hit by... of all things.. a mattress???


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:40 am 
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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...


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:35 am 
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This is nice. Thor Hushovds BMC in Norwegian colours.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:46 am 
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That's nice bike and colors!


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:28 am 
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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.

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



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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


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:02 pm 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZBTwqUU3zQ

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


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:31 pm 
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Which Giant model is this?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:29 pm 
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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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Antoine wrote:
good job by Petacchi and Cavendish blocking the way for others sprinters.
how so?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:27 pm 
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Kermithimself wrote:
This is nice. Thor Hushovds BMC in Norwegian colours.

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


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