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susan6
01-17-2010, 10:07 PM
ETA: The cyclingnews pics of the Footon Servetto unveiling are :rofl: Apparently the riders came in carrying a box which contained their new bike and black capes which they whipped off to reveal those kits. :lol: And what would black capes be without smoke!

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/photos/footon-servetto-rolls-out-2010-kit/100667

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/photos/footon-servetto-rolls-out-2010-kit/100668


I can't look at that second picture without thinking about "The Full Monty". Seriously, flesh-colored kits? What were they thinking?

Theatregirl1122
01-18-2010, 04:10 AM
You know the Tour Down Under is about to start, when Lance is cuddling a baby kangaroo (http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/272455/lancearoo_medium.jpg)

Would it be acceptable for me to awwwwwww at this picture?

Garden Kitty
01-18-2010, 06:54 AM
Would it be acceptable for me to awwwwwww at this picture?

My brain must have been watching skating in Spokane, because I just realized this pic must have been from last year since Lance is wearing an Astana kit. :slinkaway I must have been blinded by the cute kangaroo

Cadel in his new BMC World Champ kit (http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/1b/fullj.84a87ae8440c1d9821e497026771f01a/84a87ae8440c1d9821e497026771f01a-getty-cycling-aus-tour.jpg)

Radio Shack debuts in Australia (http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/d6/fullj.73c2366af2f282180e732eef88887f0c/73c2366af2f282180e732eef88887f0c-getty-cycling-aus-tour.jpg)

Lance's girlfriend and baby Max cheer on the team (http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/9d/fullj.36f6cb9b86c25edb131953d3eb50d803/36f6cb9b86c25edb131953d3eb50d803-getty-cycling-aus-tour.jpg)

Team Sky kicks off their team existence with a win (http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/d7/fullj.89042b88bdbd3ad09d5fb190e10ec3c0/89042b88bdbd3ad09d5fb190e10ec3c0-getty-.jpg)

Columbia-HTC is now HTC-Columbia (http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/f6/fullj.994689c17a51b211c8343b2d73c9819c/994689c17a51b211c8343b2d73c9819c-getty-cycling-aus-tour.jpg)

Garden Kitty
01-21-2010, 08:39 AM
Lance and George at the TDU (http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/6f/fullj.4d84065eac32c2b2637c34bdc43af364/4d84065eac32c2b2637c34bdc43af364-getty-cycling-aus-tour.jpg)

Cadel and George at BMC press conference (http://www.cyclingfans.com/2010_tour_down_under_george_hincapie_cadel_evans_b mc_racing_team2a.jpg)

World Champ in action (http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/72/fullj.cd4ee178d936ae2d8f17926528ae071d/cd4ee178d936ae2d8f17926528ae071d-getty-cycling-aus-tour.jpg)

TDU leader Greipel needs a bit more sunscreen. (http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/4c/fullj.54d20fb2345786bb4d7e36e8431fde12/54d20fb2345786bb4d7e36e8431fde12-getty-cycling-aus-tour.jpg)

Cadel apparently intends to take a friend for a ride. (http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20100121/capt.9e2d78c17b234e328d312709f4395b35.australia_to ur_down_under_xrg116.jpg)

haven't seen any autograph seekers at US Nats carrying their own kangaroos around. (http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20100121/capt.f29747e6fb5d46ddb89d6833ceecf16c.australia_to ur_down_under_cycling_xrg118.jpg)

lash
01-23-2010, 03:38 AM
ahhh, how I have missed cycling hotness on my television screen!!!

Someone said to me the reason behind the Footon team kit was to motivate each team member to win their national championship! :lol: I see it worked for one of them tho they made the Portugese nat champ a pretty ugly kit too :(

Garden Kitty
01-23-2010, 09:53 AM
ahhh, how I have missed cycling hotness on my television screen!!!

Well then, here's one for you. (http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/c7/fullj.c6a2e560f195aeb097fec266bb490248/c6a2e560f195aeb097fec266bb490248-getty-cycling-aus-tour.jpg)

Quick Step presentation (http://d.yimg.com/a/p/rids/20100122/i/r1843709688.jpg)

Boonen and Merckx (http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/36/fullj.07ed3f32c6ac2a8d6f5d6aecac62bfca/07ed3f32c6ac2a8d6f5d6aecac62bfca-getty-cycling-bel-quick_step.jpg)

Garden Kitty
01-28-2010, 10:32 PM
How many times do we have to tell teams that red shorts = bad idea? (http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/a1/fullj.eac023f027a0543c00a5ba21158a681e/eac023f027a0543c00a5ba21158a681e-getty-cycling-fra-cofidis.jpg)

Vacansoleil has a better idea (http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/06/fullj.b73269e0f94ee69bae60bf815feb1df5/b73269e0f94ee69bae60bf815feb1df5-getty-cycling-vacansoleil.jpg), but I wonder what the guy in the middle is looking at?

