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AggieboyAggieboy Posts: 3,996
edited May 2011 in The bottom bracket
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"There's a shortage of perfect breasts in this world, t'would be a pity to damage yours."

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  • greasedscotsmangreasedscotsman Posts: 6,962
    Apart from the one he's wearing.
  • AggieboyAggieboy Posts: 3,996
    Apart from the one he's wearing.


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    "There's a shortage of perfect breasts in this world, t'would be a pity to damage yours."
  • benjboybenjboy Posts: 258
    Ah one of the great Irish men..... Bless him and his son who i hope has got good legs for this years tour.. :) .
    Keep the chain tight all the way.
  • greasedscotsmangreasedscotsman Posts: 6,962
    Ahh, Mr. Aggieboy, I can see you are a master of the photoshop! So did you "photoshop" the jerseys into the first photo?
  • AggieboyAggieboy Posts: 3,996
    Ahh, Mr. Aggieboy, I can see you are a master of the photoshop! So did you "photoshop" the jerseys into the first photo?

    No, didn't need to. He owns them all.................................................


    1987 Triple Crown

    In 1987, Roche had a tremendous season. In the spring, he won the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana, taking a third victory in the Tour de Romandie and fourth place plus a stage win in Paris–Nice. He also finished second in Liège–Bastogne–Liège, the closest he got to winning a professional 'Monument' Classic. He blamed it on tactical naiveté and "riding like an amateur".

    In the Giro d'Italia, Roche took three stage wins (including a team win with Carrera in the team time trial) en route to overall victory and became the first Giro victor from outside mainland Europe. Roche's stage wins that year in the Giro were stage 1b, the 8 km (5.0 mi) time trial downhill on the Poggio into San Remo and stage 22, a 32 km (20 mi) individual time trial into St. Vincent. Despite his stage wins, the race is remembered for the stage from Lido di Jesolo to Sappada, where Roche, contravening team orders,[2] broke away alone early and despite being caught late in the race, had the strength to go with the counterattack and take the pink jersey from his team-mate Roberto Visentini, who had been previously leading the classification. His behaviour in the stage gained him the tifosi's hatred.[3] It was said the only member of his team that Roche could rely on not to ride against him was his domestique Eddy Schepers, although Roche recruited Panasonic riders and ACBB team-mates Robert Millar and Australian Phil Anderson to protect him with Schepers on the Marmolada climb (a day known as the "Marmolada Massacre").

    Roche finished the Giro exhausted but favourite for the Tour de France. Following Bernard Hinault's retirement, Laurent Fignon's choppy form and with Greg LeMond injured following an accidental shooting while hunting, the 1987 Tour was open. It was also one of the most mountainous since the war, with 25 stages. Roche won the 87.5 km (54.4 mi) individual time trial stage 10 to Futuroscope and came second on stage 19.

    On the next stage, crossing the Galibier and Madeleine and finishing at La Plagne, Roche attacked early, was away for several hours but was caught on the last climb. His nearest rival Pedro Delgado then attacked. Despite being almost 1 and a half minutes in arrears midway up the last climb, Roche pulled the deficit back to 4 seconds. Roche collapsed and lost consciousness and was given oxygen. When asked when revived if he was okay, he replied "Oui, mais pas de femme toute de suite" ("yes, but I am not ready for a woman straight away").[3]

    The yellow jersey changed hands several times with Charly Mottet, Roche, Jean François Bernard and Delgado all wearing it before Roche used the final 35 km (22 mi) time trial to overturn a half-minute gap and win the Tour by 40 seconds, which was at the time the second narrowest margin (in 1968 Jan Janssen had beaten Herman van Springel by 38 seconds; two years after Roche's victory, Greg LeMond beat Laurent Fignon by 8 seconds). Roche became only the fifth cyclist in history to win the Tour and the Giro in the same year. He was also the only Irishman to win the Tour de France. Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Charles Haughey joined Roche on the podium on the Champs-Élysées.

    Later that year, with victory at the World road race championship in Villach in Austria, Roche became only the second to win the Triple Crown of Cycling. Roche arrived with insufficient training although he worked during the 23-lap, 278 km (173 mi) undulating terrain for his team-mate Sean Kelly and escaped in the race winning break only while covering for his countryman. With Moreno Argentin in the following group, Kelly did not chase and as the break slowed and jostling for position began for a sprint, Roche attacked 500 m (1,600 ft) from the finish and crossed the line with metres to spare.[3]

    Victory in the season-long Super Prestige Pernod International competition was assured.[1]

    Roche was given the freedom of Dublin in late September 1987. Several days later the 1987 edition of the Nissan Classic began and Roche rode strongly to finish second behind Kelly.[4]
    "There's a shortage of perfect breasts in this world, t'would be a pity to damage yours."
  • benjboybenjboy Posts: 258
    Aggieboy wrote:
    Ahh, Mr. Aggieboy, I can see you are a master of the photoshop! So did you "photoshop" the jerseys into the first photo?

