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Bradley Wiggins

Postby finchy » Thu May 14, 2009 19:29 pm

Little article on Wiggins in l'Equipe.

http://www.lequipe.fr/Cyclisme/breves20 ... rimpe.html

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Postby don key » Thu May 14, 2009 19:31 pm

Lanstration please.

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Postby liversedge » Thu May 14, 2009 19:49 pm

Google Translate...

Double Olympic pursuit champion, Bradley Wiggins has always shone on the road with its qualities of roller. Already winner of the prologue of the Dauphiné Libéré (2007) or steps against the clock as the Three Days of the Panne (2008), British Garmin reveals the world's talent as a climber in the Giro. Thursday in the neck of the Alpe di Siusi, the roller 1, 90m succeeded won the 22nd place, albeit at 1'47''by Denis Menchov, but ahead of Damiano Cunego and Lance Armstrong. A performance that raised hopes for the Tour de France.

"Wednesday I continued my progression in the remaining climbing with the leaders until the last kilometer. This seemed strange because there is a month, I battle on the cobblestones, "says Wiggins on the Garmin website. Wednesday, it's as if I was in the Lord of the Rings on a mission to the mountain Sodor. (Thursday), I wanted to see what I could do in a pass. "In a team that has made anti-doping message facade, his team managers seem surprised by his performance.
"This is the first year Wiggo focuses 100% on the road," says Matt White. In laying the track, he really has lost weight and it is testing its limits. "According to sports director Lionel Marie, a roller lost six to seven kilos since last year (71 kg on the balance). "He announced that his goal was to be present with Vande Velde in the high mountains in July, took Matt White. He proved that it will be an invaluable asset (on the Tour de France. "

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Postby iainf72 » Thu May 14, 2009 20:01 pm

"Life support system for a bad haircut loses a lot of weight and can climb. Hopes to support VDV in Tour. If he's there"

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Postby rockmount » Thu May 14, 2009 20:06 pm

What a great advertisement for Garmin ....

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/5284649

...seems Bradley would have done really well if he hadn't spend almost half the time stopped :?

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Postby JohnWilky » Thu May 14, 2009 20:27 pm

The cheating focker, he only did 27 miles of the 120 mile stage....... no wonder he was going well!! :lol: :D :D :shock:

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Postby pat1cp » Fri May 15, 2009 07:31 am

79.8 mph :shock: :shock: F'in'el !!!!!

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Postby markwalker » Fri May 15, 2009 07:42 am

Doh! helped me make my decision though SRM head or cheaper Garmin let me think now......
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Postby camerone » Fri May 15, 2009 07:57 am

markwalker wrote:Doh! helped me make my decision though SRM head or cheaper Garmin let me think now......


for some reason my Garmin occasionally records strange readings. eg HR 256 and speed 87mph. bit disappointing really... i imagine they may take stranger readings in a peloton full of electronic devices....
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Postby oldwelshman » Fri May 15, 2009 08:15 am

camerone wrote:
markwalker wrote:Doh! helped me make my decision though SRM head or cheaper Garmin let me think now......


for some reason my Garmin occasionally records strange readings. eg HR 256 and speed 87mph. bit disappointing really... i imagine they may take stranger readings in a peloton full of electronic devices....

I had max speed of 660 mph last year in marmotte :D
you just ignore the blips.
i did hit 63 on one decent which was probably correct but to hit 87 would have to be on a very straight, very steep grade behind a car so suspect its a blip

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Postby camerone » Fri May 15, 2009 08:19 am

oldwelshman wrote:
camerone wrote:
markwalker wrote:Doh! helped me make my decision though SRM head or cheaper Garmin let me think now......


for some reason my Garmin occasionally records strange readings. eg HR 256 and speed 87mph. bit disappointing really... i imagine they may take stranger readings in a peloton full of electronic devices....

I had max speed of 660 mph last year in marmotte :D
you just ignore the blips.
i did hit 63 on one decent which was probably correct but to hit 87 would have to be on a very straight, very steep grade behind a car so suspect its a blip


deffo a blip. it was on Mucklow Hill in Halesowen which is 40-42 tops now there is a roundabout in the middle of it. i am hoping HR 256 was blip too!!!!
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Postby SunWuKong » Fri May 15, 2009 09:35 am

I once had my polar HRM measure my HR at 374 bpm on a climb (under some electricity cables). I think my HR training zones are a touch out?

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Postby robthehungrymonkey » Fri May 15, 2009 10:29 am

LA said on his twitter that it was "crazy" yesterday and he went over 70mph!

(that was stage 4 though wasn't it?)

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Postby NapoleonD » Fri May 15, 2009 10:37 am

Pic on my blog from Paris Roubaix -
Crikey!


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Postby robthehungrymonkey » Fri May 15, 2009 10:47 am

I actually just went on your blog to see who that was!

That's not the same person, surely!

:shock:

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Postby Heavymental » Fri May 15, 2009 14:25 pm

Is that Wiggo?! Surely that pic has been messed with? :shock: He looks malnutritioned rather than lean. I've not seen legs like that outside of famine reporting. Seriously, whats the deal with that Napoleon?

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Postby NapoleonD » Fri May 15, 2009 16:15 pm

He's lost weight! Picture not doctored...

It looks particularly bad in that position and the mud makes it look worse IMO, here are a couple more from P-R


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Postby Heavymental » Fri May 15, 2009 17:41 pm

Hm yeh, that mud makes it look like there's a hollow next to his shinbone. Doesn't look as bad from other angles although those knee joints don't look too healthy. Must get freezing on a cold race like Rouxbaix. His arms looka bit chubby, he could lose some weight from there! :wink:

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Postby Dave_1 » Fri May 15, 2009 17:52 pm

just reading Wiggins dietician saying in May 2006 "“We aim to get Bradley to the Tour very lean, around 75 to 76kg. The goal is to come out of the Tour at roughly the same weight he went in. If he comes out only a kilo lighter, that'd be a good job.” "
Brad is now 71kg according to himself...and it looks it


http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/Six ... 85740.html

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Postby Le Commentateur » Fri May 15, 2009 20:01 pm

71 was Armstrong's ideal racing weight in the Tour when he was in his prime.

BW sure look skeletal though, like Bobby Julich. No wonder bones get broken when they fall, there's no padding.


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