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TdF Stage 1 - spoiler

Discussion in 'Road & Cyclocross' started by ire, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. ire

    ire Turbo Monkey

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    That was a good stage, I couldn't believe how bad the wind was. I thought Kirchen had it, especially since he has won on similar moves. The move by Valverde was phenomenal, definitely a show of power...we'll see if he can keep it up for three weeks :)
     
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  2. NJ Jess

    NJ Jess Monkey

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    I agree,....cool way to start the Tour this year. And boy, what a finish. Hope the rest of the tour is as thrilling.
     
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    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    I didn't watch it, better than a prologue?
     
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    MtnbikeMike Turbo Monkey

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    Much better.

    Valverde looked like he had a motor.
     
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  5. James

    James Carbon Porn Star

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    That was a Cancellara-esque move for sure, just powered up to Kirchen. I would have liked to have seen Columbia get a win, would have been great for their new sponsor, but they did pretty damn well.
    I just don't know if Valverde can be on the gas for three weeks, if they expect to defend the jersey this week. Maybe he just wanted to make a statement...
     
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  6. -dustin

    -dustin boring

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    anyone notice Hincapie's glasses?
     
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  7. MtnbikeMike

    MtnbikeMike Turbo Monkey

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    Yeah I did. What the chet are they?
     
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  8. James

    James Carbon Porn Star

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  9. MtnbikeMike

    MtnbikeMike Turbo Monkey

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    During the Hincapie interview, I saw the extra material at the bottom of the lens thinking they had some goggle action going on.
     
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  10. -dustin

    -dustin boring

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    hm, interesting. my only complaint with my former RJs was lack of lens interchangeability. we'll see.
     
  11. James

    James Carbon Porn Star

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    As long as they have big lenses, I'm in. The Racing Jackets were one of the few glasses big enough to fit my big-ass head.
    Wonder if there is a Thump version in the works? My only complaint about the Thumps is the lenses need to be a bit bigger for riding.
     
  12. James

    James Carbon Porn Star

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    I thought you could swap out the lenses in the older models?
     
  13. Silver

    Silver find me a tampon

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    Oakley really has been bringing the ugly the last 5 years or so...
     
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    anyone know if this is streaming anywhere
     
  15. ire

    ire Turbo Monkey

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    http://www.cyclingfans.com/

    Has links to audio feed, dunno about video. I read the text updates on velonews.com