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Old 03-23-09, 07:23
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Default Thread to appreciate George Hincapie

Cav became one of the greats this weekend with MSR in his first try at 23.

But let's hear it for Big George. What a motor and what a heart. 185 miles, riding with Cav on the hills, bringing him back to the front when he got dropped. He may not be able to win any more, but he's an asset to his team.

And then he could still do the ultimo chilometro on the front.

Well done George. Cav couldn't have done it without you!
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Old 03-23-09, 07:38
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Appreciation to Paolini and Tossato who also performed similar roles for Pettachi and Boonen, although their protected sprinters did not deliver the result that Cavendish did.
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Old 03-23-09, 09:11
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What's there to appreciate about Hincapie. He was a amazing rider with Armstrong and suddenly there is a difference between night and day when he changes teams. couldn't climb to save himself. I strongly suspect he was a doper but isn't now. He didn't exactly reign Armstrong in when he was persecuting all the whistleblowers.

The sport won't miss hincapie.
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Old 03-23-09, 10:56
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I suspect you are dead right. Winning that huge alpine stage? Highly suspect. And his late 90s loss of form, and his article in Cycle Sport about being cured by Chinese medicine from " a buildup of parasites"? Meh!

But he was riding during a real bad doping period of the sport.

You can still appreciate his teamwork now can't you?
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Old 03-23-09, 13:37
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He may not be able to win any more, but he's an asset to his team.
There is still hope that he has one last good P-R in him.
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Old 03-23-09, 14:23
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What's there to appreciate about Hincapie. He was a amazing rider with Armstrong and suddenly there is a difference between night and day when he changes teams. couldn't climb to save himself. I strongly suspect he was a doper but isn't now. He didn't exactly reign Armstrong in when he was persecuting all the whistleblowers.

The sport won't miss hincapie.
Um, you go by "Indurain" and have the nerve to accuse someone else of doping? George probably did/does dope, but you are completely naive to believe Indurain didn't. Save the righteous indignation for someone else.

I for one hope he has on good P-R left too. Columbia have strong enough riders to put him in position.

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Old 03-23-09, 14:47
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What's there to appreciate about Hincapie. He was a amazing rider with Armstrong and suddenly there is a difference between night and day when he changes teams. couldn't climb to save himself. I strongly suspect he was a doper but isn't now. He didn't exactly reign Armstrong in when he was persecuting all the whistleblowers.

The sport won't miss hincapie.
He just towed Cav to the front at MSR! What change are you talking about? He also happens to be getting old, but no it must be dope - everything is dope. Can we have a dope forum for all the dopes that hijack every thread and turn it into a dope thread?
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Can we have a dope forum for all the dopes that hijack every thread and turn it into a dope thread?
Sure. As soon as riders stop doping...
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Old 03-23-09, 15:22
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Sure. As soon as riders stop doping...
Um, no then you wouldn't need a separate forum.

To keep it ON TOPIC, I cant think of another current rider who has had more bad luck than George in critical parts of big races.
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Sure. As soon as riders stop doping...

All of you are pathetic, they guy wants to give props to a rider he likes and down come the "dopes". Every single thread, every single forum, every time. This new CN forum is now just like every other one out there. Ruled by the people who can't resist the dope talk. EVER. What the he!! is wrong with you?
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