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Movistar Special Announcement

ddraverddraver Posts: 22,132
edited January 2015 in Pro race
According to the tweets, Movistar will announce something special in London on Friday

Have at it lads, guess away...
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  • mr_pollmr_poll Posts: 1,612
    A Dowsett hour attempt probably.

    Possibly a UK based co-sponsor?
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 22,132
    I reckon theyre trying so hard to copy Sky that theyve got Rapha to sponsor them too...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    mr_poll wrote:
    A Dowsett hour attempt probably.

    /thread.
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  • phil sphil s Posts: 1,128
    Joining Velon?
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  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    Valverde has kidnapped Quintana?
  • The_Boy wrote:
    mr_poll wrote:
    A Dowsett hour attempt probably.

    /thread.
    +1
  • A womens team?

    or maybe Father Christmas IS real.
  • me-109me-109 Posts: 1,387
    Vos has joined them and will be racing with the blokes.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 22,132
    ...and is now TdF captain!!
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    500 free minutes 2 GB 1000 texts

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  • andy_wrxandy_wrx Posts: 3,396
    Rojas admitting it, perhaps ?
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    andy_wrx wrote:
    Rojas admitting it, perhaps ?

    Hope not. He's in my draft fantasy team. Whilst I don't like doping, I have to draw the line when there are fantasy points on offer.
  • Their 2015 Canyon haven't arrived yet or they have arrived but they have a cracked head tube?
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 22,132
    Mods, you need to give poor Ugo some time off looking after Road General! ;)
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,392
    Only one more sleep until the big news! I'm so excited!
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • Their 2015 Canyon haven't arrived yet or they have arrived but they have a cracked head tube?

    Hehe! :lol:
  • @Movistar_Team · 37s 37 seconds ago
    The #PerfectHour: @alexdowsett to attack #UCIHourRecord in London - and help many change their own lives. News later!

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  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 16,282
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  • me-109me-109 Posts: 1,387
    @Movistar_Team · 37s 37 seconds ago
    The #PerfectHour: @alexdowsett to attack #UCIHourRecord in London - and help many change their own lives. News later!

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    So he's not giving over a whole year to it, like certain other 'cycling celebrities'? :roll:
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,781
    I suppose the later that anyone leaves it, by definition, the harder it gets, assuming all the other contender break the record. Dowsett is getting in while it's still doable. I suspect this little rush will come to an end after Wiggins has done it. I think he might even beat Boardmans record which would put it on the shelf for a good while.
  • Not sure he will beat Bobridge to be honest, guess he/we will have more of an idea once Bobridge has had his go will be interesting to see if Bobridge smashes it if Dowsitt still goes through with it. I guess they have a rough idea of what they are capable to doing to pretty much know provided they don't blow or get a mechanical what distance if achievable.
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  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,781
    He's riding clinchers?
  • They're Ghiblis, built with a Kevlar skin across an alu tubular rim
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    He will have to perform well to beat Bobridge, Dowsett's performances weren't top notch this year, he's definitely a level below Wiggo, Dumoulin and Panzer, and also below Kwia, Chavanel and a few others too. It'll be interesting to see if he can beat Brandle as IMO they are about the same standard.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,946 Lives Here
    Joelsim wrote:
    It'll be interesting to see if he can beat Brandle as IMO they are about the same standard.

    They're not.
  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 16,282
    We need to know which band Dowsett is for Rich's festival.

    I think we're moving into the area of 'bands that have that one song you know.'



    Fair play to the UCI. Wether by accident or design they've breathed a bit of life into the hour record
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  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    Joelsim wrote:
    It'll be interesting to see if he can beat Brandle as IMO they are about the same standard.

    They're not.

    Ohhhhh yes they are.
  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    No chance. Brandle is a decent enough rider, but Dowsett is one of those guys who is just a step or two down from the big boys.

    No comparison imo.
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