2010 Paris-Roubaix

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  1. Maxiton

    Maxiton New Member

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    Looks like he won't beat the Merckx margin.
     


  2. limerickman

    limerickman Moderator

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    Thanks.

    I'd forgotten that Boonen did the double.

    Hushovd, Flecha Boonen chasing still.



    Sean kelly was just asked who is the best rider of this generation, he just said that Cancellara is the best (including Contador).
    High praise.
     
  3. Maxiton

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    Yeah, I think he might be.
     
  4. sopas

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    What a great ride by Cancellara!!

    It he could climb with the best on the big mountain stages he would become one of the greatest ever. Indurain weighted about the same as Cacellara and could climb. Cancellara definitely has the raw power, so I don't understand why he can not be up there with the climbers in the mountains. Anyway, hope he does well in the Tour of France.
     
  5. limerickman

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    He reminds me of BigMig : both very powerful.
    Canc can't climb as well as the Big Man though.

    Although some of the turns he did on the climbs in last years TDF were huge.
     
  6. steve

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7xjsPqHg3o]YouTube - Paris-Roubaix 2010 - Cancellara attacks[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uz-DsmSt2W0]YouTube - Paris-Roubaix 2010 - Final kilometers[/ame]



    2010 Paris-RoubaixResults
    1 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank 6:35:10
    2 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team 0:02:00
    3 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team
    4 Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervelo Test Team 0:03:14
    5 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step
    6 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:03:20
    7 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha 0:03:46
    8 Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:05:16
    9 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale 0:06:27
    10 Hayden Roulston (NZl) Team HTC - Columbia 0:06:59
    11 Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Team RadioShack 0:07:00
    12 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse D'epargne 0:07:05
    13 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano
    14 Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank
    15 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step
    16 Mikhaylo Khalilov (Ukr) Team Katusha
    17 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale
    18 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team
    19 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Française Des Jeux
    20 Mathieu Claude (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
    21 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC - Columbia
    22 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions
    23 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo
    24 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team
    25 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
    26 Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling Team
    27 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
    28 Fantini Alessandro (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
    29 George Hincapie (USA) Bmc Racing Team
    30 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack
    31 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank
    32 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram
    33 Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervelo Test Team
    34 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
    35 Dominic Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank
    36 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank 0:07:21
    37 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha 0:07:27
    38 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia 0:09:33
    39 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
    40 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:11:01
    41 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:12:44
    42 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step
    43 Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram 0:12:47
    44 Robert Wagner (Ger) Skil - Shimano
    45 Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
    46 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
    47 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Skil - Shimano
    48 Bjorn Selander (USA) Team RadioShack
    49 Nikolay Trusov (Rus) Team Katusha
    50 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervelo Test Team
    51 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team RadioShack
    52 Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:14:00
    53 Theo Bos (Ned) Cervelo Test Team 0:14:32
    54 Francesco Di Paolo (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
    55 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
    56 Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale
    57 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini
    58 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram
    59 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
    60 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:14:36
    61 Yoann Offredo (Fra) Française Des Jeux
    62 Yohann Gene (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
    63 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
    64 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:14:38
    65 Greg Henderson (NZl) Sky Professional Cycling Team
    66 William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
    67 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team
    68 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Team Milram
    69 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team
    70 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini
    71 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step
    72 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française Des Jeux 0:16:07
    73 Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team Katusha
    74 Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank 0:16:32
     
  7. jamie72

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    Great ride by Cancellara yes but it made the final hour a bit boring to watch I think. Great attacking from a long way out, killed the contest as well as the excitement unfortunately.
     
  8. sopas

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    Yes, Cancellara has improved his climbing a little bit, but still has long way to go.

    I guess Indurain was the exception that confirmed the rule: Big guys can't climb!!
     
  9. limerickman

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    I agree.

    As a spectacle, Canc's power killed the race.
     
  10. AMEX

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    Cancellara is def killing it this year. Grand Tours....maybe not...One day savage beatings of the rest of the field seem to be almost expected from him. He gets in the TT position above his hoods and its over.....Doesnt even use his drops...its amazing.
     
  11. tonyzackery

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    Gotta give Leukemans credit - he at least tried to stay on Canc's wheel. The group Canc attacked from initally didn't even bother and right then and there resigned themselves to scrapping for the lesser placings...
     
  12. swampy1970

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    The timing of Cancellara's attack was text book. Boonen slipped to the back of the small bunch (for whatever reason) and Fabian spotted it... Hammer down - see you later guys. Can't really do to much when a guy with an engine like that takes off.

    Boonen looked like the race was about 20km too long for him today and what a ride by Hammond. Damn... In the early break, stayed with the leaders to help out Hushovd and took Boonen in the velodrome. He was a hard [email protected] when he rode in England but the boy's done good. 7th in Flanders and now 4th in Roubaix.

    Took a look at a S-Works Roubaix SL2 yesterday (Fabian was on the still unreleased SL3). Stiffer than an anvil when riding out the saddle rocking the bike side to side - nice and comfy going over bumps. Nice bike but the standard geometry (headtube twice the height that it needs to be) is a little odd - bars too high and too close. The Team Geometry version with the standard headtube may be stunning bike.
     
  13. Chavez

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    Just watched the race. Cancellara is just ridiculous.
     
  14. Chavez

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    I was thinking about that; how "great" can you consider a rider when he hasn't/won't win a Grand Tour?
     
  15. mattp1975

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    Greatest single day classic 'specialist' possibly, although Boonen has won more 'monuments', this was typical David Harmon hyperbole.
     
  16. limerickman

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    I think Kelly cited Cancellara's one day record, along with his winning the Tour de Suisse as the basis for his decision.

    Boonen is a one day rider really.

    Cancellara can ride the one day races and the stage races.
    Obviously a grand tour is probably beyond him given the likes of Contador but he is a fine stage rider nonetheless.

    Just with regard to Boonen at P-R : in fairness he did try to break away from Cancellara several times particularly with 70kms to go in the race.
    He tried three times to get away but he was marked all the way.

    I still think that Canc's ride is the most impressive demonstration of power since I saw Museeuw win P-R.
     
  17. limerickman

    limerickman Moderator

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    It was ridiculous.

    It was more like a time trial for the final 50kms.
    He time trialled over 12 sections of pave!:cool:
     
  18. tonyzackery

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    Some others.... Riis in the 1997 Amstel, Bartoli stitching up both Jalabert and Zulle in Liege-Bastonge-Liege, or Hinault in the 1980 world road title and 84 Lombardy are the most impressive I have seen.
     
  20. Andrija

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    I have nothing to add regarding Cancellara's dominant victory.
    I just have to notice that 5 or 6 riders couldn't catch him in 50 kilometers. On contrary, his advantage was rising. Off course, right after the attack, they didn't organize the chase immediately (they couldn't 'cause of terrain), but when they did - it was useless. Smart suggestion from Riis to attack, 'cause till Cancellara came to decisive sectors of pave in last 20 kilometers, his advantage was out of other's reach, so he could approach to these sectors with more attention and less risk.
    Now, if I was Saxo manager, I'd give freedom to Cancellara in Amstel. He's in form of his life, Schlecks aren't in such a good form to be only protected and sole leaders and with ambition to win all 5 monuments once, this transitional classic could be useful indicator of where Cancellara should improve his performance, even at the peak of his form. Actually, the fact that he's in top form could prove crucial for further planning.
    His ambitions about remaining two monuments could be a nice way to a GT transition. Although my opinion is that the Tour is way out of his reach, with gradual transition, he could develop his climbing technique to the level of retrievable loses.
    Transition should be gradual and careful, so he could maintain his power.
     
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