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    Ugh. Part of me hopes he gets done for EPO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes View Post
    Ugh. Part of me hopes he gets done for EPO.
    I hope thats a joke.

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    Anyone watch the Alto de El Angliru stage yesterday?!?!

    It is obscenely steep for 2km of the stage, from wikipedia.

    The top of the climb is 1,570 metres (5,200 ft) above sea level. The total height difference is 1,248 m (4,090 ft). The climb has a length of 12.55 kilometres (7.80 mi), so it has an average 9.9% slope. However, the average, as high as it is, understates the physical and mental demands of the climb.

    The first 5 km (3.1 mi) of the climb have an average gradient of 7.6%—a stiff but not overly demanding test for world-class cyclists. The sixth kilometre provides a chance for riders to recuperate, as the gradient in that area is only 2.1%, and even includes a short descent. However, the last half of the climb is far more severe. From the six-kilometre mark to the summit, the average gradient is 13.1%. The steepest part, which has a 23.6% slope, is known as Cueña les Cabres and is located about 3 km (1.9 mi) from the summit. The climb is no easier from this point, as there are two later ramps at gradients of 18 to 21% (sources vary).
    It was amazing to watch, the gears they had to use were like 31" jobs, crazy stuff.
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    Saw it on TV. It was brutal, you know how fast they were going when you have fans able to keep up with them for more then 10m.
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    12% on a mountain bike is enough of a killer, 23.6% Christ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    Saw it on TV. It was brutal, you know how fast they were going when you have fans able to keep up with them for more then 10m.
    How'd you see it on TV?!!? I've just been following it all on CN.

    Wish I could watch every stage of the Vuelta. Pleased Valverde had a good ride last night though. Bruyneel's comments about Contador romping to yellow at this year's TDF look ever so slightly justifed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cloete View Post
    How'd you see it on TV?!!? I've just been following it all on CN.

    Wish I could watch every stage of the Vuelta. Pleased Valverde had a good ride last night though. Bruyneel's comments about Contador romping to yellow at this year's TDF look ever so slightly justifed.
    Saw the highlights on SBS.

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    I'll believe it when I see it tbh. And Hein Verbruggen? No thanks.

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    Think the French would consider reinstating the guillotine on a man selling the Tour to Armstrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes View Post
    Think the French would consider reinstating the guillotine on a man selling the Tour to Armstrong.
    I guess we would see smaller crowds at the Tour then what the Vuelta has

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    See Lance Armstrong will be racing the Tour Down Under next year. Would be pretty good itbt.

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    Armstrong signed to Astana....no shock there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matteh View Post
    Armstrong signed to Astana....no shock there.
    Their Tour team would probably look like:

    Alberto Contador
    Lance Armstrong
    Levi Leipheimer
    Andreas Kloden
    Haimar Zubeldia
    Chris Horner
    Assan Bazayev (token Kazakh)
    Benjamín Noval
    José Luis Rubiera

    Their first four riders have all finished in the top 5 in the TDF from 1999 to 2007. Impressive that.

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