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Post your encounter among the likes of a professional(s) and the exhilarating experience it was (or was not).
By the way, what was George riding? Guessing it wasn't a Trek or even BMC.
I rode past Bettini, not noticing him.
Afterwards at home I watched the video of the event, seeing Paolo finishing with Zanardi, and I recalled I saw a recumbent on top of the Gardena (?)
It was easy to find them from my onboard camera's footage, and there you go, I can say, I rode with a pro!
Strange enough, from the video I hear a lot of people greeting Paolo, it was just me who rode past unaware.
While riding with some mates, at halfway point I notice some BMC guys approacing; not much to say just that I was struggling to keep up their high pace (later on I realized they were doing sfr or sort of).
NB: sorry for crappy pic.
ave wrote:Afterwards at home I watched the video of the event, seeing Paolo finishing with Zanardi, and I recalled I saw a recumbent on top of the Gardena (?)
Wow, I hadn't realised Zanardi did the Maratona, that's incredibly impressive.
Alessandro realizza un’altra impresa. Alla Maratona dles Dolomites (Alta Badia) questa mattina, accompagnato dal Commissario Tecnico della Nazionale maschile di ciclismo e campione olimpico Paolo Bettini, Zanardi ha portato a termine il circuito Sellaronda (55 km) in 3h09’, nuovo record della manifestazione per questa categoria (prec. Roland Ruepp 3h24’47”).
55km in the dolomites in 3'10" using only his arms. Hardcore mofo!
Also, D. Zabriskie partook in Hincapie's GF, and he has not retired and is also serving a six month suspension.
I used to live in a town called Silkeborg and used to train a lot with the local mtb club. One winter Jakob Fuglsang, who i believe lived or had family in Silkeborg, decided to join one of our sunday rides. Everyone who has ridden on snowy trails know death can strike every second, and this happened to me and a friend directly in front of Jakob bringing him down with us.
Another fun fact: All of us was riding big knobby tyres and still couldn't manage to ascent the various climbs. Fuglsang rode the entire trip on "tuned" Black Panthers and seemed to not struggle at all.... When i say tuned i mean they had every second middle knob cut off, apparently something most of the Vredestein sponsored teams did.
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