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I know we are a mtb forum, but curious if anyone is watching this? Lots of good crashes yesterday and the will be hitting the cobble stones today so there should be some more!
 

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ernesto_from_Wisconsin said:
There should be a stage of just single speed - either a climbing stage all on SS, or a dirt stage. That would show who's got the strength - and whiners will complain.
so a pre-1937 style race! that would be fun to watch.
 

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Isn't that Fabian that was accused of the motor?
They checked his bike before the first stage and he said look at my legs too because thats the only motor.. :rolleyes:
You guys see the crash when the dog ran out infront? That was pretty wild.
 

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moschika said:
so a pre-1937 style race! that would be fun to watch.
The good old days, with single speeds, wine, riders who smoke and sawing through a competitors chainstay while he's asleep..... simpler times

 

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Yea I've watched a lot of road races on VS. I just wish they would start showing more UCI races, I can only hope MTB takes off on the TV scene. I would love to see SSWC New Zealand on VS.
 

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The 'bike doping' claims may sound ridiculous, but they are gathering pace and earlier this week Swiss rider Fabian Cancellara - nicknamed Spartacus - was forced to deny rumours that he won Paris-Roubaix and the Tour of Flanders this year while riding an electric bike.
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I'll reassemble both my SS machines and be able to look myself in the mirror with respect once again. (I've been a SSer masquerading as a gearie for the past 5 or 6 months.)

--Sparty
Sparty, were you riding geared because you're training (and cheating) for the Tour de France?!?

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The good old days, with single speeds, wine, riders who smoke and sawing through a competitors chainstay while he's asleep..... simpler times

Assumingly with as much interest as is in ss'ing it would be interesting to have some race in tribute to the orginal days. I love the tour but the machines they are riding are pretty incredible. Would give much more props to the mtn stages to the ones that battle it on one gear.
 

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Awesome stage today on the cobblestones!
 

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It was a good stage again yesterday. I think Contador did really well for never actually racing on cobbles before. I still dislike the guy though. Not that I am jealous or anything but he really did screw the team tactics last year. The team had a shot at going 1-2-3 and he decided to go out and do his own thing. When that happened, I think the team should have simply no longer helped him. But it is what it is. I simply would like to knock him one in his teeth for that! In any case, Lance lost some time. Fabian simply took off on the cobbles but what can you expect since he has been dominating that race for a while and Andy grew up riding on that crap. Hopefully lance and the gang can make up some time along the way. It hink it will be tuff though.

As for the motor. I will state again, that having raced for years, I am questioning Fabian's ability to put a gap that big on the group while sitting down. You could see at the beginning of the clip he stood up and was darn near sprinting and made up a few places. Then he sits down, and simply blows past them. Perhaps, he was setting the speed of the motor, then sat down, shifted gears, hit the go button and boom! Just all looks a little suspicious to me. None the less, I want one!
 

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alexrex20 said:
from the other thread

Sparty, were you riding geared because you're training (and cheating) for the Tour de France?!?

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Just now saw this... I am innocent... the rumors are nothing more than that -- rumors... you can't prove anything... lies, I tell you, lies!

P.S. I wants me one o' them motorbikes.

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I simply would like to knock him one in his teeth for that!
Really? Taking the race kinda seriously are you?
 

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What about Big George Hincapie on a singlespeed? I actually wonder how many of these guys even ride MTB, much less singlespeed. I know Lance has and, of course, Cadel Evans. On another note, there was a cool YouTube video going around of Lance riding a fixie around the streets of Austin.
 
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