Re: [CR] Peter Post dead at 77


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Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2011 11:25:34 -0800
From: MNF <emeneff@gmail.com>
To: "Dr. Paul B. Williams" <castell5@sympatico.ca>
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] Peter Post dead at 77


Not to take anything away from Post (rip), but I've seen numerous descriptions of his record-setting Paris-Roubaix race as having a very strong tailwind that day. Just something to keep in mind when people try to compare road races.

Post was one of those tough-as-nails characters in the saddle and as a team director. Must have been VERY unpleasant for his team riders when he took them to task for sub-par performances or missed-opportunities.

Mike Fabian San Francisco

On Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 10:32 AM, Dr. Paul B. Williams < castell5@sympatico.ca> wrote:
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> >From Cycling News (
> http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/former-paris-roubaix-winner-post-dies-at-age-77
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> "Post was an accomplished road and track racer during his pro career from
> 1956 to 1972. He won 65 Six Day competitions and in 1964, he was the winner
> of Paris-Roubaix. He took the Dutch national title in 1963."
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> His record speed in the 64 P-R is still asterisked (as in the VeloNation
> tribute) because it was said to have been ridden on better roads!
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> "Some of the riders under his tutelage at various points during their
> careers included Gerrie Knetemann, Jan Raas, Hennie Kuiper, Joop Zoetemelk,
> Johan van der Velde, Henk Lubberding, Leo van Vliet, Erik Breukink, Eric
> Vanderaerden, Phil Anderson, Olaf Ludwig, Maurizio Fondriest and Viatcheslav
> Ekimov."
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> Now that isn't a bad stable!! I would say that was a win or two in amongst
> that group!!!
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> Paul Williams, Ottawa, ON, Canada
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> "Unfortunately, too damn cold and icy to take my Ilkeston steed out in
> tribute"
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> Dr. Paul B. Williams, BAH, MPhil, PhD
> Instructor,
> Dept. of Geography and Environmental Studies,
> Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada
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> > From: castell5@sympatico.ca
> > To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> > Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2011 12:41:46 -0500
> > Subject: [CR] Peter Post dead at 77
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> > Peter Post dead at 77:
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> http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/7095/Dutch-cycling-legend-Peter-Post-dies-aged-77.aspx
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> > Dr. Paul B. Williams, BAH, MPhil, PhD
> > Instructor,
> > Dept. of Geography and Environmental Studies,
> > Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada