Euscaltel folding, Spanish cycling circling the bowl...
Last Post 08/21/2013 02:19 PM by Orange Crush. 10 Replies.
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RNDDUDE

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08/20/2013 10:10 AM
Sad to see the country that once was a cycling powerhouse being reduced to rubble.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistant one. -Albert Einstein
RobertMitchum

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08/20/2013 10:16 AM
I always enjoyed their scrappy presence in the grand tours.
Entheo

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08/20/2013 10:47 AM
really, two countries here -- the basques see themselves as separate from spain & france and yes it's a pity to see the orange go by the wayside, especially because they tried for so long to keep it a basque-only team. but i think that spain, spanish authorities and spanish teams have really been the eye of the storm regarding PEDs (and why girona became the training ground of choice for so many) so i've got no tears to see their results come back to earth.
Keith Richards

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08/20/2013 11:03 AM
Yeah, calling them Spaniards is legitimately debatable.
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
vtguy

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08/20/2013 11:13 AM
Loved watching them on the mountain stages.
Orange Crush

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08/20/2013 11:36 AM
Yup, it's got virtually nothing to do with Spain. The fact that that were going through tough times has been known for over a year now so no news really. Any loss of Orange in the peleton is always sad.

Wonder if Orbea is going to supply another pro team.

And where will Sammy go?
stinkyhelmet

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08/20/2013 01:23 PM
yeah, Orbea is a Basque cooperative. They sponsored us one year....a good bike for the money. Will miss them.
pikeHillRoad

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08/20/2013 01:49 PM
Sammy - where indeed? Will anyone touch him? Will he submit to climbing domestique duties?
jrt1045

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08/21/2013 11:00 AM
we need Hab to weigh in here
Cosmic Kid

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08/21/2013 02:12 PM
Hey, yeah....where the hell has Hab been?
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Orange Crush

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08/21/2013 02:19 PM
He's been spotted recently on Mt Washington...without a bike and in a tie dye shirt...argghh (no kidding)

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