Fabio Duarte

by velogirl   May 14, 2011  

Fabio Duarte the Geox rider abandoned todays stage of the Giro following a crash shortly after the start. He is still listed as a starter for tomorrows stage and it is now too late to transfer him out, having used up all my transfers before realising. Grrrrrrr Sad

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Does this mean if we have in in our teams we score no points for the stage, as we have fielded an inelligible team?

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posted by The Good Shepherd [54 posts]
15th May 2011 - 16:13

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Nope you'll get points, just nothing for riders who have left the race

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posted by Gkam84 [8825 posts]
15th May 2011 - 17:09

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Phew....panic over, cheers! Thankfully, my stage was saved by wee José Rujano. Bless his little coolmax socks.

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posted by The Good Shepherd [54 posts]
16th May 2011 - 10:41

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He really is tiny. his wikipedia page says he's 5'4" and 48kg, which is almost exactly half of my weight Thinking

did anyone else think he looked a bit like a kid who'd nicked his dad's bike? chapeau for the ride, mind!

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7333 posts]
16th May 2011 - 10:52

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dave_atkinson wrote:
He really is tiny. his wikipedia page says he's 5'4" and 48kg, which is almost exactly half of my weight

But not half your height Dave Wink

I wouldn't say 5'4" (my height too and that of Samuel Dumoulin) is tiny, I prefer the term "compact".

But 48kg is very light, possibly less than the already featherweight Emma Pooley.

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posted by Simon E [1948 posts]
16th May 2011 - 14:09

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compact it is then Smile

i can't think of another male professional cyclist that weighs that little, though. anyone?

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7333 posts]
16th May 2011 - 14:19

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I was watching him and thought to myself, if he ever comes off the bike, i hope its beside a high kerb for the lift to get back on.

Does he ride 700c wheels? cause his bike did look rather huge compared to him, but i thought he might be on 650's if they are allowed in the pro peloton?

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posted by Gkam84 [8825 posts]
16th May 2011 - 14:32

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I very much doubt Duarte would ride anything other than 700c, he's not that small. Also, having a different size from the rest of the team, never mind the neutral service, would be a real headache.

Pooley's Cervelo TT bike last years Worlds ran 650s but I think her road bike has 700c.

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posted by Simon E [1948 posts]
16th May 2011 - 16:25

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So in theory, a very short rider could run 650's?

Yes it would be a headache if you went down or got a flat, would need a motorbike to constantly follow you with 650's, but could be done

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posted by Gkam84 [8825 posts]
16th May 2011 - 17:28

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Just looked it up, he is lighter than Emma Pooley! And she is tiny! I'm suprised he doesn't fall over in light winds!

posted by JDee [9 posts]
19th May 2011 - 17:30

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