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    Postobon is in the race - have they been a team all this time or just resurfaced recently?



    Continuing on in the category, "Where have I been?" I realize now that Cofidis is riding Orbea bikes. Nice looking bikes but the brand label is almost invisible? I thought they were Cervelo frames.
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    I think Baden Cooke does a really good job on the feed for NBC Gold. On yesterday's stage he went on for about 5 minutes about how none of the pros want discs, that the limiting factor is still the skinny tire, etc....AND that the big manufacturers have spent lots of money, so it will happen despite the lack of will among the pros...It was rare candor....
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chaba View Post
    I think Baden Cooke does a really good job on the feed for NBC Gold. On yesterday's stage he went on for about 5 minutes about how none of the pros want discs, that the limiting factor is still the skinny tire, etc....AND that the big manufacturers have spent lots of money, so it will happen despite the lack of will among the pros...It was rare candor....
    He is good, I agree. The other Australian team with Robbie McEwen during the TdF is good too.

    Regarding discs, I too have cooled on them. I see them on group rides now and not only do the lower level ones not raise the bar (they may actually lower the braking bar), I now agree that on road bikes at least they really look ugly.

    Now this will inevitably devolve into an anti-disc brake thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saab2000 View Post
    Now this will inevitably devolve into an anti-disc brake thread.
    If it does there should be a forum agreement that the debate needs to be held in Spanish. If my hunch on VS is correct that will limit us to asking for beer and where the bathroom is. Si ??

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    p.s. Tejay is only a few seconds off the lead. Maybe this is the year....
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkC View Post
    If it does there should be a forum agreement that the debate needs to be held in Spanish. If my hunch on VS is correct that will limit us to asking for beer and where the bathroom is. Si ??

    --Mark

    p.s. Tejay is only a few seconds off the lead. Maybe this is the year....
    If Tejay...well, uhm...Las vacas cantarán como pájaros.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkC View Post


    p.s. Tejay is only a few seconds off the lead. Maybe this is the year....
    The race is all of 4 days old. Settle down.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkC View Post
    If it does there should be a forum agreement that the debate needs to be held in Spanish. If my hunch on VS is correct that will limit us to asking for beer and where the bathroom is. Si ??
    I support this suggestion. We can use this thread for 2 things. 1) Discuss racing in the last grand tour of the year or 2) debating the appearance of discs on road bikes, but only in Spanish. And no cheating with Google Translate (not that the output would make any sense).
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    Postobon is in the race - have they been a team all this time or just resurfaced recently?
    Not the same team lineage. Postobon recently became the title sponsor of the former Colombia es Pasion, est. 2006. The original Postobon folded in 1996.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    If Tejay...well, uhm...Las vacas cantarán como pájaros.
    Tainted beef reference???

    (heh)
     

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    Tougher for a pig to fly than for a cow to sing?

    The birds have it easy.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by jemdet View Post
    Not the same team lineage. Postobon recently became the title sponsor of the former Colombia es Pasion, est. 2006. The original Postobon folded in 1996.
    Thanks. I liked the old Postobon jerseys.
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    Nice flick about Colombian cycling...a little history mixed with a story from the amateur ranks. Subtitles are used so no translation needed.

    https://pages.rapha.cc/feature/colombia-calling
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    Whoa - QuickStep is living up to their name! Two in a row - this time in the order as planned. They are showing a lot of patience, and then they fire the jets right at the right moment. Pretty exciting to watch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkC View Post

    p.s. Tejay is only a few seconds off the lead. Maybe this is the year....
    Teejay has an opportunity (probably his last) to salvage his career in this race...I wish him well...
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by boots2000 View Post
    Sharp contrast to Phil Liggett who needs it written on a cue card to get it right.
    I watched Stage 4 on NBCSN (or whatever the cable TV network is called...NBC Sports something) last night and they had Paul Sherwin and Bob Roll doing the commentary. I usually appreciate Roll's insights [sic] during NBCSN's TdF coverage, but man, it's never been so clear that he's benefiting from hindsight when he does that gig. Here at the Vuelta trying to do play-by-play Roll is like a deer caught in the headlights, struggling to find the point to the sentence he started before the race gets away from him. At least Phil Liggett has no problem completing a thought, even if it is a factually incorrect thought! :)
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwsaunders View Post
    Nice flick about Colombian cycling...a little history mixed with a story from the amateur ranks. Subtitles are used so no translation needed.

    https://pages.rapha.cc/feature/colombia-calling
    Met a colombian girl once on the plane and when she saw a cycling decal on my lap top she showed pics of her cycling club, the mountains, her pinarello dogma (her mom has one too).
    I have a good feeling about Colombia: women are beautifull, there is a laid back/ joyous feeling they exude not to mention the great music: Cumbia, Salsa. Shakira is colombian, from Barranquilla.
    I came here for the socks.

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    Unfortunately today Carlton Kirby has gotten off on a babbling mess of conversation full of idiotic attempts at puns and being cute and giggling at his own jokes, so the volume on Eurosport is turned down until the last climb.

    Let's see if Bob Jungels can make it #3 for Quick Step today.
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    I'm anticipating that last "little" climb to be pretty tough today. Those coastal mountains (They are in the Costa del Azahar today) don't get that high down there, but some of the grades are STEEP. I think some teams may be a bit caught off guard.
     

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    Boy, who wasn't pulling for Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin? Just left it late and had to work too hard to close the gap, but great ride by the Eritrean.

    Froome is definitely front loading his effort on his GC rivals so far. This is such a bumpy Vuelta, even the non-mountain days have rolling 2 & 3 category climbs. If Froome takes a minute or more out of his top ten rivals by the end of the first week, what's in store for the remainder? They cannot all sit there for two weeks and just protect their positions. Someone has to light the powder keg. Right?

    1 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky 18:07:10
    2 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:00:10
    3 Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica-Scott 0:00:11
    4 Nicolas Roche (Irl) BMC Racing Team 0:00:13
    5 David de la Cruz (Spa) Quick-Step Floors 0:00:23
    6 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 0:00:36
    7 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:00:49
    8 Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott 0:00:50
    9 Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott 0:01:09
    10 Michael Woods (Can) Cannondale-Drapac 0:01:13
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    Froome is definitely front loading his effort on his GC rivals so far. This is such a bumpy Vuelta, even the non-mountain days have rolling 2 & 3 category climbs. If Froome takes a minute or more out of his top ten rivals by the end of the first week, what's in store for the remainder? They cannot all sit there for two weeks and just protect their positions. Someone has to light the powder keg. Right?

    1 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky 18:07:10
    2 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:00:10
    3 Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica-Scott 0:00:11
    4 Nicolas Roche (Irl) BMC Racing Team 0:00:13
    5 David de la Cruz (Spa) Quick-Step Floors 0:00:23
    6 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Bahrain-Merida 0:00:36
    7 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:00:49
    8 Adam Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott 0:00:50
    9 Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-Scott 0:01:09
    10 Michael Woods (Can) Cannondale-Drapac 0:01:13[/QUOTE]

    I certainly hope they don't roll over and give it to Froome. I am so tired of him.
     

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