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01 Mar 2013 13:26

El Pistolero wrote:Because he wins in Langkawi?

These little races don't tell us much. Pippo Pozzato won an Italian race at the beginning of this season and was nowhere during the Omloop het Nieuwsblad.


Because of the number of races he's winning already in his first year with the pros, sure they have all been in small races that don't have the greatest competition. But it still shows he has a lot of talent.
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01 Mar 2013 13:40

If you weren't one of the ten guys that actually tried last weekend, you were in bad form.
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01 Mar 2013 14:30

El Pistolero wrote:A Pozzato in good shape wouldn't have finished 6 minutes down would he?.


Landis must have been in absolutely awful shape on that tdf stage some years back. He finished half an hour down:rolleyes:
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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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01 Mar 2013 21:44

When do you people ever learn, don't get into an argument with El Pisti. If he happens to react to one of your posts and you totally disagree, just let it go.

Saves you the trouble of following El Pistis legendary train of thought.
Same goes for discussions with Ryo or with past me (2007-2012 RIP him)
BYOP88 wrote:Great to see that Porte has rediscovered his 2010/11 climbing form. Hope he can keep it for the rest of the Tour and year.
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01 Mar 2013 21:47

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:When do you people ever learn, don't get into an argument with El Pisti. If he happens to react to one of your posts and you totally disagree, just let it go.

Saves you the trouble of following El Pistis legendary train of thought.
Same goes for discussions with Ryo or with past me (2007-2012 RIP him)


Your posts have become even dumber?

Ok then, winning in Langkawi is a great indicator of sprint talent all of a sudden - lol.
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


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02 Mar 2013 00:31

El Pistolero wrote:Your posts have become even dumber?

Ok then, winning in Langkawi is a great indicator of sprint talent all of a sudden - lol.


Only if Guardini wins. Otherwise it's meaningless.
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02 Mar 2013 04:30

What a great race this is. 10 days in extreme heat, humidity and tropical rainstorms. It takes some tough guys to complete this race. I am looking forward to next year already.
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02 Mar 2013 05:10

theyoungest wrote:Not a single contender for the big cobbled Monuments performed in that race, except for Paolini maybe. Everyone was frozen on their bikes. So why pick out Pozzato's result?

Chavanel, GVA and Thomas i would all construe as contenders.
I'd agree with you but then we'd both be wrong

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02 Mar 2013 06:26

Rosa and Rauf 52 secs up. Echelons in peloton.
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02 Mar 2013 07:27

That's unusual.

I know they are fairly close to the sea but at these latitudes there is usually not much of a strong wind unless there is a tropical downpour coming in right behind it.
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02 Mar 2013 08:16

1. Chicchi, 2. Rogers, 3. Brown, 4. Davis, 5. Fenn, 6. Manan, 7. Schnaidt, 8. Bertazzo, 9. Mori, 10. Harrif Salleh
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02 Mar 2013 08:19

No Malaysian fairytale at all this year, although there was a Chinese one.
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02 Mar 2013 08:27

When i saw the name Rogers i thought mick has turned on to being a sprinter :D because he could :p
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02 Mar 2013 15:20

Couqard - "I think track is the better school"

BTW, watching highlights of this race with the still camera you really get a better idea of the immense speeds they hit in the sprint than we do in the big races with the camera movement absorbing some of the speed.l
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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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