Il Lombardia *spoiler*

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Re: Il Lombardia *spoiler*

Postby Vino'sGhost » Sat Sep 29, 2012 15:13 pm

Good move

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Re: Il Lombardia *spoiler*

Postby thegibdog » Sat Sep 29, 2012 15:14 pm

Even in that weather I'm surprised they didn't bring him back

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Le Commentateur
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Re: Il Lombardia *spoiler*

Postby Le Commentateur » Sat Sep 29, 2012 15:14 pm

They didn't (or couldn't) chase hard enough between 6 and 3 kms to go.

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Re: Il Lombardia *spoiler*

Postby Gazzetta67 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 15:15 pm

Happy for J-Rod makes up for the Vuelta loss a wee bit.

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Re: Il Lombardia *spoiler*

Postby Milton50 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 15:15 pm

First Spanish winner ever. That was a proper strong mans race. Great shots at the end with the headlights through the rain.

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Re: Il Lombardia *spoiler*

Postby frenchfighter » Sat Sep 29, 2012 15:15 pm

That is going to be a lovely finish photo with all those motos beams reflected on the water soaked ground.

Well done Joaquim. Went for it and made it stick. Think he really wanted that and am happy for him. Takes the WT Points win with that also.

Didn't enjoy the race much and lack of visuals spoilt the little action there was in the race.
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Re: Il Lombardia *spoiler*

Postby inkyfingers » Sat Sep 29, 2012 15:16 pm

Chapeau J Rod. Despite missing out in the Vuelta he has seriously improved his palmares this year, and shown a lot of maturity.

Hopefully we'll get some good pictures of today.
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Re: Il Lombardia *spoiler*

Postby Richmond Racer » Sat Sep 29, 2012 15:16 pm

If anyone dares to hope for rain next year to make the descents 'more exciting' I'll kill 'em

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Re: Il Lombardia *spoiler*

Postby frenchfighter » Sat Sep 29, 2012 15:16 pm

6 and a half hours racing in the wet and cold. Ouch.
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Re: Il Lombardia *spoiler*

Postby Turfle » Sat Sep 29, 2012 15:17 pm

That was probably a good final climb.

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Re: Il Lombardia *spoiler*

Postby Richmond Racer » Sat Sep 29, 2012 15:18 pm

some serious scalps there for young Henao including Contador's

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Re: Il Lombardia *spoiler*

Postby frenchfighter » Sat Sep 29, 2012 15:19 pm

Remind me what holding the bottle when they cross the line again? Baby? Teammates?

Then he just chucked it high in the sky!
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Re: Il Lombardia *spoiler*

Postby frenchfighter » Sat Sep 29, 2012 15:21 pm

Wow, that is a ton of points for the win. Massive margin to 2nd in the WT rankings.

Never seen him celebrate so passionately.
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Re: Il Lombardia *spoiler*

Postby thegibdog » Sat Sep 29, 2012 15:24 pm

So Joaquim is pronounced Drakweeme? Who knew.

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Re: Il Lombardia *spoiler*

Postby Richmond Racer » Sat Sep 29, 2012 15:29 pm

All 3 on the podium can have a nice chin-wag in Spanish

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Le Commentateur
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Re: Il Lombardia *spoiler*

Postby Le Commentateur » Sat Sep 29, 2012 15:36 pm

And a proper celebration - did you see the size of those bottles of bubbly?

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Re: Il Lombardia *spoiler*

Postby Vino'sGhost » Sat Sep 29, 2012 16:02 pm

Ahhhh rain and mud at roubaix next year please :D It's been a while.


and the proper hard b arstewards to make a return

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Re: Il Lombardia *spoiler*

Postby ThomThom » Sat Sep 29, 2012 16:12 pm

Happy for Jrod. Rider of the year ending a magnificent season with a magnificent victory. That's magnificent by a magnificent rider.

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Re: Il Lombardia *spoiler*

Postby rozzer32 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 16:39 pm

Ballans bike after his crash.

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Re: Il Lombardia *spoiler*

Postby Rick Chasey » Sat Sep 29, 2012 17:02 pm

2nd most dangerous race behind Roubaix.


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