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Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:59 pm
by fa63
Here is how I read that:

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Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:02 pm
by Imaking20
So I just watched the end of yesterdays race and can't seem to find the "wheel sucking leech" part :noidea:

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:02 pm
by Weenie

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:41 pm
by ave
stella-azzurra wrote:You don't want a super light bike for P-R which is flat with a million pot holes.


Appears to be quite flat, but according to Ted King's Strava data it still contains 1500m of climbing. That's quite a bit even for such a long distance.

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:22 pm
by stella-azzurra
Relatively speaking it's flat.

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:42 pm
by strobbekoen
Greg VA is cool. he's a very down-to-earth kind of guy and diligent to his task. I'd like to see him win a couple races. He's so often close, but just not enough in the end. And yea, he's very consistent performance-wise.

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:46 pm
by bearsdidit
petepeterson wrote:re funny helmets

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:beerchug:

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:41 pm
by wingguy
ave wrote:
stella-azzurra wrote:You don't want a super light bike for P-R which is flat with a million pot holes.


Appears to be quite flat, but according to Ted King's Strava data it still contains 1500m of climbing. That's quite a bit even for such a long distance.


"Ascent" on a rolling profile isn't the same as climbing, and tbh I wouldn't be surprised if that total is a strava glitch. Look at the ride profile - the single biggest climb, by some margin, is 235ft @ 2.3%. It's not inducing any altitude sickness.

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:58 am
by KWalker
Why is Euskatel a World Tour team still? They don't win anything, often have riders who come out as dopers or get caught, and treat most races they're not good at, such as P-R, as a complete joke. Why even bother giving the spots they don't seem to want. I realize the $$$ is there, but not sure how the points can be.

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:06 am
by SolidSnake03
Like how he gets his head into the drumming a bit too!

ilvwhtgrls wrote:
petepeterson wrote:re funny helmets

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:beerchug:

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:51 am
by davidalone
SolidSnake03 wrote:Like how he gets his head into the drumming a bit too!

ilvwhtgrls wrote:
petepeterson wrote:re funny helmets

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:beerchug:


any idea who the drummer and drum-ee are? and what race this was from?

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:54 am
by nathanong87
davidalone wrote:
any idea who the drummer and drum-ee are? and what race this was from?


luca paolini - katusha
bernie eisel - sky
race - schelderprijs 2013

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:32 am
by WillR
KWalker wrote:Why is Euskatel a World Tour team still? They don't win anything, often have riders who come out as dopers or get caught, and treat most races they're not good at, such as P-R, as a complete joke. Why even bother giving the spots they don't seem to want. I realize the $$$ is there, but not sure how the points can be.


I totally agree with you here. I imagine there are a few Pro Tour Teams that would prefer to miss out on some of the Classics. They get nothing out of it apart from laying down a lot of £££ in kit, logistics etc. I say they let them opt out of some races and open it up to a few more wild cards. It would be good for the evelopment of the sport and some teams.

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:39 pm
by KWalker
I'm struggling to think of other teams that do it this blatantly though. Maybe Movistar?

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:44 pm
by stella-azzurra
If I was a pro team i would want to enter as many race as I could. The chances of winning increase.

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:44 pm
by Weenie

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:48 pm
by maquisard
Unfortunately you have to manage the logistics of getting riders, equipment and support to those races. That is often the biggest cost and headache. Particularly if you don't have riders who excel in that type of racing.