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nic_77nic_77 Posts: 929
edited February 2014 in Pro race
Simple game for Friday... (no histrionics please - dopers more than welcome)

Pick a combination of your perfect pro rider / kit / bike / parcours
Add a scenario if you wish.

Rider: Tommy Voeckler
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Kit: Team-Z
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Bike: Cervelo R5 (with Team-Z colourway of course)
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Parcours: A classic tour day in the Alpes
Something like this from 2006 (which incidentally was the Etape route that year)
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It's Bastille day. Cancellara is in yellow. TV sits some 50 secs behind the main GC contenders. He bridges solo to the break of 7 over the Izoard. The peloton control at 3:30 going up the Lautaret, TV and one other clip off over the summit. A select group hunt down the exploded break in the valley. TV goes alone up the Alpe with the contenders tearing up behind. He takes victory and yellow by seconds.

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  • Great thread. If I may channel Jamie Redknapp for a moment... top, top thread.

    Rider:

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    Kit:

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    Bike:

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    Classic C40, with Record

    Parcours:

    Dolomites... has to go over the Gavia. Gibo in his imperious 2003 form jumps sits in as a select group whittles itself down before jumping with 10km to go on the Gavia. Cresting the summit with 2 minutes in hand, he gains another 30s on the descent to the finish in Bormio.
    "In many ways, my story was that of a raging, Christ-like figure who hauled himself off the cross, looked up at the Romans with blood in his eyes and said 'My turn, sock cookers'"

    @gietvangent
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    Rider

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    Bike

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    Kit

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    Parcours

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  • Rider:

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    Kit:

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    Bike:

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    Route:

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  • The Rider...man of the moment for me...bit of a crush

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    The kit...peerless in design worn by Lemond and The Badger

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    The bike...Wilier Le Roi. I remember looking at photos of the Lampre Wiliers circa 2006/2007 and wanting to cry because I thought they were so beautiful. This is Ballans which I found on t'internet and I think it is fit for the purpose of the parcours

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    The Parcours...What else but Paris Roubaix. The scenario is 2014, Spartacus has tried to ride the race off his wheel. Stybar has been tasked with trying to get Boonen across the gap to Fab. He has buried himself in the service of his team leader but Boonen punctures. Sooner than lose contact with Cancellara Stybar is allowed to ride on and after 2 or 3 attempts by both riders to drop each other Stybar prevails
    @JaunePeril

    Winner of the Bike Radar Pro Race Wiggins Hour Prediction Competition
  • Peril: I bet you could get one of those WIliers for a fair price now!
    "In many ways, my story was that of a raging, Christ-like figure who hauled himself off the cross, looked up at the Romans with blood in his eyes and said 'My turn, sock cookers'"

    @gietvangent
  • Peril: I bet you could get one of those WIliers for a fair price now!

    Lol! perhaps for a handful of yellow wrist bands
    @JaunePeril

    Winner of the Bike Radar Pro Race Wiggins Hour Prediction Competition
  • Peril: I bet you could get one of those WIliers for a fair price now!

    Lol! perhaps for a handful of yellow wrist bands

    I still dream of a Cannondale Six13...
    "In many ways, my story was that of a raging, Christ-like figure who hauled himself off the cross, looked up at the Romans with blood in his eyes and said 'My turn, sock cookers'"

    @gietvangent
  • mr_goomr_goo Posts: 3,755
    Rider:

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    Kit:

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    Steed:

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    Parcours:

    This but instead of finishing in Morzine, a summit finish in Avoriaz

    tdfedia16
    Always be yourself, unless you can be Aaron Rodgers....Then always be Aaron Rodgers.
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    DD.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,659
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    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • phreakphreak Posts: 2,244
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    My stage would be a lumpy one. They would start by going over the Stelvio before descending to Bolzano. From there they would swing north up to San Leonardo and climb the Timmelsjoch. They would then descend that towards Solden before turning left just before there and climbing to a summit finish at Rettenbachferner.

