De Ronde

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  1. thunder

    thunder New Member

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    • Fourth youngest rider in cycling history to finish all seven one-day Spring Classics
     


  2. classic1

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    Where did you find that. Merckx had finished all the monuments before he turned 22 from what I can find.
     
  3. thunder

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    it was wrong. Thus my links. It was my memory mate.

    First time I heard it, I immediately thought, cant be right. I may have just misheard it.

    Check the link, it is on his website.
     
  4. classic1

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    Nah. I tried, really I did, but his website is spastic.
     
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    You know why ? Drugs. Flanders was 29 minutes faster than last year ! They were going to fast to attack.......
     
  6. limerickman

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    I agree and disagree.

    Van hecke did a great ride and did very well to be up there with pros from the bigger teams.
    I agree with your view re Quinziato - it was stupid of him to expect Chavanel to chase down Devolder.

    I thought that this years De Ronde made good viewing though.
    Flecha was at least willing to try.
    OK it wasn't edge of the seat stuff - but I like watching the classics regardless.
     
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    Nicely summed up. But think you haven't been hard enough on MSR - jeebus is that one long borefest....every year. This time it would have been the same if they ran it on two laps of a track.
     
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    Conditions were fantastic this year though - probably a big factor.
     
  9. classic1

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    I've been hard on MSR elsewhere. Worst MSR ever. I have never seen one raced so negatively. Great final 500m, that is about it.
     
  10. classic1

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    No, that's not it. The riders are gheyer this year. Except for Devolder. Ghey riders = ghey racing.

    I'll have to dig out a copy of the anti ghey Rondes from 85-88 to remind myself of how good the Ronde can be.
     
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