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Shots of pros without glasses

frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
edited April 2012 in Pro race
Interesting to see the pros without glasses and even more, helmets. Sometimes when they take them off they shock me with how different they look to how they envisaged them (obv this applies to riders who aren't so much in the public eye).

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  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,774
    Jesus wept, Di luca's eyes are completely devoid of life.
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • calvjonescalvjones Posts: 3,850
    always wondered if that's where the nickname came from
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,624
    Obviously I do't need them but can someone give the newbies the names please? :|
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  • B3rnieMacB3rnieMac Posts: 384
    Greipels schnoz looks massive, doesnt look so bad with a helmet and glasses on.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,956
    ddraver wrote:
    Obviously I do't need them but can someone give the newbies the names please? :|

    Bettini
    Cancellara
    Valverde
    Martin
    Basso
    Contador
    Ullrich
    Boonen
    Greipel
    Tiralongo
    Evans + some Saunier Duval Rider from 2007
    Millar + Boonen
    Di Luca
    Gilbert
    Cavendish
    Offredo
    Thomas
    Martin
    Kloden
    Greipel
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    The SD rider is Manuele Mori and the Astana rider is Navarro not Kloden

    Those four shots are from Timm Kolln 'The Peloton' series. Defo worth a look:
    http://www.timmkoelln.com/the_peloton/

    http://tinyurl.com/cqdgb39

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  • SecretSqirrelSecretSqirrel Posts: 1,251
    RichN95 wrote:
    ddraver wrote:
    Obviously I do't need them but can someone give the newbies the names please? :|

    Bettini
    Cancellara
    Valverde
    Martin
    Basso
    Contador
    Ullrich
    Boonen
    Greipel
    Tiralongo
    Evans + some Saunier Duval Rider from 2007
    Millar + Boonen
    Di Luca
    Gilbert
    Cavendish
    Offredo
    Thomas
    Martin
    Kloden
    Greipel

    I think that is 2 Tiralongos and no Kloden?

    The Astana jersey is post Shack exodus, and Klodi wears a cross.

    Just saying'.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,956
    The SD rider is Manuele Mori and the Astana rider is Navarro not Kloden

    Yeah, Navarro (aka Kloden) was the one I wasn't 100% on. I think I got fooled by the nose sticker which is a bit of a Kloden trademark.
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,956
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    Robbie Savage is looking a bit rough in this one.
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  • SecretSqirrelSecretSqirrel Posts: 1,251
    RichN95 wrote:
    The SD rider is Manuele Mori and the Astana rider is Navarro not Kloden

    Yeah, Navarro (aka Kloden) was the one I wasn't 100% on. I think I got fooled by the nose sticker which is a bit of a Kloden trademark.

    Wrong jewellery for Navarro. Sure it's Tiralongo.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,956
    RichN95 wrote:
    The SD rider is Manuele Mori and the Astana rider is Navarro not Kloden

    Yeah, Navarro (aka Kloden) was the one I wasn't 100% on. I think I got fooled by the nose sticker which is a bit of a Kloden trademark.

    Wrong jewellery for Navarro. Sure it's Tiralongo.

    Google Image search agrees with you.
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  • B3rnieMacB3rnieMac Posts: 384
    Is Greipel no1 not menchov?
  • SecretSqirrelSecretSqirrel Posts: 1,251
    RichN95 wrote:
    RichN95 wrote:
    The SD rider is Manuele Mori and the Astana rider is Navarro not Kloden

    Yeah, Navarro (aka Kloden) was the one I wasn't 100% on. I think I got fooled by the nose sticker which is a bit of a Kloden trademark.

    Wrong jewellery for Navarro. Sure it's Tiralongo.

    Google Image search agrees with you.

    Thanks Rich. Proves that the glasses and helmets make'em all look the same :wink:
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    edited October 2012
    Ah good one SS. I'm so used to seeing Tiralongo with his pain face!

    Italy's Paolo Tiralongo drinks as he rides in the 16th stage of the 2010 Tour de France on the way to Pau, France on July 20, 2010. (LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)
    Hi-res:
    http://inapcache.boston.com/universal/s ... 393231.jpg

    And Tira with same jewellery as above.
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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    edited October 2012
    RichN95 wrote:
    the nose sticker which is a bit of a Kloden trademark.

    Tell me about it!
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  • TusherTusher Posts: 2,762
    Boonen is truly shaggable, isn't he? Not in Cav's league, of course, but he grows more gorgeous with age.

    Shame I've left school.
  • TusherTusher Posts: 2,762
    And Bettini's not bad either, although he's married.

    Did you read that after Martin's recent accident, he returned home to recover with his girlfriend? I was stunned. Just goes to show how wrong I can be, but I just did not have him down as having a girlfriend.
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    Beard.
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    Thomas Voekler, aka Robin Williams.....

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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,267 Lives Here
    What the hell is Boonen wearing in that civies shot?

    Who's he trying to be, some edgy UCI commissar?
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Think its from the 2012 Team Presentation
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  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,774
    What the hell is Boonen wearing in that civies shot?

    Who's he trying to be, some edgy UCI commissar?

    I thought that was you when you were invited out to one of your clients country retreats for the weekend?
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,267 Lives Here
    iainf72 wrote:
    What the hell is Boonen wearing in that civies shot?

    Who's he trying to be, some edgy UCI commissar?

    I thought that was you when you were invited out to one of your clients country retreats for the weekend?

    Nuh uh, he's wearing too many clothes for the picture to be from there.
  • skyllaskylla Posts: 758
    Tusher wrote:
    And Bettini's not bad either, although he's married.

    Did you read that after Martin's recent accident, he returned home to recover with his girlfriend? I was stunned. Just goes to show how wrong I can be, but I just did not have him down as having a girlfriend.


    She's quite a looker and also very involved in his career. When Martin is TT'ing TV cameras often crop her face closely and it is obvious she is going through all sorts of emotions (i think that's what they are called..) when he's going over the line.
  • TMRTMR Posts: 3,986
    Tusher wrote:
    Did you read that after Martin's recent accident, he returned home to recover with his girlfriend? I was stunned. Just goes to show how wrong I can be, but I just did not have him down as having a girlfriend.

    If it makes you feel any better Tush, I thought Tony was gay as well. Not that it should make any difference obviously.
  • TusherTusher Posts: 2,762
    No, just means that there's gonna be a long, long wait until a (male) pro finally comes out and becomes a gay icon.
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    It's telling that there are no gay men (that I know of) in this sport.
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  • skyllaskylla Posts: 758
    Tusher wrote:
    No, just means that there's gonna be a long, long wait until a (male) pro finally comes out and becomes a gay icon.

    Graeme O'bree not waving the flag as a modern day icon?
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,267 Lives Here
    It's telling that there are no gay men (that I know of) in this sport.

    Cycling is VERY backward when it comes to any minority.

    It's all white heterosexual men (ostensibly).
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,774
    It's telling that there are no gay men (that I know of) in this sport.

    Hmmmm - I know of at least 1 big name who's gay.

    Not that it matters at all - I'd expect the sport broadly mirrors society.
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
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