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27 Oct 2009 16:30

progressor wrote:LOL.

Although for me it's more the evil emperor johaan and darth Lance vs Alberto skywalker. Two trying to enslave all pro cycling, the other fighting back the forces of darkness against all odds.


That works, just don't forget about Alexander Yodakourov, who will train up young Skywalker in the ways of attacking and fighting off boring cycling tactics.
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27 Oct 2009 16:45

dimspace wrote:as for hooverland going to spain.. just confirms my already low opinion of him.... he will be applying for dual citizenship next so he can receive the same government protection offered to the rest of them..


Curious...confirms your low opinion of him? How? Why? Why do you have a low opinion of him? I am curious...is there something I don't know about Hoogerland? Because he is training in Spain?
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28 Oct 2009 00:35

Well, what i'm going to post it isn't news, but I didn't knew another place to put it. Sorry.

" wrote:2009 mountains classification winner Stefano Garzelli (Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo), sprinters Filippo Pozzato (Liquigas) and Alessandro Petacchi (LPR Brakes), former Giro Champion Damiano Cunego (Lampre-NGC) and former World Champion Alessandro Ballan (Lampre-NGC) joined Menchov as Race Director Angelo Zomegnan delivered details of the 21 stages and two rest days that comprise next year's race. The 2010 event will begin in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on May 8 and end 23 days later in Verona, Italy.


http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/gallery-giro-ditalia-stars-gather-at-the-2010-race-presentation

Cyclingnews should update their data base.:p
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28 Oct 2009 10:00

afpm90 wrote:
Cyclingnews should update their data base.:p


Well, Ballan and Petacchi are still affiliated with those teams until the end of the year, aren't they? No excuse for the Pozzato error though. :rolleyes:
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28 Oct 2009 12:57

craig1985 wrote:This is the thing that I hate about cycling, a pro cyclist goes somewhere to train, and it is instantly assumed that he is up to no good. So where on earth is he meant to go for his training camp? I don't know, somewhere the weather is probably the best at this time of the year. If he is cheating, fair enough, but you know, what if he is actually putting in the hard yards every day? Nah impossible, he is there to eat paella and visit Fuentes.


I agree with ya man. I find it hard that he can judge JH so much, because he has suddenly had some strong performances, when (as mentioned) Wiggo was practically the same in terms of GT racing.

He trains hard, and it is frowned upon... :rolleyes:
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28 Oct 2009 13:47

Cartesian Centaur wrote:Well, Ballan and Petacchi are still affiliated with those teams until the end of the year, aren't they? No excuse for the Pozzato error though. :rolleyes:


Yeah, you're right. Sorry for the mistake.
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28 Oct 2009 13:56

Apparently Sastre will not ride the 2010 Tour. He will focus in the Giro and the Vuelta.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/sastre-leans-towards-giro-ditalia-vuelta-a-espana
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28 Oct 2009 17:47

afpm90 wrote:Apparently Sastre will not ride the 2010 Tour. He will focus in the Giro and the Vuelta.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/sastre-leans-towards-giro-ditalia-vuelta-a-espana


Sastre:

"I don't know who makes these rumours up.
I haven't talked to the press about it since the Giro presentation. I want to repeat what I said there: I'll ride two Grand Tours and I will choose which two after the Vuelta presentation. Until then I don't have any preferences, I won't speak again about this."
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28 Oct 2009 18:10

issoisso wrote:Sastre:

"I don't know who makes these rumours up.
I haven't talked to the press about it since the Giro presentation. I want to repeat what I said there: I'll ride two Grand Tours and I will choose which two after the Vuelta presentation. Until then I don't have any preferences, I won't speak again about this."


He should probably let his twitter alter ego know about that.
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28 Oct 2009 20:51

Another Dane (well former Dane), Linda Villumsen (of Columbia HTC), is now a New Zealander.
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29 Oct 2009 09:12

Oh dear, doper takes position managing the ProTour.

Surely there's some kind of conflict of interest here what with him being DS at Columbia? But hey, this is the UCI right?
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30 Oct 2009 02:32

Team Columbia-HTC’s line-up for 2010 Tour Down Under: André Greipel (Ger), Michael Rogers (Aus), Bernhard Eisel (Aut), Mark Renshaw (Aus), Matthew Goss (Aus), Marcel Sieberg (Ger) and Hayden Roulston (NZl).

That is going to be one awesome lead out train for Greipel.
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30 Oct 2009 06:05

I don't know if this has been released anywhere but new DS for Team Sky Marcus Ljungqvist did an interview with the swedish eurosport commentator and got a question about how the Team Sky kit will look like next year. His answer was that it will have a black base with some white and blue features. He commented that kits always look good when there is only one sponsor that dominates the kit.

It sounds similar to the SKY+HD jersey.
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30 Oct 2009 10:09

Gent - Wevelgem will be 250km next year.
They're really trying to make something of it.
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Gilbert 2010

03 Nov 2009 12:06

Gilbert's program for 2010: focus on spring classics, no Roubaix, no Giro, no Tour, Vuelta + Worlds+Lombardia to end season.


http://www.sporza.be/cm/sporza/wielrennen/091102_gilbert_programma
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03 Nov 2009 12:34

il_fiammingo wrote:Gilbert's program for 2010: focus on spring classics, no Roubaix, no Giro, no Tour, Vuelta + Worlds+Lombardia to end season.


http://www.sporza.be/cm/sporza/wielrennen/091102_gilbert_programma


I like the way he is managing his career. He knows where he can have success and is taking steps to maximize his chances...I think more riders need to do this type of thing.
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03 Nov 2009 13:00

I'm surprised that nobody seems to have picked this up.
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/boogerd-returns-to-peloton-with-new-continental-team
Where are our Dutch posters?
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03 Nov 2009 13:08

Mellow Velo wrote:I'm surprised that nobody seems to have picked this up.
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/boogerd-returns-to-peloton-with-new-continental-team
Where are our Dutch posters?


Sorry but this is a Tour de France forum we don't care about other races.
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03 Nov 2009 13:25

thehog wrote:Sorry but this is a Tour de France forum we don't care about other races.


Unless Lance is riding them
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03 Nov 2009 13:32

thehog wrote:Sorry but this is a Tour de France forum we don't care about other races.


Sorry, but even as a joke, I can't stand this kind of statement. This is a CYCLING forum, and the Tour is just one of many races.

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