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2013 2013 2013 <table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://cdn2.media.cyclingnews.futurecdn.net/2010/07/16/2/pic126833558_600.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="242" src="http://cdn2.media.cyclingnews.futurecdn.net/2010/07/16/2/pic126833558_600.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><b><i>Horner riding around the block again</i></b></td></tr></tbody></table><br />Whereas some sports see participants fade once they pass the age of 30, cycling is a sport where a certain maturity helps. The lack of impact saves the body but tactical awareness helps deliver results too. That's why the average age of a World Tour rider is 29.<br /><br />The youngest team on average is Liquigas where the average age is a bit over 26, whilst with the retirement home that is Team Radioshack has a mean rider age of 29.5 years.<br /><b><br />The Oldest</b><br /><table><tbody><tr><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">Jens Voigt</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">Leopard Trek</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">17 Sep 1971</span></td></tr><tr><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">Lance Armstrong</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">Radioshack</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">18 Sep 1971</span></td></tr><tr><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">Chris Horner</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">Radioshack</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">23 Oct 1971</span></td></tr><tr><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">José Garcia Acoste</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">Movistar</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">4 Aug 1972</span></td></tr><tr><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">Gorazd Stangelj</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">Liquigas</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">27 Jan 1973</span></td></tr><tr><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">George Hincapie</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">BMC Racing Team</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">29 Jun 1973</span></td></tr><tr><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">Stuart O'Grady</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">Leopard-Trek</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">6 Aug 1973</span></td></tr><tr><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">Alexandr Vinokourov</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">Astana</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">16 Sep 1973</span></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><b>The Youngest</b><br /><table><tbody><tr><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">Guillaume Van Keirsbulck</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">Quick Step</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">14 Feb 1991</span></td></tr><tr><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">Michael Matthews</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">Rabobank</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">26 Sep 1990</span></td></tr><tr><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">Jésus Herrada</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">Movistar</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">26 Jul 1990</span></td></tr><tr><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">Taylor Phinney</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">BMC Racing Team</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">27 Jun 1990</span></td></tr><tr><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">Michal Kwiatkowski</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">Radioshack</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">2 Jun 1990</span></td></tr><tr><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">Peter Sagan</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">Liquigas</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">26 Jan 1990</span></td></tr></tbody></table><br />I've picked the riders born in 1973 or earlier for the first table and 1990 and after for the second table. It's also worth nothing the youngest riders, the likes of Matthews, Phinney and Sagan have all made their mark already, similarly FDJ's Thibaut Pinot born in 1990 took the best climber's jersey in last year's Tour de Romandie. <br /><br /><b>The sounds of yesteryear</b> <br />Note that Chris Horner was born at time when <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wR9O5XC9V9U">The Osmonds</a> were topping the charts, whilst Van Keirsbulck's birth coincided with <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-JBT9SLHPc">Whitney Houston</a> and Bart Simpson's "Do the Bartman". <i>Abysmal singles top the charts across time</i>.<br /><br /><b>Golden Oldie</b><br />Spare a thought for Andrea Noè of the Farnese Vini team, the oldest rider on the pro circuit at 42. No longer in the flower of youth, this is one guy that refuses to wilt. He turned pro in 1993 and has apparently racked up 600,000km on the bike since then, notably finishing fourth in Giro in 2000 and 2003.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.sportlive.it/pictures/20090428/andrea_noe.jpeg" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="132" src="http://www.sportlive.it/pictures/20090428/andrea_noe.jpeg" width="200" /></a></div><br />Noted for his lean build, Noè was nicknamed "<i>The Ghost</i>" because he was so thin. Although Mario Cipollini once quipped that his nickname was not because of his light anatomy but because "<i>when Andrea makes love to his wife, all she feels is the sheet</i>".<br /><br /><i>Photo: <a href="http://cyclingnews.com/">cyclingnews.com</a></i><br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://cdn2.media.cyclingnews.futurecdn.net/2010/07/16/2/pic126833558_600.