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NATURE VALLEY GRAND PRIX

 
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bmbcyclist



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:23 pm    Post subject: NATURE VALLEY GRAND PRIX Reply with quote

PRETTY AMAZING! Imagine if she didn't have to use junior gears!

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1. 1 Kristin Armstrong Cervelo-Lifeforce Professional Cycling Team
2. 45 Joanne Kiesanowski Team TIBCO
3. 46 Brooke Miller Team TIBCO
4. 84 Rachel Lloyd PROMAN Racing
5. 43 Lauren Franges Team TIBCO
6. 85 Shelley Olds PROMAN Racing
7. 47 Amber Rais Team TIBCO
8. 13 Robin Farina Cheerwine Cycling
9. 34 Tina Pic Colavita / Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light
10. 254 Coryn Rivera Kahala-La Grange
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BikeBoy



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We should be talking about the real story of the Nature Valley Grand Prix...

What's the deal with NVGP management letting the women's race go full length... Kristin Armstrong winning solo; TIBCO putting the hurt on the rest of the field... and then neutralizing GC standings/time-gaps?!?!?! This is madness at the pro level. Any level.
Travesty.

As for Rivera... whatever. Fast or not, won't get any props until she shows some class and sportsmanship.
We should instead be praising juniors like Kendall Ryan and Katrina Howard who have shown that they race with more than ego.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 4:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ya, I think it sucks the first stage didn't count! If Kristen looses by less than 2 minutes that she put on the field by lapping them, that will not be cool.

The results should count, give everyone the same time except the 3 riders who lapped the field should get the 2+ minute advantage they worked for.

That would be fair.
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hjr13



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm out here at the race right now, well actually my race is over. I was too slow yesterday, but you never know if you don't try!

The rain/course/racing were all madness that first night, but everyone I've talked to feel really bad for Armstrong and the Tibco women. They got screwed after such a huge effort. Then in yesterday's RR Armstrong couldn't get away despite her attempts on the final circuit and Brooke crashed. From such a high the day before...

TT was this morning. REALLY windy today with possible T-storms this evening. Should make tonight's technical crit interesting!
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Flying Dutchwoman



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seriously...

Rivera races off her ego, she needs to learn a thing or two. Apparently she is over there with Kristen Armstrong, maybe she'll show her.

http://www.usacycling.org/news/user/story.php?id=3657

Kendall and Katrina sure do know how to race, especially with their hearts.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well... over the last few years, quite a few experienced and respected teams and racers have taken much time and effort to help young Rivera develop herself as a racer. Their efforts were rewarded with greed, selfishness and lack of sportsmanship. So much so that she was asked to leave several teams, creating in her wake some angry and frustrated people.

We can only hope that Kristen Armstrong and Jim Miller can succeed in getting the right message across to her where others couldn't.
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