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ultyguy
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by ultyguy

Purito's Tour problem? No time bonus.

He picked up valuable time in both the Giro and Vuelta with those. Also, as mentioned, he's not a long climb guy. Ryder actually out rode him in the Giro on the long ones, even the long steep ones.

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SalsaLover
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by SalsaLover

No matter what you could say, I think the Mapei kit is the best of all times, specially the 2002 version.


On the current peloton I really like the Movistar kit.
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ave
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by ave

I liked the Mapei cubes as well, but I can't recall them by year date.
Which was the 2002 version? Mapei-? any pic links?

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Kjetil
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by Kjetil

That's the last one, all cubes except blue background for text, like the one prendas sells and is used by Mapei factory cycle clubs today?
A classic.

Hope purito can tear things up a bit, as long as kristoff still can hunt stage wins that is. :)
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by g_doraz

micky wrote:With those mustaches he can't be wrong.


I didn't know Freddy Mercury was a pro cyclist?
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Kjetil
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Great kit, Atala-Ofmega.
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by HUMP DIESEL

micky beat me to it! That Stache is what is keeping him on the crown of the road, not the jersey.

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ultyguy
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by ultyguy

Yeah, I really hope Purito can break the monotony of the impending Sky train. Neither he nor Contador or Movistar will be able to do it by themselves. Problem is that I don't think he'll be able to actually take enough time tho. Even in the Vuelta where Froome was subpar, it took many days to dislodge him.

On Wiggo and burnout etc, I think it has to be recognised that he has to live at a completely unnatural weight in order to win a GT. I imagine the mental and physical fatigue of that over time can really get to anyone. All the other GT guys have always been slim (Contador, Nibali, Purito, even Froome).

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carbon2329
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by carbon2329

Fast Freddy won the Men's USA Cycling Professional Road National Championships Monday in Chattanooga.......(on Madfiber's)

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2013 ... tle-at-39/

Sorry if this has been mentioned, I didn't see it.

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MattSoutherden
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by MattSoutherden

MattSoutherden wrote:So who's going to be in the Sky lineup, I wonder.

Froome
Porte
Kiryienka
Bernie
Eddy Boss
Stannard
Thomas
Lopez

+ ? Someone who rode the Giro? Knees, Siutsou?


Not far off. Kennaugh instead of Bernie.

http://www.teamsky.com/article/0,27290, ... 78,00.html
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by HammerTime2

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Rodriguez wrote:Rodriguez came up through the ranks of the U.S. National Team (1992–1994) in the same 'class' as a series of other professional riders, including: Bobby Julich, Chann McRae, George Hincapie, Jeff Evanshine, Kevin Livingston, and Lance Armstrong.
Ha ha, let's hope not.

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by bikewithnoname

no Columbians in the Sky TdF squad? Bit of a surprise (to me at least)
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by Rob81

well Uran is probably going to change team (rumors).

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by 5 8 5

Giro was extremely tough so more recovery time needed. Henoa looked really out of sorts towards the end.

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by KWalker

ultyguy wrote:Purito's Tour problem? No time bonus.

He picked up valuable time in both the Giro and Vuelta with those. Also, as mentioned, he's not a long climb guy. Ryder actually out rode him in the Giro on the long ones, even the long steep ones.

Which long ones did he outride him in? I don't recall that happening on the Stelvio, but I can't seem to find a comprehensive list of stage finishes for the key stages so I could be forgetting something.
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