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Started by Dixkot, May 11, 2013, 23:27:41 pm

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Great Individual T.T win today for Britain's Alex Dowsett of Movistar, in the Giro d'Italia.  His first Grand Tour.

Nïckslïkk2112

Didn't know he was a Haemophiliac. The boy done well!
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Bez

Quote from: Nick Sims on May 11, 2013, 23:44:37 pm
Didn't know he was a Haemophiliac. The boy done well!


I didn't know that until just now....makes the prospect of falling off a bike at speed a bit more daunting...

Giro nicely set up now with Wiggins & Sky having to attack at some point if they want to win....next few days look brutal....

On a side not I'm quite enjoying the Sky highlights shows....a bit more time spent on the stages than ITV for TDF
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Bez

Wiggo withdraws through "illness".....really ? of just no good enough ?
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döm

The chest infection didn't help but I think he was off the pace even before he caught it.
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Bez

Quote from: dom on May 17, 2013, 10:06:40 am
The chest infection didn't help but I think he was off the pace even before he caught it.


He's known for sulking as well, may be a reaction to Froome retaining the top spot in the TdF team....
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Bez

Nibali was awesome yesterday....

Today's stage cancelled due to heavy snow....I can almost hear the sigh of relief from Cav from here... ::)
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Bez

Oh dear....Di Luca caught doping again....that makes 2 of the starters of the Giro now

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/22652887
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Dixkot

Quote from: Bez on May 25, 2013, 10:34:48 am
Oh dear....Di Luca caught doping again....that makes 2 of the starters of the Giro now

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/22652887


Vini Fantini team director Luca Scinto said: "Di Luca is an idiot. I never wanted him. He is sick and needs help."

Says it all really.  Twat.

Jonners

completed my first sportive ride on Sunday, the Malvern Mad Hatter, 75 miles in 4 hrs 28, at an average of 16.9mph with my brother in law so we qualified for the gold medal category

Really pleased. Couple of photos on this link:-

http://sportivephoto.thirdlight.com/viewpicture.tlx?advsearchid=1378203073&pictureid=18848995911

Have a photo on my PC as well of us with Chris Boardman, but I am buggered if I know how to attach it here

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NeilP

Nice, maybe next year the Epic then? ;)

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Jonners

Quote from: NeilP on September 03, 2013, 11:27:07 am
Nice, maybe next year the Epic then? ;)


We ummed and ahhd about the Epic coming up to the turn off (same price to do either) but decided against it. We had such a good day, and while Paul had done the 100 mile course before, and we both felt good enough to do the extra 25, thought that the standard would be fine for my first go
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NeilP

Great effort for a first attempt!

Just looked at the Malvern MH webpage via cycling weekly - what was the range for the gold medal - 30 mins or so after 4 hours?

Jonners

Slowest I have seen is about 4:45, only seen one person break 4 hrs on there

They quoted the average speed as 15.5 mph to get gold, we were s smidge over 16.9mph
I thought that seemed a little low until I was fighting my way up Malvern Hill for a 2nd time and decided they may have got it about right
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