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    Armstrong wins Nevada City in solo break

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    Looks like he's peaking at the right time.
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    According to the commentator, "Alberto Contador won't be sleeping easily tonight." not so sure about that.

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    [QUOTE=CabDoctor]WOW! he lapped the field!

    Did I miss something? At the end of the race the internet commentators and the experts they found kicking around Nevada City to come on the air...they all 'forgot' that Lance, Levi and Ben Jacques had already lapped everyone...They were all saying..".It looks like Lance will do it, if he can hold on for a few more laps..." Like the pack could catch him...on his second break?

    Anyhow, fun to see it covered by that local TV station and the Astana boys were very impressive, indeed. So was the Bissel rider who Levi and Lance could not shell, despite trying hard for about 10 laps, according to the interveiws after the race.

    It was noted that Lance is two kilos lighter than he's ever been going into a TDF and he certainly seemed in good form.

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    [QUOTE=Gnarly 928]
    Quote Originally Posted by CabDoctor
    WOW! he lapped the field!

    Did I miss something? At the end of the race the internet commentators and the experts they found kicking around Nevada City to come on the air...they all 'forgot' that Lance, Levi and Ben Jacques had already lapped everyone...They were all saying..".It looks like Lance will do it, if he can hold on for a few more laps..." Like the pack could catch him...on his second break?

    Anyhow, fun to see it covered by that local TV station and the Astana boys were very impressive, indeed. So was the Bissel rider who Levi and Lance could not shell, despite trying hard for about 10 laps, according to the interveiws after the race.

    It was noted that Lance is two kilos lighter than he's ever been going into a TDF and he certainly seemed in good form.
    This makes me happy. It should be a very interesting tour.

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    I was there. I was on the hill where he launched the break. Very impressive, it seemed like he just put it in another gear and took off. He looks very very lean. Was a great day, great crowd and lots of fun. Interesting that the boys rode on all black bikes, no logos on them...
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    Yeah those bikes are the new proto trek Madones. They have round seat tubes and a more traditional shape, of which lance has long been an advocate of.
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    Hey, you stole my title!

    Those were almost my exact words on my website!

    Way cool to watch Lance win from the back of a chase motorcycle :-)

    Impressive the power the pro's have....

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    This had to be the most fun race I've ever been too. Great little town on the side of a hill, tons people around the whole course. And the racing, yeeeowww. Right from the start, Levi and Lance went to the front and shattered the field. Only a handfull could hang as Lance and Levi took turns every lap at the front. It was cool to see these guys going full gas up the hill. Only Ben Jacques-Maynes could stay with L/L and then 6 laps to go Lance attacked at the bottom of the hill and was gone. The spectators went nuts.









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    Quote Originally Posted by KB11


    Damn... he looks very, very lean.


    Great shots.

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    he averaged 26.4mph i thinks....if math serves me correctly thats ok i guess

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    He is looking real good. Would be great if he could win one more TDF before he retires.

    I hope Contador is working his arse off because he's going to need it.

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    Those photos are great! Thanks.

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    Wow

    thanx for those photo's and the report. that is excellent work you did, Lance didn't do too bad either.

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    nice pics. i need to start doing the "follow the rider pic" thing. do you keep the shutter speed down when you do that?
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    i know companies utilize rider feedback in development. and i know you have cases of special lay-ups and tweaked geometry for certain riders (specialized and boonen come to mind). but its amazing the pull that guy has at trek. as soon as he left the pros they drastically reshaped the madone (i hear they had been working on it for a while, but he wouldnt ride the frames, so they stuck with trad tubes and geometry for him). the guy comes back and they are starting to go back to round tubes and less of a "girls bike" slope.

    all that engineering and marketing...



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    Yeah those bikes are the new proto trek Madones. They have round seat tubes and a more traditional shape, of which lance has long been an advocate of.
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    I hope that you had time to duck into Cirino's bar on Broad Street for one of their amazing bloody mary's. If not, keep it in mind for next time.

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    I can't see the pics. Does it only load for macs and pcs? Using my iPhone now.
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    Whet type of pedal is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea138
    Whet type of pedal is that?

    Dura Ace pedal, isn't it?

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    Great photos!!! OUTSTANDING.
    Just fast enough to know I am slow.

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    Yea, so what kind of pedal, which saddle and what kind of shoes are those really?

    Very nice pics.

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    his seat's too low.
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    dura ace pedal, rocket 7 shoes
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    LOL. he's a fast boy! Great pics.

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