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Elyob

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Millar must be totally gutted with that result.

Ullrich getting exactly the same time!
 
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elyob wrote:
> Millar must be totally gutted with that result.
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> Ullrich getting exactly the same time!

So does anyone know what Millar's mechanical problem was?

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"Jim Price" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
> elyob wrote:
> > Millar must be totally gutted with that result.
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> > Ullrich getting exactly the same time!
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> So does anyone know what Millar's mechanical problem was?
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His chain slipped off ... he popped it back on pretty impressively.
 
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elyob wrote:
> "Jim Price" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
>> elyob wrote:
>>> Millar must be totally gutted with that result.
>>>
>>> Ullrich getting exactly the same time!
>>
>> So does anyone know what Millar's mechanical problem was?
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> His chain slipped off ... he popped it back on pretty impressively.

A poster on rec.bicycles.racing has reported that Brad McGee rode the last 600m with a flat rear
tyre. Anyone know what sort of difference would this have made to his time?

Jan

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"Jan" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
> elyob wrote:
> > "Jim Price" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
> >> elyob wrote:
> >>> Millar must be totally gutted with that result.
> >>>
> >>> Ullrich getting exactly the same time!
> >>
> >> So does anyone know what Millar's mechanical problem was?
> >>
> >>
> >
> > His chain slipped off ... he popped it back on pretty impressively.
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> A poster on rec.bicycles.racing has reported that Brad McGee rode the last 600m with a flat rear
> tyre. Anyone know what sort of difference would this have made to his time?
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> Jan
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What I can't understand is that he only had one shifter on the aero's which I guess meant that he
probably had on front chain ring????

change 300m from the line?? Must be to it than that, perhaps the cobbles bounced it off?????

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MSA wrote:

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> What I can't understand is that he only had one shifter on the aero's which I guess meant that he
> probably had on front chain ring????
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> change 300m from the line?? Must be to it than that, perhaps the cobbles bounced it off?????

From the Cyclingnews site:

<quote> Millar told Cyclingnews post-stage that "I'm really disappointed about my race today. I lost
at least 5 seconds when the chain got caught between the chainrings - that happened to two other
guys on the team today." <end quote>

If it happened to three riders in the same team it indicates a failure to prepare correctly.

I reckon David must be furious but it was a great ride by Brad.

At DM is in the green points jersey ;-)

John B
 
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Marc

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Jan <[email protected]> wrote:

> A poster on rec.bicycles.racing has reported that Brad McGee rode the last 600m with a flat rear
> tyre. Anyone know what sort of difference would this have made to his time?

It would have made him slower!

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marc wrote:

> Jan <[email protected]> wrote:
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> > A poster on rec.bicycles.racing has reported that Brad McGee rode the last 600m with a flat rear
> > tyre. Anyone know what sort of difference would this have made to his time?
>
> It would have made him slower!

Less air, less weight, so no excuse - or so my youngest decreed.

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John B <[email protected]> wrote:

> > > A poster on rec.bicycles.racing has reported that Brad McGee rode the last 600m with a flat
> > > rear tyre. Anyone know what sort of difference would this have made to his time?
> >
> > It would have made him slower!
>
> Less air, less weight, so no excuse - or so my youngest decreed.

Lower gearing means he would spin out faster!

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