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A good year of pro racing, eh?(3 posts)

A good year of pro racing, eh?Geardaddy
Sep 30, 2002 2:02 PM
I was fortunate to have OLN made available in my cable this year, and as a result I watched them all - the Spring Classics, Giro, TDF, and Vuelta. All in all, it's been a pretty good show! Only a few glitches along the way.

a) Museauw with impressive Paris-Roubaix win (nice try George!)
b) Hamilton and Salvodelli dueling in the Giro.
c) Cippolini and Robbie M. dueling in the Giro.
d) Lance doing everything right in the TDF (and getting better at interviewing too).
e) Heras vs. Sevilla vs. Beloki vs. Gonzalez in the Vuelta.

The BAD:
a) Simoni kicked out of Giro (I'm still not sure who was wrong)
b) Casagrande booted from Giro (what was he thinking!).
c) Rumsas TDF aftermath (still going ...)
it ain't over yetmr_spin
Sep 30, 2002 2:13 PM
There's still Paris-Tours, the World Championships, and the Tour of Lombardy. Look for Super Mario to take the first two, and I'll put money on Dario Frigo to take the third or possibly Casagrande. An Italian sweep, either way.
We are all fortunate to have OLNGregJ
Sep 30, 2002 9:19 PM
Everyone on this board that has watched any cycling this year should send OLN an email thanking them for the excellent coverage. Tell them you will be buying a new Mountaineer soon.
I never thought I would see the day when I could watch every stage of all the major tours and most of the classics to boot. The highlight day of coverage for me was the epic long Giro stage 17 to Folgaria. Tonkov wins the day and Salvodelli rides away to the race lead.