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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:39 am Reply with quote
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I have to admit two things:

Just imagine if we'd had an ITT in the first week and Menchov was another minute closer. Now that really would have been exciting.

Hats off to both Schleck and Contador for gritting their teeth today. But for me Menchov is the GC rider of the Tour for never forgetting that he was racing for 1st place even if there was no realistic chance of getting there. Great racer. Next best prize for me goes to Cunego who has just about been in every move that went off the front for three weeks. Pity he hasn't won a stage yet, but terrific racing attitude.


I agree - another ITT, heck even a TTT could have really changed things around and made it much more interesting.

I was really cheering for Menchov - very impressed with his effort. I've been a fan of his since watching the 09 Giro - especially the fall in the rain within 1 km of the finish on the last time trial. That guy knows how to put some suspense in a race.

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Just my cynical 2 centimes worth but if AC wasn't a professional cyclist he might make a good chulo (pimp)... Twisted Evil


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 6:02 pm Reply with quote
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He might have learned those skills from LA, eh? Wink

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 8:58 pm Reply with quote
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Visualize AC driving around Madrid in his SEAT pimpmobile...



Pistolero's posse with their camisa amarillas...



More likely one like this...


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:14 pm Reply with quote
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Oh, I didn't know that Seats were Spanish built Fiats. A bit like Zeus components, eh?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:56 pm Reply with quote
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Wisey wrote:
Oh, I didn't know that Seats were Spanish built Fiats. A bit like Zeus components, eh?


Fiats, Seats - here's the MAN!





And to bring it back to the Gitane topic, a picture of le Cannibal with Joop Zoetemelk in Gitane kit.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:16 am Reply with quote
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Great Jooooop pic. I have never seen that one before!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:50 pm Reply with quote
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Great Jooooop pic. I have never seen that one before!


Skinny climbers... Wink

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:58 pm Reply with quote
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What's the deal with that "old fashioned bike"? Does it even have any gears? Twisted Evil

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Gears? We don't need no stinkin gears! 
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What's the deal with that "old fashioned bike"? Does it even have any gears? Twisted Evil


REAL MEN don't need gears! Twisted Evil

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:46 pm Reply with quote
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Apparently, I was a "girl" when I used gears to ride up to Brian Head, Utah.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:43 pm Reply with quote
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Apparently, I was a "girl" when I used gears to ride up to Brian Head, Utah.


Discretion is the better part of valor! I bow out.... Embarassed

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