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Old 05-26-11, 00:19
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Another example is that I changed the hubs and put in the spoke into my training wheels. I also change my mountain bike around… I really like that. In the winter, I meet my friends to go mountain biking. I really enjoy it, it is my life.

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one of my friends who does BTT told me today that he has raced with tondo once. he also has a big signed poster of him on the volta a portugal podium.

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He is at number 27 in the last UCI world tour ranking.

Him dying now is just so wrong, I can't get past it.
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Just read the article about him on this site. Really great.
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Just read the article about him on this site. Really great.
Agreed. Great piece, it gave me goosebumps.
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Just read the article about him on this site. Really great.
+1 The more and more I learn about Tondo the more heartbreaking and tragic I find his passing. The sport has really lost someone of great character. He would've been someone all of us would've loved to have ridden with and shared afternoon's conversation with talking about the sport.
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Yeah he really sound he was an awesome guy. Still can't believe he is gone, but then I feel the same with Wouter Weylandt
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Sorry for digging this up again.

Reading this article http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/memo...s-intxausti-on I have to say the following passage made my eyes a little teary:

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Intxausti was sitting inside the vehicle when the accident occurred. His teammate died in his arms.
Seriously, poor kid!
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Horribly traumatic for Intxausti but some day he will be glad he was there for his friend's last moments. It's better than imagining somebody dying alone.

I'm going to miss Tondo so much at the Tour He would have been so happy to be there and would have factored in to the race. There would have been some miserably tough climb where the moto cameraman would have caught him smiling

I'm routing for Intxausti and the whole Movistar team.
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Yeah. You're right. Let's just hope that will be what he thinks and that he doesn't get any "I should've been able to save him" thoughts running through his head.
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Yeah. You're right. Let's just hope that will be what he thinks and that he doesn't get any "I should've been able to save him" thoughts running through his head.
a few of the magazines i picked up have him saying he's like to go for the White Jersey in memory of Tondo... he knows it's a long shot but he'll give it his all -- Tondo believed in him.

it was very sweet... i will definitely be rooting for him!
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