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" height="242" src="http://cdn2.media.cyclingnews.futurecdn.net/2010/07/16/2/pic126833558_600.jpg" width="320" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"><b><i>Horner riding around the block again</i></b></td></tr></tbody></table><br />Whereas some sports see participants fade once they pass the age of 30, cycling is a sport where a certain maturity helps. The lack of impact saves the body but tactical awareness helps deliver results too. That's why the average age of a World Tour rider is 29.<br /><br />The youngest team on average is Liquigas where the average age is a bit over 26, whilst with the retirement home that is Team Radioshack has a mean rider age of 29.5 years.<br /><b><br />The Oldest</b><br /><table><tbody><tr><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">Jens Voigt</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">Leopard Trek</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">17 Sep 1971</span></td></tr><tr><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">Lance Armstrong</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">Radioshack</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">18 Sep 1971</span></td></tr><tr><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">Chris Horner</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">Radioshack</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">23 Oct 1971</span></td></tr><tr><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">José Garcia Acoste</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">Movistar</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">4 Aug 1972</span></td></tr><tr><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">Gorazd Stangelj</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">Liquigas</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">27 Jan 1973</span></td></tr><tr><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">George Hincapie</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">BMC Racing Team</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">29 Jun 1973</span></td></tr><tr><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">Stuart O'Grady</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">Leopard-Trek</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">6 Aug 1973</span></td></tr><tr><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">Alexandr Vinokourov</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">Astana</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">16 Sep 1973</span></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><b>The Youngest</b><br /><table><tbody><tr><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">Guillaume Van Keirsbulck</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">Quick Step</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">14 Feb 1991</span></td></tr><tr><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">Michael Matthews</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">Rabobank</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">26 Sep 1990</span></td></tr><tr><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">Jésus Herrada</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">Movistar</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">26 Jul 1990</span></td></tr><tr><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">Taylor Phinney</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">BMC Racing Team</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">27 Jun 1990</span></td></tr><tr><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">Michal Kwiatkowski</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">Radioshack</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">2 Jun 1990</span></td></tr><tr><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">Peter Sagan</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">Liquigas</span></td><td><span style="font-size: x-small;">26 Jan 1990</span></td></tr></tbody></table><br />I've picked the riders born in 1973 or earlier for the first table and 1990 and after for the second table. It's also worth nothing the youngest riders, the likes of Matthews, Phinney and Sagan have all made their mark already, similarly FDJ's Thibaut Pinot born in 1990 took the best climber's jersey in last year's Tour de Romandie. <br /><br /><b>The sounds of yesteryear</b> <br />Note that Chris Horner was born at time when <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wR9O5XC9V9U">The Osmonds</a> were topping the charts, whilst Van Keirsbulck's birth coincided with <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-JBT9SLHPc">Whitney Houston</a> and Bart Simpson's "Do the Bartman". <i>Abysmal singles top the charts across time</i>.<br /><br /><b>Golden Oldie</b><br />Spare a thought for Andrea Noè of the Farnese Vini team, the oldest rider on the pro circuit at 42. No longer in the flower of youth, this is one guy that refuses to wilt. He turned pro in 1993 and has apparently racked up 600,000km on the bike since then, notably finishing fourth in Giro in 2000 and 2003.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.sportlive.it/pictures/20090428/andrea_noe.jpeg" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="132" src="http://www.sportlive.it/pictures/20090428/andrea_noe.jpeg" width="200" /></a></div><br />Noted for his lean build, Noè was nicknamed "<i>The Ghost</i>" because he was so thin. Although Mario Cipollini once quipped that his nickname was not because of his light anatomy but because "<i>when Andrea makes love to his wife, all she feels is the sheet</i>".<br /><br /><i>Photo: <a href="http://cyclingnews.com/">cyclingnews.com</a></i><br>2013 2013 2013 <br> <a href="http://www.matrixar.com/" title="Matrix ">المصفوفة : أجمل الخلفيات والصور</a>

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