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Samuel Samu Sanchez official awesomness thread.

20 Jun 2011 21:24

One of the hardest TDFs in history.

Cometh the hour Cometh the man.

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As expected, the approach of the Tour has flooded the home of cycling (cycling news forums) with thread upon threads making speculations ranging from as to whether the greatest cyclist of our generation can be allowed to race, will be allowed to race, should be allowed to race, to whether totally unproven tt specialists will somehow manage a top 10.

Almost every man and his dog ever mentioned for a TDF top 10 has its own thread.

Here are just a few examples.

Contador http://forum.cyclingnews.com/showthread.php?t=14035
Basso http://forum.cyclingnews.com/showthread.php?t=13869#
Schleck http://forum.cyclingnews.com/showthread.php?t=14093
Martin http://forum.cyclingnews.com/showthread.php?t=13833
Gesink http://forum.cyclingnews.com/showthread.php?t=13775
Levi http://forum.cyclingnews.com/showthread.php?t=14104
VDB http://forum.cyclingnews.com/showthread.php?t=13775
Kloeden http://forum.cyclingnews.com/showthread.php?t=12484
Evans http://forum.cyclingnews.com/showthread.php?t=13855 (and many others)
Brajkowic http://forum.cyclingnews.com/showthread.php?t=14073
CVV http://forum.cyclingnews.com/showthread.php?t=12027


But there is one piece in the puzzle that is still missing.

It has been found.

I bring you the official thread of Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez.


The man who represents this thing of ours at the highest table of world sport.

The man who wears the helmet every child around the world dreams of wearing.

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Some say it was passed down to him from King Arthur himself.

So loved across the galactiverse, he is instantly recognised around the world by the simple four letters.

Samu.

So here is, the man, the legend, from Oviedo Asturias Spain, riding for Euskatel Euskaudi, he weighs in at 65kg (add 3kg for the Olympic medal around his neck) and measures 175cm in height,

Samuel "Samu", "Sammy" "SamSan" "The Olympic Champion"

Sanchez

GOOOONNNN

ZALEZ!!!!

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Peace!.
The Hitch: Winner 2013 Vuelta cq game. Winner, Velorooms prediction game 2012, 2013. 2nd all time cq rankings.
The Father of Clean Cycling, Christophe Bassons wrote:When I look at cycling today, I get the impression that history is repeating itself: riders who are supposed to be rouleurs are climbing passes at the front of the race, and those who are supposed to be climbers are riding time trials at more than 50 kilometres per hour.

The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


journalist with integrity.
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20 Jun 2011 21:26

Tony Martin
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20 Jun 2011 21:26

He laugs in the face of adversity

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And cries joy when it has been broken.

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The Hitch: Winner 2013 Vuelta cq game. Winner, Velorooms prediction game 2012, 2013. 2nd all time cq rankings.
The Father of Clean Cycling, Christophe Bassons wrote:When I look at cycling today, I get the impression that history is repeating itself: riders who are supposed to be rouleurs are climbing passes at the front of the race, and those who are supposed to be climbers are riding time trials at more than 50 kilometres per hour.

The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


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20 Jun 2011 21:28

jobiwan wrote:Tony Martin


Screw you for taking up my second post.

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The Hitch: Winner 2013 Vuelta cq game. Winner, Velorooms prediction game 2012, 2013. 2nd all time cq rankings.
The Father of Clean Cycling, Christophe Bassons wrote:When I look at cycling today, I get the impression that history is repeating itself: riders who are supposed to be rouleurs are climbing passes at the front of the race, and those who are supposed to be climbers are riding time trials at more than 50 kilometres per hour.

The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


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20 Jun 2011 21:30

Sammie is awesome indeed gogo podium!
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20 Jun 2011 21:30

The Hitch wrote:Screw you for taking up my second post.



I forgot, your threads take 3 posts before they're open! :p:p

The 2nd post is all yours now! :D

BTW, Sanchez is a fun rider to watch. Go get your podium, son!
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20 Jun 2011 21:32

olympic champion and awesome descender:p
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20 Jun 2011 21:41

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20 Jun 2011 21:44

maxmartin wrote:olympic champion and awesome descender:p


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrPCRlti2v8&feature=related
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20 Jun 2011 21:44

Audible meh.
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20 Jun 2011 21:45

Podium candidate for sure. Albeit having a quiet build-up I think he'll be up there for sure. He's a likable guy, climbs really well, and with daredevil descents as a part of his arsenal of qualities one cannot but hope he does well.
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20 Jun 2011 21:47

The Hitch wrote:Image


so sophisticated
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20 Jun 2011 21:48

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20 Jun 2011 21:52

jobiwan wrote:I forgot, your threads take 3 posts before they're open! :p:p

The 2nd post is all yours now!

BTW, Sanchez is a fun rider to watch. Go get your podium, son!


I would have rather you kept the post and the screw you meant something:p

I was originally going to stop at 2 posts but your comment gave me an excuse to go for a third.:)
The Hitch: Winner 2013 Vuelta cq game. Winner, Velorooms prediction game 2012, 2013. 2nd all time cq rankings.
The Father of Clean Cycling, Christophe Bassons wrote:When I look at cycling today, I get the impression that history is repeating itself: riders who are supposed to be rouleurs are climbing passes at the front of the race, and those who are supposed to be climbers are riding time trials at more than 50 kilometres per hour.

The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


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20 Jun 2011 21:53

world's most emphatic victory salutes:


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20 Jun 2011 21:56

nvpacchi wrote:world's most emphatic victory salutes:


sorry but can't agree. Those are pretty emphatic but this one trumps them all:

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20 Jun 2011 21:59

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKgcYHXOzvo

The more important question is, who whill he lose a sprint to this year's Tour? Is it Bradley Wiggins? Kloden? Leipheimer?

Or will he get outdescended by Moncoutie at the descend of the Tourmalet?

All these questions will be answered in the next episode of the Tour. On your tv in July.
Ryo Hazuki wrote: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


The Hitch wrote:Goss will woop boonens candy a[color="Black"]ss[/color] in a sprint he cares about, any day of the week
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20 Jun 2011 22:08

Libertine Seguros wrote:sorry but can't agree. Those are pretty emphatic but this one trumps them all:

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I'll give you that one for certain.

For Samu it's his overall body of work, lots of quality vehement salutes simultaneously eliciting both the joy of a professional winning his first race, and the class of someone who has been there time and time again.
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20 Jun 2011 22:09

nvpacchi wrote:world's most emphatic victory salutes:




Theres the one in my OP where he does the peace sign as well (just edited it in)

Libertine Seguros wrote:sorry but can't agree. Those are pretty emphatic but this one trumps them all:

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You seem to be talking about non-Samu related subjects still, are you having trouble following the thread? Please stick to the subject matter.
The Hitch: Winner 2013 Vuelta cq game. Winner, Velorooms prediction game 2012, 2013. 2nd all time cq rankings.
The Father of Clean Cycling, Christophe Bassons wrote:When I look at cycling today, I get the impression that history is repeating itself: riders who are supposed to be rouleurs are climbing passes at the front of the race, and those who are supposed to be climbers are riding time trials at more than 50 kilometres per hour.

The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


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20 Jun 2011 22:13

Always been one of my favorites but I just can't call him Samu. Don't know why, I just don't like it. He's Sammy to me.
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