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    10 Responses to WHAT BISSELL GUYS TALK ABOUT WHEN THEY SWEEP THE PODIUM

    1. Anonymous
      March 6, 2011 at

      more truth to this than you know…..

    2. Hooptie
      March 6, 2011 at

      Is it just me, or was Jelly Belly and Kelly-B totally underwhelming? I suppose Holla would have cleaned up the crit. Can someone please sign Logan already? Who else does he have to beat?

    3. sluggo
      March 6, 2011 at

      It’s March & Merco counts for nothing anymore. Why be flying for it? It’s a loooong ass season.

    4. Hooptie
      March 6, 2011 at

      Well, I suppose. It was cool to see the Nor Cal riders shine, Logon, English, Bennett. Was that Huffman off the front today? Goessling was impressive too. I have a feeling they won’t get any slower when the races start to count.

    5. Mike
      March 7, 2011 at

      Flying? I believe they just finished up training camp a couple days before the start.

    6. HERNANDO!!!
      March 7, 2011 at

      sluggo is just cranky cause he couldn’t win a masters race at merco.

      aside from BedTurns silly podium blather, MERCO did give us some pretty damn good names to follow. Huffman and Spiteri were f’ing amazing out in that break all day. sure, it helped that we were stopped for a couple minutes as the masters blew through for a 2hr45min 72 mile race …

      but Huffman and Spiteri had to work very, very hard to get out front in that first lap. it weren’t slow.

      Logan Loader is the next Holloway. He was sick the first day, puking on the bike, but still finished in a large chase group. The crit’s last few laps were complete hairball with guys throwing themselves down in the hairpin every lap (cough … yahoo … cough), but he still popped off a nice 4th. And he put in a respectable TT on Friday, too.

      But he damn well came close to winning that road race. Jelly Belly pretty much sat up in that final approach and Logan had to put in a kapow bridge to the Bissell train. He almost got BJM at the line. Super impressive.

      Goessling and English showed very good form, with English’s TT on Friday being a huge indication of just how much fitness and power that guy has available.

      But, the real story is how cohesive and deep the Bissell squad was. While JBelly and the KellyBenefats didn’t have big teams, they certainly gave it some gas to break the Bissell stranglehold. Bissell put in good practice and got a noteworthy early season chunk of wins. It’s good for their morale as they push towards Redlands and the real knife fights.

      should be gorey.

    7. Fosho
      March 7, 2011 at

      Hollywood would have handled the hematocrit hero in the crit.

    8. HERNANDO!!!
      March 7, 2011 at

      escuela … meh.

    9. jrennie
      March 7, 2011 at

      Speaking of horsepower for days, the rest of Spiteri’s Marc Pro/Strava teammates are right there including the Nate English like power of Justin Rossi to finish 10th on GC and by far the best placed 2.

    10. donna
      March 7, 2011 at

      Mark my words- Logan Loader is still just warming up and dialing it in regarding his tting.This kid is just giving ya’ll a teaser.That goes for hilly rrs too.He is not the next Holloway, he is the next Robbie McEwen….just sayin’.

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