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07 Feb 2010 05:14

dimspace wrote:Brad wiggins quoted on cn as saying he is in qatar supporting edvald, arveson, and thomas, and they will be supporting him in july (the tour?)

brings the todal riders for sky quoted as saying they are riding the tour, or quoted by other riders as riding to NINE..

potentially:
Arverson, boasson hagen, calzati,
flecha, gerrans, henderson, lofkvist,
pauwells, thomas, wiggins


(snoring)...:D why would hendy be riding? Where's that south african guy who i forgot his name of?
diggercuz wrote:second post ever after reading the forum for the last few years and one thing i must say, ACF94 is probably the most intelligent poster here, never biased to BMC or Cadel, and never gets worked up over anything.
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07 Feb 2010 05:52

Henderson is already on the short list of riders are a certainty to ride the TdF.
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07 Feb 2010 09:45

auscyclefan94 wrote:(snoring)...:D why would hendy be riding? Where's that south african guy who i forgot his name of?


Good point, I'd expect Chris Froome to be there to help in the Mountains. Forgot about him. Not sure who you'd drop for Froome though, I don't know anything about Calzati so can't make a guess.
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07 Feb 2010 10:26

I always thought that Calzati was Sky's signing of the 'we-need-a-French-guy'-sort to keep the French race organisers happy, so I'll assume he's a safe bet for a Tour spot. Besides that, he's a pretty decent stage hunter, and did take a very impressive stage win in 2006, although that seems ages ago now. I would love to see Chris Froome in the team, though, I have a good feeling about that guy. And what about John-Lee Augustyn? Of the ones mentioned, I'd suppose Serge Pauwels would be the first one out of the door, should this 'un-official' line-up change.
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07 Feb 2010 10:42

Franco Ballerini just died in a car crash :(
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07 Feb 2010 10:47

RIP Ballerini. :(
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07 Feb 2010 11:11

issoisso wrote:Franco Ballerini just died in a car crash :(


Mentioned immediately on Eurosport's Qatar coverage. In a rally.
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/italian-coach-franco-ballerini-dies-in-rally-crash
Awful.
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08 Feb 2010 03:29

issoisso wrote:Franco Ballerini just died in a car crash :(


Thanks for posting the sad news. :(

RIP Franco.
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Chad Gerlach

08 Feb 2010 12:48

Don't know if this was mentioned elsewhere.

I know a lot of people keep up with Chad. He won the masters crit.

http://www.napavalleyregister.com/sports/article_2f0477f4-147a-11df-adea-001cc4c03286.html
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09 Feb 2010 11:07

CBF starting a new thread, but Jan gets to keep his gold medal.
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09 Feb 2010 16:29

ravens wrote:Don't know if this was mentioned elsewhere.

I know a lot of people keep up with Chad. He won the masters crit.

http://www.napavalleyregister.com/sports/article_2f0477f4-147a-11df-adea-001cc4c03286.html


Thanks for the update. I am rooting for the guy for obvious reasons.
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12 Feb 2010 10:06

Trophée des Grimpeurs future in doubt | Cyclingnews.com

I hope an event like this can stay because such races like the Trophée des Grimpeurs are the life blood of the sport.
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15 Feb 2010 14:22

There were quite a few eyebrows knitted, when Alexander Serov and Alexei Markov this season had no contract provision to Katusha.
Now, little by little the can of worms is opened.

Markov would not have taken it too closely with the professional life of cycling, while Serov didn't show up on the first training camp.
He himself says that his passport wasn't in order, so he was unable to cross the border in to Italy and left his bags at home. The team doubted this claim.

The two now are running for the national team of Russia on the piste. Serov recently became Russian winter champion in individual pursuit. Cyclismag
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New Gent-Wevelgem finale

16 Feb 2010 12:13

http://www.gent-wevelgem.be/en/edition-2010/press-release-16-02-2010/

- 219km instead of 257km
- extra loop in France (mont des cats & mont noir)
- total of 16 climbs
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16 Feb 2010 21:25



What do you know????

Armstrong recommends the article on Twitter.

What a suck. Didn't he say CVV was slow?
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16 Feb 2010 21:57



I don't click on links when no information is given about the link.
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16 Feb 2010 22:34

BroDeal wrote:I don't click on links when no information is given about the link.


I presume it's the interview Velonews conducted with Christian Vandevelde. It is a good insight into how Christian's mind works and what's holding him back (him).
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New Astana website

17 Feb 2010 20:26

It says it won't be operational until March, but this is the address for the new Team Astana website (Per press release from AlbertoContador.com)

http://www.astana.lu/

I kind of wish someone would see if the old site paid for the use of the song for the slideshow, but as they used to say on Boston Legal, bygones.
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