Cancellara

Discussion in 'Professional Cycling' started by Xela, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. Xela

    Xela New Member Tavern Member

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    The man is just amazing! He just became the first person ever to win 4 TT world championships. On a course that the riders were describing as quite difficult, he averaged over 29 mph for his 58 minute ride.

    I just hope him and Contador aren't sharing meals. ;)
     
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  2. wild

    wild Yesterday tired old man, Today retired old man

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    Yes it was Amazing, to a guy that only gets 12-13 mph on a ride.
     

  3. whyeyebike

    whyeyebike New Member

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    I love watching that guy ride!!!!
     
  4. baj32161

    baj32161 American Expatriate Tavern Member

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    Not only is he fun to watch in the TTs. He is just an animal in stage races where he can get into a break or chase one down. He is an ultimate strongman. These guys are my favourite types of riders, although sprinters are fun too. My fave was/is Jens Voigt. Jens is simply a beast.
     
  5. Xela

    Xela New Member Tavern Member

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    And Jens seems like such a genuine great guy, too. I sure am glad that nasty crash in '09 didn't end his career.
     
  6. flanderscycling

    flanderscycling New Member

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    I did see Him (Fabian) in today's race, he is READY for the cobbles!!!!
     
  7. Tedzo

    Tedzo Who put that curb there?

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    How about that E3 Prijs Vlaanderen-Harelbeke win!? He's an animal, a complete cyclist!
     
  8. Xela

    Xela New Member Tavern Member

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    Yep, he surprised me when he did the initial pull for Schleck and Saxo Bank up the Col du Tourmalet in the Tour last year. That was great to see!
     
  9. Tedzo

    Tedzo Who put that curb there?

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    Yeah, I never figured him for the hills. But he is steadily improving there.
     
  10. flanderscycling

    flanderscycling New Member

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    72 hrs left before the start of "de ronde"......
     
  11. Xela

    Xela New Member Tavern Member

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    Are you cheering for Boonen in that one?
     
  12. baj32161

    baj32161 American Expatriate Tavern Member

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    I always cheer for Boonen :D
     
  13. chibibike

    chibibike Banned

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    where can i see this race? can i see it online?
     
  14. Tedzo

    Tedzo Who put that curb there?

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    Versus will probably do a one hour summary of it, but it won't air for a week or so.
     
  15. flanderscycling

    flanderscycling New Member

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    I am gonna see part of it live.
    Will watch the final 20 miles on TV

    Yes, I will cheer for Boonen as I will for Cancellara, Gilbert and all the other Hushovds.
    I really don't care who wins, just love the race!!!!!
    Probably it will be an honest race, it will RAIN!!!!
     
  16. Tedzo

    Tedzo Who put that curb there?

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    I wish I was there. I wanna see/ride the Koppenberg someday. :rolleyes:
     
  17. Xela

    Xela New Member Tavern Member

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    TOUR OF FLANDERS SPOILER ALERT

    What did you guys think? I think Fabian was the real winner yesterday. Basically he was a one man break-away for the last 62k. I gained even more respect for him when he realized that nobody was going to help him, but instead of giving up or getting frustrated, he just went about the job at hand. I though for sure the Bosberg had destroyed him, but not only did he claw back after that, he worked at the front of the break-away. Inspiring!

    Still, though, congratulations to Nuyens! It was a most exciting race, and I hope Paris-Roubaix next weekend is just as good.
     
  18. flanderscycling

    flanderscycling New Member

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    I can offer you that!!
    Just follow the link
     
  19. flanderscycling

    flanderscycling New Member

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    Fabian was awesome!!
    But, the guy who crosses the white line first, wins....
    I my opinion Chavanel was as good as Cancellara.
    The race was exciting, the atmosphere was good (been watching in Bruges and a few passages).
     
  20. Tedzo

    Tedzo Who put that curb there?

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    I'm going to take you up on that someday. My 2011 vacation budget is already used up but there is always 2012!