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    The Spring Classics

    The Tour of Flanders.

    Tom Boonen.

    Brilliant!
    "...as dry as the Atacama desert".

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    Re: The Spring Classics

    Welcome back to the forum Graham. One or two of the regulars were beginning to worry about you
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    Re: The Spring Classics

    An interesting new format, with the multiple loops, just such a damned shame about Cancellara

    http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/...ers-crash.html


    Roll on 'Roubaix' next Sunday!!

    Sadly we lost a possible podium place, as Roger Hammond's retired now:thunbdown:
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    Re: The Spring Classics

    Paris Roubaix 2012

    Tom Boonen achieves immortality in winning his 4th victory-no rider has won more- in one of the greatest ever break away rides (50 k) in a race which dates back to 1896.

    Magnificent!
    "...as dry as the Atacama desert".

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    Re: The Spring Classics

    Winning four Paris Roubaix is, as you point out Graham, an unsurpassed feat, but achieving immortality is something entirely different. Chapeau Tom Boonen :closed:
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    Re: The Spring Classics

    Boonen..Boom..Ballan..Bubba..and even Balotelli..t'was a great Sunday of sport!

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    Re: The Spring Classics

    Not a Spring Classic but Tour of Turkey today: breakaway rider (Keisse) clear for 5 km but peloton bearing down and on the final bend he comes off. He's cool. Calmly gets back on. Then realises the chain is off. Peloton fast approaching. Tries to spin chain back on. Doesn't work so he decides to get his hands oily. Sets off steadily. Peloton bearing down with Petacchi looking for the win. Keisse stays calm...and just wins the stage.

    Cool.
    Last edited by Graham Breeze; 28-04-2012 at 10:23 PM.
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    Re: The Spring Classics

    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Breeze View Post
    Not a Spring Classic but Tour of Turkey today: breakaway rider (Keisse) clear for 5 km but peloton bearing down and on the final bend he comes off. He's cool. Calmly gets back on. Then realises the chain is off. Peloton fast approaching. Tries to spin chain back on. Doesn't work so he decides to get his hands oily. Sets off steadily. Peloton bearing down with Petacchi looking for the win. Keisse stays calm...and just wins the stage.

    Cool.
    I don't have Sky, but someone posted a link of that incident on another forum. Well worth 5 minutes of your time;

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hn_P5s-ITJo
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    Respect to Keisse.
    Well done lad.
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    "The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall."

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