Author Topic: Olympic Road Race Predictions  (Read 18065 times)

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Olympic Road Race Predictions
« Reply #200 on: August 01, 2012, 12:24:01 am »
not quite so keen on Van Garderen after his behaviour in the Tour, and for having a stupid first name.  ;D

Yes, he went down in my estimation in the Tour, but you've got to admire his phenomenal talent. If not his stupid first name. ;D

d.
I don't mind his name, but I'm afraid he comes across to me as a dislikeable character. Certainly incredibly talented though and I'm sure he's going to be a big star.
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Rig of Jarkness

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Re: Olympic Road Race Predictions
« Reply #201 on: August 01, 2012, 06:51:57 am »
I really enjoyed watching the Khazak rider doing the crafty to get the advantage for the sprint finish. like drossal says. It was like when my dad told me I had a puncture before spriniting down the road while I checked my tyres. ;D

One of the merits of the Eurosport commentary is that David Harmon lets us in on some of Sean Kelly's trade secrets.  Like riding up behind his competitor and placing a folded up wrapper from an energy bar on the back tyre such it lodges underneath the brake.  Competitor immediately stops pedalling to find out what the noise is and Sean attacks  :)
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Re: Olympic Road Race Predictions
« Reply #202 on: August 01, 2012, 08:17:02 am »
I really enjoyed watching the Khazak rider doing the crafty to get the advantage for the sprint finish. like drossal says. It was like when my dad told me I had a puncture before spriniting down the road while I checked my tyres. ;D

One of the merits of the Eurosport commentary is that David Harmon lets us in on some of Sean Kelly's trade secrets.  Like riding up behind his competitor and placing a folded up wrapper from an energy bar on the back tyre such it lodges underneath the brake.  Competitor immediately stops pedalling to find out what the noise is and Sean attacks  :)

Noted, for use on future club runs. :demon: