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2012 Rolling cycling thread -- US Pro Challenge edition

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TigerVols, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Even non-cycling fans should be made aware that at this very moment in EBF France a remarkable sports achievement is going down: Belgian Tom Boonen is rolling away with an amazing victory in the Queen of the Classics, Paris-Roubaix, by soloing away for more than 50K.
     
  2. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    Re: 2012 Rolling cycling thread -- Spring Classics edition




    Incredible ride.
     
  3. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Re: 2012 Rolling cycling thread -- Spring Classics edition

    In winning his record-tying 4th "Hell of the North" by 1:45, Boonen buries his checkered past featuring hookers and cocaine, and instead goes down in cycling history as having ridden arguably the greatest ride in pro cycling in decades.
     
  4. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    Re: 2012 Rolling cycling thread -- Spring Classics edition

    Amazing ride by Boonen today. I love the Classics. They are true bike races. Unlike grand tour stages where you have a breakaway, 100-mile procession, catch and actual race for about 250 yards, the Classics are about strong riders individually crushing the competition.
     
  5. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Re: 2012 Rolling cycling thread -- Spring Classics edition

    The only active participant who writes about his sport better than Doug Glanville (did) is...Ted King:

    http://www.iamtedking.com/2012/04/done-and-dusted-3/
     
  6. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Re: 2012 Rolling cycling thread -- Spring Classics edition

    You only cover us on Huffpo when we can't take a turn.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/02/bike-race-crash-rock-lititz-tour-video_n_1471863.html?ref=sports
     
  7. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    Re: 2012 Rolling cycling thread -- Spring Classics edition

    Although I've never raced in a crit, and this video shows pretty much why, I do enjoy watching. It's a true race where the strongest/boldest come to the front and spectator friendly on a good course.
     
  8. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Re: 2012 Rolling cycling thread -- Spring Classics edition

    The increased cycling coverage on NBC Sports has been a joy. Because, really, you can never have too much Sherwen and Liggett.
     
  9. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Re: 2012 Rolling cycling thread -- Spring Classics edition

    My buddy Carlos Alzate from the squad that stays at my house, Team Exergy, won the Speedweek race in SC tonight. I'm stoked.
     
  10. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    Re: 2012 Rolling cycling thread -- Spring Classics edition


    SPOILER:




    Taylor Phinney wins Giro d'Italia prologue TT.
     
  11. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    Re: 2012 Rolling cycling thread -- Spring Classics edition



    Giro Stage 2 underway.

    Info here.

    www.steephill.tv/giro-d-italia/
     
  12. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Re: 2012 Rolling cycling thread -- Giro/Tour of Cali edition

    Oddly, the mayor of the town that hosts tomorrow's stage has died of a heart attack today during a charity bike ride on the course. And tomorrow marks the 3rd-stage anniversary of Wouter Weylandt's death. #108
     
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