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Old 21.02.2008, 09:41 AM
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[quote author=Arz The Mohawked Lion Fan link=board=23;threadid=32269;start=15#msg852913 date=1203523789]
Is Cancellara still riding for csc? That the team I try to follow
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Yes, Fabian is still with CSC http://www.team-csc.com/

I had a great time last July watching the Tour down in Kent (I managed to convince my wife to take a weeks holiday in a cottage just outside Canterbury ;D). On the Saturday we caught the train up to London and then on the sunday we got there early to claim a spot right next to the finish line. In hindsight that wasn't the best spot to choose, it was a little way from the nearest "Big screen" and tbh although the finish was unbelievably fast....it was just that.....fast! The riders were litterally a blurr of colour as they flew over the line. The atmosphere of the whole day though will live with me forever.
I also usually get out to see the Tour of Britain when it passes through Yorkshire, we have the few odd little hill's to make the blighters sweat a little
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Hand it to Cippo. The guy is 40 something, hasn't raced as a pro in 3 years, and still managed to finish in the top 50 in a time trial, and he in the sprints he was beating younger guys to.

I don't like the guy, but I have to respect him.
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I'm interested in cycling and was a big fan up until the recent doping scandal at the last Tour. It's a shame.
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I'm interested in cycling and was a big fan up until the recent doping scandal at the last Tour. It's a shame.
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You shouldnt let that put you off RichTea. The vast majority are clean - and its only because they have over 8000 tests a season that they do drag out the bad eggs. Its still a great sport and should be enjoyed as much as possible by everyone.
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Anyone else been to "Decathlon" stores for their cycle gear? Really good stuff for a lot less than the main cycle dealers you find. Bikes, mechanical stuff, clothing, shoes etc - they do it all. Check it out if you see one!!
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I'm interested in cycling and was a big fan up until the recent doping scandal at the last Tour. It's a shame.
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What sport are you a fan of where the athletes don't dope?
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[quote author=Riggo link=board=23;threadid=32269;start=15#msg856350 date=1204228637]
[quote author=RichTea link=board=23;threadid=32269;start=15#msg854721 date=1203950133]
I'm interested in cycling and was a big fan up until the recent doping scandal at the last Tour. It's a shame.
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What sport are you a fan of where the athletes don't dope?
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And cycling only gets a bad name because the tests are done so much compared to other sports.
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Looks like the Paris - Nice is becoming a bit of a mess now, with all the arguments between the UCI and ASO. Such a shame the sport is constantly mired in some sort of controversy...Still, heres some of my favourite ever pics that always make me realise how great it is to be a bike rider. Sun, scenery and......!




Above: Alpe d'Huez
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ULLRICH BREAKS SILENCE
Home » CW News » ULLRICH BREAKS SILENCE
Tuesday 4th March 2008 - Cycling Weekly

After a year out of the spotlight following his retirement last February, Jan Ullrich has given his first interview in 12 months exclusively to Cycle Sport magazine.

The former Tour de France winner agreed to be interviewed about his relationship with Lance Armstrong as part of the April 2008 issue's 'Lance Legacy' feature. He revealed that he missed Armstrong's influence on the sport.

"I have certainly missed Lance. For me, there were only sad eyes when Lance said goodbye," Ullrich told Cycle Sport. "I always wanted to beat the best, so I always wanted to beat him."

Ullrich retired from professional cycling following his involvement in the Operacion Puerto doping investigation in Spain, which erupted just before the 2006 Tour de France. Since announcing his retirement he has not spoken to the media... until now.

You can read the full interview with Jan Ullrich in Cycle Sport April 2008 issue.


Be interesting to see what Ullrich has to say - and whether he actually divulges anything controversial!
Cant say I ever really enjoyed watching him - he always seemed to labour up the hills by pushing far too big a gear, and after his victory in '97, seemed to enjoy his lifestyle just a bit too much instead of knuckling down and being the #1 rider - which he could've easily been...
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Old 04.03.2008, 04:03 PM
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I didnt like watching Ullrich either,he's too unexciting,he doesnt attack,he just attempts to blow people off by riding hard.He's just like Honchar,Simoni and Evans.Preferred Armstrong more.Have to say his rivalry with Armstrong was brilliant and the sportsmanship between the two of them is something not seen amongst other sport's top rivalries
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