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Goats…

Goats…

Pizza night!

Pizza night!

#latergram from yesterday’s dadchelor party @ironhorsebrewery

#latergram from yesterday’s dadchelor party @ironhorsebrewery

Ending the day with a run down Xanadu #todaysturn

Ending the day with a run down Xanadu #todaysturn

cyclocosm:

You might question whether the Hincapie fall is worthy of a second-angle gif, but I’d say yes. This was an important crash; a Big Deal for several reasons:
Trek never would have let this happen to Lance. They’d have custom-engineered a spaceship fork for him, one that you could railgun off the moon without breaking. Slapping on some commuter OEM and calling it a day was a microcosm for how sponsors treated him vs. the rest of the sport.
Cancellara eventually won this edition, but he wasn’t yet Cancellara as we know him. Hincapie had two teammates in this group of ~12. He’d lost 3-up sprint to Boonen the year before. If Hincapie was ever going to win, this was the day.
I watched this race live on Cycling.TV, legitimately, but missed this crash because Cycling.TV was—and I can only assume remains—a buggy and difficult-to-manage product. This year’s NBCSN stream will be my first live, legit viewing (fingers crossed!) since.
This was the last, twitter-free Roubaix (the service came of age in March ‘07, at SxSW). I remember being pinned to the live updates on Cyclingnews waiting for Cycling.TV to work again, reading this update and thinking it must have been a joke. Can you even imagine it? A race narrated by just a single text voice?
Hincapie also chose to ride deep-section carbon rims this year—one of the first to try them at the classics and they weren’t the point of failure. It must have inspired others, as there were a lot of broken rims over the next several seasons. Carbon’s gotten much better, but despite the obituaries, box sections still refuse to die. I know which I’d chose, if for no other reason than I lack a car full of replacements.
Hincapie comes amazingly close to riding this out to a slower, softer fall (presumably onto his side) in that field. Only the loose-swinging handle bars catching in the spokes of his front wheel prevent him from making the Save of All Saves.

cyclocosm:

You might question whether the Hincapie fall is worthy of a second-angle gif, but I’d say yes. This was an important crash; a Big Deal for several reasons:

  • Trek never would have let this happen to Lance. They’d have custom-engineered a spaceship fork for him, one that you could railgun off the moon without breaking. Slapping on some commuter OEM and calling it a day was a microcosm for how sponsors treated him vs. the rest of the sport.
  • Cancellara eventually won this edition, but he wasn’t yet Cancellara as we know him. Hincapie had two teammates in this group of ~12. He’d lost 3-up sprint to Boonen the year before. If Hincapie was ever going to win, this was the day.
  • I watched this race live on Cycling.TV, legitimately, but missed this crash because Cycling.TV was—and I can only assume remains—a buggy and difficult-to-manage product. This year’s NBCSN stream will be my first live, legit viewing (fingers crossed!) since.
  • This was the last, twitter-free Roubaix (the service came of age in March ‘07, at SxSW). I remember being pinned to the live updates on Cyclingnews waiting for Cycling.TV to work again, reading this update and thinking it must have been a joke. Can you even imagine it? A race narrated by just a single text voice?
  • Hincapie also chose to ride deep-section carbon rims this year—one of the first to try them at the classics and they weren’t the point of failure. It must have inspired others, as there were a lot of broken rims over the next several seasons. Carbon’s gotten much better, but despite the obituaries, box sections still refuse to die. I know which I’d chose, if for no other reason than I lack a car full of replacements.
  • Hincapie comes amazingly close to riding this out to a slower, softer fall (presumably onto his side) in that field. Only the loose-swinging handle bars catching in the spokes of his front wheel prevent him from making the Save of All Saves.
fuckyeahcycling:

The riders make their way over the cobbles during the 109th Paris Roubaix cycle race between Compiegne and Roubaix on April 10, 2011 in Roubaix, France. (April 9, 2011 - Source: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images Europe) (via 2011 Paris - Roubaix Cycle Race - Pictures - Zimbio)

fuckyeahcycling:

The riders make their way over the cobbles during the 109th Paris Roubaix cycle race between Compiegne and Roubaix on April 10, 2011 in Roubaix, France.
(April 9, 2011 - Source: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images Europe) (via 2011 Paris - Roubaix Cycle Race - Pictures - Zimbio)