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Old 04-12-11, 07:27
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Is Anton going to race?
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Old 04-12-11, 10:10
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LEOPARD TREK announces squads for Köln, Romandie, Frankfurt and Dunkerque.

This means Brice Feillu, Anders Lund and Wouter Weylandt will not be part of the Giro team, as Dunkerque goes until the 8th and the Giro starts on the 7th of May. Too bad, I was hoping for Lund and Weylandt to go to the Giro.

They also left former winner Martin Pedersen (2009) out of the Rund um Köln team.

http://www.leopardtrek.lu/calendar-results
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It's official: Laurent Jalabert follows in the footsteps of Laurent Fignon at France 2.

The head of the sports department of France 2, Daniel Bilalian, had tried to convince Marc Madiot (FDJ) to fill the spot, but Madiot preferred to stay in his role as Directeur Sportif.

This is the only right choice IMO, Jalabert has been doing a great job following the race on the motorbike the last years, and doing interviews after. He has also been the co-commentator for any broadcast except TdF for a few years. Last year he stepped in when Fignon was too ill to talk.

http://www.cyclismactu.net/news-fran...ete-14357.html
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OPL has just fired Mat Lloyd for unprofessional behavior.. They say it has nothing to do with the use of PEDs, pretty odd, he could've helped Gilbert these next few weeks
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that deserves its own thread.
it has been done
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Hey guys,
Just had a thought the other day and after Lance Armstrong's retirement i was wondering who is the biggest rider in terms of results, hype and how big their name is in the world of cycling. So if you went up to a random in the street and asked them to name a cyclist at this current moment, who would they answer with? Cancellara, Cavendish, Contador? Just a thought would love some feedback
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Just had a thought the other day and after Lance Armstrong's retirement i was wondering who is the biggest rider in terms of results, hype and how big their name is in the world of cycling. So if you went up to a random in the street and asked them to name a cyclist at this current moment, who would they answer with? Cancellara, Cavendish, Contador? Just a thought would love some feedback
Contador would almost certainly win the 'random in the street' test if you did it today. The Tour de France is the only race 99% of the public ever hears about, and the Clenbuterol thing meant he was in the news a lot.
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Id be surprised if there was anyone that knew who Contador was, that hadnt heard of Andrew Schleck. The sport is so hated by the media in the west, the entire TDF gets less news coverage than the qualifying for some random f1 race. Those who can say Contadors name probably will have watched the last Tour, hence know Andrew as well.
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I disagree. Contador's name was plastered all over the headlines of major news outlets and websites like ESPN.com that hardly cover cycling. Andy Schleck has hardly ever been mentioned by mainstream press.
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Id be surprised if there was anyone that knew who Contador was, that hadnt heard of Andrew Schleck. The sport is so hated by the media in the west, the entire TDF gets less news coverage than the qualifying for some random f1 race. Those who can say Contadors name probably will have watched the last Tour, hence know Andrew as well.
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I disagree. Contador's name was plastered all over the headlines of major news outlets and websites like ESPN.com that hardly cover cycling. Andy Schleck has hardly ever been mentioned by mainstream press.
I agree with Jamsque. I can readily think of a few people who probably know Contador, but not Schleck.
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