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Dekker_Tifosi said:
I humbly retract my words.

Wow.

Wow is right, that was as an impressive a win as I have seen in awhile. Haussler looked to have it easy when he went. That catch was fantastic. Great race. I'd love to know what he clocked speed wise when he bridged that gap.
 
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I'm surprised that here were no attacks. Everyone knew that Cavendish was in the group and that he would kick their a** but still there were no attacks.

Cavendish is fast.

EDIT: Cool...this forum uses instant censor software.
 
Yes the race did evolve perfectly for Cavendish. For one, they rode up Le Manie in group, instead of making the pace hard, like Bruseghin did last year.
Two, although the pace was hard at the Cipressa, there was no co-operation in the front group after that, thus the second group quickly returned.
Three, almost no attack at the poggio, normally they start attacking from the foot till the top. This time, nobody attacked until close to the top, you're never going to drop anyone that way.

So in conclusion, the cycling gods blessed Cavendish with an ideal race situation today, tactically the race was perfect for sprinters, because the attackers have waited too long. Cowardness caused the attackers to lose to the sprinters today, with Mark Cavendish as major winner
 
That was truely amazing. The chase back obviously, but we know he's that kinda fast. What impressed me more was that he still had jump after 300k. He was totally fresh, and that's scary for the future cause that shows me Cav can win other Classics.
 
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Great finish! Isn't cycling the best? Just when you think you have it all sussed out... I am so happy to be delusional right now, with tipping Cav to win and all.
 
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That was a great ride by Cavendish. I was not expecting that. And apparently I was not the only one..

It was a bit odd not to see anyone try to make a break on the Poggio, or at least further from the top. I wonder what that was about...
 
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That was truely amazing. The chase back obviously, but we know he's that kinda fast. What impressed me more was that he still had jump after 300k. He was totally fresh, and that's scary for the future cause that shows me Cav can win other Classics.

Too light to ever be there in the velodrome in Roubaix? Shout out to Hincape again today too. He put the jets on in the last K. Haussler timed it perfect though, he went right as George pulled off.
 
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He has got to be the fastest ever! Put 2 seconds into the others on the line:eek:

i think the others gave up when hausler broke thinking he was uncatchable, boonen 15th shows where his head was once he thought he couldnt win.....


cavvy didnt give up like the rest.. showed is class.....
 
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How good is this bloke, still just learning on the road, too young, won't get over the Poggio- WRONG! .Great finish, Rebellin was my smokey so I was hoping he may have stayed away but....
 
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Grater said:
Cav wins MSR from Haussler and Bennati

The way Cancellara is going, this is going to be Hincapie's year for PR - or a podium.

Scratch that second comment. If Cav can do this, he can make it over the cobbles and win PR.
 
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Milano-Sanremo results

As of 13:30 CDT, the BBC is giving Cavendish as the winner of the race, but Cycling News isn't, what gives?
I've noticed recently that Cycling News is often late with results compared with the Beeb.
 
Wow! It's not exactly how I expected it to turn out, but there's no doubt the guys that finished 1-2 deserved the top two spots. What an incredible effort by Haussler to try to steal it, and Cav showed amazing speed, and guts, and whatever Erik Zabel taught him about this race, stuck.

George does look primed for P-R. Keep fingers crossed.

Noticed Lance was 125th, 8 minutes back. I guess he still has a lot to learn. ;)
 
Well at least I'm definately not the only one who thought he had no chance at all. Guess cycling remains to be completely unpredictable. Who would have ever thought Cavendish would be with the remaining 50 that sprint at the end of San Remo, when a week ago, he couldn't even follow the best 100 uphill in the Tirreno Adriatico stage 2 bunch sprint?