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    2017 Classics!!!

    It's Classics time folks! The best racing in cycling (in my opinion) kicks off today with Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. If you missed this one, find a highlight clip or the full race. It was a pretty good one.
    Every climb has its end, for verily with difficulty there is relief...

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    Not a lot of chatter going into the spring classics. What gives? Where are the other residents?

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    I will have to catch a repeat...
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    use a torque wrench

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    use a torque wrench

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    use a torque wrench

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    Thank you for the links to be able to watch it.

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    Ditto - thanks for that.

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    KBK is tomorrow. You can usually find good streams on steephill.tv and cyclingfans.com. The live race footage is expected to start around 8:30 EST. Sporza streams seem to provide the most consistent video. You can typically add the English commentary by opening a second Eurosport stream.
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    This is really funny. I'd swear Sagan is baked :

    http://cyclocosm.tumblr.com/post/157...xplaining-to-a

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    Quote Originally Posted by burgrat View Post
    This is really funny. I'd swear Sagan is baked :

    http://cyclocosm.tumblr.com/post/157...xplaining-to-a
    We need more of this man. We need more of them to be more like him. 100% genuine. 100% doesn't ever give a ****.

    Baked? Hope so. He deserves it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burgrat View Post
    This is really funny. I'd swear Sagan is baked :

    http://cyclocosm.tumblr.com/post/157...xplaining-to-a
    Lol, I think he really just views it as a bunch of stupid questions (and I agree).

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMsRepBike View Post
    We need more of this man. We need more of them to be more like him. 100% genuine. 100% doesn't ever give a ****.

    Baked? Hope so. He deserves it.


    He's my favorite by a significant margin as well. He apparently hates most of these interviews (which he is required to do) and so he finds his own way of letting people know that....

    I also like Chavez and Cav a bunch too, but they all have very different personalities.

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    Now is probably a good time to jump into watching KBK if you aren't already watching. The real racing is about to begin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashadabd View Post
    He's my favorite by a significant margin as well. He apparently hates most of these interviews (which he is required to do) and so he finds his own way of letting people know that....
    Agreed.

    My (very) anecdotal impression is that he is incredibly self-conscious about his English. In my limited interactions with him I saw a happy, easy-going guy who, subsequently, never appeared high/inebriated whilst on what was in effect vacation. What I did notice was his reticence to speak publicly with a microphone in hand, and when he did, struggled mightily to offer up something deemed "quotable."

    The man is ridiculously gracious and not at all aloof, even when being berated by 200+ cycling crushes. He rocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashadabd View Post
    Now is probably a good time to jump into watching KBK if you aren't already watching. The real racing is about to begin.
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    KBK had to have one of the most badly contested sprints in a long time.

    Sagan being interviewed looked and sounded genuinely bored...heck he wasn't even breathing hard

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    The World Champion has clearly gone to Belgium with the intention to win everything in sight or go down swinging. Did any rider ever wear rainbow stripes with more panache?

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    He's fresh out of altitude training.

    Everyone else is in trouble.

    GVA was right, he's clearly the strongest rider in the bunch.
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    I think it's a combination of finding the questions to be a bit ridiculous along with his grasp of the English language not being real good although definitely improving. Remember he's doing this without a translator. I like him a lot and that is my take on it. As you all know Valverde is my favorite and he will not do an interview in English without a translator because his English is not very good. He knows things can easily get lost in translation.

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    PS has a very good relationship with the Sporza people making the post race interviews. It's just Sagan being, errr, well you know



    Nice races this weekend. Saturday's my fave: Strade Bianche.
    They do anything just to win a salami in ridiculous races. I take my gear out of the car and put my bike together. Tourists and locals are watching from sidewalk cafes. Non-racers. The emptiness of those lives shocks me. It was the illest of times, it was the dopest of times. And we looked damn good. Actually the autobus broke down somewhere on the Mortirolo.

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    The perfect Sagan metaphor. The dude definitely abides.
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    This is hilarious.


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    Quote Originally Posted by burgrat View Post
    This is really funny. I'd swear Sagan is baked :

    http://cyclocosm.tumblr.com/post/157...xplaining-to-a
    Oh my, it looks like he is higher than a kite.
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