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Me like it too, micky.
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chorus88 wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:25 pm
pastronef wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:12 pm
bruno2000 wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:46 pm
chorus88 wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:42 pm
Team INEOS - Preparing for 2020
Will Ineos be the only WT team with rimbrakes?
Mmmm probably Jumbo Visma too? Sunweb? UAE?
Sunweb has S5 and TT bikes with discs, Jumbo used them already, UAE will ride mostly rim brakes.
yes, I think Ineos will be the only one
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Pictures fro their first trainingcamp are showing disc tcr's advanced.

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BdaGhisallo wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:24 pm
How do you say "AAAHHH, F*CKING SRAM!!!!" in Spanish? Or is it one of those phrases that everyone knows and says in English?
PUTO SRAM DE LOS COJONES!!!!

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Alfus wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:24 pm
BdaGhisallo wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:24 pm
How do you say "AAAHHH, F*CKING SRAM!!!!" in Spanish? Or is it one of those phrases that everyone knows and says in English?
PUTO SRAM DE LOS COJONES!!!!
From Google Translate: "¡Ah, maldita SRAM!". :lol:
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ms6073 wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:14 pm
Alfus wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:24 pm
BdaGhisallo wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:24 pm
How do you say "AAAHHH, F*CKING SRAM!!!!" in Spanish? Or is it one of those phrases that everyone knows and says in English?
PUTO SRAM DE LOS COJONES!!!!
From Google Translate: "¡Ah, maldita SRAM!". :lol:
This is very polite.... belive me, I'm Spanish!

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When I see the photo of WVA showing his scar, it make me both angry and sad. How could the organizers be so negligent. Had those barriers been set up properly he might not have even had a bruise from brushing them as he passed. The poor guy's career may be comprimised, perhaps significantly so, not to mention the horror that he's been through.

And of lesser concern but still important is the potential loss to the fans. Fans were certainly robbed of great things in WVA's absence and there is a real risk that fans of the sport may never enjoy performances that were likely before the accident. Fingers still crossed that he is fine.
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I know in downhill skiing, for official FIS (International Ski Federation) and sanctioned races, all security barriers, nets, and poles have to be setup with specific angles, and mounting, so if a skier hits the barriers he(she) won't get hurt BY unproperly setup barriers. All the system must be inspected by race officials before race start.
I don't know if such a thing exist in cycling for security barriers, even if installed by the race organisers though, bike racing being held on very long course. NOrmally I think they are "part of the course"... just like cars, dogs, spectators, etc... :roll:
If I was in WVA's camp, I would look for a defective security device in place at TDF.
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Alfus wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:40 pm
ms6073 wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:14 pm
Alfus wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:24 pm
BdaGhisallo wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:24 pm
How do you say "AAAHHH, F*CKING SRAM!!!!" in Spanish? Or is it one of those phrases that everyone knows and says in English?
PUTO SRAM DE LOS COJONES!!!!
From Google Translate: "¡Ah, maldita SRAM!". :lol:
This is very polite.... belive me, I'm Spanish!
"maldita SRAM" sounds like some kind of super polite soap opera xDDD. Like Tom & Jerry from the '80

+1 to PUTO SRAM DE LOS COJONES!!!!
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Looks like Movistar finally decided to give the National Champion's jersey a decent treatment:

https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/movist ... in-madrid/
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Indeed if we compare it to Rojas and others jersey, it's way way better.

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Rudi wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:18 pm
Looks like Movistar finally decided to give the National Champion's jersey a decent treatment:

https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/movist ... in-madrid/
And they were the ones who really kicked off the bastardisation of traditional national team champion jerseys when Indurain won the Spanish road title in 1992. They didn't want to lose the branding benefit of him riding in something other than the full Banesto kit so they just slapped some red and gold bands on his sleeve cuffs and called that a national championship jersey.

Coming full circle.

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Maybe Valverde got used to and liked the white jersey and bike of the World Champion too much, asked for it, wanting to still feel different from his teammates. With Quintana and Landa gone, who's going to say no to him now? Unzué? Sponsors? Pfff.... :mrgreen:

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Speaking of Movistar, Jumbo-Visma are going to the Tour with three leaders: Tom Dumoulin, Primoz Roglic and Steven Kruijswijk... hope it works better for them.

But that's good news to George Bennett, he gets to be the leader for the Giro.

https://www.velonews.com/2019/12/news/d ... nce_503372

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Maybe they can do it like INEOS did this year? Worked a charm.
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Kjetil wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:29 pm
Maybe they can do it like INEOS did this year? Worked a charm.
Hope Primoz or Tom crashes and ruins his whole season again? :noidea:

It can work, if riders are willing to. Nairo and Valverde were always too selfish to really dedicate themselves to a teammate. Bernal and Thomas seem more willing to do so. Bernal seems to know he's got time on his side and has a docile personality, Geraint is aware his Tour win was probably an all stars aligned once in a lifetime thing and seems okay to never win again.

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