yes or no?

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  1. superdanuk

    superdanuk New Member

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    A quickfire thread, i ask a question then the next person answers yes or no and then they pose a question and the next person replies yes or no and then asks a question and so on.

    so, Will valverde go top 5 in the tour this year?
     
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  2. PartisanRanger

    PartisanRanger New Member

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    Yes, if not gain a podium spot. He certainly has the skills to stay in the mountains with the big boys along with well-known sprinting skills for time bonuses. He's still young but barring injury like last year I can see him pulling it off.

    My question:
    Is Lance Armstrong the best cyclist of all time?
     
  3. limerickman

    limerickman Moderator

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    No - Eddy Merckx is the greatest cyclist of all time.

    My question - are Eddy Merckx bikes too expensively priced?
     
  4. JAPANic

    JAPANic New Member

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    Yes, all good bikes are over priced.

    Are TREK Bikes good value for money?
     
  5. padawan

    padawan New Member

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    They are getting better (now that the competition is getting a little more air time - the post Lance years in the U.S.) but IMHO you can still get a better bike for the same money in a few places (C'Dale, Cervelo to name a couple).

    My question: Carbon has been 'all the rave' for the past couple of years but the prices are still much higher than aluminum. Are the claimed benefits actually worth the extra $$'s?
     
  6. superdanuk

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    yes. Carbon is great and it makes a difference if your a serious racer.


    Landis to sign for discovery by seasons end?
     
  7. Catabolic_Jones

    Catabolic_Jones New Member

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    Interesting question. I think if Floyd flies at the Tour, and Danielson bombs in the Vuelta, it will probably happen. However, if Floyd bombs the Tour and Danielson does well at the Vuelta, then no, I don't think so.

    Do you believe cycling will ever become a relatively 'clean' sport, with regards to doping?
     
  8. lance_armstrong

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    There are too many smart people out there who will always find a way to slide past the rules enough to be just a little more successful than they should be. Testing will always lag just far enough behind to question results, but not overturn results with an infallible stamp of authority. Meanwhile, professional cycling suffers.

    How long will Tom Boonen dominate the ranks of pro cycling?
     
  9. superdanuk

    superdanuk New Member

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    As long as he wants! in terms of classics racing anyway. Valverde would be his biggest rival but he'l be busy with the grand tours over the next few years. Boonen is by far the best rider in terms of the tour of flanders and paris-Roubaix.

    Would Lance Armstrong have won tour number 8 if he hadnt retired?
     
  10. aacliment

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    Yes. With the way he trains and the Discovery team the way it is, it would be extremely difficult to beat him.


    My question. Do you think Ulrich will win the tour?
     
  11. alibat

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    Yes (fingers crossed)
    My question:
    Will Tom Boonen win the green jersey at the Tour?
     
  12. Virenque

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    Yes he will because Petacchi won`t participate.

    Who do you think will take Mt. Ventoux stage on Thursday?
     
  13. cyclingheroes

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    My answer: Iban Mayo (wow that's a risky answer..)

    My question: will Dennis Menchov get a podium spot at this years TdF?
     
  14. mitosis

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    No.
    Will Vino?
     
  15. superdanuk

    superdanuk New Member

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    no

    Will rasmussen win k.o.m in tour?
     
  16. sergen

    sergen New Member

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    Yes. Rasmussen will target this jersey and with no outstanding GC candidate this will be a priority for the team.

    My question - has anyone else noticed that the FDJ team seem to be the only one in the ProTour that regularly change the colour of their shorts (sometimes navy, sometimes white). Why??
     
  17. *.exe

    *.exe New Member

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    No :D But I know that the Caisse d'Epargne-Illes Balears riders change their kits depending on which country they're racing in.

    My question: Even if Ullrich wins this year's TdF, will he be remembered as talent wasted?
     
  18. Virenque

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    Probably the talent on the least right place at the least right time. He would probably win 8 TdFs if Armstrong wouldn`t be there.:)

    Did anyone notice that Saunier Duval - Prodir was accualy Prodir - Sauiner Duval at USA races last year?
     
  19. limerickman

    limerickman Moderator

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    Prodir.
    They're a pen manufacturer.

    Personally I prefer an A.T.Cross pen.
     
  20. cuervo

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    Do you think limerickman should post a question here?

    (No offense Lim)
     
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