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Mr.Gib
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TobinHatesYou wrote:
Wed Nov 30, 2022 11:16 pm
Mr.Gib wrote:
Wed Nov 30, 2022 6:10 pm
UCI set minimum bar width at 350mm.
https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/new-uc ... andlebars/
Kind of indifferent on this since most riders will want at least 35cm at the drops and nothing prohibits a, say, 32cm bar at the hoods with flared and bladed drops that aren’t even taped.

Also will a rider like Kaia Schmid be eligible for a morphological exception because she’s around 4’9”?
No impact, but I think it's good that the UCI weighed in on the topic. With the growing realization of the watts that can be saved, it was only a matter of time until some really weird stuff showed up.

And re Kaia Schmid, getting a fit must be a nightmare, exception or not. Teniel Campbell at the other end of the spectrum will qualify for exemption. Can't help but grin when I see her head sticking up above the peloton like a giraffe.
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by TobinHatesYou

Size comparison with Zoe Backstedt, lol.

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by ico

R.I.P. Davide Rebellin. Great rider.

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by LedZeppelin007

ico wrote:R.I.P. Davide Rebellin. Great rider.
Jesus. He literally just retired.


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Stendhal wrote:
Wed Nov 30, 2022 4:12 pm
Terrible news -- newly retired Davide Rebellin was killed in a collision with a hit and run truck in his native Italy.
So sorry to read this!
I actually saw a pic of him on social media with dates but didnt think anything just thought it was his retiring from racing date etc.

RIP it is sad but true it happens too often to many pro's and amateurs alike.
Even Nicky Hayden a Moto GP great was taken the same way
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicky_Hayden#Death

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by rajMAN

RIP Davide sympathise to family and friends.

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by UpFromOne

Above all else, he lived for riding. In his 50s and the bike was pretty much always his day job. That's in itself a great life!

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by seventyseven

Jeez this hits hard, truly one of of those "life is fleeting" moments.

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by UpFromOne

A German truck driver arrested for homocide. With a prior history of other driving infractions. Hopefully there will be some justice for the family but, as always, what's done is done.

https://www.ilgazzettino.it/nordest/vic ... 89385.html

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He wasn't arrested because he's back in Germany and the only way he could be arrested is for him to come back to Italy.
The scary part is that he stopped to check Rebellin and drove away to finish his deliveries before driving back to Germany.
On italian public radio yesterday evening an expert explained that as for german laws there isn't any "traffic/driving homicide" but only "lack of assistence".

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by C36

Yesterday evening, BnB team have been notified they are freed from their obligations with the team.
Sad ending for both male and female projects and quite a terrible late notice for the squads.

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micky wrote:
Sat Dec 03, 2022 10:45 am
He wasn't arrested because he's back in Germany and the only way he could be arrested is for him to come back to Italy.
The scary part is that he stopped to check Rebellin and drove away to finish his deliveries before driving back to Germany.
On italian public radio yesterday evening an expert explained that as for german laws there isn't any "traffic/driving homicide" but only "lack of assistence".
Or Italy could issue a warrant by a prosecutor for violation of Italian law, and request extradition. Or don't they treat vehicular homocides as homocide cases?

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Can't wait for tomorrow's Antwerp CX! Will any of the titans stay upright?

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:? The question is: will MVDP be at the start ? Looked like a tiny slip from the race footage, but if you read the gossip, he'll need some more time ....🤔

Louis :)

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