Edited: Vania Rossi, Riccardo Ricco's girlfriend, tests positive for CERA (http://www.tuttobiciweb.it/index.php?page=news&cod=26302&tp=n) - unbelievable.

lash
02-03-2010, 01:23 AM
Well then, here's one for you. (http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/c7/fullj.c6a2e560f195aeb097fec266bb490248/c6a2e560f195aeb097fec266bb490248-getty-cycling-aus-tour.jpg)



ohhh, Luis Leon Sanchez......:swoon:

Garden Kitty
02-08-2010, 07:22 PM
The cycling season is kicking into gear with the start of the Tour of Qatar. Day 1 had newly formed Team Sky beating Garmin in the team time trial to continue the rivalry that started when Sky lured Wiggins from Garmin. Just to keep things even, after Sky's Arveson broke his collarbone today, Garmin's Cozza broke his.

And in Vaughters free time, he started a feud with Lance Armstong by suggesting that in last year's TdF, Astana was "soft pedalling" so that Lance could keep up.

But it couldn't be the Tour of Qatar without a camel photo (http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/99/fullj.82ab5b36042542e81af2748d502b0e05/82ab5b36042542e81af2748d502b0e05-getty-cycling-qat-tour.jpg)

Boonen is there as well (http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/b0/fullj.3272981b34075ce3eb2846bce8f42d19/3272981b34075ce3eb2846bce8f42d19-getty-cycling-qat-tour-boonen.jpg) showing off the Belgian champion's jersey

In sad new, former Paris Roubaix champion and head of the Italian National Team, Franco Ballerini died from an accident in a car rally. It took a special man to manage the personalities on that National Team and I always heard what a good job he did managing the conflicts.

Garden Kitty
02-09-2010, 09:05 PM
I wonder where the Team BMC riders associated with these bikes could possibly be? (http://twitpic.com/129se1)

edited to fix the link

Garden Kitty
02-15-2010, 05:25 PM
French issue arrest warrant for Landis for computer hacking (http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100215/sp_nm/us_cycling_doping)

Bennati wins stage two in Oman. (http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/06VHdMX1fFfdo/x610.jpg)

Benna after a long day in the desert (http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/1st-tour-of-oman-2-1/stage-2/photos/106399)

ETA: Ricco is not only a drug cheat, but a supportive boyfriend as well. (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/ricco-splits-with-girlfriend-rossi-over-cera-positive) :rolleyes:

Garden Kitty
02-17-2010, 06:20 PM
The Tour of Oman's equivalent of the cow in the fields pic (http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20100217/capt.294197228220450fbbc7861a2c14a7c2.oman_cycling _tour_of_oman_ena107.jpg)

Pozzatto's blog (http://www.cyclingnews.com./blogs/filippo-pozzato-1/only-god-can-judge-me) tries to explain his tattoo (http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2010/02/11/1/toq5.6_600.jpg)

Lots of debate as the peloton attacks Boassan Hagen, the leader at the Tour of Oman when he stops for a nature break. Bad sportsmanship? Or did he pick a bad time to stop when the winds were picking up (and echelons forming) and too close to the end? Is this the peloton's way of saying they don't like Team Sky? Or all three? All I care about is that I got to write echelon for the first time this season :cheer:

kedrin
02-17-2010, 06:36 PM
Benna after a long day in the desert

thank you for this. :smokin:


Floyd, I really want to support you, but you make it hard.

lash
02-21-2010, 07:49 AM
I saw Floyd at Valley of the Sun stage race. He looked not too happy, and withdrew from the race after the time trial. I kinda feel bad for the guy :(

kedrin! I meant to PM you, Taylor Phinney and a lot of other pros were back in town for a race last month! Next time they are around I will let you know. I kinda miss ToC being in Febuary.

Bennati....ahhhh. thanks GK!

I have one word for Ricco...d-bag!

kedrin
02-23-2010, 07:09 PM
oooh- sorry I missed it. on the other hand, looking at the stages for the tour of California- the ride into Big Bear looks monstrous!:

http://www.amgentourofcalifornia.com/Route/stages/stage6.html

I'm getting psyched.