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Sepp For The Win!

Tony Storaro

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No one remembers the management. They remember the outcomes of the stages and the tour. Hell...even watching this race daily I don't really care about "inadequate TJV management".

What will be remembered is the time a team swept the podium, and won all three GTs. And *maybe* how impressive Remco looked after his blow up --- take 3 (maybe 4?) stages and wearing perhaps the most jerseys ever in a GT?

The outcome of yesterday’s stage and the total embarrassment for the team was a result of inadequate management, so I beg to disagree.
 

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I think with today's stage TJV has avoided shooting themselves in the face, but only because their head was not quite big enough for their terrible aim. Disaster avoided, but no credit given to them.

Roglic may leave, that probably wouldn't be a bad thing for the team. Sepp will stay and support JV, the duck faced sociopath (thanks TGR Sprocket Rockets), in many other grand tours. Sepp may even get a chance to ride for himself as an actual leader in the Giro or Vuelta in coming seasons if Roglic does leave. I will keep rooting for Sepp, but JV and TJV, you are dead to me.

LFG Tadej!
 

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Is La Vuelta similar to the Tour de France where the final day is typically just an exhibition, in other words, Kuss will be the champion?
 

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I wouldn't call the last stage an exhibition -- but it typically doesn't matter for the overall places (the GC.)

The last stages are always among the most intense sprint stages of the year.
 

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I wouldn't call the last stage an exhibition -- but it typically doesn't matter for the overall places (the GC.)

The last stages are always among the most intense sprint stages of the year.

Quoting myself...that stage was anything but a processional or exhibition. Incredible last 30kms -- a break with the strongest TTers in the race, cooperating til the end, with the green jersey aboard. The mtn jersey leading out the green to the win.

Really fun grand tour. Massive congrats to Kuss. Having a Ska Brewing Octoberfest celebrating with Durango today.
 
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Sepp dropped this off the other day. It is a size small, and amazing how small it is. It lends cred to the upper echelon of this sport really having a very specific physiological profile.

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It is absolutely shocking how small and skinny these guys actually are when you see them live, in front of you.
I can safely say you can put 2.5 Tadejs in my jersey without them being too cramped there. :roflmao:
 
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It is absolutely shocking how small and skinny these guys actually are when you see them live, in front of you.
I can safely say you can put 2.5 Tadejs in my jersey without them being too cramped there. :roflmao:

Yes. Like hummingbirds, they are perfectly adapted to their niche.
 

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Sepp dropped this off the other day. It is a size small, and amazing how small it is. It lends cred to the upper echelon of this sport really having a very specific physiological profile.

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Where is that Marty? Bike shop?
 
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Where is that Marty? Bike shop?

Mountain Bike Specialists in Durango. The shop is part retail, part extraordinary service (the service manager is past WC rider), and part museum. Many of the bikes and jersey's of Durango's super stars are on display, going back to the 80's. Ned regularly hangs out at the shop and virtually all pro riders in town have their bike serviced here. Quinn Simmon's new Trek was just built here.

Check out this link.
 

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Mountain Bike Specialists in Durango. The shop is part retail, part extraordinary service (the service manager is past WC rider), and part museum. Many of the bikes and jersey's of Durango's super stars are on display, going back to the 80's. Ned regularly hangs out at the shop and virtually all pro riders in town have their bike serviced here. Quinn Simmon's new Trek was just built here.

Check out this link.
Ah yes. Between breakfast at the Diner and cocktails at the El Moro, I've likely peeked in there. I'll have to stop in this winter on my next visit.
 

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