2018 PRO thread

Questions about bike hire abroad and everything light bike related. No off-topic chat please

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Rondje wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:21 pm
nathanong87 wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:55 pm
Wookski wrote:
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:52 pm
2015 Gent: the great Luca Paolini- Zeghos, fluo shoecovers and leg warmers on the outside!
and they were bobby pinned to his bibs!!! haha
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But that was such a great ride that all those things didn't matter anymore. Solo bridging to the front group, Getting dropped before Oss on the last climb but making it back to the front where Oss couldn't. Countering Terpstra's flat comeback move before Terpstra even made that move and then attack, stop and sneakily ride away to take the win. Brilliant ride.
He was epic that day- also had a couple of cracking stages at that year’s Giro as well

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CrankAddictsRich wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:27 pm
It was shortly after that race that he got popped for the coke, right?
Yeah, the “adverse analytical finding” was at the 2015 tour. It’s a shame, coke would have had a negarive effect on performance if anything.

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IchDien wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:07 pm
Did he crash in that race? I don't remember him crashing... Seems like he has a tear on his right knee?
There's an interview somewhere where he said he crashed twice.

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Vagabond wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:00 pm

He still does have a lot of growing up to do. I miss Cancellara. I’ll be rooting against “pinchy” in San Remo.
So does someone else.

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http://www.tdwsport.com/en/imagedesk/im ... /id/418721

New front fork in the Specialized TT bike?

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by mrlobber

Yes, new, deeper fork. Frame is the same (well, maybe "different updated" carbon, FWIW).
Spec's website even had the previous Shiv TT vs the "new one" side by side, can't find the link anymore, though.

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Wookski wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:40 pm
CrankAddictsRich wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:27 pm
It was shortly after that race that he got popped for the coke, right?
Yeah, the “adverse analytical finding” was at the 2015 tour. It’s a shame, coke would have had a negarive effect on performance if anything.
He was on the Elvis Presley trail at the time. Getting popped was probably the best thing that could happen to him.
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And that trail only leads to one place. Fools gold sandwiches followed by death on the toilet!

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bruno2000 wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:13 am
http://www.tdwsport.com/en/imagedesk/im ... /id/418721

New front fork in the Specialized TT bike?
Yes... I called this out back at Vuelta Algarve. It's a new fork to maximize the aero based on the relaxing of the 3:1 rule. I also noticed that the Quickstep guys were using disc wheels branded with "Roval". There's been a rumor of a Roval disc wheel coming ever since last year's TDF (I think that's when it was first spotted). It seems they are getting closer to production models.

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>... lot of growing up to do.
I hope not until he retires... He makes the best show in cycling. Kwiato might be much more serious, might be a better rider even, but I prefer the best show.
I was on the trainer doing active recovery and watching the Tirreno stage where Gaviria crashed. It was amazing. Will he make it? Probably... No way... Maybe... And there he was! I caught myself sprinting on the trainer too.

Also press conferences are part of the show.

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All well and good.

The phenomenon PS doesn't exist in a vacuum, folks.
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CrankAddictsRich wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:49 am
There's been a rumor of a Roval disc wheel coming ever since last year's TDF
Wonder what HED and/or Zipp will have to say about that since both have produced toroidal disc wheels in the past?
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ms6073 wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:32 pm
CrankAddictsRich wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:49 am
There's been a rumor of a Roval disc wheel coming ever since last year's TDF
Wonder what HED and/or Zipp will have to say about that since both have produced toroidal disc wheels in the past?
well, There was news about 1.5-2 years ago that Specialized bought (i'm not sure if that's the right term) a bunch of patents from HED. I'd imagine they have something to do with this wheels and also the development of their current 30-50-64mm wheels.

Here it is... https://www.bikeradar.com/us/road/news/ ... ent-46397/
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Kjetil wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:53 pm
All well and good.

The phenomenon PS doesn't exist in a vacuum, folks.
Poignant observation there. Sagan vs. (insert arch-rival here) is very, very good for the business of Pro Cycling.
So is it not possible that certain interested parties have no problem with more "pre-fight banter", much like the pro boxing model?
After all, we're a little short on sponsors these days. You may not like it, but that's where this is all headed. A new PR media campaign for Pro Cycling, courtesy of that front group commonly known as the UCI.

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ave wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:32 pm
>... lot of growing up to do.
I hope not until he retires... He makes the best show in cycling. Kwiato might be much more serious, might be a better rider even, but I prefer the best show.
I was on the trainer doing active recovery and watching the Tirreno stage where Gaviria crashed. It was amazing. Will he make it? Probably... No way... Maybe... And there he was! I caught myself sprinting on the trainer too.

Also press conferences are part of the show.
his showmanship on the bike is completely separate from his attitude off the bike..

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