    All told around 70km of climbing.
  • phreak wrote:

    My stage would be a lumpy one. They would start by going over the Stelvio before descending to Bolzano. From there they would swing north up to San Leonardo and climb the Timmelsjoch. They would then descend that towards Solden before turning left just before there and climbing to a summit finish at Rettenbachferner.

    All told around 70km of climbing.

    The Giro are on the phone, they say you can start on monday
    "In many ways, my story was that of a raging, Christ-like figure who hauled himself off the cross, looked up at the Romans with blood in his eyes and said 'My turn, sock cookers'"

    @gietvangent
  • Some awesome compostions of rider/bike/kit. great thread.
    @JaunePeril

    Winner of the Bike Radar Pro Race Wiggins Hour Prediction Competition
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    Scenario for the spectator!
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  • Some awesome compostions of rider/bike/kit. great thread.

    +1 great job nic, will give this a think before I post up a combo.
    Contador is the Greatest
  • gpreevesgpreeves Posts: 454
    Rider:

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    Kit:

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    Bike:

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    Phreak's parcours from above would be perfect -although "lumpy" is a fair understatement.
  • Stage races:

    Rider:
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    Kit:
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    Bike:
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    Parcours:
    Giro St 15 2011
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    --

    One day races:

    Rider:
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    Kit:
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    Bike:
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    Parcours:
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    Contador is the Greatest
  • Current rider:
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    Past rider:
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    Jersey:
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    Bike:
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    Race Parcours:
    Contenders: Ronde van Vlaanderen with the Muur, Milan-San Remo pre 2014 and Omloop Het Nieuwsblad but I'll go for:
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  • Degenkolb's move on P-T must have made a big impression on you!
    Contador is the Greatest
  • Some great jerseys on here I love the Flandria and Belgium representative jersey. Check out those Looks in GPGreeves and FF's posts, I just love this sport!

    Without wishing to show my @rse too much is that Moser in Art's post?
    @JaunePeril

    Winner of the Bike Radar Pro Race Wiggins Hour Prediction Competition
  • Yes, it is Moser.
    Contador is the Greatest
  • mr_goomr_goo Posts: 3,755
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    Always be yourself, unless you can be Aaron Rodgers....Then always be Aaron Rodgers.
  • CrampeurCrampeur Posts: 1,065
    Mr Goo wrote:
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    Where is that?
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,659
    Stelvio or Galibier???
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • gpreevesgpreeves Posts: 454
    ddraver wrote:
    Stelvio or Galibier???

    Looks like the Grossglockner pics on Google Images.

    Impressive profile

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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,381 Lives Here
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    I don't care what bike.

    Terrain:
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    Scenario:

    A freak tear in time puts a number of riders in their respective peak forms together.

    Museeuw is alongside Boonen on the Flandrian bianchi team.

    They're in an elite group, heading towards the Kapelmuur with Cancellara, Gilbert, Peter van Petergem, Hoste, and Devolder (teammate with Cancellara). They've been whittled down, by a number of different attacks by members of the group, trying to make the selection.

    It's bad weather. Angry Kapelmuur guy is going bananas......


    It KICKS OFF.
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,781
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    Hinault
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    Belgium national champs. They're usually good but I especially like the BMC one.
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    Saronni Colnago
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    Milan san Remo
  • MacaloonMacaloon Posts: 5,545
    edited February 2014
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    The T-Shirt
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    Take your Vuelta and shove it

    Edit

    The autobiography
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    ...a rare 100% loyal Pro Race poster. A poster boy for the community.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,532
    Rider (I think an under appreciated supertalent):
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    Kit (the black ONCE kit - I have a lot of cycling jerseys - this my favourite)
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    Bike (just because):
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    Parcours (this from the 1989 Tour of Britain):
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    Twitter: @RichN95
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