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  • PokerfacePokerface Posts: 7,960
    1. Evans
    2. J Rod
    3. Contador
    4. Igor Anton
    5. Cunego
    6. Gilbert
    7. Horner
    8. Valverde
    9. A Schleck
    10. Hesjedal
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    EVANS is a superb rider. Absolutely brilliant. Very pleased.

    Thought Contador had it though looking so majorly comfortable. I guess he made the slight mistake of going to early. Evans is a veteran of this race and knows to leave it until the last possible moment.

    Still Contador is killing it. A lovely looking top 10.
    Contador is the Greatest
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 18,077
    The difference being that Cuddles new exactly how to manage his effort. He looked like he was blown, but out lasted FF's love child.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    First win for BMC and everything.
  • I think someone messed with his dog
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    it's true what Aldo Sassi says - Cadel seems to be in a different place mentally this year.

    Bravo!
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • afx237vi wrote:
    iainf72 wrote:
    afx237vi wrote:
    Bunch sprint up the Mur de Huy, then.

    Wot? In the Fleche? Never!

    Who was the last rider to win solo? I don't think I've ever seen it.

    Astarloa? 2003

    Lance won in 2 up sprint one year didn't he? 1993? I think it was against Fignon
  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    afx237vi wrote:
    iainf72 wrote:
    afx237vi wrote:
    Bunch sprint up the Mur de Huy, then.

    Wot? In the Fleche? Never!

    Who was the last rider to win solo? I don't think I've ever seen it.

    Astarloa? 2003

    Lance won in 2 up sprint one year didn't he? 1993? I think it was against Fignon

    I was 11 when that happened 8)
  • LangerDanLangerDan Posts: 6,132
    Curse of the Rainbow jersey?

    My @rse.
    'This week I 'ave been mostly been climbing like Basso - Shirley Basso.'
  • gabriel959gabriel959 Posts: 4,227
    anton was inmense. I reckon he might be a top 10 contender for the tour
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  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,262
    Fantastic win for evans

    andy threw that away trying to mark the race for Frank (may not of had it anyway)

    I thought J-Rod was ill...faker
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • greeny12greeny12 Posts: 759
    Very pleased for Cadel, even if it means nul points in the PTP for me!

    A clean winner too, after the Rebellin years....
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  • inkyfingersinkyfingers Posts: 4,400
    Nice one Cadel! I think he's won over a lot of people in the last 12 months, myself included.

    And my first PTP Classics win of the year!!
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    A supreme Grand Tour rider who can podium in an Ardennes Classic, pick up summit wins, TT wins, week stage races. Looking forward to seeing him in LBL. He said he didn't have the best legs and thought he had more of a chance to contest on Sunday.
    Contador is the Greatest
  • KléberKléber Posts: 6,842
    He rode a clever race, the final is all about timing, taking the right line and pacing yourself. Concede a couple of seconds and it's over but go too much into the red and you will lose too. Experience won the day.
  • 2oldnslow2oldnslow Posts: 313
    and congratulations to Emma Pooley on a classy win in the womens edition
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,262
    2oldnslow wrote:
    and congratulations to Emma Pooley on a classy win in the womens edition

    aye
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • Sonny73Sonny73 Posts: 2,604
    Bravo Cadel, great win!!
  • afx237vi wrote:
    Lance won in 2 up sprint one year didn't he? 1993? I think it was against Fignon

    I was 11 when that happened 8)

    Ah, the joys of archive footage :D
  • LillywhiteLillywhite Posts: 742
    2oldnslow wrote:
    and congratulations to Emma Pooley on a classy win in the womens edition

    aye

    One, two for GB with Nicole Cooke in second place just 8 seconds back on Emma.

    That climb at the finish of the Huy de Mur is a killer. I watched Bo Hamburger win the mens race there back in 1998. They run a cable car from the bottom of the climb to the Zoo at the top. :wink:
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,262
    afx237vi wrote:
    Lance won in 2 up sprint one year didn't he? 1993? I think it was against Fignon

    I was 11 when that happened 8)

    Ah, the joys of archive footage :D

    better finish than the 1994 teamTT
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,262
    the thing that strikes me about the race today is in hindsight is how many people had a good chance of winning that race...

    pretty dam open..hope this extends to LBL
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 56,669 Lives Here
    Evans for the Giro anyone?
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Yeah, I'd love for him to pick that one up, although I would also love Sastre to take it.

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    Contador is the Greatest
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 56,669 Lives Here
    Evans is a better 1 day racer than a 3 week racer.


    There, I've said it, and I won't change my mind.. :P


    *puts fingers in ears* lalalalalalalalalalalalala
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    edited October 2012
    Those four were miles ahead.
    Contador is the Greatest
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    Kroon not in a good way

    http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/3888/ ... crash.aspx

    I'll leave a few lines now for Blaze to say something anti-BMC

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    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • Any news on Popo, 'cos his knee didn't look like all of it was pointing in the right direction on the five seconds it was on screen
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