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Last Post 11/01/2009 08:30 AM by Steve Jones. 4 Replies.
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adietrich32

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06/30/2009 10:50 PM
Question.  check out this photo from the 2009 TOC:

http://autobus.cyclingnews.com/photos/2009/feb09/california09/?id=/photos/2009/feb09/california09/california094/STAGESIDECLOVIS

In 7th place is Freddy Rodriguez - who is throwing his bike as if he is on the finish line.  Clearly he is about 15 - 20 meters from the line.  So my question is this... is this not the most brilliant move you've seen in a while?  He timed his throw as Cavendish is crossing the line and because of his timely throw he finishes ahead of Lucas Haedo.

Drew
steve

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06/30/2009 11:23 PM
are you sure that isn't time lapsed in some way to show the riders in order of their finish as they crossed the line?
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adietrich32

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09/30/2009 08:59 PM
I forgot I posted this little diddy - I'm not sure if this is time lapse. However, it looks like a snapshot in time when the first rider crossed the finish line...
todmanning

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11/01/2009 01:03 AM

The photo referenced is from a finish line camera and shows the relative positions of the riders at the finish line. The camera is shooting a sliver only a couple centimeters wide and then constructs the photo you see. The bike throw was made at the line, not that far back.

steve

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11/01/2009 08:30 AM
cool, thanks for that Tod!
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