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Garden Kitty
08-02-2010, 09:42 PM
Impressive cycling story here (http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/5099/Mountain-Khakiss-Isaac-Howe-saves-a-fellow-riders-life-in-Virginia-race.aspx) about a rider who saved another rider who had crashed.

Riis is supposed to announce his new sponsor tomorrow. Rumors about about whether he'll announce anything else as well.

itsartemis
08-03-2010, 10:24 AM
I followed the pressconference. Saxo bank continues their sponsoring. The other unnamed sponsor that was "presented" during the first rest day of the Tour has decided to step aside. Saxobank wanted to be a part of the team because of the plans for the future.

The team will be named: Team Saxobank - Sungard.

And it is official: Alberto Contador goes to the team and his ambition is to win the three Grand Tours in one year. :eek:

Riis is looking forward to polish Contador into an even more shiny diamond.

He could not talk abut any new riders at the moment.

More information:

In an interview with Danish TV Riis said the following: (and I have to say I have rarely seen him grin like this. :D)

Contador will not be able to bring with him 10 people. It will be quite limited. He will bring with him a core of riders/other support staff. They have not talked in detail about it.



He still wants the team to focus on riding a full season - meaning the classics are still important. And it will probably not be next year Contador will try to win the 3 GTs - it will possibly be in 2012.


About the 3 GT ambition: It is a wild challenge that makes him extremely excited.


He thinks he has a lot to teach Contador. He's seen how he has been lacking tactically. He wants to offer him more fruitful strategies and make him feel secure in a team and wants to be a support to him.

He wishes the Schleck brothers all the best and is looking forward to meeting them as an "opponent". Next year's Tour will be a big show and he knows their weaknesses. When asked "well they know your weaknesses too?" - he grinned and said, "maaaaaaybe".

Garden Kitty
08-03-2010, 05:35 PM
Is it too much to ask for next year's TDF to start next month? It will be FUN!

Garden Kitty
08-05-2010, 02:48 AM
Wheeee, a seven stage Tour of Colorado! (http://www.denverpost.com/ci_15675961)

I've got to give credit to Lance who has been pushing for this event and was integral in making it happen.

Theatregirl1122
08-08-2010, 12:31 AM
Board favorite Mark Renshaw won today's stage of the Tour of Denmark (http://www.highroadsports.com/news/636-Renshaw-Goss-Take-Top-Two-Places-in-Denmark). It's nice to see Renshaw get to take the win for once. :cheer: :cheer2: :cheer: :cheer2: Mark!

Garden Kitty
08-08-2010, 09:43 PM
Nice little interview with Cadel. (http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/5180/Cadel-Evans-takes-his-spot-alongside-the-greats-in-the-chapel-atop-the-Madonna-del-Ghisallo.aspx)

lash
08-09-2010, 08:01 PM
Board favorite Mark Renshaw

If Renshaw is at the Tour of California next year I will make a banner or chalk the road with

FSU LOVES RENSHAW

:D

Because we do. How can you not?

http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2010/05/21/2/jdtocstage5005_600.jpg

Garden Kitty
08-09-2010, 10:05 PM
Renshaw re-signed with HTC for two years (http://www.highroadsports.com/news/640-Renshaw-Continues-as-part-of-a-Solid-Foundation-for-HTC-Columbia) :cheer:

Theatregirl1122
08-09-2010, 11:52 PM
Because we do. How can you not?

http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2010/05/21/2/jdtocstage5005_600.jpg

I seriously don't know how anyone could help loving him.

itsartemis
08-10-2010, 10:06 PM
Just came back from Oslo Grand Prix and saw Andy Schleck, Thor Hushovd, Edvald Boasson Hagen, Richie Porte, Kurt Asle Arvesen and a few other professionals from SKY and Cervelo (+ obviously lots of Norwegian riders). Ryder Hesjedal and Frank Schleck were also supposed to be there, but both pulled out at the last minute.

It is a fun race - last year Lance was here. All the riders ride for free and the profit goes to the Norwegian Cancer Society.

