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Garden Kitty
02-21-2011, 11:35 PM
Ouch! (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110220/ap_on_sp_ot/cyc_track_world_cup_awang_s_surgery)

Theatregirl1122
02-21-2011, 11:44 PM
Ouch! (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110220/ap_on_sp_ot/cyc_track_world_cup_awang_s_surgery)

EW! Holy CRAP!



On the upside (for us Cav fans, at least), Cav finally managed to stay on his bike and he won something! Specifically the final stage of the Tour of Oman (http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/181757_130664997004288_119814771422644_184552_1871 131_n.jpg).

Garden Kitty
02-28-2011, 06:08 PM
Article about Amber Halliday's road to recovery from a horrific cycling crash (http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/amber-shows-her-true-grit/story-e6frea6u-1226012496392)

emason
03-09-2011, 12:09 AM
So is no one watching the VS HD coverage of Paris-Nice except for me? I feel lonely.

Garden Kitty
03-09-2011, 01:51 AM
I haven't seen much of the tv coverage yet, but I've been following the live feeds. I hate to see so many crashes. But I'm very excited for Tirreno-Adriatico starting tomorrow. Lots of big names including Evans, Thor, Cav, Basso, Nibali and Fabian on the starting line.

And the CAS suspends Pellizotti for 2 years based on his blood values, but no actual positive test. He'd be back for the 2012 Giro, except at the moment he's promising/threatening to leave the sport.

emason
03-09-2011, 08:26 AM
I haven't seen much of the tv coverage yet, but I've been following the live feeds. I hate to see so many crashes. But I'm very excited for Tirreno-Adriatico starting tomorrow. Lots of big names including Evans, Thor, Cav, Basso, Nibali and Fabian on the starting line.

And the CAS suspends Pellizotti for 2 years based on his blood values, but no actual positive test. He'd be back for the 2012 Giro, except at the moment he's promising/threatening to leave the sport.

Maybe I'll check out the live feeds; I enjoy the TV coverage, but I can parrot back the stock phrases that Roll and Sherwin utter every time. Three days and I am tired of hearing them commentate already. All the crashes are disturbing, I agree.

Am excited also for Tirreno-Adriatico.

Garden Kitty
03-09-2011, 07:15 PM
Rabobank wins a TTT? Am I in some sort of alternate universe?

emason
03-10-2011, 12:33 AM
Rabobank wins a TTT? Am I in some sort of alternate universe?

First team out of the gate, too, I believe. Yes, alternate universe is here.

Garden Kitty
03-10-2011, 06:39 PM
The alternate universe continues with today's Paris-Nice results. Who'd have thought Klodi would win a sprint against anyone?

And to the victor goes the spoils, or in this case, the stuffed lion (http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/ap/09/fullj.2602893f7278580d2f0d110e359a05d6/ap-6591569564164e0e804718f480c33e1b.jpg)

Meanwhile in Italy, Tyler (http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/ap/9e/fullj.d0aa1e7e26e359678eb71a4d5b9044a7/ap-594d0198ba764610867a3ca80b403edc.jpg)has a nice quote for Thor:


"We were motivated and the team was perfect," Farrar said. "When the world champion is riding for you, you have to win."

Garden Kitty
03-15-2011, 04:30 PM
Tirreno's trident trophy is one of the coolest (but don't look at the pic if you don't want to be spoiled) (http://twitpic.com/49qqv2)

ETA: the winner with his trophy and a friend (http://twitpic.com/49ty81)

Garden Kitty
03-18-2011, 02:46 PM
Patrick Sinkewitz provisionally suspended (how long has it been since he was eligible to ride again?) for a positive test for Human Growth Hormone. (http://www.uci.ch/Modules/ENews/ENewsDetails.asp?id=NzI1Ng&MenuId=MTYxNw&LangId=1&BackLink=%2FTemplates%2FUCI%2FUCI5%2Flayout.asp%3F MenuID%3DMTYxNw%26LangId%3D1)

Interesting that they've been talking about a test for this for some time, but it's finally public.

ETA: And in other doping news, Fuentes finally charged in Puerto (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110318/ap_on_sp_ot/cyc_doping_fuentes)

Garden Kitty
03-24-2011, 03:50 PM
UCI is going to appeal the Contador decision to the CAS (http://www.uci.ch/Modules/ENews/ENewsDetails.asp?id=NzI2NQ&MenuId=MTYxNw&LangId=1&BackLink=%2FTemplates%2FUCI%2FUCI5%2Flayout%2Easp% 3FMenuID%3DMTYxNw%26LangId%3D1)

and the CAS says they may not have a decision until after this year's TdF (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/cas-confirm-contador-ruling-may-not-be-in-time-for-tour-de-france)

susan6
03-26-2011, 05:56 PM
Yay, Fabian! Two flat tires and a bike change, and he STILL manages to crush everybody.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/e3-prijs-vlaanderen-harelbeke-1-hc/results

Those Trek engineers better be sweating bullets at this point. Any more bike-related problems, and Spartacus will go back to Specialized and just paint "Trek" on it.

Garden Kitty
03-28-2011, 04:10 PM
A podium of Boonen, Bennati and Farrar (http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/08989j9ajV44e/610x.jpg) - what's not to like?

Garden Kitty
04-01-2011, 06:12 PM
Cyclingnews celebrates April Fool's Day (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/flanders-route-changed-after-cobbles-theft)

Article about Tour of Flanders (http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cycling/its-bloody-mad--belgiums-cobblestone-classic-a-monument-to-chaos-carnage-and-a-road-warriors-courage-20110401-1crjd.html)

Love O'Grady's quote about the race:


''There are so many holes and speed humps. You are shooting down kerbs, jumping stuff … it's insane. Guys are crashing all around you, and the road conditions are pretty atrocious. But that's what Belgian races are like. It's bloody mad.

''At every town and village, they are doing everything to slow traffic down with speed humps, and traffic islands and roundabouts - all sorts of stuff. And we are a bigger and faster moving peloton today than five to 10 years ago. There are all the ingredients there for carnage.''