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Post 1

Reefgirl (Brunel Baby)

There are rest days in the Giro, they are on a wednesday, at least they were this year

Great read tho


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Post 2

Kiwisap - Thrower of Bananas and Master of Pineapples

The Giro and Vuelta are also three weeks long and not two weeks

http://www.uci.ch/ucinet/uci.asp?page=Calendar&discipline=roa&ryear=2007&ridercategory=me&continent=pro&l=eng


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Post 3

the_jon_m - bluesman of the parish

I'm pretty sure they didn't used to be.

Oh well


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Post 4

Reefgirl (Brunel Baby)

Yep the Giro, Tour and Vuelta are definatly 3 weeks long Always have been, for as long as we've been watching anyway


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Post 5

Kiwisap - Thrower of Bananas and Master of Pineapples

Then were talking about the fifties for the vuelta http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vuelta_Ciclista_a_Espa%C3%B1a

the Giro was always three weeks

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giro_d%27Italia

But instead of this little detail I loved the article smiley - ok


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Post 6

Reefgirl (Brunel Baby)

You know how nit picky we fans can be Jon smiley - biggrin

Tips for this year Kiwi?
I think, now the excrement has stopped flying, Basso will do the Giro and the Tour


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Post 7

Kiwisap - Thrower of Bananas and Master of Pineapples

winning Giro and Tour? Basso? With this Discovery Channel? No way

I hope that Cadel Evans wins it, comes closet to a Belgian win smiley - winkeye

But the most important races are coming first: the primavera, tour of flanders, liege-bastogne-liege, paris-roubaix, amstel gold race

where I hope; boonen, boonen, merckx, boonen and merckx will win smiley - laugh


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Post 8

Reefgirl (Brunel Baby)

You're Belgian I take it smiley - winkeye

Boonen's been very unlucky green jersey-wise in the Tour, he might just do it this year but unless they break McEwen's strangle hold on sprints he has no chance

Axel Merckx has joined T-Mobile and I think it'll do him a lot of good.

I'd like to see Cadel Evans do well, he's got better over the years, is he still with Davitamon(sp)?


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Post 9

Kiwisap - Thrower of Bananas and Master of Pineapples

Cadel Evans is with Predictor-Lotto, so yes I think


Your from the UK? How come that somebody from there is intrested in cycling? I thought it was only popular in the Benelux, France, Italy and Spain


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Post 10

Reefgirl (Brunel Baby)

Yes I am from the UK and cycling does have a big following here, not as big as it is in Belgium but big enough. I've always liked cycling


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Post 11

the_jon_m - bluesman of the parish

Alex Valverde will win it.

Well, actually, his knee will fall off sometime in the first week, but he'll be in contention up till that point!


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Post 12

Reefgirl (Brunel Baby)

He does have that problem doesn't he smiley - laugh


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