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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2003 9:41 am    Post subject: Miller time Reply with quote

At last! We have a world champion! Razz

Not that you'd know it, from the lack of coverage by the media Evil or Very Mad - only Eurosport got excited about David Miller thrashing (not just beating) the best of the rest of the world. He even had a chance to take it easy in the last 5Km, so much so that he wasn't even out of breath at the end!

And yet we still harp on about Owen's injury....
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2003 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Couldn't agree more Rob. Millar was superb and the margin he won by is astonishing. Actually missed it (had club running track session last night) but caught a bit of on Eurosport news when I got back. The coverage it has had though in the mainstream press is rubbish. Much as I love football it gets waaay to much coverage at the expense of other sports - that we are actually better at anyway.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2003 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw the highlights on grandstand on Sunday.

Everyone else looked like they were trying their heart out yet Millar looked like he was on a warm up ride or something! They were saying that he had a slighltly bigger gear than most others and was 'spinning' rather than 'grinding' the legs round, you could tell when they where on the uphill parts.

like he said, everyone will be out to beat him at the olympics next year
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2003 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hopefully our cyclists will have a good olympics. Anyone want to make any predictions on how we will do in the triathlon?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2003 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think triathlon is actually one of the hardest sports to predict because on any given day any of the top elites can win - there's no real stand out performers who you can say are consistently head and shoulders above the rest at Olympic Distance. GB certainly has the potential to fill up the podium in both mens & womens events, but I guess that won't happen. Overall I think we must be one of the strongest triathlon nations if you look at the strength in depth we have, probably only rivalled by USA and Australia. There are plenty of other countries with top triathletes eg Canada, New Zealand etc but they don't have the strength in depth.

Shame Nicole Cooke didn't gold medal at the World Champs, although bronze is still a damn good effort. For a nation which traditionally isn't that interested in cycling to come away with gold and bronze is a fantastic result (together with a pretty good showing at the World track champs earlier in the year). It would be nice if on the back of these successes cycling could get a bit more coverage on the mainstream media.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2003 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Born in the Water"]Saw the highlights on grandstand on Sunday.
Everyone else looked like they were trying their heart out yet Millar looked like he was on a warm up ride or something! They were saying that he had a slighltly bigger gear than most others and was 'spinning' rather than 'grinding' the legs round, you could tell when they where on the uphill parts.[/quote]

Not sure if it'll make sense to non-cyclists, but Miller was on a 54-42, with a 17 to 11 block. If he was ever in top gear, his legs must be stronger than Armstrong's! Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2003 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Not sure if it'll make sense to non-cyclists, but Miller was on a 54-42, with a 17 to 11 block. If he was ever in top gear, his legs must be stronger than Armstrong's!

We are all "cyclists" if we partake in tri's Smile and you took the words right out of my mouth --although perhaps I may have got my numbers mixed up Embarassed
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2003 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

True, but triathletes seem to talk more about split times than gear ratios! I guess us trad cyclists can be a bit anorakky sometimes Embarassed
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2003 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well you understand more than me Sue Laughing Still havn't bothered to learn the gearign system, and don't even know what I have on my bikes Rolling Eyes Just race them
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2003 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Laughing

Have you figured out yet which is high gear and which is low? Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2003 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, Daz - a bit mean of me.

But I am laughing the laugh of the unspeakable one! Hua Hua Hua!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2003 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nope!
i know which is easy and which is hard Laughing

i usually take hard on flat and downhill, easy for steady slopes and extra easy for the climbs. perfick! Very Happy Smile Confused Embarassed
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2003 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BTW, I wish you'd chosen a different damn title for this!

All I can see is MC Hammer dancing up and down in baggy pants to that tune
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2003 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Darryl"]BTW, I wish you'd chosen a different damn title for this!

All I can see is MC Hammer dancing up and down in baggy pants to that tune[/quote]

Laughing Laughing Laughing Sorry, can't speak - wetting myself laughing at the image!!!
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