Urban Velo

Boonen Wins 2009 Paris-Roubaix

Today, Tom Boonen won the 107th Paris-Roubax, his third time doing so. For those unfamiliar with the “Hell of the North,” check out the video above.

Thanks to Prolly for the head’s up.

…and in our hometown Pittsburgh news, Mike Friedman finished 99th. Shout out to our local fast boy! Amazing work.

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  1. GeorgeApril 12, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    Thanks for the spoiler, *sshole!

    Are you guys a pro-bike racing website now? You hardly cover races or the winners. Did you have any story about the upcoming classics in the last week or two?

    Wasn’t there an alleycat somewhere you should be reporting on?

    I thought I was safe coming here. Stick to your usual fixed gear shtick.

    But really, no hard feelings,eh.

  2. JonoApril 12, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    That opening scene is one of my favorites from the film, and I always think of the way he brushes the bike, hammers the pads, and snaps the brake levers when I’m cleaning my own.

  3. PatrickApril 12, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    SERIOUSLY, I had you guys on my RSS feed and was leaving my house to go to the bar to watch the race at 4:55 PM and I saw you guys had an update and it was a complete spoiler. You ruined my entire afternoon and my FAVORITE race of the season. It is called Urban Velo, stick to that. I am removing you from my RSS feed because this pissed me off. It was such an awesome race I wish I could’ve enjoyed it thoroughly.

  4. streetdogApril 13, 2009 at 1:08 am

    Bollocks!!!!! Tried to record this on Eurosport yesterday only for Peppa Pig to magically appear at the end of the race. No worries…set the Sky+ to record the highlights later on with a view to watching it today after work. Don’t think I’ll bother now. Thanks for that posting lads!

  5. rickApril 13, 2009 at 8:54 am

    The results were posted all over the web on many bicycle related sites. If you did not want to see those results stay the hell away from ALL bicycle sites, shut the hell up and stop complaining. I don’t give other people the power to ruin my day, it’s a choice.

  6. PatrickApril 13, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    I avoided other cycling sites because I knew that they would have the results, but figured Urban Velo wouldn’t because they usually stick to fluff pieces about alleycats and neat cycling hats and other stupid shit, not professional cycling.

  7. JimApril 13, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    I agree with the sentiment that Urban Velo should NOT be spoiling race results (especially non-urban). Fuck this shit, bitches.

  8. bradApril 13, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    We do not and will not base our posts (or anything else) on tv schedules. Neither of us even have cable, we are fairly ignorant when it comes to what’s happening and when on television.

  9. PatrickApril 13, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    I dont get versus, I had to ride to a bar to catch the race but you post still ruined my day.

  10. streetdogApril 14, 2009 at 1:53 am

    “we are fairly ignorant when it comes to what’s happening”


  11. JasonApril 14, 2009 at 5:51 am

    I just watched “A Sunday In Hell” last night for the first time. I can’t believe it took me so long. What a great film. Classic!

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