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The man, the legend. The guy who started it all back in the Year of Our Lord Beer, 2000, with a couple of pages worth of idiotic ranting hardcoded on some random porn site that would host anything you uploaded, a book called HTML for Dummies (which was completely appropriate), a bad attitude (which hasn’t much changed), and a Dell desktop running Win95 with 64 mgs of ram and a six gig hard drive. Those were the days. Then he went to law school. Go figure. Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

12 thoughts on “Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2011 – Côte de Saint Nicolas

  1. It’s probably one of the most anti-climactic LBLs that I’ve ever seen.

    I mean, really, the Schlecks just towed Gilbert to the line. Did they really think they would beat him in a sprint? The guy is tough as fucking nails and would’ve just as easily won the sprint if they’d been reabsorbed by the group.

    It’s just like the Schlecks decided to skip the Racing 101 class this morning. Don’t get me wrong, they placed nicely for two skinny buggers (much like myself) in a classic, but it just didn’t do it for me this year…

  2. …i think the intent by the schlecks was to soften monsieur gilbert up but, ya, as you noted, the guy is hard as nails & so that just didn’t happen…

    …i mean, in the end the three of ‘em rode away from everyone else which sez something serious about both their speed on that last long climb & what everybody had left in the tank after all those kilometers…

  3. @ Derp: What you just saw wasn’t Racing 101, it was the grad class. Just look at the base of the climb when the Schlecks go two across so one of them can accelerate from the outside.

    The best way for a skinny bugger to put the hurt on a sprinter is to tow him up a hill. It sounds counter-intuitive, but once you’re up front you can start erratically varying the pace, and he needs to work a lot harder than you do to respond. The game works really well when you have a skinny bugger teammate sitting in third wheel ready to take over when you need a break. It got rid of Van Avermaet, and would have worked if Gilbert wasn’t such a beast.

    Besides, if the break was caught Gilbert might have still won the sprint, but the Schlecks would have been out of the top twenty. Even without a win, the effort still paid off.

  4. this retweet says it best…

    podiumchic Lilly Hamilton
    by FatManonaBike
    “At this point I think if Angelina Jolie asked Schleck bros to have a threesome they would end up hugging each other and talking”

  5. …yep…them schleck brothers are terrible…after 255.5km or 158mi, all those skinny little fucks could do, after leaving the other 113 riders who finished, behind, was get 2nd & 3rd to the exceedingly motivated phillipe gilbert…

    …man, that’s some sad shit right there…they ought a’ consider packing it in, maybe look for another line of work…

    …just sayin’, ya ???…

  6. Or this one…
    Gilbert is The Most Interesting Man in The World…

    He doesn’t usually break legs in such a fashion, but when he does, it’s Dos Schleckies.

  7. I smell a deal. That finish was WAY too sedate. I wonder what the Schlecks/Leopard-Trek get out of this? Gilbert’s team is looking for a sponsor… will Gilbert jump ship to Leopard-Trek? Will L-T call in a favor in July?