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Is Cavendish pulling a trailer?

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Just noticed this pic, sure seems a lot heftier than last year, no?

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/photos/htc-columbia-warm-up-for-team-presentation-in-majorca/100767
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http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/photos/htc-columbia-warm-up-for-team-presentation-in-majorca/100767
 
Dec 11, 2009
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Might be the kit he's wearing, reportedly very cold.

Alaistair Fotheringham from Cycling Weekly reports he was ' looking lean and ready for action.
 
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Sure, winter clothing is always to be taken in to account, granted. But just looking at the jawline area, and the fact that his stomach is dropping below his legs suggests otherwise.

Here's another picture, from Ghent Wevelgem '09, I guess showing why I was a little surprised....
Mark%20Cavendish%20Ghent%20Wevelgem%202009.jpg
 
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Yea, he has a belly going there. If not, then I'll tell my wife that mine is just the winter clothing too...
 

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Belly Breathing thats all...

And there are still 2 months before he has to climb the Poggio at 300km
(Although Big George will not be there to help him)

Latest MSR odds from UNIBET:

Milano - Sanremo 2010
Who will win?

Cavendish, M 3.50
Haussler, H 9.00
Petacchi, A 11.00
Freire, O 11.00
Boonen, T 12.00
Boasson Hagen, E 13.00
Gilbert, Philippe 13.00
Pozzato, F 14.00
Cancellara, F 14.00
Bennati, D 17.00
Farrar, T 18.00
Hushovd, T 20.00
Ballan, A 28.00
Breschel, M 30.00
Chavanel, Sylvain 40.00
 
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Polish said:
Belly Breathing thats all...

And there are still 2 months before he has to climb the Poggio at 300km
(Although Big George will not be there to help him)

Latest MSR odds from UNIBET:

Milano - Sanremo 2010
Who will win?

Cavendish, M 3.50
Haussler, H 9.00
Petacchi, A 11.00
Freire, O 11.00
Boonen, T 12.00
Boasson Hagen, E 13.00
Gilbert, Philippe 13.00
Pozzato, F 14.00
Cancellara, F 14.00
Bennati, D 17.00
Farrar, T 18.00
Hushovd, T 20.00
Ballan, A 28.00
Breschel, M 30.00
Chavanel, Sylvain 40.00

Cav won't win it this year. No Hincapie to guide him over, and after his sprint last year, the others will be relentless in their attacks this year. More chance of a Cancellara repeat than Cav.

And whoever put Hushovd at 20 and his lead-out man at 9 is having a larf.
 
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You can see Cav pics from a couple of days ago here -
http://www.tdwsport.com/ Go here, click "image desk" then "free access" there's a link to 200 more photos from Saxo Bank Camp

Here's a side view in the new kit from a couple of days ago.

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He does look like hes put on some wait when you look at his face and his stomach is HUGE!!!!

I just don't see how that can be real, even if hes been eating and drinking nonstop, for sure he has also been training and I don't see how his stomach could get that big so fast.

Usually when I put a jacket or vest away I put it under my jersey on top of my back but I guess its not unheard of to put it by your stomach. I just can't see his stomach getting that big so fast.
 
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theswordsman said:
You can see Cav pics from a couple of days ago here -
http://www.tdwsport.com/ Go here, click "image desk" then "free access" there's a link to 200 more photos from Saxo Bank Camp

i stand corrected, that image must just be the perfectly un-perfect angle. if you look at some of the photos that theswordsman linked us to, you can see that he's still super lean. certainly at fighting weight.
 
elperrito said:
i stand corrected, that image must just be the perfectly un-perfect angle. if you look at some of the photos that theswordsman linked us to, you can see that he's still super lean. certainly at fighting weight.

Cav's got a beard ala Wayne Rooney. Dork.

What's with the Columbia kit?? It's still rank. Pharken get it fixed.
 
Three things:

1.) That picture got him at the most unflattering time possible, right when his belly is completely full of air from a deep breath. As a cyclist you learn to take gigantic, full breaths no matter how fast you're riding. The belly expands a whole lot as you fill the lungs completely - that's what Cav is "caught on film" doing right there!

2.) He's not nearly as lean as he was on peak season form 2009.

3.) It's January and he's a burly sprinter type, he shouldn't be lean as a greyhound this time of year. As a meaty sprinter you can't stay at 6% body fat all year round because you'll go insane and quit the sport. You have to let yourself eat a few cookies over the winter.