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Stage 17 Chieti → Blockhaus

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Apr 11, 2009
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I see these comments this morning on Velonews: :cool:

From Johan Bruyneel's Twitter account:
"Today is going to be a special day. I can feel it!"

... and from Levi Leipheimer's:
"Good morning. Team Astana is hoping to bounce back after some rest and Rock the Block today. Interesting short stage with very long climb"

Guess, hope springs eternal here. How many GT's has Bruyneel lost? Must be "sore"/new territory perhaps.
 
May 27, 2009
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i am a novice mtb racer and i am not familiar with the tactics that play out in these races. I enjoy watching and admire the ability but never have known the strategy.
 
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DdL sure can look ugly on the bike, shoulders and knees all over the place, head bobbing all over the place, how this guy manages to ride like that baffles me.
 
Apr 11, 2009
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DDL's style, that's for sure. Not exactly a Pozzato.

Then again, smoothness may be overrated: re all those ridiculous claims about pedaling efficiency as the reason for Lance's huge progression from 90s to winning the TDF.

Studies don't seem to show pedaling style, at least, has any impact (re Anquetil toes down, Lemond heels down, whatever). Not sure about bobbing heads, though, etc.:D
 
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Animal said:
I'm too scared to run RAI's streaming coverage at work today, so keep up the updates!

All else fails, you can get CN's live text update going in pretty small window obscured by everything else on your desktop! It's what I have to do ;)

Although the guys updating here do seem to be a few KMs faster at updating than the "live" update...hmm :rolleyes:
 
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BroDeal said:
How many breaks has Voeckler been in during this Giro?

Lots! I wonder, too, about Di Luca, on consecutive days. So many (back of my mind thinks of Selle last year, though DDL's have been shorter). Ah, well, who knows.
 
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Cervelo's train looks like U.S. Postal in past Tours. Scorching pre-climb pace.

1) So looks like Cervelo wants to run Sastre up from the bottom of the climb

versus:

2) LPR may want DDL to attack early to bridge up to Chianti up the road.