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Thursday, October 28, 2010

That's So Couch - Shut Up, Pussies

After an unhealthy triangular stoush this week between Simone Lemond, Watson and Armstrong, (summarized here if you missed it )  nobody still knows how or why “fool” appeared in the url.  Click here, and you find out who seems to still be involved in his biz.     Could they have had something to do with it?  Somebody this week said Gra Gra shouldn’t bite the hand that feeds him.  He quite clearly isn’t.   

Another person said after 34 years on the back of a moto, taking photos, he’s no mo fo and he has a right to his IMO. Good call.  After all, what is it Graham said “just a shame one cannot keep his mouth shut.” 

Before he died, Paul the Octopus was asked the question by Mike Rann “When can we stop paying Lance to come to SA to ride in the TDU?” Mike Rann then told Paul's prediction to his Tourism minister who didn't tell anyone at Estimates.  After Rann also asked Paul how long Lance would go to jail for, and how much longer would Rann’s government be in power, Paul began to look ill and before he died inked out the number 28. Months, years, alas, now we will never know, but either way, poor South Australia.   

Jeremy Hunt is off to Sky.  So is Pellizotti, apparently.  So is Michael Rogers, um, no he’s not.  After Wiggins', no I’m not, yes I am, I didn’t say that, oh, you have a tape, ok maybe I did, yes I am, not I’m not, events of last year, can Brailsford please spare us all? 

The “Sort of better than Sexybank” award for nicknames of teams – 1. Garvelo (can’t remember where i saw that one, but i didn't make it up) 2. Well, not so much a nickname, but it’s sure to catch on - see this blog post of Phil Gomes’ on SBS Cycling Central - after all the whining from the Schlecks at this year’s TDF, I can’t help thinking he was dying to use another word for cat.  Sure, they’ve got Jens and he’s tough, but even he got a bit uncharacteristically wussy this year complaining about the cobbles under the influence of the true cycling project posse. Shut up, Pussies?      

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Because he's retiring


Koos Moerenhout

Palmares (from Wikipedia)


1994 1st, Overall, Tour de Liège
1996
1st, Overall, Circuit Franco-Belge
Winner Stage 1
Winner Points Competition
1st, Dokkum Woudenomloop

1997





1st, Stage 8, Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt
Winner Mountain Competition
1998
1st, Profronde van Oostvoorne
1999
1st, Stage 4, Vuelta al País Vasco
Winner Mountain Competition
2000
1st, Stage 1, Tour Down Under
1st, Steenwijk
2nd, National Road Race Championship
2003
1st, Stage 4, Rheinland-Pfalz Rundfahrt
2004
1st, Izegem
2nd, National Road Race Championship
2005
12th, Vuelta a España
2006
1st, Zevenbergen & Geleen
2007
Dutch National Road Race Championship
1st, Acht van Chaam
2009
Dutch National Road Race Championship
1st, Stage 7, Tour of Austria
2010
1st, Stage 3, Eneco Tour