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Voye
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by Voye

When did Orica start riding Storck?

http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/tour-o ... tos/278591" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I would also be interested in more info on this new Bell Helmet is anyone has any.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/tour-o ... tos/278593

dereksmalls
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by dereksmalls

Looks like a fall just after a feed zone or something, he still has a musette with bottles on him. Maybe he grabbed the wrong bike in confusion?

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ultimobici
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by ultimobici

He's a stagaire so it's his own bike.

http://www.greenedgecycling.com/node/am ... stagairies

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Mario Jr.
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by Mario Jr.

Yes, JK. He's sponsored by the Korean Storck distributor.
I was in his team last year, when he won the amateurs Tour of Korea. Extremely humble guy. I'm very happy to see him get this chance.

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Kjetil
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KWalker wrote:isn't he also an economist? what can't he do?
Reach his literature on the top shelf without a stool. :lol:
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MattSoutherden
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by MattSoutherden

Anyone know what odds I can get on Pozzovivo for the World Champs TT?
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de zwarten
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by de zwarten

The parcours in Florence is pan-cake flat, so I guess Pozzovivo is not a contender. I predict that Tony Martin will have the advantage on Cancellara as the Swiss guy is just the best of them going up a (not-so-steep) hill as shown in the TT, but that won't matter in Florence anymore.

A different conclusion from Pozzovivo's TT: TT bikes are proven to be quite unnecessary.

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by hansonator69

Maxime Monfort to Lotto Belisol.

@de zwarten: if Pozzovivo used a TT frame he'd save 2 minutes!!!!11oneone!1
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MattSoutherden
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by MattSoutherden

Over the ocean, what odds on Sagan winning every stage of Alberta?
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HillRPete
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by HillRPete

hansonator69 wrote:@de zwarten: if Pozzovivo used a TT frame he'd save 2 minutes!!!!11oneone!1 /triathletemode

He says he picked it deliberately, for going uphill faster.
http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/15401 ... uelta.aspx

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prendrefeu
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MattSoutherden wrote:Over the ocean, what odds on Sagan winning every stage of Alberta?


Pretty darn high considering the rest of the field and the course which somehow avoids the Canadian Rockies and instead opts for the prairie lands and oil fields.

Speaking of which, can anyone from Alberta care to explain why they completely avoided the mountains?
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Voye
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by Voye

My understanding is that the route was changed because of flood damage. They had more mountains in the original plan but that had revised as a result of the severe flooding in June.

http://tourofalberta.ca/site/flood-dama ... f-alberta/

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by KWalker

I'm still waiting to hear why they avoid the most challenging summit finishes and mountain passes in the USAPCC or Tour of Utah. Everyone locally that lives in either location that I know is as well. Instead, we get criterium stages.
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HUMP DIESEL
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Do those finishes you are writing about KWalker finish near a town? Money is the main deal with where most any stage finishes.

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by HillRPete

Hat tips to Gilbert having finally been able to raise his arms again. And in some style.

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