The Thread about Nothing....

Discussion in 'Australia and New Zealand' started by Hitchy, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. roshea

    roshea Well-Known Member

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    It's those damn Bianchis I tells ya! :eek:
     


  2. bbp

    bbp Well-Known Member

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    I just got in and seriously thought you meant breakaway from the gun. But no.
    I guess that still qualifies as fireworks. :mad:

    Interesting that they've done that when Liquigas and Barloworld are still there. Is there a subtext of the S-D team being directly implicated, or are they being careful smart and not risking ASO's wrath and next years participation in the race?
     
  3. Thylacine

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    You could always talk about 1980's road racing. That has great 'flow'.

    :rolleyes::p
     
  4. Geoff Vadar

    Geoff Vadar New Member

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    If bikes could commit suicide those barloworld bianchis would. They are that ugly. I would put those crashes down to attempted bike suicide.
     
  5. jock.c

    jock.c New Member

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    You are indeed a sage young man Tigger.

    The 80's were the pinnacle of racing. No drug scandals (despite the number of drugs being used), good racing (despite the animosity between some of the riders), and no UCI vs ASO.

    Those were the days
     
  6. classic1

    classic1 Well-Known Member

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    Rubbish. I haven't used the word 'ghey' for at least 14 hours.
     
  7. bbp

    bbp Well-Known Member

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    geez it's a beautiful looking stage
     
  8. Gusboh

    Gusboh New Member

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    Yeah, but, are you coming on the TAN ride?
    Promise there won't be any ghey talk.
     
  9. badsac

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    Yeah fuggin oath!!! Dickeads! Everyone know's the boys is a once in a generation talent and could pull a locomotive up the freakin matterhorn if only they'd put a friggin towball on those ugly ass Scotts.
     
  10. classic1

    classic1 Well-Known Member

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    I've driven through that part of the world, not exactly where they are on the road at the moment, but nearby. Its not bad.
     
  11. bbp

    bbp Well-Known Member

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    Closest I got to there was Arles and Nimes, which I took a day or two away from the Tour to visit, and sadly missed Chiappucci's epic ride to Sestriere. Woops.
     
  12. 46kgToDate

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    Ricco gone!
    O my prophetic soul!
    he was too good to be true.
    Agree, great stage near that river! And agree re Bianchi - death on wheels, more flats than any other bike!
     
  13. classic1

    classic1 Well-Known Member

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    We drove up from Barcelona and stayed at Sete, which isn't very far from where the stage finishes in Narbonne. The mountain terrain over the border was similar to what is on the TV now. Only really passed through the area though.
     
  14. classic1

    classic1 Well-Known Member

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    Those Skodas would be farkin useless in a stack. What were they thinking making it out of sand?
     
  15. thunder

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    Geoff agrees
     
  16. thunder

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    Simon Clarke was climbing with him in 2005 in giro del regioni.
     
  17. classic1

    classic1 Well-Known Member

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    Here is my comment from a couple of days ago :D
     
  18. Geoff Vadar

    Geoff Vadar New Member

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    Robbie got boxed. Bugger.
     
  19. classic1

    classic1 Well-Known Member

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    Robbie got himself boxed in. He looked for the easy ride. Chavenel hit out and got second. McEwen was right with him. Robbie sat there like a stale bottle of piss. got himself bozed in and got nothing.
     
  20. Geoff Vadar

    Geoff Vadar New Member

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    Yeah I know. Well said. He had a split second to grab Chavenel but clearly wanted something better. Didnt get it.

    If you watch Cavendish's second win you will see Robbie get clear but 20m back from him. They both stomp on the rest of the field at the same speed. Id love to see them go head to head tomorrow but unlikely.
     
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