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Old 03-23-2013, 02:13 PM   #1
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Default The Cycling Thread - Part 2

Continued here.

Part 1 - http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=33153
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:20 PM   #2
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First!

It took us 8 years to complete part one. When it was created, some if the first threads talked about two promising up and coming youngsters: Tom Boonen and Cadel Evans.

The show must go on!
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I don't even know who Tom Boonen is.

But I've only been a fan of cycling for about 3 years now.
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And yet you don't know who Boonen is?

He's the best cobbled classics rider of this generation, arguably of all time. World champion in 05, when the other thread was started, plus a gazillion of other victories.

Last year he won the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix, two of the five big one-day races.
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And yet you don't know who Boonen is?

He's the best cobbled classics rider of this generation, arguably of all time. World champion in 05, when the other thread was started, plus a gazillion of other victories.

Last year he won the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix, two of the five big one-day races.
I only watch the Tour de France We don't exactly get the best coverage of cycling in Canada.
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Pray Echoes doesn't read this or he'll say nasty things to you.
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First!

It took us 8 years to complete part one. When it was created, some if the first threads talked about two promising up and coming youngsters: Tom Boonen and Cadel Evans.

The show must go on!
Good times!

I've learned too much about the dark side of cycling in recent years and can't be really bothered following cycling anymore.

I'll probably catch the last few kilometers of Gent-Wevelgem today, but I won't be able to get entusiastic about whoever may win.
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I don't even know who Tom Boonen is.

But I've only been a fan of cycling for about 3 years now.
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I only watch the Tour de France We don't exactly get the best coverage of cycling in Canada.
He didn't do well in the last TdF he was doing so that must be it

Tour of Flanders next week, looking forward to it.
But first Gent-Wevelgem now, altough it's just a warm-up race
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I don't even know who Tom Boonen is.

But I've only been a fan of cycling for about 3 years now.
Yet you call yourself a fan of cylcing? Too many people call themselves cycling fans but only watch the sport in July.
They arent't fan of the sport, they're spectators of an overhyped overcommerialised event that's basically everything that's wrong with the sport.

Cycling is now, 'springtime' in Flanders and Wallony. Racing over cobbles in Paris-Roubaix.
The early stages races of Tirreno-Adriatico and Paris-Nice.

It's like somebody saying they're a hockey fan, yet only watching the sport in the Olympics and not knowing who Sidney Crosby is.
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How the hell do they leave a group up the road go away with Sagan on it? I haven't watched the early stages, but it sounds stupid
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Sagan just blew up the group. Too strong that guy. Easy victory, didn't want to risk a group sprint this time
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How the hell do they leave a group up the road go away with Sagan on it? I haven't watched the early stages, but it sounds stupid
The early stages of Gent-Wevelgem you mean?

Sagan is a beast.

Daniel Martin wins Volta a Catalunya, De Gendt wins the last stage.

And Chris Froome attacks his teammate in the leader's jersey Porte and wins stage and GC at Criterium International.
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The early stages of Gent-Wevelgem you mean?

Sagan is a beast.

Daniel Martin wins Volta a Catalunya, De Gendt wins the last stage.
just realized that "early stages" has a double meaning in cycling. But yes, I meant the beginning of G-W
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Ah I see. Kind of a confusing use of the word stage.
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Eric Boyer is obviously pointing the finger at Sir Bradley Wiggins...

https://www.youtube.com/embed/2MRvw1vSivM

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