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Denis Menchov vs. Vladimir Karpets

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cyclelicious said:
hmmm, When he's on, Menchov is silent but deadly. So I have to go with Menchov in the octogon.

Humm... I am afraid of things that are silent and deadly :D at least my nose is.

What in the hell is the octagon?
 
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Both Russians have been "off the radar" and not talked about a lot lately... I think some sneaky G.C. pros have gotten out of the "target" testing for some time.

Also, they are not doing total body hemoglobins at all so that F-s it up for any team that wanted to come in clean without drugs.
 
Rock The Mullet!

Gotta pull for the guy with the mullet, Menchov's only hope is to grow a mustache - that's may even the playing field.
Wait, are we talking about the Giro? Oh, in that case, I say Levi, even without a mustache!

Don't mind this feed, move on to the next :)

Cheers
 
But Denny is working on those cool 70's sideburns!

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BroDeal said:
Don't forget Ekimov. Those Russians really know their mullets.

oh i see. insults is what you do.
it's your thing.
one trick pony.
 
lookkg386 said:
Oh how I miss Brochard....

That photo might explain why he ended up hooked on pot belge.

I tend to divide the Eastern Bloc riders into two camps. The Glasnost camp, and the Apparatchik camp. The Glasnosts tend to talk more, smile for cameras, wave to kids, and learn new languages, or even move to the west. They may be quiet, and workmanlike, but tend to be open and happy with change. The Apparatchiks are the ones who are stoic, insular, rarely give interviews, or only in the native tongue, and seem to yearn for the days of the old ways. Neither are necessarily better than the other, just kind of the way I have fun with it.

The Glasnosts would be guys like Zabel, Konyshev, Tchmil, Berzin, and probably Menchov though he's kind of quiet.

The Apparatchis are guys like Abdujaparov, Gusev, Honchar and probably Karpets.

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Alpe d'Huez said:
That photo might explain why he ended up hooked on pot belge.

I tend to divide the Eastern Bloc riders into two camps. The Glasnost camp, and the Apparatchik camp. The Glasnosts tend to talk more, smile for cameras, wave to kids, and learn new languages, or even move to the west. They may be quiet, and workmanlike, but tend to be open and happy with change. The Apparatchiks are the ones who are stoic, insular, rarely give interviews, or only in the native tongue, and seem to yearn for the days of the old ways. Neither are necessarily better than the other, just kind of the way I have fun with it.

The Glasnosts would be guys like Zabel, Konyshev, Tchmil, Berzin, and probably Menchov though he's kind of quiet.

The Apparatchis are guys like Abdujaparov, Gusev, Honchar and probably Karpets.

:cool:



I like it. I guess a true "Glasnost" would be everyone's favourite Russian Ekimov.
 
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lookkg386 said:
Oh how I miss Brochard....

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Don't forget Big Tom in his earlier days.... A bit more 'modern' this mullet.

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And an April story from the cyclingnews... archive....

Hair Replacement company to launch team for 2003 Tour
By Anthony Tan

In response to the growing number of elite riders in the European peloton aging so quickly on top, US-Italian hair replacement firm IWantInonSomeHair (IWISH) is aiming to launch a Division 1 team in 2003, with the aim of securing one of the six wildcard [bald] spots in next year's TDF.

IWISH hopes to sign on some quality riders, including Marco Pantani, Daniele Nardello, Paolo Bettini and Levi Leipheimer. Spokesman for IWISH, 1956 Olympic Road Champion Ercole Baldini, informed Cyclingnews that the primary objective for 2003 will be to have all nine cyclists at the start line sporting beautifully groomed 'Mullets'.

The Mullet was first thought to be a hair style whose naming origins stemmed from the like-named breed of fish. Legend has it the fishmongers of Iceland cultivated the hair style to keep their necks warm and dry against the North Atlantic spray.

However other sources claim this theory to be false, and believe the Mullet has its origin in the ancient Palaces and Universities of Poland. They say Mullet is actually a compound word combining the words "mull" to ponder, and "et" a Polish suffix meaning eternally - thus the Mullet gets its name from those who were forever engaged in intellectual processes.

With such enormous intellectual power in the peloton, it looks like the other teams will simply have to out-ride the Mullet gang, as they'll certainly have a tough time trying to outwit this hairy lot.
 

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