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Hey Guys, a few more pics for you! random selection.

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is there a place for us mere mortals in your hotel also??
Thinking off a stage maybe in july... Prices?

pm me if possible!

thx, great pics and training you did there!


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Sorry to QS mechanics who have to grind off lawyer lips like the rest of us!


Tomke's drops are frustrating to look at!

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Great Photos Jay Cee. Where the latest photos taken today on the riders rest day? What were the quick step team doing on the turbos, recovery, intervals?

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it looks like they're just trying to loose weight! Legwarmers and longsleeves on turbo trainer? Auch, must have been a small lake under those guys!


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I thought the UCI updated the rule to make it illegal to file down fork tabs, or chop saddles. Did something change?


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ben88 wrote:
Great Photos Jay Cee. Where the latest photos taken today on the riders rest day? What were the quick step team doing on the turbos, recovery, intervals?

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yes photo's from today.
recovery, but I think there were a few intervals thrown in there too!

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it looks like they're just trying to loose weight! Legwarmers and longsleeves on turbo trainer? Auch, must have been a small lake under those guys!


yes, we recycled the water and refilled a local empty reservoir. :wink:

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whats that bloke hack-sawing?

nice thread by the way :)


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sawing the rear of the fsa integrated TT bar and stem, it doesn't allow the cables to enter the internal routing cleanly.

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OT but whats with all the excalibers?


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you could check out my signature link :wink:

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OK, today was different.
we had a motorbike with a tv man on the back following us, naturally I dropped off the back of the group, not wanting to spoil their footage with me riding a ridley helium, amongst the pack of specialized´s.
Onwards we went, a brief toilet stop and we were on our way, spiltting into two groups. I chose the Bettini group today, we rolled on, then bang suddenly we were going through and off, ok ok, listen lads I´m not racing so I haven´t got the speed for this. Myself and a rider on a trial with the team sat at the back, however, this is always the hardest place, i´d much prefer to of been rolling through and having that 15/20secs rest in the line. however, it wasn´t to be, luckily i managed to get a slow puncture after a while. thanks!
sorted myself out and trottled on back to my other work. On the way back, there I was minding my own business when Gert Steegmans came literally flying past me. About 20seconds later I caught up with him and we pushed on for a while, until the heavy breathing interupted our conversation. Naturally we slowed down so we could have a good old chat. I have to say, he´s a really cool guy. Not at all as scary as he looks when he is stretching the peloton for Tornado Tom. He talked through the sprint into Ghent in the TDF ´07 that he won. And talked about this killer climb in the ardennes. He is animated, funny, genuine, dedicated and has a passion for the sport.

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He talked through the sprint into Ghent in the TDF ´07 that he won..


so then, was it gifted to him or could tom simply not come round? was there reaction? there's always a reaction... what was it?

great reports & photo's by the way. looks like you have a great set up there, congrats!


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He talked through the sprint into Ghent in the TDF ´07 that he won..


so then, was it gifted to him or could tom simply not come round? was there reaction? there's always a reaction... what was it?

great reports & photo's by the way. looks like you have a great set up there, congrats!

not gifted, boonen is the sprints man, not Gert. there was a reaction of sheer joy, no bad feelings. gert said he could see a wheel creeping up, but he was like oh, we've crossed the line, I've won!!!!

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