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2014 Amstel Gold Race: Gulpenerberg
The peloton ascends the Gulpenerberg. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Amstel Gold Race: Riblon and Van Hecke
Christophe Riblon and Preben Van Hecke were the last men standing from an early break. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Amstel Gold Race: Voeckler
Thomas Voeckler led a chase that came to naught. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Amstel Gold Race: windmill
If this is the Netherlands, then this must be a windmill. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Amstel Gold Race: Martin crashes
Tony Martin was catapulted across a roadside hedge. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Amstel Gold Race: Thomas
Geraint Thomas was done in by a natural break gone awry. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Amstel Gold Race: Gulpenerberg
Up the Gulpenerberg. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Amstel Gold Race: forest
It's not all bergs and windmills along the Amstel Gold route. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Amstel Gold Race: Cauberg
The Cauberg saw all the action in the finale. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Amstel Gold Race: Golas and Kwiatkowski
A pair of Michals, Golas and Kwiatkowski, having a go. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Amstel Gold Race: Sanchez attacks
Samuel Sanchez launches an attack up the right-hand side of the road. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Amstel Gold Race: Gilbert drives
Meanwhile, Philippe Gilbert punched it up the left side. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Amstel Gold Race: Gerrans
Simon Gerrans and Michal Kwiatkowski couldn't match Gilbert when he lit the afterburners Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Amstel Gold Race: yes!
Back in the winners circle. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
Cycling: 49th Amstel Gold Race 2014
Gilbert salutes the crowd. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Amstel Gold Race: Vanendert
Jelle Vanendert took second. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
Cycling: 49th Amstel Gold Race 2014
Alejandro Valverde would miss the podium, finishing fourth. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Amstel Gold Race: meet the press
A grinning Gilbert meets the media post-race. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Amstel Gold Race: podium
The podium. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
2014 Amstel Gold Race: podium girls
See you next year, fellas. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com
- Spooky factory team edition bike. 54cm. Raw aluminum, no paint. Sharpie still on frame from factory. Beautiful welds done by Frank The Welder. Used for a year. Excellent condition. One of the best looking and riding bikes I've ever had the opportunity to ride. Manipulated tubing rides amazing. Super stiff as well. The seat tube is manipulated for the rear wheel, just like an aero bike. Bike has amazing craftsmanship and rides like a champ.
I just got a new team bike, so last year's bike needs to go.
Frame: 54cm Aluminum
Fork: ENVE 2.0 Road Carbon legs and steerer tube
Headset: Cane Creek
Stem: Sette Aeon White 90mm
Handlebars: Ritchey Pro 44mm wide
Tape: Black cork
Brakes: Shimano Ultegra
Shifters: Shimano Ultegra
Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra Braze-on
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra
Cassette: Shimano 105 12-27t
Chain: Shimano 105
Crankset: SRAM aluminum 172.5mm
Bottom Bracket: PF30
Wheels: Fulcrum CX Racing 7 (sealed cartridge bearings)
Tires: Panaracer Tourguard 28c Gum Wall Wire Bead
Seatpost: Syncros Alloy
Saddle: Ritchey WCS Streem carbon reinforced
Seat binder: Thomson bolt on 34.9mm
Everything is in excellent condition. The bearings in the rear hub are beginning to wear slightly, but still have plenty of life left. I took the hub apart, but did not have the right size to bearings to replace on the spot. These bearings run about $10 for the wheel, no maintenance since they are sealed cartridge. Shimano 6700 is a year old and in amazing working condition.
If you have any questions and/or concerns please ask! Bike needs to go. Thanks for looking!
- Looking for a restorable 29er for a friend. He's 6,3 and a beginner. Call or txt me! Aaron (314)565-7461
- Looking for a reasonable 29er for a friend he's 6'3. Txt me (314)-565-7461 Aaron
- Hey guys
Just checking to see what's out there. I am only needing a frame with rear shock. Don't care if it's carbon or aluminum.
- For Sale is a pristine 2010 Cervelo P3 complete with SRAM 260 carbon rims. You will not need anything for your first or next triathlon! This bike has never been raced, and has extremely low miles, less than 500. You will not find a cleaner bike than this other than brand new. It was set up and has been serviced at Peloton Cyclery in St. Charles (Sam Markovich is the owner/mechanic). Sam is no longer a Cervelo dealer but I've purchased several bikes from him and if you don't mind the drive if you live on this side of the river, the personal service is worth it.
