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kedrin
08-31-2010, 07:16 PM
:(

I will always remember 1989. I was totally cheering for LeMond, but in recent years, I'd really come to appreciate Fignon.

Garden Kitty
09-01-2010, 04:20 PM
Garmin signs a bunch more Cervelo riders (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/garmin-confirm-six-more-signings-from-cervelo-for-2011) including Lancaster and Haussler. A number of existing Garmin riders can't be comfortable with their contract status given the number of CTT riders coming over. Tom Danielson better hope he gets some results at the Vuelta.

BMC also has a bunch of new signings (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/bmc-announce-six-new-signings-for-2011)including the always fun Quinziato.

and Trek was announced as the bike supplier for Andy and Frank's new team.

kwanfan1818
09-01-2010, 05:45 PM
Laurent Fignon dies from cancer at age 50. (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100831/ap_on_sp_ot/cyc_obit_fignon;_ylt=AoKPJKWJPyPP1nkxq4yZRmgLMxIF; _ylu=X3oDMTJnbWRzNjUxBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTAwODMxL2N5Y 19vYml0X2ZpZ25vbgRjcG9zAzEEcG9zAzIEc2VjA3luX3RvcF9 zdG9yeQRzbGsDMi10aW1ldG91cmNo) :(
Very sad news.

lash
09-01-2010, 07:38 PM
Here (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4125/4948585039_05bf6b1eb0_z.jpg) is the REAL reason why the CTT riders went to Garmin. (yes, I added the captions)

:rofl:

Garden Kitty
09-01-2010, 10:17 PM
Here (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4125/4948585039_05bf6b1eb0_z.jpg) is the REAL reason why the CTT riders went to Garmin. (yes, I added the captions)

:rofl:

So that's why none of them went to Liquigas. :lol:

lash
09-01-2010, 10:31 PM
So that's why none of them went to Liquigas. :lol:

:rollin:

But one of my favorite OEC (obscure euro cyclists ;) ) Eros Capecchi signed for Liquigas from Footon. (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/liquigas-doimo-and-ag2r-announce-2011-signings)


I think he will fit right in, just look at the hair (http://www.uciprotour.com/Modules/SUCI/TEAMS/RiderPicture.asp?TeamId=7&RiderId=334&RefDate=01.01.2009).

itsartemis
09-01-2010, 10:49 PM
Here (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4125/4948585039_05bf6b1eb0_z.jpg) is the REAL reason why the CTT riders went to Garmin. (yes, I added the captions)

:rofl:

Excellent! :lol:

Theatregirl1122
09-02-2010, 01:10 AM
Here (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4125/4948585039_05bf6b1eb0_z.jpg) is the REAL reason why the CTT riders went to Garmin. (yes, I added the captions)

:rofl:

:rofl: :rofl:

Although, I have a weakness for gingers. And argyle. So I think Farrar is cute when he makes good hair choices. (Even though, you know, Cav 4 Eva or something.) I have to ask though, is there really anyone cute on Team Sky? Because I think I'd like them better if there was. ;)

lash
09-02-2010, 01:43 AM
:rofl: :rofl:

Although, I have a weakness for gingers. And argyle. So I think Farrar is cute when he makes good hair choices. (Even though, you know, Cav 4 Eva or something.) I have to ask though, is there really anyone cute on Team Sky? Because I think I'd like them better if there was. ;)



I do think Tylar has hottie potential. And um...I wouldn't kick Dave Z outta bed either. I was mostly joking about Garmin being the ugliest team in the peloton. I was gonna say that title goes to Euskatel but they do have Sammy Sanchez...Need to do more research ;) I hope that we see Black/Red/White argyle next year. Tho the orange and blue does stand out.

Hotties on Team Sky???? WHAT?? How could you miss Boassen Hagen. (http://www.vsimgcdn.com/files/img/2010/06/13/1276466510/team-skys-edvald-boasson-hagen-wins-the-last-stage-of-the-dauphine-libere.jpg_standalone.jpg)

For some reason most of the (good) pics (I can find) of him are from when he was on Columbia (http://blog.norway.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/edvaldboassonhagen.jpg).

