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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:09 am 
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worstshotever wrote:
That dude has 22 pages of KOMs and put in 500,000 feet in elevation this year. He may not be Joe DombrowSKY, but whomever he is, he's no joke.


he's an athlete I coach, one of the real best granfondista
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:13 am 
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Good to see Rory Sutherland getting another shot in Europe with Saxo, he is very capable of good results would be a nice addition to the supporting cast for Contador

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:16 pm 
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worstshotever wrote:
That dude has 22 pages of KOMs and put in 500,000 feet in elevation this year. He may not be Joe DombrowSKY, but whomever he is, he's no joke.


Pft... I have 705 000 feet / 215 000 metres so far this year ;-)

I may be a joke though! Haha.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:20 pm 
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An actually intersting article over at velosnooze, or maybe it's just that I have lingering love for Devolder given that he was responsible for one of my greatests ever cycling betting coups (48-1 at the Ronde 2008).

http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/10/ ... why_240627

Remember when Armstrong was touting him for a TdF? :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:03 pm 
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http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/binche ... tos/240885

Blythe wins Binche-Tournai-Binche

first win for the BMC TimeMachineRoad01?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:21 pm 
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I'm amazed Radioshack is able to even continue.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:28 am 
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Mike V wrote:
not that tall?

Taylor Phinney is 6 ft 5 in (1.97 m)
Ryder Hesjedal is 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)



About Phinney being tall or not, here is his bike. :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:36 am 
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Oh for heavens sake

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taylor_Phinney

6 ft 5.5 in (1.97 m)
82 kg (180 lb; 12.9 st)

in contrast

Michael Jordan

6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Jordan

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:50 am 
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Basically Phinney is a giant among Horse Jockeys.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:17 am 
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Linking wikipedia pages is fun! :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jockey
"The average weight for a jockey is around 115 lb (52 kg)"

Is there any pro bike rider with that weight? Even Purito is heavier than that.


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I came to think of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domenico_Pozzovivo. Not far off! :shock:

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Jose Rujano.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos%C3%A9_Rujano


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elviento wrote:
Mike V wrote:
not that tall?
Taylor Phinney is 6 ft 5 in (1.97 m)
Ryder Hesjedal is 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)

About Phinney being tall or not, here is his bike. :lol:


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edit: do all bmc riders like hate fizik or something haha. TP riding a specialized. gilbert on a selle. or maybe i just* noticed this with bmc and most pros dont ride their team sponsor saddles

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Thats a funny picture of Phinney. Hi RD has been completely blown off :unbelievable: Too much power? :thumbup:

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Seen Phinney in person and he is definitely not 6 feet 5.

Cyclist stats often seem made up. I'm 6 foot 2 and TP is barely taller if at all. I also have a hard time believing weights as there is no way Hushovd weighed 15lbs more than I do.

How much longer is Farrar contracted for? Just wondering how long it'll take before they push him down a few pegs against competition where he can actually win.

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