Oh yeah, wasn't that the break he was in with Axel Merckx as well (and who else? Voigt?)... I just remember it being comical watching all these old guys (and Casar, who had been around) who were primarily climbers trying to figure out who would win the sprint at the end...Dekker_Tifosi said:(the sprint in tour 2007 when casar won was classically bad)
Are you high on drugs?abbaskip said:D
I hope he races the tour next year as Garmin's number 1 sprinter. He is the only guy who can really challenge Cavendish consistently I think.)
Didn't Mercado win a sprint against Dessel a few years back? He's not fast, but a snail is an exaggeration.Mellow Velo said:How about this long forgotten gem, that took place on a day of racing infamy.
Yes, stage 18 of the 2004 Tour de France, when Lance chased down and zipped up Filippo Simeoni.
We had a two man breakaway sprint which ended.............
1 Juan Miguel Mercado (Spa) Quick Step-Davitamon
2 José V. Garcia Acosta (Spa) Illes Balears - Banesto
So, old Garcia Acosta got out jumped by a peloton sprinting snail!
I thought Dessel didn't really contest that sprint as he was going to get the yellow jerseyArnout said:Didn't Mercado win a sprint against Dessel a few years back? He's not fast, but a snail is an exaggeration.
Are you referring to the time Cavendish's back wheel was buckled?Thoughtforfood said:You guys are crazy. In a heads up mass sprint, Farrar takes Haussler. I realize xenophobia drives opinion, and this is clear evidence. Farrar actually beat Cav this year. Haussler...not this year or last in a true heads up sprint. Sorry.
ike2112 said:Worst sprinter might be Lance Armstrong, judging by that Tour stage this year. That was an awful sprint, they were all going so slow, Horner was barely any better than Armstrong...Fedrigo was chuckling to himself the entire time.
In fact that'd make sense, as Armstrong once said he never sprinted because it sapped too much energy from the muscles. So if he never practiced it and never did it in races, it'd be no wonder that he was lousy at it.
this.Mellow Velo said:My vote for a pure sprinter who has spectacularly failed to live up to his early promise, goes to..................................................Ivan Quaranta.
I'm sorry, did Haussler win that sprint?abbaskip said:Are you referring to the time Cavendish's back wheel was buckled?
What about the time when Haussler and Cavendish crashed, as Haussler was coming around Cav?