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26 Jun 2013 20:24

Zam_Olyas wrote:Nahhh lol .....btw rohtang la Elevation 3,979 m (13,054 ft)


that is a tall mountain indeed, how is the average %?
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26 Jun 2013 20:42

Vino attacks everyone wrote:was thinking about trying out zoncolan or something next (trying out the most famous climbs, just for the fun of it), but i'll surely check it out :p


Yes, go for Zonc is my advice. That will make you a cyclotourist god.

Do you race a lot on your domestic scene btw, or just these holliday cycles?
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26 Jun 2013 20:43

The Hitch wrote:Yes, go for Zonc is my advice. That will make you a cyclotourist god.

Do you race a lot on your domestic scene btw, or just these holliday cycles?


just holidays and local races :)
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27 Jun 2013 03:31

LaFlorecita wrote:Ha ha well done jensie chapeau :D

I would do Alpe in 30 minutes I think... the first 1km that is :D


i would do it in 10 minutes with my car slalom to the top. And wait for you guys to catch up with a hot coco on my hand.:D
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27 Jun 2013 07:40

New negotiations with main sponsors, maybe some news before the tour.
The danish tabloid BT claims to know Riis is more or less retiring from the team, he want´s a less public figure.

I think it would be a bad thing for the team if he makes that choice, unless he can get a very charismatic substitute to take over.

http://sporten.tv2.dk/2013-06-26-riis-forhandler-om-ny-hovedsponsoraftale

http://www.sporten.dk/cykling/her-er-hans-plan-bjarne-riis-traekker-sig
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27 Jun 2013 09:01

He said he was at 75% in Dauphiné. Now, at the start of the Tour he says he reckons he is at about 90%.

http://www.sporten.dk/cykling/contador-savner-ikke-riis-ved-sin-side

Hopefully 100% by the 3rd week

Also he doesnt rule out attacking on Corsica already

Furthermore, he says the route allows for the posibility of early attacks if needed

http://ekstrabladet.dk/sport/cykling/article2024229.ece
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27 Jun 2013 09:35

Cimber wrote:He said he was at 75% in Dauphiné. Now, at the start of the Tour he says he reckons he is at about 90%.

http://www.sporten.dk/cykling/contador-savner-ikke-riis-ved-sin-side

Hopefully 100% by the 3rd week

Also he doesnt rule out attacking on Corsica already

Furthermore, he says the route allows for the posibility of early attacks if needed

http://ekstrabladet.dk/sport/cykling/article2024229.ece


Oh yeah :D I'm becoming more and more optimistic :D

Oh and Riis can't leave the team... :(
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27 Jun 2013 12:03

Read on twitter there will be high pollen levels in france. Does anyone know if this is true?
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27 Jun 2013 12:24

LaFlorecita wrote:Read on twitter there will be high pollen levels in france. Does anyone know if this is true?


http://www.weeronline.nl/Europa/Frankrijk/Hooikoorts-Porto-Vecchio/4285476
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27 Jun 2013 12:40


The solution is simple: avoid the grass.
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27 Jun 2013 12:43

theyoungest wrote:The solution is simple: avoid the grass.


Do you, by chance, know a way to avoid it? The last 10 kms of the Ventoux are a desert, but I'm thinking Contador might be ****ed for the rest of the race.
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27 Jun 2013 12:46

LaFlorecita wrote:Oh yeah I'm becoming more and more optimistic

Oh and Riis can't leave the team... :(


The last interview I just read in spanish, it is to become a Contador's fan :p:D;)

just in case you can translate it:

http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=63351
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27 Jun 2013 12:55

Pentacycle wrote:Do you, by chance, know a way to avoid it? The last 10 kms of the Ventoux are a desert, but I'm thinking Contador might be ****ed for the rest of the race.


So do I
Pretty sad, I was just becoming optimistic

:(
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27 Jun 2013 12:59

All sky's fault, they bribed the pollen god, for sure?
Testing the bounds of reality.
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27 Jun 2013 13:15

Stupid pollen.
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27 Jun 2013 13:39

Contador never have had any pollen problems in July (I have never had any cyclist in my life about), I doubt even any time...in Dauphiné was at 75 %, or it was the pollen?

If Contador is a rider with pollen problems from March (C.I) to July, his succesful career would be impossible.

He feels confident, at 90 %, strong, willing attack and even take risk, without pressure,... he hasnt said any word to be worried about pollen.

I would be worried just for one thing: When he is with excuses before a race, feeling not so good, he always has destroyed his rivals... when he say he is very strong and confident, he use to fail.

Let's hope this time would be different. ;)
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27 Jun 2013 13:44

Taxus4a wrote:Contador never have had any pollen problems in July (I have never had any cyclist in my life about), I doubt even any time...in Dauphiné was at 75 %, or it was the pollen?

If Contador is a rider with pollen problems from March (C.I) to July, his succesful career would be impossible.

He feels confident, at 90 %, strong, willing attack and even take risk, without pressure,... he hasnt said any word to be worried about pollen.

I would be worried just for one thing: When he is with excuses before a race, feeling not so good, he always has destroyed his rivals... when he say he is very strong and confident, he use to fail.

Let's hope this time would be different. ;)


Please tell me when that occured?
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27 Jun 2013 14:06

IIrc he never had pollen problems during the Tour. Shouldnt be a problem
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27 Jun 2013 14:13



ok so only 2 kinds of pollen, let's just hope he is not allergic to those.
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27 Jun 2013 14:14

Cimber wrote:IIrc he never had pollen problems during the Tour. Shouldnt be a problem


This year is different. Pollen are very late this year.
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