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Tour de France Haiku: Stage 18
July 19, 2013, 09:52
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Oh TeJay Van G
We saw your winning effort
And your second place



Full Carbon at Paris-Roubaix

Not an aluminum rim in sight on the cobbles this year.

Via Velonews:

Carbon ruled on Sunday. Sky, Argos-Shimano, Blanco, Orica-GreenEdge, BMC Racing, and others had only their normal Shimano C50 tubulars on hand; Garmin-Sharp and Katusha brought only their usual Mavic Cosmic Carbone Ultimate, a wheel so abhorrent of metal that it uses carbon spokes and a carbon hub shell; Movistar, Lotto-Belisol, and Europcar used Campagnolo’s ultra-light Hyperon and aerodynamic Bora carbon rims. There was no discernible spike in rim failures, long considered the Achilles heel of carbon on cobbles.

via The Torqued Wrench: Ambrosio Nemesis wheels expire in the pro peloton.



Good Quote

“The two Liquigas guys were screwing around the whole day, that was the most frustrating part,” Lewis told Cyclingnews. “The rest of us were rolling around good together. Fortunately we dropped the guys we wanted to and then, unfortunately, Nibali came back, so that was frustrating, but we still managed to keep it fairly fast. We hung on for as long was we could, but spending all day out there at this altitude, always uphill and there was a lot of wind, it really takes it out of you, especially after yesterday.” (Craig Lewis)

But it was all for nothin’ as the peloton swept past on the final hill.

The two-pass Stage 3 tomorrow. Lot of hunger in this race right now.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/usa-pro-cycling-challenge-2012/stage-2/results




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