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Think we should have tough 1 day races in SA. Just a comparison of what the pro's do in Europe vs some of our races here!!!

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You should post a pic of that oke sleeping in his tent with his bike while his chic sleeps outside. We've never seen that before

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You should post a pic of that oke sleeping in his tent with his bike while his chic sleeps outside. We've never seen that before

 

What about this one - gets funnier every time

 

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You should post a pic of that oke sleeping in his tent with his bike while his chic sleeps outside. We've never seen that before

 

HAHAHAHAHA

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An interesting article in the TdF magazine compares roads in SA to those in Europe.It seems that we just don't have tarred roads with the length and incline of those in Europe. If I remember correctly Sani Pass' if it was tarred would be a Cat 1 climb.Drove up Franschoek and Bainskloof passes just last week.Beautifull and steep for an amateur like myself and I would love to ride them.

 

Maybe it has to do with logistics and sponsorships due to fewer numbers entering if the distances are too long.

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The TDF is for the top pro's, the Argus is for every one

 

that may be where the difference lies IMHO

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An interesting article in the TdF magazine compares roads in SA to those in Europe.It seems that we just don't have tarred roads with the length and incline of those in Europe. If I remember correctly Sani Pass' if it was tarred would be a Cat 1 climb.Drove up Franschoek and Bainskloof passes just last week.Beautifull and steep for an amateur like myself and I would love to ride them.

 

Maybe it has to do with logistics and sponsorships due to fewer numbers entering if the distances are too long.

 

I think the problem is that we use to ride on the left of the road, now we ride on the road that is left.

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You should post a pic of that oke sleeping in his tent with his bike while his chic sleeps outside. We've never seen that before

 

F*&kwit! You're supposed to post those pics of Hans Rey on a cliff.

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The TDF is for the top pro's, the Argus is for every one

 

that may be where the difference lies IMHO

 

Your right, Lance wasnt a top pro, just a top doper!

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Your right, Lance wasnt a top pro....

 

Or a top local. He could not even win the Argus. If he won the TdF 7 times and could not win the Argus, then that makes the Argus tougher.

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Or a top local. He could not even win the Argus. If he won the TdF 7 times and could not win the Argus, then that makes the Argus tougher.

 

 

Ha, ha, ha.....like your logic!!!

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Heard a birdy whisper that the Oak Valley stage of the Epic will start with a 3000m climb over the first 50km!

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The TDF is for the top pro's, the Argus is for every one

 

that may be where the difference lies IMHO

 

Plenty of amateurs have ridden those routes. The Etape follows an "interesting" stage each year, this year is Stage 19.

 

La Marmotte runs every year and goes over Telegraphe/Galibier, Croix de Fer and Alpe d'Huez.

 

The difference for the Pros is that it is today's stage comes after they have raced for two weeks already.

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