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2010 Tour of the Gila

27 Apr 2010 01:07

I've arrived in sunny Silver City and rode up the Mogollon climb today. It's not a huge climb, but there are some steep sections. I anticipate Levi will take this, though I'm not counting Zabriskie out. I don't think Lance has too many problems here. It rises, flattens out, hits again, calms down a bit, then the last 2 miles are pretty steep. Finish is on a 13% grade.

Hope to have some pics from the finish line. Got a bunch last year.
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27 Apr 2010 01:20

Moose McKnuckles wrote:I anticipate Levi will take this,


Danny 'DP' Pate is so going to take this, he's a beast!
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27 Apr 2010 02:00

Lance days he's ready for the Tour of Gila, so I expect him to wreck shop while he's there. The Boss is Back!
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27 Apr 2010 02:10

Tour of The Gila website here. with full schedule of all events. April 28th - May 2nd.

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Men's Pro 1.

St 1: Wednesday, April 28 - SILVER CITY to MOGOLLON ROAD Race. 9:05 am Men Pro 1 - 151.5 km

St 2: Thursday, April 29 - The INNER LOOP Road Race. 9:00 am Men Pro 1 -128.8 km

St 3: Friday, April 30 - DAN POTTS MEMORIAL TYRONE Individual Time Trial, - 25.9 km.
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27 Apr 2010 02:14

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Men's Pro 1.
St 4: Saturday, May 1 - DOWNTOWN SILVER CITY CRITERIUM. 3:15 pm Men Pro 1 - 69.6 km 40 laps

St 5: Sunday, May 2 - GILA MONSTER ROAD RACE. 8:40 am Men Pro 1 - 170.2 km
(Begins at Gough Park, Silver City, ends at Pinos Altos, 6 miles north of Silver City.)
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27 Apr 2010 02:18

It's looking like we're going to get a drastic drop in temperature and rain for Saturday's crit. The Pro field might be sketchy with almost 200 guys going around those corners. The descent is pretty fast.
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27 Apr 2010 02:22

Lance getting an appearance fee?
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27 Apr 2010 02:44

He should get one for NOT racing, and just showing up to help promote the sport, talk to fans and the media, IMO.

Not a big fan of ProTour rides entering such a race, though it does rise the profile of the race itself. Lance could probably get just as many riders and fans to show up if he arrived as a patron of the event.
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27 Apr 2010 02:58

Alpe d'Huez wrote:He should get one for NOT racing, and just showing up to help promote the sport, talk to fans and the media, IMO.

Not a big fan of ProTour rides entering such a race, though it does rise the profile of the race itself. Lance could probably get just as many riders and fans to show up if he arrived as a patron of the event.


Isn't it about time his majesty actually starts racing?
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27 Apr 2010 02:59

Interesting parcours-will the race be TV broadcasting at all?
Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?
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Tour of the Gila or Vuelta a Castilla y León.

27 Apr 2010 03:01

Moose, if you get to talk to Levi, ask him which race is harder - Tour of the Gila or Tour of Castles and Lions.

The Vuelta a Castilla y León was a relatively unknown race until Big Mig put it in on the map in 1993.
Banesto ended up winning that race 9 times!

Maybe RadioShack can put Tour of the Gila on the map & win it 9 times:)

Previous winners:
1987 USA  Bishop, Andy (USA)
1988 USA  O'Grady, Gavin (USA)
1989 USA  Lieswyn, John (USA)
1990 SWE  Backmann, Bjorn (SWE)
1991 SWE  Backmann, Bjorn (SWE)
1992 USA  Livingston, Kevin (USA)
1993 COL  Robles, José (COL)
1994 USA  Miller, Andrew (USA)
1995 USA  Vaughters, Jonathan (USA)
1996 USA  Swindlehurst, Burke (USA)
1997 USA  Bowen, Bart (USA)
1998 USA  Swindlehurst, Burke (USA)
1999 USA  Wherry, Chris (USA) Saturn
2000 CAN  Wohlberg, Eric (CAN) Shaklee-Marin
2001 USA  Moninger, Scott (USA) Mercury
2002 USA  Wherry, Chris (USA) Mercury
2003 USA  Miller, Drew (USA) Trek-Volkswagen
2004 USA  Moninger, Scott (USA) Health Net-Maxxis
2005 USA  Swindlehurst, Burke (USA) Seasilver
2006 USA  Baldwin, Chris (USA) Toyota-United
2007 AUS  O'Neill, Nathan (AUS) Health Net-Maxxis
2008 COL  Ladino, Gregorio (COL) Tecos
2009 USA  Leipheimer, Levi (USA) Mellow Johnny's
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27 Apr 2010 03:07

Polish wrote:Moose, if you get to talk to Levi, ask him which race is harder - Tour of the Gila or Tour of Castles and Lions.

The Vuelta a Castilla y León was a relatively unknown race until Big Mig put it in on the map in 1993.
Banesto ended up winning that race 9 times!

Maybe RadioShack can put Tour of the Gila on the map & win it 9 times:)
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Team Radioshack are not riding ;)
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27 Apr 2010 03:07

I think Lance will win only because they need to keep the myth alive that he is better than last year so Levi and Jason will work for him to win.
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27 Apr 2010 03:11

This is a hard race in terms of terrain. However, you need terrain and a tough field to make a race difficult. I'm not sure Levi has sufficient competition here, honestly.
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27 Apr 2010 03:12

Taylor Phinney is listed as a starter.

Moose, chase him down and give him "The Look".
Vino would want it that way:)


http://www.bikereg.com/events/ConfList.asp?EventID=9795
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27 Apr 2010 03:14

Polish wrote:Taylor Phinney is listed as a starter.

Moose, chase him down and give him "The Look".
Vino would want it that way:)


http://www.bikereg.com/events/ConfList.asp?EventID=9795


I doubt Vino even knows who Taylor Phinney is.
Not sure he'll do well in terms of going for the win here. He's not a climber (Phinney, that is.)
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27 Apr 2010 03:19

Dr. Maserati wrote:Team Radioshack are not riding ;)


A rose by any other name would smell as sweet!
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27 Apr 2010 03:29

Polish wrote:A rose by any other name would smell as sweet!


I don't know... Garmin's squad is riding under the name...

DZNuts.

I'm cheering for them in this wants... who wouldn't want to see DeezNuts on the podium?
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27 Apr 2010 03:47

I see Floyd is also on the start list. Hope he does well.

DS Frankie Andreu will be "Driving the Car" for KENDA Pro Cycling
presented by GEARGRINDER I hope also.
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27 Apr 2010 03:57

Moose McKnuckles wrote:I doubt Vino even knows who Taylor Phinney is.
Not sure he'll do well in terms of going for the win here. He's not a climber (Phinney, that is.)


Vino and a couple of Kazakhs should enter as Team Borat and kick everyone's butts. Vino could ride up to Phinney and say, "I'll crush you Little Punk."

Go FLandis!!!!1!
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