The Thread about Nothing....

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

  1. gplama

    gplama Well-Known Member

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    So anyone putting their hand up to be the 'key' in his 'lock'? :ghey:
     


  2. classic1

    classic1 Well-Known Member

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    I love this quote from Evans
     
  3. classic1

    classic1 Well-Known Member

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    that is crap.
     
  4. swampy1970

    swampy1970 Well-Known Member

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    Dude, no. Just no.

    Matagi

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  5. thunder

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    Haussler is pretty quick to go thru the women's Cervelo test team. No one told him you don't have to be as quick as you are on the bike, and that they are not there for "testing".

     
  6. swampy1970

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    My top 5 is
    1. 1989- LeMond v Fignon, decided on final stage, 9 secs
    2. 1987-Roche v Degado, great battle, truly memorable moments, La Plagne
    3. 1986- LeMond v Delgado, teacher v pupil, internal team rivalry
    4. 2003- Lance v everyone, lots of unforgettable moments, crashes
    5. 2008- No idea who is gonna win, oh Sastre, really!!!

    Hahaha...

    From what I remember:

    1. it was 8 seconds.
    2. The "power of Conconi" (Roche) Vs whatever you could eventually be masked by probenicid.
    3. Delgado? Didn't he quit in the Pyrenees that year?
    4. Lance Vs Dehydration.
    5. Carlos Q-Rings wins on D'Huez.

    Nice to see that every one forgot about Hinault on both lists. I preferred De Vlaeminck's brother - he took more drugs of the two and was eventually busted for selling the stuff. Acting like a fool after 9 hours on a bike is a class move. Roger was a hard bastard but funny how he really never won anything after May.... Call me a cynical bastard.
     
  7. classic1

    classic1 Well-Known Member

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    Some of my favourite Tours

    83 - one of the most open Tours in years, Fignon wins at 22yo.
    84 - Fignon dominated but I thought it was a great Tour. Hinault attacking day in day out
    86 - Lemond vs Hinault
    87- Roche vs Delgado. JF Bernards memorable TT on the Ventoux, Roches collapse at La Plagne, him gaining time back the next day on the decent of the Joux Plane, Systeme U attacking everywhere
    89 - Lemond vs Fignon - 8 seconds
    96 - Another open race. Riis the winner. Indurain cracking
    03 - Exciting Tour
     
  8. heinkel12

    heinkel12 New Member

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    I think he is tactically naive. I didn't see the finish last night but if he has gone early with Rebellin, Schleck and Cunego just sitting there then that is stupid. He could win one of these big classics but I don't think he knows how to. He was at the finish of a world road title a couple of years back and stuffed that too.
    I'd like to see him ride Roubaix and Flanders actually.
     
  9. classic1

    classic1 Well-Known Member

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    Eric deVlaeminck was farkin nuts. I know a Belgian woman who was his social worker for a while. She confirmed his general nuttiness. He never discusses his 'dark period'. Wild rides in cars, gunplay, drugs.........

    Roger won a couple of Belgian road titles, shit loads of Giro stages, a couple of Tours of Lombardy's, and a Paris-Brussels, so it blows your after May theory out of the water. He did despise racing in France in any race other than Paris-Roubaix though.

    Anyone who doesn't have Hinault on their top 5 of all time list isn't objective and is probably a window licker.
     
  10. classic1

    classic1 Well-Known Member

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    Especially after he handed Kirchen a magnificent lead out last year.

    Yep


    Evans would find a way to break three collarbones at Roubaix.
     
  11. stevebaby

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    Dunno how you could bear it.
     
  12. stevebaby

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    With his background, I would have thought he would handle the rough stuff pretty well.
     
  13. stevebaby

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    Ha! No mo!
    My mo is more Ron Jeremy than Tom Selleck.
     
  14. classic1

    classic1 Well-Known Member

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    Nonsense. They are nearly all lesbots. Then again HH looks a bit like a lesbian himself.
     
  15. swampy1970

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    96 wasn't an open race. Riis had that one in his pocket after the first day in the mountains. Riis on Hautacam was a farce. Watching Mr 60% casually slide back through the lead group checking everyone out before just knocking it up and gear and gracefully riding off into the distance...
     
  16. 531Aussie

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    Yeah, there are at least 50 on Beach Rd every night :)
     
  17. classic1

    classic1 Well-Known Member

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    Wrong. Your argument re: Riis having it in the bag on first day in the mountains does not hold any water. Indurain was red hot favourite. When he cracked nobody knew who would win overall. Berzin was yellow jersey on the day of migs collapse, not Riis.

    Hautacam wasn't until the third week of the Tour. Indurain wasn't completely out of the picture until the following day to Pamplona when he was distanced on the big Pyreene stage. Finally, Riis cracked in the final TT and only beat Ullrich by 1.40 overall.
     
  18. 531Aussie

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    ^ Jee, that took longer than I expected -- and you even broke you new "I don't post on here no more whilst at work, since the fat, ugly chick in the next cubicle dobbed me in to the supervisor" rule :D
     
  19. Thylacine

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    If anyone has seen Classos' life, can you please give it back to him? ta.

    Oh, almost forgot :

    It's a Holiday in Deeee-troit-ia.....where Estate agents dress in black......
     
  20. Thylacine

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    I just attempted to join cyclingnews.com forum, and the 'random question' was "Did Pantani win the TdF?" to which I answered "sort of".

    Apparently that's the wrong answer. :rolleyes:
     
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