Mercury's Vogels wins Classica Alcobendas in Spain

Mercury's Vogels wins Classica Alcobendas in Spain

Post by Richar » Mon, 08 May 2000 04:00:00


The story of today's race is on Speedplay's website www.speedplay.com
under Race Results of the Mercury Cycling Team.

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Mercury's Vogels wins Classica Alcobendas in Spain

Post by Dan Connell » Mon, 08 May 2000 04:00:00

This after Fred Rodriguez (road stage) and Dylan Casey (ITT, over Boardman) won
stages at Dunkirk, and with Chann McRae placing 5th at the HC Tour of Romandie,
made for an excellent weekend for US teams and riders.
Quote:

> The story of today's race is on Speedplay's website www.speedplay.com
> under Race Results of the Mercury Cycling Team.

> Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/
> Before you buy.


 
 
 

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Post by MiDuo » Mon, 08 May 2000 04:00:00

Quote:
>This after Fred Rodriguez (road stage) and Dylan Casey (ITT, over Boardman)
>won
>stages at Dunkirk, and with Chann McRae placing 5th at the HC Tour of
>Romandie,
>made for an excellent weekend for US teams and riders.

I would like to add to that list a couple more US riders, Marty Jemison was 3rd
in the TT at Dunkirk and Levi Leipheimer 7th. US Postal also had 3 Americans in
the top 15 GC, Casey 9th, Jemison 12th and Leipheimer 15th.

Terry


 
 
 

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Post by JMS » Mon, 08 May 2000 04:00:00

All of this fine form by US riders and teams makes me think the
Philly race next month will be pretty exciting.  US Postal will
of course have a full deck, Mercury is seemingly invincible, and
Fred Rodriguez will show up with those high-rent Mapei studs he
hangs out with.  If that isn't enough, we can also expect
defending-champ Piil and his Memorycard-J&J squad, Festina,
Saeco, and all of the usual US squads that must be quite hungry
for a major win already.

JMS

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Post by Bikereck » Tue, 09 May 2000 04:00:00

Vogels is an Aussie (on a US team, I know), one of many from Oz making waves in
Europe.   So why are the aussies and yanks faring so well?
Greg Miller
 
 
 

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Post by Marty Wallac » Tue, 09 May 2000 04:00:00

I'm not sure. But Henk is a Western Australian, which is pretty rare. He's
the only Western Australian to have ridden in the Tour de France.


Quote:
> Vogels is an Aussie (on a US team, I know), one of many from Oz making
waves in
> Europe.   So why are the aussies and yanks faring so well?
> Greg Miller

 
 
 

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Post by Adam Hodges Myers » Tue, 09 May 2000 04:00:00

Quote:
>So why are the aussies and yanks faring so well?
>Greg Miller

Less Euros on ***, and more Americans. The playing field is as level as it's
ever been.

Adam

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Post by Andrew Albrig » Tue, 09 May 2000 04:00:00

: All of this fine form by US riders and teams makes me think the
: Philly race next month will be pretty exciting.  US Postal will
: of course have a full deck, Mercury is seemingly invincible, and
: Fred Rodriguez will show up with those high-rent Mapei studs he

The only problem with the high Div I teams like Mapei is that
traditionally they are just over here for vacation. Look at last year's
race. Mapei, on paper, had probably the best team; however they didn't do
much.  A strong US team that has its sights set on the win or a strong
Italian team that is over here to race traditionally has more of a shot
at the race. Hell, I think 2 or 3 years ago, Mapei (Tafi) ended up riding
for one of the italian teams.

However, if they want to break from tradition, that would be great. The
more that are racing for the win, the merrier.

Andrew Albright

 
 
 

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Post by Tony Szurl » Tue, 09 May 2000 04:00:00

In 97, they just agreed not to chase down the Italian Saeco guy that won-
Lelli.

In 98- They killed themselves chasing down the early no-hopers move.  I don't
think any of their guys even finished! Disappointing watching quality riders
like Peeters, Steels and Svorada DNF.

Last year- better effort.  Nocentini, Hoste and Bramati in the early breaks
and Fred Rodriguez put in a strong effort trying a solo bridge up to the
front group. He was certainly motivated.

I have too agree though, I still think it's mainly just a matter of
sponsor-directed marketing presence that brings Mapei to the race.

Quote:

> The only problem with the high Div I teams like Mapei is that
> traditionally they are just over here for vacation. Look at last year's
> race. Mapei, on paper, had probably the best team; however they didn't do
> much.  A strong US team that has its sights set on the win or a strong
> Italian team that is over here to race traditionally has more of a shot
> at the race. Hell, I think 2 or 3 years ago, Mapei (Tafi) ended up riding
> for one of the italian teams.

> However, if they want to break from tradition, that would be great. The
> more that are racing for the win, the merrier.

> Andrew Albright

 
 
 

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Post by Andrew Albrig » Tue, 09 May 2000 04:00:00

: In 97, they just agreed not to chase down the Italian Saeco guy that won-

: In 98- They killed themselves chasing down the early no-hopers move.  I don't

: Last year- better effort.  Nocentini, Hoste and Bramati in the early breaks

Thanks for the recap, I usually just like drinking beer and kind of
watching the race. I dont even recall who won last year. Wasn't Walton up
there? All the races start to blend together after a while, especially if
they end in a field sprint.

: I have too agree though, I still think it's mainly just a matter of
: sponsor-directed marketing presence that brings Mapei to the race.

I am not sure about this. What does Mapei sell over here in America?

I still like that US-vacation theory. I remember one team reportedly
wanted to go to a "Mall" as soon as they got here.

Andrew Albright

 
 
 

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Post by Adam Hodges Myers » Tue, 09 May 2000 04:00:00

Andrew asked:

Quote:
>I am not sure about this. What does Mapei sell over here in America?

About 25% of all the tile it sells.

Adam

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Post by Tony Szurl » Tue, 09 May 2000 04:00:00

Not really tile, more accurately the adhesives, sealers, mortars and
additives. About 25% of sales and 30% of their workforce come from the
Americas.  Their big US office is in Garland TX outside of Dallas with
research labs in Denver and Chicago.
Quote:

> Andrew asked:

> >I am not sure about this. What does Mapei sell over here in America?

> About 25% of all the tile it sells.

> Adam

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Post by Brian Rot » Tue, 09 May 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

> Not really tile, more accurately the adhesives, sealers, mortars and
> additives. About 25% of sales and 30% of their workforce come from the
> Americas.  Their big US office is in Garland TX outside of Dallas with
> research labs in Denver and Chicago.

Mapei has a office in Garland?  In that case, when I get my Museeuw
bandana, I'm gonna go over there, sit out front lotus style, and
meditate!

Brian

 
 
 

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Post by Tony Szurl » Tue, 09 May 2000 04:00:00

Mapei's North American Headquarters is at:
1501 Wall Street
Garland TX
Quote:

> >Mapei has a office in Garland?  In that case, when I get my Museeuw
> >bandana, I'm gonna go over there, sit out front lotus style, and
> >meditate!

> Yeah, there is a large blueish industrial building with Mapei logo written on
> the side near 635 and Jupiter Rd.   At least it was there a couple of years
> ago.

 
 
 

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Post by Jeheis » Wed, 10 May 2000 04:00:00

Quote:
>Mapei has a office in Garland?  In that case, when I get my Museeuw
>bandana, I'm gonna go over there, sit out front lotus style, and
>meditate!

Yeah, there is a large blueish industrial building with Mapei logo written on
the side near 635 and Jupiter Rd.   At least it was there a couple of years
ago.