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Author Topic: The cycling thread  (Read 43184 times)

Offline Dante Lavelli

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #180 on: July 14, 2016, 08:10:24 PM »
I wonder if Froome will get a refund for handing off that fan.  Whilst he should not do that, you can probably appreciate where he is coming from when you see today's events.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #181 on: July 14, 2016, 10:19:44 PM »
Time has come to ban spectators from being on the road

Offline Eckybloke

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #182 on: July 15, 2016, 08:32:09 AM »
Thing is, I reckon Froome would still win even if the result had stood.  I think he'd put enough time into everyone in the time trial plus he did look strong yesterday.  Well at least stronger then Quintana.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #183 on: July 15, 2016, 12:47:02 PM »
The more astounding piece of this is the complete ambivalence to it from the race organisers.

The issue of stupid spectators getting more and more in the way is getting worse and Chris Boardman hit the nail on the head last night when he asked what needs to happen for the organisers to do something about it.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #184 on: July 15, 2016, 12:54:08 PM »
Time has come to ban spectators from being on the road

I hate them - the restraint of the competitors is remarkable at times given the sea of cuntiness through which they often have to ride.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #185 on: July 15, 2016, 04:08:11 PM »
Some interesting spectator footage emerging from yesterday, just how much more humiliation is there for Quintana??


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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #186 on: July 16, 2016, 05:36:54 PM »
Cavendish!  4th stage win, mighty impressive.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #187 on: July 16, 2016, 07:14:23 PM »
Cavendish!  4th stage win, mighty impressive.

He will be totally cream crackered come the Olympics.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #188 on: July 17, 2016, 09:28:18 PM »
Cavendish!  4th stage win, mighty impressive.

He will be totally cream crackered come the Olympics.

That was his last day, was always his plan to withdraw and concentrate on Rio.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #189 on: July 17, 2016, 10:39:08 PM »
Cavendish!  4th stage win, mighty impressive.

He will be totally cream crackered come the Olympics.

That was his last day, was always his plan to withdraw and concentrate on Rio.

Is that official?  He's in with a shout for tomorrow's stage  and must fancy Paris given current form.

Offline Jon Crofts

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #190 on: July 18, 2016, 10:40:31 AM »
Cavendish!  4th stage win, mighty impressive.

He will be totally cream crackered come the Olympics.

That was his last day, was always his plan to withdraw and concentrate on Rio.

Is that official?  He's in with a shout for tomorrow's stage  and must fancy Paris given current form.

Well according to The Torygraph yesterday he's now saying he still intends to ride to Paris whereas in last weeks Cycling Weekly he claimed he'd withdraw before The Alps.  Who knows!

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #191 on: July 18, 2016, 12:15:58 PM »
Cavendish!  4th stage win, mighty impressive.

He will be totally cream crackered come the Olympics.

That was his last day, was always his plan to withdraw and concentrate on Rio.

Is that official?  He's in with a shout for tomorrow's stage  and must fancy Paris given current form.

Well according to The Torygraph yesterday he's now saying he still intends to ride to Paris whereas in last weeks Cycling Weekly he claimed he'd withdraw before The Alps.  Who knows!

A few days ago he was talking about Paris in a 'see how it goes' type of vein.  He's keen to win on the Champs Elysee but doesn't want to kill himself for Rio in the process.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #192 on: July 18, 2016, 12:28:11 PM »
He wants to win in Paris after losing the last two years.Very determined  character is Mark Cavendish....he won't pull out now.Could get to 31 today.

Offline Dante Lavelli

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #193 on: July 18, 2016, 01:34:50 PM »
Often when the media talk about Cavendish the is the disclaimer "despite his critics".  Has anyone else noticed that, and if so, what is he criticised for?

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #194 on: July 18, 2016, 02:01:41 PM »
Often when the media talk about Cavendish the is the disclaimer "despite his critics".  Has anyone else noticed that, and if so, what is he criticised for?

Goes back a long way to his Columbia HTC days, a public spat with Andre Griepel, the V sign at the Tour De Romandie and comments he made about certain journalists who know jack shit about cycling.

 


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