Cycling - La Vuelta a España

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  1. surly357

    surly357 Cochetopa dreamin'

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    ...and if you want to mess with people you ask, "who was the first american to win A tour de france?"






    ...Marianne Martin- the 'tour de france feminin' in 1984. :-)
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  2. Schnickelfritz

    Schnickelfritz pick, grin, repeat

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    What a race! Thanks for carrying the thread, BobbySands!

    Worlds start this weekend and run from Sat 8/22 thru 8/29. Thinking bout a thread for that.

    Haven't thought about it or looked at the course profile, but I'm rooting for the defending champ!
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  3. Schlug

    Schlug JockeyfullofBourbon

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    I say go for it. I love the World's. Lots of unknowns, some Tour riders had horrible form afterward, some of the Vuelta riders had amazing fitness, and some may have pedaled themselves into the ground.

    I thought Boasson Hagen was a terror in the Vuelta and I wonder if he'll keep form for the Worlds.

    Campagnolo Vince!

    old man Joop in 1985, that makes him 39 years old.

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  4. Schlug

    Schlug JockeyfullofBourbon

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    If you can watch this and not get chills at the end.

    You can ask yourself why Lemond submarined Boyer at the end there, because-- let's make no mistake-- Lemond took him out like a sniper.


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