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Re: Tony Martin

14 July 2014 - 8:49pm
Hi,
I mentioned him in the Vuelta last year, 110 miles at 25 MPH...................Even Ligget mentioned his stolen stage win in the last 100 mtres
Not seen all the tour today, but see him today pacing up the hills NOT rocking at all, compared to the other stick insects
Maybe there is something to learn from his style

Re: Tony Martin

14 July 2014 - 7:49pm
He's decided that if Jens isn't going to cause everyone serious pain, then another German should!

Re: <Spoilers> Rain.... [SPOILERS]

14 July 2014 - 7:16pm
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At least one team does send their riders doing cyclocross over the winter...[/quote]


Yep, no surprise the winner of the stage is a cycle cross champion.

Re: Tony Martin

14 July 2014 - 6:56pm
One of my all time favourite pro riders. Absolute beast on two wheels and a time trialling machine!

Re: Tony Martin

14 July 2014 - 6:30pm
And again today.

Re: [SPOILERS] Carbon Fibre....

14 July 2014 - 6:28pm
3 different stories.
Frame broke.
Bike fell of car in front of him.
He says he hit something in the road.
As it is he has badly damaged his knee causing him to abandon.

Re: [SPOILERS] Carbon Fibre....

14 July 2014 - 4:50pm
Apparently no snapped carbon frame now, was just a rumour. He did crash though and has withdrawn due to injury or lack of contaminated steaks for dinner last night

Re: [SPOILERS] Carbon Fibre....

14 July 2014 - 4:19pm
Thanks!

Re: [SPOILERS] Carbon Fibre....

14 July 2014 - 4:17pm
BBC Sport wrote:Posted at 14:33

Reports are coming in that Alberto Contador's frame snapped which would explain how he sustained such damage on a relatively slow section of the course.

His Tinkoff-Saxo team-mates are all up the road, so he will have to make his way back to the pack solo.

He is looking tentative as he negotiates the first corners since his crash. His hope at the start of the day was of making inroads in the general classification. Now they might be just keeping himself in contention for the rest of the Tour.

Re: [SPOILERS] Carbon Fibre....

14 July 2014 - 3:58pm
Got that, meanwhile I've had a look at the reports and not seen a mention of frame breakage?

Re: [SPOILERS] Carbon Fibre....

14 July 2014 - 3:56pm
Bonefishblues wrote:I think you should be more specific in your title about what it's a spoiler for!

What happened?
Tour De France, Contador crashed. People are saying his S-works frame broke and it caused the crash.

Re: [SPOILERS] Carbon Fibre....

14 July 2014 - 3:43pm
I think you should be more specific in your title about what it's a spoiler for!

What happened?

Re: [SPOILERS] Carbon Fibre....

14 July 2014 - 3:09pm
He has pulled out.

Re: <Spoilers> Rain.... [SPOILERS]

14 July 2014 - 2:30pm
Ontherivet77 wrote:Is it me or are some pro bike riders incapable of handling a bike in the wet. The amount of crashes is unreal. Nibali didn't seem to have a problem because he has good bike handling skills, perhaps some of these riders need to get out in difficult conditions or do a bit of mountain biking to improve their bike handling.
At least one team does send their riders doing cyclocross over the winter...

[SPOILERS] Carbon Fibre....

14 July 2014 - 2:29pm
Frame snapping in the tour - I'd like to see if we see how

Contador has some work to do...

Re: Accidental Death of a Cyclist

14 July 2014 - 10:56am
I haven't seen the film but Rendell's book about Pantani tells a story of an insecure person being exploited and sucked dry by those around him.
A sad tale indeed of a man with so much talent in an age where drug in sport is a constant problem.

Tony Martin

14 July 2014 - 10:48am
well!

Re: <Spoilers> Rain.... [SPOILERS]

14 July 2014 - 9:27am
Is it me or are some pro bike riders incapable of handling a bike in the wet. The amount of crashes is unreal. Nibali didn't seem to have a problem because he has good bike handling skills, perhaps some of these riders need to get out in difficult conditions or do a bit of mountain biking to improve their bike handling.

Re: A sunday in hell

14 July 2014 - 12:15am
a classic, some great documentary filmmaking from the 1970s with a little whiff of the Nouvelle Vague. Some of the off-race scenes are great too, like the punters in the Valenciennes bar and those showers in the Roubaix velodrome, which look like a concentration camp. pretty weird.

Re: A sunday in hell

13 July 2014 - 10:01pm
I really enjoyed it; seeing those guys (who were my cycle racing heroes when I was a nipper) riding Paris Roubaix was fantastic. Mercx's saddle tweaking obsession laid bare too!

Call me an old fuddy-duddy if you like, but to my eyes the bikes those guys rode were rather wonderful; I dreamed of having a bike with a Nuovo Record gruppo on it and when I finally got one, years later, I hardly wanted to ride it in case (God forbid) I spoiled its perfect beauty.

Of course modern bikes are lighter, faster etc but I do not think that cycle racing (as a sport) is in any way improved by this. I found it interesting that a field as large as the TdeF needed only fifteen team cars in support and most of them had only two bikes on board. Despite numerous incidents, (and in contrast to several of the pile-ups in this year's TdeF where riders have seen their rear dropouts come free in a prang) I didn't see anyone need a bike change, only wheel changes.

cheers

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