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Offline Somniloquism

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #525 on: January 31, 2022, 08:17:27 PM »
So did Zoe. Both have shown greatness in Multi disciplines and whilst Pidcock probably will never be a GC in Tours, he will definitely be a contender in the one day classics and WC races. He can definitely hold the Rainbows on MTB, Road and CX at the same time in the coming years.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #526 on: February 02, 2022, 12:24:38 PM »
So did Zoe. Both have shown greatness in Multi disciplines and whilst Pidcock probably will never be a GC in Tours, he will definitely be a contender in the one day classics and WC races. He can definitely hold the Rainbows on MTB, Road and CX at the same time in the coming years.

I can't understand why the BBC didn't show the Men's U23 race giving had British interest in it. I had to find it on YouTube.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #527 on: April 25, 2022, 01:05:31 PM »
One for the cyclists

Pidcock was one of the first fallers

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/61211810

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #528 on: April 25, 2022, 02:05:19 PM »
Shows the aftermath of the crash. Alaphillippe can be seen at the base of the tree in the ditch with Bardet running to check on him. Pidcock reckons they were travelling at 70KM/h when the crash happened.

https://twitter.com/James_Dart/status/1518298299182333953?

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #529 on: April 25, 2022, 05:08:18 PM »
Shows the aftermath of the crash. Alaphillippe can be seen at the base of the tree in the ditch with Bardet running to check on him. Pidcock reckons they were travelling at 70KM/h when the crash happened.

https://twitter.com/James_Dart/status/1518298299182333953?

One of my favourite riders.  I hope he can get back to form.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #530 on: May 02, 2022, 04:57:34 PM »
Cavendish is in the squad for the Giro.  That probably means there's no place for him in the Tour de France.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #531 on: May 04, 2022, 12:11:16 PM »
Cavendish is in the squad for the Giro.  That probably means there's no place for him in the Tour de France.

I think he said he was unlikely to be in the TdF squad a month or so ago.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #532 on: May 04, 2022, 01:36:11 PM »
Cavendish is in the squad for the Giro.  That probably means there's no place for him in the Tour de France.

I think he said he was unlikely to be in the TdF squad a month or so ago.

He was unlikely to be in the last years one and he was because of injuries to others. However competing in Giro does kind of rule it out now unless he leaves it early.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #533 on: May 04, 2022, 03:28:58 PM »
If he did get a slot and took Eddys record do we think that hed be recognised as one of the true greats of the TdF in the way that Merckx is?

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #534 on: May 04, 2022, 03:33:40 PM »
If he did get a slot and took Eddys record do we think that hed be recognised as one of the true greats of the TdF in the way that Merckx is?

I think he already is across Europe, perhaps not in the UK.

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« Reply #535 on: May 04, 2022, 04:50:00 PM »
Obviously not winning the whole thing would count against him in some peoples eyes, however the TDF is probably tougher for Sprinters then most riders as they have get up the same climbs as the GC's and have a time limit to do it in usually. So to complete the amount of wins he has and never finishing below 4th in points on the ones he completed is quite an achievement.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #536 on: May 04, 2022, 06:16:28 PM »
If he did get a slot and took Eddys record do we think that hed be recognised as one of the true greats of the TdF in the way that Merckx is?
I would assume he already is. Of riders to have never won a yellow jersey he must be right up there, and even then there are likely plenty of one-time winners who dont have the same overall impact.

Ill repeat myself, yet again, the sprint on the CE where he shot out from behind Renshaw to burn off the rest to the extent that Renshaw could still sit up for second is the most astonishing sprint I have ever seen at Le Tour. Which is pretty good considering most of the other astonishing things (Landis, Armstrong, even Indurain blowing out Olano during an ITT) had either confirmations of suspicions of being fuelled by other means.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #537 on: May 08, 2022, 05:00:58 PM »
Cav wins stage 3 of the Giro.  The man is a legend.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #538 on: May 09, 2022, 10:33:02 PM »
I don't do cycling as I'm not married but if I did I'd probably wear one of these.
https://www.siroko.com/p/m2-siena-long-sleeve-cycling-jersey-men?

Have no idea if they're any good.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #539 on: May 10, 2022, 10:26:51 AM »
That's a nice looking jersey, pair that with these shoes (of which I have a pair)



 


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