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02 Jul 2011 16:56

Me too! :)
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02 Jul 2011 17:36

Beñat crashed today. Hopefully he can get a stage win sometime in the race. It would be even sweeter than Vasil's.
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02 Jul 2011 18:04

Libertine Seguros wrote:Beñat crashed today. Hopefully he can get a stage win sometime in the race. It would be even sweeter than Vasil's.

:(

maybe it's good to take the pressure of himself?

and, yes, a stage win would be the sweetest of all!
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02 Jul 2011 18:59

Team reports no fractures or serious injuries to either Intxausti or Amador (who, lest we forget, started his season unconscious in a dried up riverbed after being mugged).

Aupa Beñat, everybody should be rooting for you :(
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02 Jul 2011 19:23

thirteen wrote::(

maybe it's good to take the pressure of himself?

and, yes, a stage win would be the sweetest of all!


A stage win during which he takes the white jersey (And then keeps it all the way to Paris.)
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03 Jul 2011 00:24

Deadset Movistar are cursed.
RIP Wouter Weylandt - 27 September 1984 – 9 May 2011.

RIP Xavier Tondó Volpini - 5 November 1978 – 23 May 2011

RIP John aka theswordsman - 2 July 1957 - 1 August 2011

Wouter, John and Xavi, you all will be missed.
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05 Jul 2011 11:56

Today I watched an interview with Jens Voigt about the ****ty weather. At the end of it he stated that no one was smiling. My thought:

Tondo would be smiling!
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29 Apr 2012 18:18

Great victory for Beñat Intxausti @ Vuelta a Asturias, which he dedicates to Xavi :)

"Creo que ya me lo merecía después de tantas intentonas y tantas desgracias. A mí mismo me estaba exigiendo ya ganar algo importante y hoy ha sido el día. Lo necesitaba, por mí para volver a ganar, y por poder dedicárselo a Xavi, es algo que he deseado durante mucho tiempo. He entrado en meta muy emocionado, acordándome de él y, evidentemente, esta victoria va en su honor"

http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=50665
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22 May 2013 22:02

Can't believe it's been two years already today, Intxausti's dramatic win on Tuesday a timely reminder of how fragile life can be. Xavier siempre con nosotros.
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22 May 2014 22:10

Tres años :(
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22 May 2014 23:03

just saw this LS...hard to believe really :(

and just as sad see above post from Craig :(
craig walsh always with us
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23 May 2014 13:43

Libertine Seguros wrote:Tres años :(


Hard to believe it has been that long. Good to see Movistar still remembering him publically. It still brings tears to my eyes to think of what he never got to do and how he died.
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23 May 2014 13:59

mariposa wrote:It still brings tears to my eyes to think of what he never got to do and how he died.


How he died mostly makes my insides turn in a rather unpleasant way. :(
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23 May 2014 17:33

mariposa wrote:Hard to believe it has been that long. Good to see Movistar still remembering him publically. It still brings tears to my eyes to think of what he never got to do and how he died.


It was a long hard fight for him to eventually make it to the top of the sport, and yet he only got to burn brightly for the briefest time before it was all taken away. One of my favourite riders and a guy I always had a lot of time and respect for. He had a great background story and was plagued by bad luck and timing, but he never stopped loving being a cyclist, and the accident that took his life is the kind of think that is just a complete one-off, a total freak occurrence, it's still kind of unbelievable. I've had that Paris-Nice video in my signature I think ever since then, because it just epitomised his career; after losing the good GC position he went stage hunting, he attacked from far, enlivened the race, and when the move seemed doomed he just refused to give up, and was absolutely delighted by his win even as he only just scraped home for it.
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