He is also Norweigian TT champ. (http://img.skysports.com/10/06/640/EdvaldBoassonHagen_2470181.jpg) Yes, he is riding a time trial on a road bike. (Thor is RR champ (http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/07/06/article-1292544-0A57F35D000005DC-248_468x342.jpg)) I think disallowed TT bikes at Tour of Quatar or some other small stage race? Who knows.

Garden Kitty
09-02-2010, 03:03 AM
:rofl: :rofl:

(Even though, you know, Cav 4 Eva or something.)

Cav needs to get Cav 4 ever jersies made up, just like Vino did (http://www.as.com/recorte/20090804dasdascic_4/XLCO/Ies/Alexander_Vinokourov.jpg)

It's really hard to hate Vino when he's so entertainingly outrageous. :lol:

susan6
09-02-2010, 04:42 PM
I cannot get over the Vino-4-ever jersey. It takes a special kind of chutzpah to pull that off.

All these team sponsors switching around has left me with a confusing backlog of cycling team names in my brain. When I heard yesterday about "armed man holding hostages at Discovery Channel" my kneejerk reaction was, "Holy crap, Lance Armstrong finally snapped under the pressure."

Garden Kitty
09-02-2010, 05:06 PM
All these team sponsors switching around has left me with a confusing backlog of cycling team names in my brain. When I heard yesterday about "armed man holding hostages at Discovery Channel" my kneejerk reaction was, "Holy crap, Lance Armstrong finally snapped under the pressure."


Bruyneel did tweet that he was glad all "their friends at Discovery were safe", but I don't think Lance mentioned the incident.

ESPN article about the Andreus and the Lance investigation. (http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/cycling/columns/story?id=5522910)

Phinney has been discussing possible moves for next year saying both BMC and Team Schleck (name to be announced) are interested. He commented that he's interested in the "long term" and noted Radio Shack only has a one year commitment left (and there were apparently some whispers at the Tour of Utah that even next year might not be certain.)

susan6
09-02-2010, 09:39 PM
Cancellara is reportedly eager to not ride with Sexy Back next year, but he's got a contract for next year that he can't buy his way out of, and Riis has said he's not interested in trading Cancellara.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/cancellara-on-sale-for-eur3-million

Anybody have 3 million euros I can borrow?

itsartemis
09-02-2010, 09:53 PM
Hotties on Team Sky???? WHAT?? How could you miss Boassen Hagen. (http://www.vsimgcdn.com/files/img/2010/06/13/1276466510/team-skys-edvald-boasson-hagen-wins-the-last-stage-of-the-dauphine-libere.jpg_standalone.jpg)
If he knew you had called him a hottie, he would crawl under the bed and stay there for a good while, I think. He's so terribly shy. :lol:

Just saw him on TV a few minutes ago. He has started "Operation Stay Another Year" to get Kurt Asle Arvesen to stay for another year as a pro. He had cut off his mullet (finally) and looked good. :)

I tried linking to a funny interview Bradley Wiggins did with Boasson H. during the Tour but it was geo-blocked. Here it is on Youtube. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vY0xBDXque8) "not a great entertainer is young Edvald", pretty much sums it up. :D

Theatregirl1122
09-02-2010, 09:58 PM
Hotties on Team Sky???? WHAT?? How could you miss Boassen Hagen. (http://www.vsimgcdn.com/files/img/2010/06/13/1276466510/team-skys-edvald-boasson-hagen-wins-the-last-stage-of-the-dauphine-libere.jpg_standalone.jpg)

Sorry, sorry, sometimes I forget people if they haven't been thrown on my TV and talked about to a long extent. Perhaps this is why I wish Wiggins were hot. They talked about him a ton. He might as well be nice to look at.


I cannot get over the Vino-4-ever jersey. It takes a special kind of chutzpah to pull that off.

You know, Cav is a pretty big fan of Cav. But maybe not as much as Vino is a big fan of Vino.