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Help for little project - best race action

AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
edited December 2010 in Pro race
Going to do a project for myself, what's everyone's favourite bit of race action from the last, say, 10 years?
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  • Evans on Strade Bianchi in the Giro this year was awesome.

    Best finish was Cav (damn him) over Haussler in MSR.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,681 Lives Here
    Surely the most exciting, like it or not, is the 2003 tdf (stage 15?)climb up to Luz Ardiden...
  • I'm biased, so I'd have to say Giro 2005, Colle delle Finestre to Sestrieres.
    You may find a few contenders here:
    http://forum.cyclingnews.com/showthread.php?t=11223

    A similar theme being currently debated.
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    Cool!

    Cheers for that!
  • GazzaputtGazzaputt Posts: 3,918
    Liked Armstrong looking back at Ullrich and then going on the Alpe d'Huez at the 2001 TDF.
  • inkyfingersinkyfingers Posts: 4,397
    Evans gunning it to win the worlds in 09 was pretty good.

    May I ask what your planning NapD?
    "I have a lovely photo of a Camargue horse but will not post it now" (Frenchfighter - July 2013)
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    A little personal viewing (not 'personal' in the 'adult' sense!) to use on the turbo during endurance rides.

    Want to get the best stages/ races to watch...
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,681 Lives Here
    NapoleonD wrote:
    A little personal viewing (not 'personal' in the 'adult' sense!) to use on the turbo during endurance rides.

    Want to get the best stages/ races to watch...

    The sporza highlights of the Ronde are usually very good.

    Ride like you're Boonen or Museuw - i.e. slamming it everytime they hit/are on a hill or attack.

    It's the one thing that gets me going on the turbo.
  • NapoleonD wrote:
    A little personal viewing (not 'personal' in the 'adult' sense!) to use on the turbo during endurance rides.

    Want to get the best stages/ races to watch...

    Or you could watch the 2009 Roubaix and see if you can fall off at the appropriate bits :D
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    Right, I'll come out with it, I love the Sufferfest vids but now I'm getting coached I have specific intervals/warm up etc, I want to make my own personal version with my own (well, coach's) intervals and my own moozik...
  • Or the 2006 PR. At least you get to have a break.

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  • stagehopperstagehopper Posts: 1,593
    The final lap of the women's road race world championship from Varese 2008.
  • for the warm down/end of session you could have cancellara celebrating his 09 tt win at the worlds
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    Good idea! I was going to have Cancellara descending in the pyrenees from last year as one of the recovery periods...
  • inkyfingersinkyfingers Posts: 4,397
    I've just started playing about with editing video on the mac and have been thinking about doing the same thing. I'm also a big fan of The Sufferfest but fancy a few of my own video moments and some of my own tunes....probably take ages to do but a fun project for those nights when the mrs goes out and there is no football on tv!
    "I have a lovely photo of a Camargue horse but will not post it now" (Frenchfighter - July 2013)
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    What I want to do are 3 vids -
    1 - 4 x 10 minute segments that will be flat, threshold training
    2 - 4 x 7 minutes for climbing
    3 - 4 x 10 mins of races with attacks for 'chain gang' training...

    Will defo be using last year's ventoux for a bit of the climbing and the Eroica stage of this year's Giro for the one of the flat or attacking vids.
  • DoobzDoobz Posts: 2,800
    NapoleonD wrote:
    What I want to do are 3 vids -
    1 - 4 x 10 minute segments that will be flat, threshold training
    2 - 4 x 7 minutes for climbing
    3 - 4 x 10 mins of races with attacks for 'chain gang' training...

    Will defo be using last year's ventoux for a bit of the climbing and the Eroica stage of this year's Giro for the one of the flat or attacking vids.

    What you training for dude? Its a bit early for this kind of stuff or do you plan on using this next year?
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  • jpb08jpb08 Posts: 20
    Armstrong at Sestriere, 1999.....(im not a fanboy, honest)....This clip, for me, verifies what we all know, but still great to watch...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiCI
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    Doobz wrote:
    NapoleonD wrote:
    What I want to do are 3 vids -
    1 - 4 x 10 minute segments that will be flat, threshold training
    2 - 4 x 7 minutes for climbing
    3 - 4 x 10 mins of races with attacks for 'chain gang' training...

    Will defo be using last year's ventoux for a bit of the climbing and the Eroica stage of this year's Giro for the one of the flat or attacking vids.

    What you training for dude? Its a bit early for this kind of stuff or do you plan on using this next year?

    I'm doing what my coach tells me to do.
  • DoobzDoobz Posts: 2,800
    fairymuff.. what you training for?
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    Racing. I only have limited time so I have to make the most of it. Worked wonders for me this year!
  • DoobzDoobz Posts: 2,800
    ahh okay cool. 1st, 2nd or 3rd?

    Your in Cheshire? where do you ride!?
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    4th! Only started this year having broken my leg badly last year. Ride mainly in the garage!
  • DoobzDoobz Posts: 2,800
    ohh okay.. Same here.. This was my first year racing started as a 4th and now a 2nd cat. We might have raced against each other.

    Gutted to have to ride in the garage dude.. You ever get out into North Wales from the Eureka Cafe?
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  • Agent57Agent57 Posts: 2,320
    "And just who is that rider coming up behind? Because that looks like Roche. That looks like Stephen Roche! It's Stephen Roche who's come over the line! He almost caught Pedro Delgado, I don't believe it!"

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  • Jez monJez mon Posts: 3,809
    Cancellara 2008 MSR, probably a bit short though!
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    Doobz wrote:
    ohh okay.. Same here.. This was my first year racing started as a 4th and now a 2nd cat. We might have raced against each other.

    Gutted to have to ride in the garage dude.. You ever get out into North Wales from the Eureka Cafe?

    Never been there, supposed to be brill! Only did 2 BC races this year, one in Shrewsbury and one in Lancaster, and 3 TLI races. Scored some points at Lancaster but that's about it. Won my club's TT handicap points championship though. Next year my leg'll be a bit stronger so should be in reasonable shape.
  • NapoleonD wrote:
    Doobz wrote:
    ohh okay.. Same here.. This was my first year racing started as a 4th and now a 2nd cat. We might have raced against each other.

    Gutted to have to ride in the garage dude.. You ever get out into North Wales from the Eureka Cafe?

    Never been there, supposed to be brill! Only did 2 BC races this year, one in Shrewsbury and one in Lancaster, and 3 TLI races. Scored some points at Lancaster but that's about it. Won my club's TT handicap points championship though. Next year my leg'll be a bit stronger so should be in reasonable shape.

    The Eureka cafe is great, its were everyone meets up and Anne and Keith are fantastic hosts, see loads of people there, Matt Brammier has been in there, Andy Wilkinson. Chris Boardman an his dad, Steve Cummings when hes home, Paul Manning has been in there, and the Port Sunlight Wheelers, best club this side of the ProTour......just got back in from North Wales, wasnt a good idea at the moment
    Helmand Province is such a nice place.....
  • ms_treems_tree Posts: 1,405
    I would have to say P-R the year Knaven won in the rain: Wilf-the-Quif was out on a loan break and then the likes of Knaven, Museeuw etc following and behind them were a couple of riders one was Nico Matten who was wearing a red knitted hat. He looked at the camera and he was wet and cold but you could see if he was really loving it!!
    The stage in the Giro where they went over the unpaved road; the strade bianchi stage in this year's Giro and of course Pantani on the Galibier Tour stage 15 Grenoble to Les Deux Alpes 27 July 1998.
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    Cheers,

    got the Giro stage...
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