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Tour of California

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by Keith Oates, 17 Feb 2008.

  1. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Looking at the list of teams and riders that are included in the race this year shows that the importance of this event is on the up. Let's hope the action is as good as the team sheets suggest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Keith Oates

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    Wiggins is leading the prologue but with Cancellara to come he could be pipped!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. mondobongo

    mondobongo Über Member

    Cancellara beat Wiggins by 5 seconds absolutely blazed the course, Millar dropped from 7th to finish 9th.
     
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    Keith Oates

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    Three Brit's in the top 9, can't be bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team CSC 3.51.21 (51.43 km/h)

    2 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) High Road 0.04
    3 Tyler Farrar (USA) Slipstream Chipotle Presented by H30 0.05
    4 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana 0.06
    5 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) High Road 0.07
    6 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Team CSC 0.08
    7 David Zabriskie (USA) Slipstream Chipotle Presented by H30
    8 Mark Cavendish (GBr) High Road
    9 David Millar (GBr) Slipstream Chipotle Presented by H30
     
  5. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

  6. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    anyone else realise that the sponsors, amgen, make an awful lot of epo products? they even have a team that has a jersey which has epo products on it!
     
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    Keith Oates

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    Yes Alecs, there was a lot of discussion about this last year but they stated something to the effect that their products are for genuine illnessses etc. and by being open about it hope that the public will know this and not make them out to be the cause of 'doping'!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. Will1985

    Will1985 Über Member

    Location:
    South Norfolk
    EPO is used by cancer patients, as mentioned in Armstrong's book.

    The thing which has surprised me today is finding out that Rock Racing uses a Rolls Royce as one of the team cars!!! It kind of makes the team a bit of a joke doesn't it?
     
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    Keith Oates

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    This Ball fellow is apparently very rich and likes to show it to other people. A character that could be good or bad for cycling, time will tell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!