Cycling continued

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  1. Garden Kitty

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    On the other hand, the female skaters probably use fewer hair products than the Liquigas guys. :lol:

    A few pics from the final day:

    Boys will be boys

    Valverde ready for the final stage

    Poor Cadel has nobody to spray

    The final podium and some wonky Caisse d'Epargne shorts

    Poor Benna misses the final stage win :(

    And :respec: to Garmin's Julian Dean who is the only cyclist to finish all three grand tours this year
     
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    The Vuelta may be over, but at least we still have Worlds. The events start tomorrow, Sept 23, with the U23 time trial and the elite women's time trial.

    The elite men's time trial is Thursday and their road race is Sunday. There's a complete schedule at Cyclingnews

    I know Universal Sports is having some tv coverage, but I'm not sure if it's live or not. Even if it's not live on tv, it may be on their website. All else fails, check out Cyclingfans for internet links.

    Cancellara is in good shape and aiming for a road race title in addition to a time trial win. I've read the course is pretty hilly (not a surprise in Switzerland) so it will tend not to favor pure sprinters. We'll see if any of the Classics guys have kept (or regained) form.

    ETA: Jeff Louder off the US team with H1N1 virus.
     
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    Fabian!!:cheer::cheer::cheer:
     
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    dang, with the season over, I might have to watch.....

    figure skating. :D
     
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    Congrats to Kristin Armstrong for her women's TT win. She was planning to retire after this season, and I wonder if she'll still retire with the world title or if this will entice her to continue for another season.

    Australian Jack Bobridge (nicknamed Jacky Bobby by Jonathan Vaughters) gets the men's U23 title for Australia. He's signed to ride for Garmin next year, and Vaughters tweeted that Bobridge was crying on the podium when they played the anthem, but then he tried to get the podium girls' phone numbers :lol:
     
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    Why no podium boys for women? Kristin Armstrong can hug two boys in one arm.
     
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    Agreed! Kristin wuzrobbed! All she got was some local politicians :mad:

    But look at the large and enthusiastic crowd cheering her on!

    And Longo didn't podium, but :cheer: to her for being competitive at 51!

    ETA: And Cavendish pulled out of the road race with an unspecified illness. The route didn't really suit him since the road race is supposed to be pretty hilly. However the time trial course is pretty flat and not technical, although some of the U23 guys said it's a bit deceptive.
     
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    Uggh. you fool me again! You, you, you!!

    Cheers to Longo.

    That's what I like about cycling. In figure skating, a 23-year old woman is on the verge of retirement. Cyclists at that age are just starting out their career. You never get too old in cycling.
     
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    watched the women last night when I got home. it's not Phil and Paul, but they did manage to come out with this gem:

    'and Jeannie Longo, who will be racing Kristin Armstrong's daughter one day.....' :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    Track Nationals are in LA next weekend. :cheer: There's a practice race this weekend and a lot of elites will be there. Taylor Phiney is already in town and will be racing in the pro division Saturday.

    I'll be there this weekend and next as I have friends racing both. Saturday and Sunday will be a lot of fun :)

    Let me know if you want info.
     
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    Yay Cadel Won!!! Hats off to Cadel. :hat1::hat1:
     
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    I was travelling this morning, and couldn't watch the race live, but I have it taped and will watch it shortly. It sounds like a fantastic race, and kudos to Cadel for winning what sounds like an amazing race. He disproved his reputation as a non-aggressive racer with his attack.

    I didn't really root for him a few years ago, and he's certainly been a bit testy at times, but he's won me over - mainly by being classy even though his team hasn't always treated him so well. Things seem to have hit an even new low point with this year's TdF and this championship must be wonderful redemption for him. Plus I love how devoted he is to his little mutt dog.

    Chiara and Cadel

    pensive Cadel

    emotional Cadel

    Yup, those are stripes
     
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    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/the-cyclingnews-guide-to-rider-transfers


    Guide to rider transfers. Bos to CTT, now with Bos, Haussler and Husovd That might make them the new team hottie.

    I cannot tell you how HAPPY it makes me to see Zirbel going to Garmin. He's awesome.

    Also, I saw Taylor Phinney tear it up last weekend at the track. I got to stand right next to him, he's like 6'5"!
     
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    He went to Dancing with the Stars with gymnast Shawn Johnson, but when they showed her on camera, all you saw was his shirt and red tie - he was so tall (and she's so short) that his head wasn't in the picture with Shawn. :lol:
     
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    http://www.ustream.tv/channel/la-velodrome

    Watch Track US Nationals streaming live over the internet. Womens 500m TT now. Team Pursuit up next. Taylor Phinney is doing a TP but not sure who his team mates are.

    Scratch Races after that. Scratch races are like criteriums but on the track.
     
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    just watched Taylor Phinney win the points race, by lapping the field twice! that was really cool. and thanks for the explanations, lash! really enjoyed meating you.
     
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    To nobody's surprise, Horner signed with Astana. They've also reportedly added Jason McCartney from CSC and Bjorn Selander and Sam bewley from the Trek-Livestrong U23 team.
     
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    You mean RadioShack, right? I would assume the Livestrong U23 team would funnel talent to RadioShack.
     
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    Duh, yeah. I wonder how long I'll keep calling Radio Shack Astana? :lol:
     
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    Troubled Belgian cyclist Franck Vandenbroucke has died at age 34. So much talent, but unfortunately so many personal issues. :( Various reports about the cause of his death - initially reported as a lung embolism, but there are also reports about drugs being found next to his bed.

    ETA: French opening an investigation into "suspicious syringes" found during the TdF, including some associated with Astana.

    2010 TdF route will be unveiled tomorrow. You can get up at 5:30 Eastern time to watch live streaming video on Cycling tv and Versus.com. I might consider it for the Giro presentation which tends to be voidier and more of a fashion show.
     
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