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16 Sep 2018 09:46

I am quite surprised of this. He finshed 14th yesterday on the queen stage of the vuelta. Seems like he still would be able to win something. Well a great career with some amzing moments, especially the Vuelta 2010 where he derseved to win and then the Zonclean stage in 2011 was just legendary.
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16 Sep 2018 09:54

Frankschleck wrote:I am quite surprised of this. He finshed 14th yesterday on the queen stage of the vuelta. Seems like he still would be able to win something. Well a great career with some amzing moments, especially the Vuelta 2010 where he derseved to win and then the Zonclean stage in 2011 was just legendary.


Contador literally won on his (second to) last day as a racer, so clearly still being able to win doesn't mean you shouldn't stop if you feel the time is right.
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16 Sep 2018 16:37

Sad day for me. You will be remembered Fuji!
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16 Sep 2018 16:44

Damn. I've always likes him. Great, great climber when he was atop of his career.
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17 Sep 2018 12:27

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17 Sep 2018 12:46

Anton has always been one of my biggest favourites. Sad to see him retire.

His post-Euskaltel years haven't been much to shout about, but I think that's a mentality thing. I think the ability has always been there, it's just the killer instinct and drive that has been lacking. Anton has reportedly been very well-liked at Dimension Data.

Even in the last few years, Anton has occasionally shown flashes of the great climber he is. In an otherwise horrible Giro for him this year, he made a nice show on the Zoncolan when he put his mind to it. Of course he left the race the day after.
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17 Sep 2018 18:23

Apparently, Jose Rujano ended his professional cycling career last summer already. He still won a 5th Vuelta a Tachira in 2015 after his return to South America. Nicknamed the condor of the Andes, his major career achievements of course are his 2009 Vuelta a Colombia win and the King of the mountains title at the 2005 Giro d'Italia, while additionally finishing 3rd overall. Rujano enjoyed a successful career in the South American cycling scene , although he never managed to fulfill his potential on the European scene after 2005. Still he remains among the most successful Latin American cyclists of the Zeros and is still well appreciated especially in Colombia given he left his sparkles in Europe during an otherwise rather unfruitful time frame for South American cyclists. Being a 15 year old kid back in 2005, I remember being hugely impressed and amazed how a little flyweight like Rujano managed to emerge at the top of the world on that legendary first Finestre stage. Ever since together with Emanuele Sella he's remained one of my most warmful childhood memories in cycling.

Being a true flyweight with around 48 kilograms on only 1.62 meters, Rujano in fact was even lighter than fellow latin hottie Eva Longoria who used to measure 48 kilos at 1.53 meters when she still was a true skinnygirl back in 2005!

Rujano remains in the world of cycling as he apparently set up his own Gobernacion Merida - Fundacion Rujano team 2 years ago and still holds a management position in that team. I'm not an expert in the South American cycling scene though, so Escarabajo might be able to verify or specify that information. He doesn't seem to be very active in social media anymore, since there ain't no recent updates on his Instagram accounts. Hopefully he fares well given the current political situation in Venezuela. Wish him all the best!

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17 Sep 2018 18:34

I did not expect to read about the weight of Eva Longoria today...
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17 Sep 2018 18:35

tobydawq wrote:I did not expect to read about the weight of Eva Longoria today...

Well, that was meant to be a handy impression on how tiny and lean that guy actually was. :D
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17 Sep 2018 18:38

staubsauger wrote:
tobydawq wrote:I did not expect to read about the weight of Eva Longoria today...

Well, that was meant to be a handy impression on how tiny and lean that guy actually was. :D


Sure, sure. How you know her weight still is mysterious, though :)
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17 Sep 2018 23:05

Astana's Truls Korsaeth is another one. He still had a contract, but decided to retire after just 2 pro seasons.
Hasn't raced since May, in fact.
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17 Sep 2018 23:18

Don't be too sad about Rujano. His 17 y/o son, Jeison, is currently one of the better juniors in the country. Just as small as his father.
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18 Sep 2018 07:36

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18 Sep 2018 07:47

GuyIncognito wrote:Astana's Truls Korsaeth is another one. He still had a contract, but decided to retire after just 2 pro seasons.
Hasn't raced since May, in fact.


Why? Just... general lack of motivation?
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18 Sep 2018 08:31


He was a very underrated rider, great domestique first for Flecha and later, Chaves.

THAT Roubaix is still the most entertaining day of racing I’ve seen.
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18 Sep 2018 08:43

RedheadDane wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:Astana's Truls Korsaeth is another one. He still had a contract, but decided to retire after just 2 pro seasons.
Hasn't raced since May, in fact.


Why? Just... general lack of motivation?



http://www.astanaproteam.kz/modules.php?name=astana&page=news&id=2210
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18 Sep 2018 13:45

Agree with 42 - Hayman was a model professional who was a valued team member - He should be proud of his career.
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19 Sep 2018 04:16

42x16ss wrote:

He was a very underrated rider, great domestique first for Flecha and later, Chaves.

THAT Roubaix is still the most entertaining day of racing I’ve seen.


Everything about this is true. Always been one of those workers I respected a lot since long before the Roubaix entertainment.

And about Antón, I have to admit it's about time, gone another rider whose result I checked after every race I missed, it got more and more difficult lately, but it's not easy to give it up. I wish him the bests for his next phase of life.
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03 Oct 2018 13:33

Przemyslaw Niemiec (UAE) to retire after Tour of Turkey.
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03 Oct 2018 14:13

tobydawq wrote:I did not expect to read about the weight of Eva Longoria today...


With any mention of her or any other beautiful woman in this forum it is mandatory that it also be accompanied by a picture, simply to break up the monotony of the constant images of skinny men in tight fitting clothes. I believe there is mention of this rule in the Welcome to the forum thread. :D ;)
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