Official Thread - World Championships: Elite Men's Road Race 262.2km, Mendrisio

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Timmy-loves-Rabo said:
tough day, first your euros now this :p

Worst was obviously not seeing Gesink ply his trade. While it's understandable why he wasn't up there, the one thing I always give Gesink credit for is that he doesn't doubt or hesitate, maybe he would've reacted to the Kolobnev-Rodriguez-Evans move unlike the 'big favorites' who waited around holding their d!cks in their hands.
 
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Vino says

"Attack?, that is not an attack.I show you attack"

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titan_90 said:
Wow:eek: Cadel is World Champion a very deserved win:eek:

What a finale! What an attack! CE takes it and finally, gets the big W :)

I think the Eurosport commentator said it ... if you say Evans doesn't attack now, you'll have to eat your hat.

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Hahaha....the Eurosport commentator just got caught out giving out to the producer!
He didnt realise commentary still is rolling on British Eurosport...... classic!
 
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rolfrae said:
cos they cut away before even showing podium I think lol


david harmon

"you what... WHAT.. you didnt even give us a count.. stay for the podiums.. thats b0llocks JC.."

not a happy bunny at all... never heard him so passionate... and hes got a point coverage is advertised as till 5pm.. half hour to go..

just desribed as raw emotion and a technical hitch.. :D
 
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He could have been very close to taking the Vuelta too without that tire mishap. Deserves this win bigtime.
 
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Awesome stuff by Cadel, I am so stoked to see him do it after all he's been through. BTW, how funny was that commentator just going off "you what, you didn't even stay for the podium... that's bolloc.s JC" at his producer. Then the producer tells him he's still on. funny stuff. maybe cadel has just been lulling them into a false sense of security all these years with his lack of attacking!:D
 
BroDeal said:
He wins so seldom he does not have a victory salute. :)

Yah, I just looked it up yesterday, last road win was in '02. He better start practicing for the next time.

Does this salvage Silence-Lotto's year? If Retirement Shack doesn't pick up Horner, will he go back to S-L?
 
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Guess the Aussies burning themselves to bring back that break with 40+ km to go isn't looking so bad now.
 
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dimspace said:
david harmon

"you what... WHAT.. you didnt even give us a count.. stay for the podiums.. thats b0llocks JC.."

not a happy bunny at all... never heard him so passionate... and hes got a point coverage is advertised as till 5pm.. half hour to go..

he has a point. He has to sit through all the early laps, filling the void with chat and then when the medals come out he gets cut off lol.
 
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ingsve said:
Once again we see that riding the Vuelta is a very important preparation for the Worlds. Most of the riders that were there in the end took part in the vuelta in some way.

Very true.
 
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I got the feeling he didn't realize what he had just done when he came over the line.

Now I might be a Cadel-critic most of the time and I stand by that, but this win was nothing less than great. He finally has something to be remembered by for generations to come.

Congrats Aussies.
 
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only cadels fourth road race win.. says it all really.. :eek:

im still in shock... good ride though..
 
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BeachBum said:
Yah, I just looked it up yesterday, last road win was in '02. He better start practicing for the next time.

Does this salvage Silence-Lotto's year? If Retirement Shack doesn't pick up Horner, will he go back to S-L?

I remember him winning road stages this year at the Settimana Internazionale and last year at Paris-Nice, so not sure where you're getting 02 :)