General News Thread - Page 634 - CyclingNews Forum

Go Back   CyclingNews Forum > Road > Professional road racing

Professional road racing A place to discuss all things related to current professional road races. Here, you can also touch on the latest news relating to professional road racing. A doping discussion free forum.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #6331  
Old 11-15-12, 17:01
Ryo Hazuki's Avatar
Ryo Hazuki Ryo Hazuki is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 14,097
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by El Pistolero View Post
Yeah, hill is too hard, too bad the hill is comparable to where he made his winning move in 2009 and 2010.
no it is not and in 2010 it was horrible weather, which was a huge advantage to him as he could win the race in downhil
Reply With Quote
  #6332  
Old 11-15-12, 17:04
El Pistolero's Avatar
El Pistolero El Pistolero is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 14,170
Default

Lol, this year was horrible weather as well and he could also take huge advantage on the downhill - he just crashed.

San Fermo della Bataglia is 2.2km with an average gradient of 8.2%. That's very similar to Willunga hill for starters.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ryo Hazuki View Post
horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Hitch
Goss will woop boonens candy ass in a sprint he cares about, any day of the week

Last edited by El Pistolero; 11-15-12 at 17:07.
Reply With Quote
  #6333  
Old 11-15-12, 23:11
auscyclefan94's Avatar
auscyclefan94 auscyclefan94 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Australia
Posts: 18,838
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gloin22 View Post
Gerrans ia an enigma. Performs well in once race, and is **** in other.

Nordhaug got sick before Worlds ( as he usually does ... ) and still came in the first bunch.

Anyway, we'll see in Janaury
What a load of rubbish!!! Let's look at Simon's record from this year.

http://www.cqranking.com/men/asp/gen...ll=1&current=0

Certainly proves your theory wrong.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by diggercuz View Post
second post ever after reading the forum for the last few years and one thing i must say, ACF94 is probably the most intelligent poster here, never biased to BMC or Cadel, and never gets worked up over anything.
Reply With Quote
  #6334  
Old 11-16-12, 00:29
El Pistolero's Avatar
El Pistolero El Pistolero is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 14,170
Default

Relax guys, the only reason I didn't see Gerrans as a genuine contender was because he didn't have the Vuelta in his legs.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ryo Hazuki View Post
horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Hitch
Goss will woop boonens candy ass in a sprint he cares about, any day of the week
Reply With Quote
  #6335  
Old 11-16-12, 10:29
auscyclefan94's Avatar
auscyclefan94 auscyclefan94 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Australia
Posts: 18,838
Default

Daniel Freibe: "Rui Costa (the cyclist, not the ex-footballer) named Portuguese sports person of the year, ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo (via @AlexandreMignot)"


https://twitter.com/friebos/status/269373533031907328
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by diggercuz View Post
second post ever after reading the forum for the last few years and one thing i must say, ACF94 is probably the most intelligent poster here, never biased to BMC or Cadel, and never gets worked up over anything.
Reply With Quote
  #6336  
Old 11-16-12, 10:49
Parrulo's Avatar
Parrulo Parrulo is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 9,881
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by auscyclefan94 View Post
Daniel Freibe: "Rui Costa (the cyclist, not the ex-footballer) named Portuguese sports person of the year, ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo (via @AlexandreMignot)"


https://twitter.com/friebos/status/269373533031907328
indeed, indeed shame he couldn't be on the gala because of the team camp, his girlfriend went to pick up the price.
Reply With Quote
  #6337  
Old 11-16-12, 10:55
trevim's Avatar
trevim trevim is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Portugal
Posts: 3,499
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by auscyclefan94 View Post
Daniel Freibe: "Rui Costa (the cyclist, not the ex-footballer) named Portuguese sports person of the year, ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo (via @AlexandreMignot)"


https://twitter.com/friebos/status/269373533031907328
This is just because no one can't stand Ronaldo's soap opera in Portugal
Reply With Quote
  #6338  
Old 11-16-12, 10:55
jens_attacks's Avatar
jens_attacks jens_attacks is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 10,916
Default

^^^that is pretty big, great for cycling


in other news, davide rebellin confirmed tour de san luis as first race for 2013. finally after many years, he will begin the season normally and not in june/july.


also trailer for "the last kilometer".seems like it's out
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=70FEhtuT0GE
Reply With Quote
  #6339  
Old 11-16-12, 11:05
Netserk's Avatar
Netserk Netserk is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Denmark
Posts: 11,894
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jens_attacks View Post
^^^that is pretty big, great for cycling


in other news, davide rebellin confirmed tour de san luis as first race for 2013. finally after many years, he will begin the season normally and not in june/july.


also trailer for "the last kilometer".seems like it's out
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=70FEhtuT0GE
A Rebellin/Contador/Schumacher fight for GC? :drooling:
__________________
Cancellara is like The Black Album. Really good but way overrated.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Floyd Landis
Take Bradley Wiggins for example, and his claim that he thought Lance Armstrong was clean up until the reasoned decision. I do have a little sympathy for him. While he's not particularly bright or articulate, if you read between his curse words it's clear that he has insecurities resulting from the fact that despite all the measures he took to win the Tour he wasn't even the strongest rider.
Change my pitch up/Smack my bitch up
Reply With Quote
  #6340  
Old 11-16-12, 13:04
The Hitch's Avatar
The Hitch The Hitch is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: London.
Posts: 22,577
Default

Love the news.about Costa
__________________
The Hitch: Winner 2013 Vuelta cq game. Winner, Velorooms prediction game 2012, 2013 (still undefeated). Currently 2nd all time cq rankings.
Quote:
Originally Posted by pre 2009 wiggins
If there's a 1% suspicion or doubt that a team is working with certain doctors, then they shouldn't be invited to the Tour de France - as simple as that.
journalist with integrity.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 19:04.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2006 - 2009 Future Publishing Limited. All rights reserved. Future Publishing Limited is part of the Future plc group. Future Publishing Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with company registration number 2008885 whose registered office is at Beauford Court 30 Monmouth Street Bath, UK BA1 2BW England.