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Ruta Stage 4 *spoiler*

iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
edited February 2010 in Pro race
Wiggins leading at the moment with a time of 13:04
Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
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  • DaveyLDaveyL Posts: 5,167
    Lightweight.
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  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    Alex Rasmussen just went quicker.

    The same, beaten by a trackie...

    Oh, wait...
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • Only 25 secs faster than Greg Hendy
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  • cameronecamerone Posts: 1,232
    Only 25 secs faster than Greg Hendy

    but quicker than martin. give it any credibility?
  • Seen where Frank Schleck is on GC....
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  • KléberKléber Posts: 6,842
    Still Lofkvist, Montfort and Mick Rogers to go.

    Cold towel for Wiggo tonight I suspect.
  • stefreesstefrees Posts: 137
    Kléber wrote:
    Still Lofkvist, Montfort and Mick Rogers to go.

    Cold towel for Wiggo tonight I suspect.

    still going to be a decent placing, would have thought would be happy with that?
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    stefrees wrote:

    still going to be a decent placing, would have thought would be happy with that?

    A good loser is still a loser :wink:

    Alex R. has come off a pretty big winter track routine so I expect he's in pretty good shape.
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • Only 20 secs faster than Voigt
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  • calvjonescalvjones Posts: 3,850
    where you getting this?
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  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    calvjones wrote:
    where you getting this?

    A special place called the internetz

    http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/no ... p?id=23125
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • calvjonescalvjones Posts: 3,850
    iainf72 wrote:
    calvjones wrote:
    where you getting this?

    A special place called the internetz

    http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/no ... p?id=23125

    We don't all have your knowledge of the interweb Iain.

    I suspect MI5,6 and the CIA combined don't.
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  • calvjonescalvjones Posts: 3,850
    Larsson meandering in 7th. Lightweight.
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  • 1. Alex Rasmussen (Saxo Bank) 12:59
    2. Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) 13:04
    3. Tony Martin (Columbia) 13:06
    4. Michael Rogers (Columbia) 13:11
    5. Jens Voigt (Saxo Bank) 13:24
    6. Hayden Roulston (Columbia) 13:24
    7. Gustav Larsson (Saxo Bank) 13:27
    8. Paul Martens (Rabobank) 13:27
    9. Gregory Henderson (Team Sky) 13:29
    10. Maxime Monfort (Columbia) 13:33

    Just for the record, Wiggins is a TT specialist, he is current GB National TT champ and he soft pedalled majorly in comparison to 80% of the other riders in Stage 1, and it is only 11k @ 50km/hr so should have done much better.
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  • KléberKléber Posts: 6,842
    How much better? If he was 6 seconds better you'd have given a different response?
    :lol:
  • cameronecamerone Posts: 1,232
    Wiggins is pathetic, silver and bronze world TT medalists are no opposition are they. he is so lightweight its shameful.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 60,973 Lives Here
    Alex Rasmussen.

    God he's rubbish on procycling manager '09.

    And I won the Giro in '09 with Chris Anken-Soerenson, or however you spell it.

    Good to see he's sticking one to the makers of that game!
  • He should have torched it. Indeed he went faster, or pretty much the same speed in Paris Nice last year...and there was bad rain plus a helicopter annoying/causing wind.

    No further comment from me on this thread. You can say what you like. Enjoy.
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  • calvjonescalvjones Posts: 3,850
    Fk me Michael Rogers might win a race. When did that last happen?
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,882
    calvjones wrote:
    Fk me Michael Rogers might win a race. When did that last happen?

    According to cqranking, August 2006 (excluding an Aussie TT win)
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  • inkyfingersinkyfingers Posts: 4,400
    Coming second in an early season TT stage of a minor stage race, what kind of loser does that!
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  • PokerfacePokerface Posts: 7,960
    I can't believe I'm saying this.... but I agree with FF. Wiggo should have done better in this one.
  • calvjonescalvjones Posts: 3,850
    Pokerface wrote:
    I can't believe I'm saying this.... but I agree with FF. Wiggo should have done better in this one.

    If I was finishing ahead of Martin and Larsson at this stage, I'd be fairly happy. Can't imagine they were soft-tapping. Rogers & Rasmussen will be further ahead due to winter activities I guess.
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  • And I suppose if Wiggins had won, you'd all be slagging him off cos he 'only' won by X seconds :roll:

    Pathetic
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  • mrolimroli Posts: 3,622
    Yeah FF - this is rubbish to be fair - you're over-reacting to compensate for what you perceive to be all the "Team Sky" lovers out there...
    2nd is fine for BW - he will be a bit disappointed not to have got first I reckon too, but will probably feel that this is on track for his season.
    I think we are all agreed that he is not a Contador, so there is no shame in working towards his Grand Tour aspirations and he is still pretty quick at a TT....
  • EKIMIKEEKIMIKE Posts: 2,232
    I don't think stage 4 of the Ruta Del Sol was high up on Wiggins' races to target at the begining of the season. I'd like to see the critics on here beat Tony Martin and Michael Rogers in a TT.
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784

    No further comment from me on this thread. You can say what you like. Enjoy.

    Do you realise the concept of a forum is to debate things? That means having opposing views and discussing them.

    I'm not a Wiggins fan at all but this was a good ride. How many TT's has he won as a pro? I can think of 2 or 3. If you get beaten by Rasmussen (who's been doing 6 days all winter) and just ahead of Tony Martin I think you're in good shape.

    Wiggins just doesn't have the record to indicate he'd rinse everyone in this race.

    There's no shame in adjusting your opinion based on new evidence. I used to say Cavendish wouldn't ever be a good sprinter. So I was wrong, it doesn't keep me up at night.
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    EKIMIKE wrote:
    I don't think stage 4 of the Ruta Del Sol was high up on Wiggins' races to target at the begining of the season. I'd like to see the critics on here beat Tony Martin and Michael Rogers in a TT.

    Actually, it was his target as far as I know. He clearly went for it.
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • Yep, a lot of cr*p being written on this thread, but it's good to be controversial so no worries!

    Fact is, Wiggins' training is carefully designed so he peaks in July. If anything, this result shows that he's a bit ahead of schedule.
  • andypandyp Posts: 8,846
    FF you should stay commenting on this thread so when Dave Brailsford or Bradley Wiggins read it they'll realise they've been doing it wrong and employ you as an advisor.

    :roll:
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