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Paris-Roubaix and beyond...RIP cyclist Wouter Weylandt, killed @ Giro

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TigerVols, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    ...if you don't know what the Hell of the North is, then kindly move along.

    But if you do...who you picking Sunday?

    Hard to go against Spartacus...but I've got a good feeling about Boonen, myself. Of course, would love to see Big George win it for the US, but I imagine his time has passed.

    And according to early reports, it will be dusty this weekend, meaning no shots like this:

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  2. Brooklyn Bridge

    Brooklyn Bridge Active Member

    Re: Paris-Roubaix and beyond...

    I'll take last year's champ Cancellara. He's supposedly looking pretty good. I've always liked Boonen though. Paris-Roubaix is such an unusual race--how do you really prepare for the pounding your legs take?
     
  3. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Re: Paris-Roubaix and beyond...

    My neice's boyfriend/partner is riding in this event.
     
  4. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    Re: Paris-Roubaix and beyond...

    George will crash and break something on the cobbles.
    Hard to go against Boonen in any of the Classics, but he crashed today or yesterday so I guess it depends on if he was injured.
     
  5. AliceBrenda

    AliceBrenda Member

    Re: Paris-Roubaix and beyond...

    1.Haussler
    2. Goss
    3. O'Grady
     
  6. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Re: Paris-Roubaix and beyond...

    Would love to see Matty finish second; not sure if the course suits him. But the hot weather will definitely be an advantage to him, since the Aussie's basically in late-summer shape right now.
     
  7. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Re: Paris-Roubaix and beyond...

    If you don't want to wait around until Versus airs its' taped coverage, live broadcast can be found here...

    http://www.steephill.tv/classics/paris-roubaix/
     
  8. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Re: Paris-Roubaix and beyond...

    Spoiler alert....







    ...with 60K left, it's been a bloodbath. Eurosport announcers saying it's a historic crash-fest so far. Out: Cav, Boonen, Chavannel, about 1/2 of Sky, Haussler, and plenty more. In: BMC controlling the front, Sparaticus as well.
     
  9. ringer

    ringer Member

    Re: Paris-Roubaix and beyond...

    Is Contador (I mean Meat-a-dor) riding?
    What about Leipheimer? Schleck?

    I'm so lost about who's suspended and who's not these days...
     
  10. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Re: Paris-Roubaix and beyond...

    An another cycling note, American Flyers was shown a few times yesterday on one of the Encore channels. It's not good, but I couldn't help but stop and watch for a while.
     
  11. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    Re: Paris-Roubaix and beyond...

    Boonen got boned. A couple of lines of coke and he'll be OK.

    American Flyers has it going on because a pre-Bay Watch Alexandra Paul gets naked.
     
  12. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Re: Paris-Roubaix and beyond...

    Fantastic finish.

    Spartacus throws a diva-fit with 20K left, and his mucking around pretty much cost him the race.

    Winner is one of the most-liked domestiques on the tour, a previously winless Johan Van Summeren...and he promptly pulls an Ian Johnson imitation and asks his girlfriend to marry him.
     
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