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Author Topic: The cycling thread  (Read 43187 times)

Offline taylorsworkrate

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #345 on: May 26, 2018, 10:59:08 AM »
Whatever Froome is shown to have taken/not taken, yesterdays performance was stunning. For what its worth, with the cloud currently hanging over him, i cannot see him or Sky being so ludicrously stupid for him to be on anything at the moment.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #346 on: May 26, 2018, 11:02:07 AM »
Floyd Landis says hello.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #347 on: May 26, 2018, 12:10:15 PM »
Unfortunately far too often in pro cycling, if it seems too good to be true, there's something amiss.  I hope not.

I just hope that Yates' capitulation by almost 40 minutes doesn't blight his subsequent career.  Grand Tours are hard won and easily lost.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #348 on: May 26, 2018, 12:15:39 PM »
Unfortunately far too often in pro cycling, if it seems too good to be true, there's something amiss.  I hope not.

I just hope that Yates' capitulation by almost 40 minutes doesn't blight his subsequent career.  Grand Tours are hard won and easily lost.

I agree with TaylorsWR on this, given the ongoing case it would be lunacy to be anything other than clean.  Pro cycling still suffers from the "Armstrong Effect" but I hope Froome is ultimately  cleared.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #349 on: May 26, 2018, 01:36:37 PM »

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #350 on: May 26, 2018, 01:46:47 PM »
The old ''you'd have to be stupid...'' defense has proven time and time again to be of no value. The omerta and cover ups from higher up make them feel almost untouchable. It's of more damage to the sport to out them then to cover it all up. Unless there is pressure from outside sources nothing gets done. There's a huge gravy train. Armstrong would still be hiding behind the same old excuses if it was left to Cycling to deal with it's own laundry. The ''sport'' is a total charade.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #351 on: May 26, 2018, 02:34:05 PM »
I think that in Froomes case it would go far beyond stupid if he were taking anything during this giro. It would be mindnumbingly idiotic, when there is such a cloud hanging over him, and massive pressure and scrutiny already on him from cycling fans and cycling media worldwide.

Froome and sky clearly have big questions to answer, and that will happen in due course.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #352 on: May 27, 2018, 12:06:00 AM »
Interesting that Froome took a whole minute out of Domoulin on the descent - whatever you think of him he had big balls to go that hard on the downhill.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #353 on: May 28, 2018, 11:38:46 AM »
Congratulations to Chris Froome, the man who at the age of 26 had a best result of winning the prestigious tour of Mauritius has become only the 3rd man, following Merckx and Hinault to hold all three GT titles at once.

It's almost as laughable as Chris Horner winning the Vuelta in his 40's and then no one touching him with a barge pole because he was obviously glowing.


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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #354 on: June 07, 2018, 09:34:12 AM »
Excellent article on BBC Sport today about Froome's win in Stage 19 of the Giro d'Italia. Gives a great insight into the planning. Thread below, a bit long to post the whole article, but a very interesting read.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/cycling/44372328

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #355 on: July 02, 2018, 10:32:27 AM »
So Froome cleared. Bet Hinault is going to love that.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #356 on: July 02, 2018, 08:00:38 PM »
Id imagine Froome is in for a tough time in France.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #357 on: July 02, 2018, 08:33:32 PM »
Id imagine Froome is in for a tough time in France.

They hate him anyway. They don't like having their arse handed to them on a plate on their own patch by a Brit. This isn't going to make it any worse for him.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #358 on: July 03, 2018, 08:09:53 AM »
Whatever the rights or wrongs of whether Froome was guilty I dont know but what is clear for me is that it should have remained confidential until tests were complete and sanctions if required were handed out.  Process should never have been played out in open for 9 months.

Winding up Hinault is 100% fair game :-) he comes across as a horrible, bitter, corrupt little man

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #359 on: July 03, 2018, 09:10:42 AM »
Loosely connected with cycling but more connected with Ironman, Terenzo Bozzone has been hit by a truck while out training on his bike today and has been seriously injured. Truck that hit him drove off as well. Hope they find the scum bag. 

 


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