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Old 12-24-12, 15:00
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Barredo retires.
Let's wait until after his possible doping suspension is over. Vino also retired.
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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
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Old 12-25-12, 00:01
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In Spanish but nice little article about Freire where he talks a little about his career and what it was like being a top 1 day rider in "climber country".

http://deportes.elpais.com/deportes/...42_968204.html


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Let's wait until after his possible doping suspension is over. Vino also retired.
At the end of the article it says Barredo already has a job in a cafe. Hes not that big a name either so has no team to return to. I dont think anyone would take a risk on him hell be 34 by the time he comes back.
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Old 12-25-12, 00:04
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At the end of the article it says Barredo already has a job in a cafe. Hes not that big a name either so has no team to return to. I dont think anyone would take a risk on him hell be 34 by the time he comes back.
Certainly not at the top level. I could imagine Andalucía or one of the Portuguese teams taking a flyer on him, but realistically the best he could hope for is something like Utensilnord like happened to Patxi Vila.
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Old 12-25-12, 00:07
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In Spanish but nice little article about Freire where he talks a little about his career and what it was like being a top 1 day rider in "climber country".

http://deportes.elpais.com/deportes/...42_968204.html




At the end of the article it says Barredo already has a job in a cafe. Hes not that big a name either so has no team to return to. I dont think anyone would take a risk on him hell be 34 by the time he comes back.
Yeah, but didn't Ricardo Ricco also want to become a bartender?

Few weeks(or days) later he already wanted to return. Barredo is a decent rider, he'd find a decent Pro-Conti team if he ever wants to return.
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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
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Old 12-25-12, 00:30
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Certainly not at the top level. I could imagine Andalucía or one of the Portuguese teams taking a flyer on him, but realistically the best he could hope for is something like Utensilnord like happened to Patxi Vila.
He could go and become a tt specialist in Colombia

Anyway its a really sad because i remember harmonn telling the story of how as a little kid he wanted a new bike.and his dad.and brother told him he could only get it if he managed to.climb some local mountain which was very difficult but he.managed it. And from the hopes and.dreams of wanting to.ride a bycicle and having the talent to do.so, to 20 years later end up serving coffee.

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Old 12-25-12, 10:22
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He could go and become a tt specialist in Colombia

Anyway its a really sad because i remember harmonn telling the story of how as a little kid he wanted a new bike.and his dad.and brother told him he could only get it if he managed to.climb some local mountain which was very difficult but he.managed it. And from the hopes and.dreams of wanting to.ride a bycicle and having the talent to do.so, to 20 years later end up serving coffee.

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Wasn´t Lagos de Covadonga this local mountain. He had to climb it without his feet touching ground
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Old 12-25-12, 10:58
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Yeah, but didn't Ricardo Ricco also want to become a bartender?

Few weeks(or days) later he already wanted to return. Barredo is a decent rider, he'd find a decent Pro-Conti team if he ever wants to return.
Really ? I thought Ricco had a job at the blood bank.
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Old 12-25-12, 11:39
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well ricky meant bartender but in his own bar, he was paid well. don't imagine that barredo will serve coffee lol
but yes that's sad. barredo was a very good rider and de la fuente too
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Old 12-25-12, 20:19
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