Man in black spotted on the PR route.

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  1. thecyclist

    thecyclist New Member

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    Who is this guy and will we see him flying tomorrow?

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  2. thunder

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    who is it.

    Cant tell the bike, looks like 6 letters, looks like bike shoes, who it it.

    red black bike. Could it be Ridley. What is the helmet?

    That aint Doug Ellis is it?
     
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    I dont reckon it is Ellis, because he does not look athletic.

    If I would put money on it, that would be Greipel. I dont think it is a Giant bike. I dont think it is a uvex helmet.
     
  4. thecyclist

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    I don't think Greipel is riding Paris-Roubaix.
     
  5. thunder

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    do you know who it is?

    Greipel IS definitely riding Roubaix. If you listen to Cyclingheroes, it is his major objective this year.
     
  6. thecyclist

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    I don't know who it is.

    Greipel is not on any of the start lists I have seen.
     
  7. Powerful Pete

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    Well, it is not Basso... he is in California. And I do not think it is The Chicken either! :D
     
  8. earth_dweller

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    well it's probably just a sponsor or vip....
     
  9. Crankyfeet

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    I'd agree. He looks middle aged and that head tube length and up-tilted stem suggests a very relaxed geometry... not your typical pro set-up IMO. Also he's white-knuckling it on the cobbles... which defeats the purpose of putting your hands on top for shock absorption.
     
  10. thunder

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    was not even inspecting such details. good pick up
     
  11. thunder

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    i was suckered assuming inference the guy WAS a pro, and it just had to be worked out who it was. :D
     
  12. Powerful Pete

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    Could be wrong, but Mr. MIB does not even have shaved legs, does he?
     
  13. TheDarkLord

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    That's what I thought at first.
     
  14. Crankyfeet

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    You don't see too many pros in ankle socks that short either.
     
  15. Drongo

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    You occasionally see that repetition of the bike manaufacturer name on the head tube on a Wilier. Would fit the six letters too, although none of the current Wilier bikes has that black head tube/red fork combo.

    Alloy cranks with skeleton brakes and carbon levers: 2007-8 Centaur?
    Those shoes might be some old Shimanos, but I'm guessing at this range.

    Not a pro.
     
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    I think it looks kind of like David Hasselhoff...
     
  17. earth_dweller

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    Dont see kitt anywhere
     
  18. thecyclist

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    Well maybe that's what he wants the UCI to think.
     
  19. Powerful Pete

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    Could just be a regular joe riding bits of the course to see and hang with pros. I have done it before, so I suspect others enjoy that also... :eek:
     
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