When I purchased it, I had all of the components upgrades to Shimano Ultegra. The bar shifters are Dura Ace. I don't remember what options Cervelo had at the time (Centaur or 105) but I had Sam swap out whatever was stock for the bike to full Ultegra so it all matches and I didn't regret it; cranks, brakes, front and rear derailleur look awesome as a complete set and the Dura Ace bar shifters couldn't be better.
The stock rims I swapped out and upgraded to SRAM S60 carbon rims. If you've never ridden on the S60s or the S80s they are bomb proof. They spin up to speed quickly and once you're there, they go forever. I swap out a pair of S60s and S80s between the tri bike and a Cervelo RS and both sets of rims are incredible. On the tri bike you may catch some crosswind but the speed is scary fast. The tri bike comes with S60s with the black and grey decal set.
If you are interested in working with me, I will sell the bike without rims, or, if you buy it with the S60 rims, I will throw in an extra front S60 rim with the red and white decal set. You can throw the extra front rim on a different bike, or, do what I did (but never raced) throwing an S80 deep dish on the rear and keep the front S60. if you buy the rims with the bike all you need is another rear rim to have some fun and some options if you're a gear head with some disposable income. Pedals are a personal preference (like rims) but since pedals are relatively inexpensive I'm going to keep the MTB Shimanos for myself and reuse them. They were only 50 bucks. If you happen to need or want this type of pedal I will throw them in for free, otherwise bring your own pedal.
The pictures are below. It is a 51cm and I am 5'6". As you may know Cervelos are highly configurable to with tweaks to seat height, stem angle, seat depth this should fit people around the same size give or take.
I'm asking $2000 without rims and $2500 with rims (including the extra front S60). You're basically getting a nearly new P3 for the price of a new P2 with better components all around. Check out any bike shop and Cervelo's website and you'll see what a deal this is. This bike has been serviced, garaged, never raced, and will blow away any tri bike on the market at this price.
I can be reached at 314-517-6649 or e-mail me at email@example.com. I live in the Kirkwood area. Call me or write with questions. Happy shopping!
VALKENBURG, Netherlands (VN) — Michal Kwiatkowski placed fifth in the Amstel Gold Race on Sunday but finished as the most promising rider. At 23, he is four years younger than his next youngest rival from the top 10, and shows potential for the Ardennes classics to come.
“There’s so much to learn and I’m still taking it all in,” Omega Pharma-Quick Step’s Polish rider said. “Philippe Gilbert won the race with a solo move and was impressive, but I saw ways that I can do a little bit better. I’m happy about my condition and I’m going to keep on going into the season, which only just began.”
He could sit on the steps of the bus in his gray hooded sweatshirt without a worry. He has already won five times this season, including the Volta ao Algarve overall. In the Vuelta al País Vasco (Tour of the Basque Country) last week, he won the points classification and placed second on GC.
País Vasco marked a different approach compared to last year, when he rode the cobbled classics ahead of the Ardennes. He said his fifth place on Sunday confirmed that the team was correct to re-schedule his calendar to include the traditional Ardennes lead-up.
In fact, Kwiatkowski could not find much to complain about. Though he finished one spot worse than last year — when he was one spot ahead of Gilbert — he said he felt better and the team rode strongly.
“We rode the whole course well, we stayed at the front and we had Zdenek Stybar in the break. Michal Golas was very impressive today, he was able to chase down the break, he was still with me at the bottom of the Cauberg,” Kwiatkowski said.
“I’m happy that I placed fifth because I improved from last year, I made a better start to the Cauberg and I could follow guys. Last year, I just stayed put and tried to sprint.”
An attack by Gilbert’s teammate Samuel Sánchez drew Kwiatkowski out. He was able to follow Sánchez, but had little left in his tank when Gilbert went with 2.5km remaining.
“It would’ve better to be on Gilbert’s wheel, he has so much experience. It would’ve been easier, but I started behind Golas on the Cauberg and was thinking, ‘Why wait? It’ll be just a couple of seconds and we’ll be on the top.’ Actually, though, it’s a long way to the top!”
Kwiatkowski paused and thought about what had happened on the road leading from Valkenburg. He began talking about his race plan for 2015.
“If you know the race better, you can save a lot of power,” he said. “I stayed the whole day in the front, but I think that you don’t have to do that. You can stay in the back a little more, but you have to know where and when you can do that.”
The young rider who races in the white-and-red Polish champion’s jersey could strike again in Flèche Wallonne on Wednesday and Liège-Bastogne-Liège on Sunday. The team’s performance director, Rolf Aldag, said that he could win Liège, considered the toughest of the three Ardennes classics.
Win or lose, Kwiatkowski is certain to gain more experience that will help him develop and deliver on his star potential.
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