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Old 08-03-13, 06:27 PM   #1
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Pro Road Racing 2013

A thread about this season's professional road cycling.

I'd just like to ask that we keep this thread just about the racing, please. By all means add news or comments about any new doping cases if and when they arise but if it's the historical stuff then let's chuck it in the Lance thread.
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Great ride from Porte today. It was a really impressive attack. Barring bad luck he should win Paris-Nice from here.
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Old 09-03-13, 01:01 AM   #3
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I hope the UK leg of Tour de France is a resounding success!
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I'm going to make a real effort to watch some Classics riding this season.

Apparently crit riding has resumed in Cairns so I'll have to join up and see if I'm good enough for D grade. Might take a while though!
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I'm going to make a real effort to watch some Classics riding this season.

Apparently crit riding has resumed in Cairns so I'll have to join up and see if I'm good enough for D grade. Might take a while though!
Cool. Good luck with that.

17 March Milano-San Remo
24 March Gent-Wevelgem
31 March Ronde van Vlaanderen/Tour des Flandres
7 April Paris-Roubaix
14 April Amstel Gold Race
17 April La Flèche Wallonne
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Cool. Good luck with that.

17 March Milano-San Remo
24 March Gent-Wevelgem
31 March Ronde van Vlaanderen/Tour des Flandres
7 April Paris-Roubaix
14 April Amstel Gold Race
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Old 13-03-13, 10:53 AM   #7
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Tirreno-Adriatico showed weaknesses in Froome - his experience of leading and descending. It was also surprising how poor Contador was in the time trial, losing 15 seconds to Froome in just 9.2km.

Nibali looked very strong. I don't know what the Giro course is like but clearly Wiggins isn't going to have it easy.

The season is warming up nicely.
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Old 13-03-13, 11:57 AM   #8
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I'm looking forward to Goss vs Sagan in the Classics.
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Yep, Goss seems to do well in the long races and Sagan is incredible. Sunday should be good.

Cancellara, Boonen and Gilbert all look in decent form too for the cobbled and Ardennes classics. Maybe even someone like Cunego can spring a surprise, he's in good form.
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Yep, Goss seems to do well in the long races and Sagan is incredible. Sunday should be good.
Goss is back to his HTC fitness and weight apparently.
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About time too. He's been poor for ages until the last two or three weeks.
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I thought the whole race was on Eurosport today but it turns out coverage doesn't start until 1.30.

The break of six have a whopping lead of 10:55 after 30km.
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Tweet from Koen de Kort, during the stint in the team cars as a result of snow forcing rerouting to avoid the Turchino climb/descent.

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It's snowing so much this could be biathlon. If so, can I be shot first?
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What a brilliant race, despite the terrible weather.
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Tour of Catalunya has been exciting racing so far. Wiggins attacks! Twice!
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What a brilliant race, despite the terrible weather.
I bet Strava don't cut the Specialized Classics challenge by the 30 odd kilometers though!
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Old 23-03-13, 08:52 PM   #18
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Cancellara's victory in E3 Harelbeke. He's still got it.

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Old 23-03-13, 09:15 PM   #19
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Wow, if feels like he's been around forever!
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Watch this from 2010. Totally awesome.

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Old 24-03-13, 11:40 AM   #22
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The guy has an amazing engine. It's no coincidence that he won now that Trek have a real shock absorbing chassis for him to ride on.
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Are you talking about his stellar 2010 or the win on Friday? If it's the latter then I'd have thought simply having a solid winter and not crashing since the Olympics has allowed him to regain his form.

It is interesting that he changed bikes about 60km from the finish in both the Ronde and Paris-Roubaix in 2010 and I've never heard a convincing explanation of why, other than it was just coincidental bike problems. The conspiracy theory about him having a motor inside the frame is obviously totally ridiculous but it looked pre-planned and certainly if it was a puncture or other mechanical problem it wasn't at all obvious.

What is this "shock absorbing chassis" you speak of?
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Gent-Wevelgem has been shortened due to snow.
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He rode the new Trek Domane which is getting rave reviews.
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http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...s/feature_tour

How does that not affect performance? If the frame (in this case the seatpost) is soaking up shocks, I can't see how it has no impact on power transfer, just like any other shock absorption system.

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I watched the round-up of Gent-Wevelgem last night. What a great attack from Sagan, a really imaginative change of tactic.

F*** Villa, I know what I'll be watching on Sunday - not-so-stupid Flanders.
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Old 26-03-13, 04:58 PM   #28
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This stage of the 3 Days of De Panne is good fun. 8km to go.

Sagan looking good. Chavanel, Gatto and maybe Cavendish can challenge though.
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Sagan wins in a photo finish. He went a bit off line and held up Demare so it's possible the result could be changed.

1 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling 5:00:27
2 Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ
3 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha
4 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step
5 Oscar Gatto (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia
6 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step
7 Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Crelan-Euphony
8 Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar
9 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida
10 Johan Le Bon (Fra) FDJ
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Cavendish wins again.
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How does that not affect performance? If the frame (in this case the seatpost) is soaking up shocks, I can't see how it has no impact on power transfer, just like any other shock absorption system.

It's voodoo
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Thanks for the technical dissection.
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Cancellara.

Voodoo works again.
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Cancellara.

Voodoo works again.
I heard he's a shoe in to partner Suarez
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Incredible stage in the Tour of Basque Country today. Terrible weather - 2ºC, rain in the valleys, sleet and snow in the hills - and 10 climbs. 70km on the front of the bunch from two Sky riders, a brave lone breakaway from a 22 year old rider who so nearly made it over the last climb in front. And then a clever break from Porte to take the stage and 4 seconds to make it even easier for him to win the overall after tomorrow's ITT.

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great win for cancellara, i thought we was in all sorts of trouble when he went back to the team car, but what a preformance from the man
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I see the Milk race is making a comeback this year

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Although it's not really the same race, just the same name.
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