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Dan Gerous
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Manufacturers have stopped lobbying to lower the weight limit a few years ago! Then they fought to legalize discs, changed the 3:1 profile rule, it makes it much easier for manufacturers to 'create needs that aren't there' with discs and aero as it's very different than slightly older bikes than by incrementally reducing bike weights by 20gr here, 45gr there... So the whole industry is fine with the 6.8kg rule for now.

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And if the manufacturers have to lobby for changes, they’re not in control. ;) The UCI does what the UCI does. I’d rather see most of the UCI rules relaxed because I like arms races. I loved multiple eras of F1 pre-2008 for all the speciation in the absence of stricter regulation. 6-wheeled Tyrells? Sure. Vanes/winglets all over? Yep!

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rainerhq wrote:I didn´t mean his descending skills, but like spdntrxi said, he is the worst person to be anywhere around you on a break... he is constantly all over the place
Ah yes, I’ve been around riders like that. Want to stay clear cuz you don’t know what they’ll do as long as they come out ahead. Which, is definitely a part of their competitive nature. Part of racing, as opposed to just being a terrible bike handler. Cat 5 racing can be like that. That why I love Cat 6. Nobody knows it’s a race but me. Image And sometimes I even win!!! Image
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TobinHatesYou wrote:And if the manufacturers have to lobby for changes, they’re not in control.
No one said they were in complete “control”. But as the strong arm lobbyists, they certainly wield a big stick in shall we say “influencing” the UCI. Especially when there aren’t really any opposing lobbyists other than the riders themselves.
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Calnago wrote:...That why I love Cat 6. Nobody knows it’s a race but me. Image And sometimes I even win!!! Image
Coolest quote for racing! ImageImageImage

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flying wrote:
Dan Gerous wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:51 pm
Cube bikes should all have Oval components! :D
:lol: :lol: :lol:
If you get a Cube bike, you will be “pedaling squares.”


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speedbar.nl making a killing. Like who doesn't have these now.

bernal was on some 3d printed jawnts too. Sky will have them at the tour, they just sandbagging G for now.

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I know he is X-Pro but....I just saw a pic of Phil Gaimon
Crashed on a track? I do not know the specifics...except
Broken scapula, collarbone, 5 ribs, and partially collapsed lung.

This pic was a day ago at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest


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Damn.. Phil was training to do the Olympics in track.
His channel has the info of his current activities.. He was looking good without training too.

That's some major injuries from a track crash.
His video from his channel post crash.


He really IS bad at retirement.

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i know wellens was behind, but remco [again] towed VC 13kms to the line and then gets out sprinted. dang
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nathanong87 wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:08 am
i know wellens was behind, but remco [again] towed VC 13kms to the line and then gets out sprinted. dang
The kid's gotta learn! :)

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bad news from Poland - Karol Domagalski crashed heavily in a "Tour of Malopolska" (UCI 2.2 race). according to people close to him he's in a really bad shape and docs are fighting for his life. apparently while descending after a KOM he fell into a ditch right into a concrete culvert...
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very anticlimatic ending to dauphine

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by IchDien

More SRAM worries at the U23 GiroD'Italia...Georg Zimmerman of Tirol KTM Cycling Team losing his chain from the winning break of two.

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https://www.velonews.com/2019/06/news/m ... ers_495151

This race tomorrow that finishes going up Mont Ventoux could be interesting. Not sure if I'll be able to watch it here but I could see one day races featuring some of the more famous climbs working well for pro cycling.

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