hey Bobke, Cancellara

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  1. thunder

    thunder New Member

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    Bobke,

    Cancellara won 2 u19 world tt champs.

    The second, his average speed was faster than Ullrichs. Say what you want about dope, but this guy showed his chops early.


    Phinney on the other hand, he was 3rd in national tt, he was 2nd in Tour of Alibiti tt (Canadian jnr race) to Tom David, a 17yo phenom who came 5th in the world tt. David is a bit of a climber too I think.

    So, Cancellara is freakish.

    There is another young guy, Marcel Kittel, German, from Thuringer Energie team who won the 05/06 jnr tts. He has not been so dominant in the espoir tts yet, but only is 19.

    Phinney is good, but lets wait and see. His mum is a former pursuiter, and I think she has a bit of an input. If jnrs configure their training just so, for either workload, or specialising, it can do wonders for their temporal position on the curve. However, it can compromise their future potential.

    See Volodimyr Dyudya, Milram leadout man, a young Ukraine. Rode about 4'18" in the pursuit in Athens. As a 19yo. Amazing. Lets see Phinney do something like that at the same age before you mark him.

    Lets see him back up in jnr worlds this year. He has two riders who will be gunning for him, Rohan Dennis a young Australian, 10th last year, and Tom David the young New Zealander.

    Both guys ride different seasons in the lower hemisphere and are considerably disadvantaged.

    Stop overrating Americans you flag waving, banner covering bigot.
     
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  2. Bro Deal

    Bro Deal New Member

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    I should post your rebuttals to bobke to DPF.
     
  3. thunder

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    yeah, since I cannot post them there.

    I dont think Armstrong ever won a tt or prologue or got on the podium in Europe prior to his cancer. Wonder why?

    Holding Armstrong up as a beacon for tt, prior to getting on an A grade program, is just idiotic, but we expect nothing less from Bobke.
     
  4. Bro Deal

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    His cadence was too low.
     
  5. hawkeye87

    hawkeye87 New Member

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    Bobke overrating Americans?

    So it isn't so!

    Something went wrong in 2006. George Hincapie was supposed to win the Tour de France. We only imagined that he crapped out in a race that does not suit him.
     
  6. thunder

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    shoulda been a trackie then, can spin at 110 all day to his hearts content, break world hour records as a clean rider, prove his chops
     
  7. Bro Deal

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    Posted it. I doubt they will be pleased with the last line. :D
     
  8. TheDarkLord

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    Do let us know if anything is edited/moderated.
     
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    weell Bobke did the only thing he knows how to do, he cried for Mommy (ie ask for moderation). What a schmuck
     
  10. thunder

    thunder New Member

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    FlockofBrodeals, he is calling for your head over on DP. :D

    congrats
     
  11. classic1

    classic1 Well-Known Member

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    Some of the posters at bikeforums.net were talking Olympic pursuit title for Phinney this year because the young fella got within 2 seconds of Wiggins at a world cup. Me and another Aussie had to remind these over excitable types that Wiggins can ride 4.15 and that a 4.22 for him was shit, even in his off season.
     
  12. thunder

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    and one second in a pursuit is quite aways away.

    Jamieson did about 4'22 as a 19yo. At the time, before Dyudya and the French guy Sanchez, that was about the quickest for the age. Seconds ahead of Wiggins at the same time.

    But, Jamieson has not done a time in 4 years.

    Someone could threaten Wiggins, like Dyudya, but it wont be Phinney. 2012 is his time, perhaps.

    classic, Dawson said the LA track was pretty slow, about 4 seconds slower than Beijing.

    I think Wiggins might even break 4'15" and get a time in the high 14's.

    Mcgee will be hard pressed to podium. If he does though, that will be a fiar effort, 3rd in Sydney which should have been a chance for gold, but he broke his collar bone 3 weeks before the pursuit.
     
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