    No, didn't need to. He owns them all.................................................


    1987 Triple Crown

    In 1987, Roche had a tremendous season. In the spring, he won the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana, taking a third victory in the Tour de Romandie and fourth place plus a stage win in Paris–Nice. He also finished second in Liège–Bastogne–Liège, the closest he got to winning a professional 'Monument' Classic. He blamed it on tactical naiveté and "riding like an amateur".

    In the Giro d'Italia, Roche took three stage wins (including a team win with Carrera in the team time trial) en route to overall victory and became the first Giro victor from outside mainland Europe. Roche's stage wins that year in the Giro were stage 1b, the 8 km (5.0 mi) time trial downhill on the Poggio into San Remo and stage 22, a 32 km (20 mi) individual time trial into St. Vincent. Despite his stage wins, the race is remembered for the stage from Lido di Jesolo to Sappada, where Roche, contravening team orders,[2] broke away alone early and despite being caught late in the race, had the strength to go with the counterattack and take the pink jersey from his team-mate Roberto Visentini, who had been previously leading the classification. His behaviour in the stage gained him the tifosi's hatred.[3] It was said the only member of his team that Roche could rely on not to ride against him was his domestique Eddy Schepers, although Roche recruited Panasonic riders and ACBB team-mates Robert Millar and Australian Phil Anderson to protect him with Schepers on the Marmolada climb (a day known as the "Marmolada Massacre").

    Roche finished the Giro exhausted but favourite for the Tour de France. Following Bernard Hinault's retirement, Laurent Fignon's choppy form and with Greg LeMond injured following an accidental shooting while hunting, the 1987 Tour was open. It was also one of the most mountainous since the war, with 25 stages. Roche won the 87.5 km (54.4 mi) individual time trial stage 10 to Futuroscope and came second on stage 19.

    On the next stage, crossing the Galibier and Madeleine and finishing at La Plagne, Roche attacked early, was away for several hours but was caught on the last climb. His nearest rival Pedro Delgado then attacked. Despite being almost 1 and a half minutes in arrears midway up the last climb, Roche pulled the deficit back to 4 seconds. Roche collapsed and lost consciousness and was given oxygen. When asked when revived if he was okay, he replied "Oui, mais pas de femme toute de suite" ("yes, but I am not ready for a woman straight away").[3]

    The yellow jersey changed hands several times with Charly Mottet, Roche, Jean François Bernard and Delgado all wearing it before Roche used the final 35 km (22 mi) time trial to overturn a half-minute gap and win the Tour by 40 seconds, which was at the time the second narrowest margin (in 1968 Jan Janssen had beaten Herman van Springel by 38 seconds; two years after Roche's victory, Greg LeMond beat Laurent Fignon by 8 seconds). Roche became only the fifth cyclist in history to win the Tour and the Giro in the same year. He was also the only Irishman to win the Tour de France. Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Charles Haughey joined Roche on the podium on the Champs-Élysées.

    Later that year, with victory at the World road race championship in Villach in Austria, Roche became only the second to win the Triple Crown of Cycling. Roche arrived with insufficient training although he worked during the 23-lap, 278 km (173 mi) undulating terrain for his team-mate Sean Kelly and escaped in the race winning break only while covering for his countryman. With Moreno Argentin in the following group, Kelly did not chase and as the break slowed and jostling for position began for a sprint, Roche attacked 500 m (1,600 ft) from the finish and crossed the line with metres to spare.[3]

    Victory in the season-long Super Prestige Pernod International competition was assured.[1]

    Roche was given the freedom of Dublin in late September 1987. Several days later the 1987 edition of the Nissan Classic began and Roche rode strongly to finish second behind Kelly.[4]
    Very well said, My good man..
    Keep the chain tight all the way.
  • benjboybenjboy Posts: 258
    Ahh, Mr. Aggieboy, I can see you are a master of the photoshop! So did you "photoshop" the jerseys into the first photo?
    Shame on you , catch up on your cycling history .....
    Keep the chain tight all the way.
  • greasedscotsmangreasedscotsman Posts: 6,962
    benjboy wrote:
    Ahh, Mr. Aggieboy, I can see you are a master of the photoshop! So did you "photoshop" the jerseys into the first photo?
    Shame on you , catch up on your cycling history .....

    Err, I was just kiddin, of course I know who Stuart Roche is!
  • benjboybenjboy Posts: 258
    :D:D:D Very good my wee man....
    Keep the chain tight all the way.
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