Tens of thousands of people came out, the weather was great, the race was really fast and Boasson Hagen easily beat Andy. Those two rode the last two laps alone in a breakaway and it was really easy for Edvald to win. Thor came 3rd - he really didn't like that. :lol:

Just read Contador is going to ride a crit in Herning, Denmark on Friday (Bjarne Riis' home town). I think that is a good move by him, as he needs some good will from the Danes, who obviously need some time to warm up to him. :)

lash
08-10-2010, 11:53 PM
I seriously don't know how anyone could help loving him.


It's (http://www.uciprotour.com/Modules/SUCI/TEAMS/RiderPicture.asp?TeamId=11&RiderId=80&RefDate=01.01.2006) Not (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/bc/Mark_Renshaw_2009.jpg/220px-Mark_Renshaw_2009.jpg) Possible (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3646/3288641077_c03f04cf46.jpg)

Just because you're the lead out guy and not the stage winner doesn't mean we don't notice all your.....hard work ;)

lash
08-11-2010, 03:13 AM
Just came back from Oslo Grand Prix ....

Just read Contador is going to ride a crit in Herning, Denmark on Friday (Bjarne Riis' home town). I think that is a good move by him, as he needs some good will from the Danes, who obviously need some time to warm up to him. :)

Sounds like so much fun! I wish we got the post tour crits here in the US. :(

GK are you going to do a Vuelta thread?! Maybe I will or we can continue here :D

Garden Kitty
08-11-2010, 03:37 AM
GK are you going to do a Vuelta thread?! Maybe I will or we can continue here :D

Either is fine by me. :) Sky just announced their team, so we should be getting more start lists soon.

lash
08-11-2010, 07:55 PM
I am all for a Vuelta thread. You start it.

I will post pics of renshaw and eisel the HTC start list when announced.

lash
08-12-2010, 07:43 PM
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/telefonica-to-take-over-as-caisse-depargne-sponsor-from-2011

New sponsor for Caisse D'epargne.


And!

Vuelta Preliminary Start List (http://velonews.competitor.com/2010/08/news/vuelta-a-espana-releases-preliminary-start-list_134362)

Wow. First off, no Renshaw (http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2010/07/09/1/htc_renshaw_600.jpg) :wuzrobbed but Eisel and Cav (http://www.chasinglegends.com/press/images/bernie%20and%20cav.jpg) are on the list.

And Tejay Van Garderen assigned to his first GT! Yay for the future of US Cycling!

/HTC fangirl



Track World Champ (http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media//2008/04/theo-bos2.jpg) and Super Hottie Theo Bos (http://cache1.asset-cache.net/xc/73801146.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=77BFBA49EF8789215ABF3343C02EA54881F75F4A7346A29A C24A7B4BDCAE68D40AAC022277ACC2A6) is making his Grand Tour Debut for Cervelo :cheer2: I've been waiting for this! I could post pics of Theo all day. Some very, very NSFW ;-)


Other HOT notable sprinters include Ale Jet (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_atrK-jBKJKY/S-Ix9vkqQBI/AAAAAAAALs4/8A5_KtkGVOA/s1600/petacchi+selle+san+marco+regale.jpg) :cheer2:, Tyler (http://www.bicycle.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/corvos_tyler_farrar_tdf_2009.jpg) :cheer2: Thor (http://nrkp3.no/p3morgen/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/thor-hushovd.jpg) :cheer2: Bennati (Left, with Basso) (http://www.cyclingfans.net/images/2009_vuelta_a_espana_stage3_daniele_bennati_ivan_b asso_liquigas2.jpg) [/URL] :cheer:

No [URL="http://images.smh.com.au/ftsmh/ffximage/2009/07/10/stage6_tom_boonen_gallery__538x400.jpg"]Boonen (http://nrkp3.no/p3morgen/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/thor-hushovd.jpg) :wuzrobbed Or Haussler (http://www.letsgomobile.org/images/reviews/0127/heinrich-haussler.jpg) :(