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Re: Cycling

Post by mrblackbat » Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:28 pm

The same has been said in previous years when Geraint was riding people off, when he was still very much in classics form and stature. Its yet another thing that draw comparisons to the US Postal team. :shrug:

Jim; different case from Wiggins/Froome at the moment: Froome never held yellow in 2012 and there was only a single stage where he looked like he would be stronger the Wiggins. Thomas looks stronger at the moment, but I semse a similar ending to Yates in the Giro where he pays for exertions now at the end of the race.

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Re: Cycling

Post by Ethiaa » Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:12 am

mrblackbat wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:28 pm
Thomas looks stronger at the moment, but I semse a similar ending to Yates in the Giro where he pays for exertions now at the end of the race.
Just like the US Postal team then

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Re: Cycling

Post by Gibbon » Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:18 pm

Ethiaa wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:12 am
mrblackbat wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:28 pm
Thomas looks stronger at the moment, but I semse a similar ending to Yates in the Giro where he pays for exertions now at the end of the race.
Just like the US Postal team then
I reckon the shoebill told you to write that.

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Re: Cycling

Post by mrblackbat » Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:55 pm

Ethiaa wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:12 am
mrblackbat wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:28 pm
Thomas looks stronger at the moment, but I semse a similar ending to Yates in the Giro where he pays for exertions now at the end of the race.
Just like the US Postal team then
I don't think USPS ever had a rider ahead of Armstrong, but they definitely had lower ability riders consistently ride higher profile riders out dof the game. Like Beltran for instance.

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Re: Cycling

Post by Ethiaa » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:04 am

It'd be good tactics eh. Regardless of how much mud has been flung at you, doing tactically sound things is still tactically sound.

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Re: Cycling

Post by theadore » Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:28 pm

Although mud adds extra weight... On mountain stages I'd recommend not being muddy. Also don't wear clogs.

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Re: Cycling

Post by mrblackbat » Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:38 pm

Ethiaa wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:04 am
It'd be good tactics eh. Regardless of how much mud has been flung at you, doing tactically sound things is still tactically sound.
Think you're missing the point.... ;)

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Re: Cycling

Post by Ethiaa » Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:25 am

theadore wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:28 pm
Although mud adds extra weight... On mountain stages I'd recommend not being muddy. Also don't wear clogs.
Do you mean dogs?

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Re: Cycling

Post by theadore » Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:01 pm

No... But dogs are also unnecessary weight for the modern cyclist

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Re: Cycling

Post by Ethiaa » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:55 am

You knew it was coming! Sky knew it too and yes, he has been disqualified from the tour. Just like US Postal.

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Post by Rover the Top » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:18 am

Ethiaa wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:55 am
You knew it was coming! Sky knew it too and yes, he has been disqualified from the tour. Just like US Postal.
Did he not have a relevant TUE form?

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Re: Cycling

Post by mrblackbat » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:34 am

Ethiaa wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:55 am
You knew it was coming! Sky knew it too and yes, he has been disqualified from the tour. Just like US Postal.
Not like US Postal; they didn't have anyone banned til years after the event!* Get your facts right.

* disclaimer, US Postal may well have had people banned prior to the Armstrong debacle, I may well have my facts incorrect.


Be interesting to see if they do follow on with terminating his contract for behavioural incidents as indicated last year when he racially abused Kevin Resa. Depends which way you interpret the statement whether they specifically mean repeat offences of racial abuse or repeat behavioural issues.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/ ... cial-abuse
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Re: Cycling

Post by Jim » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:39 am

Such a bizarre incident, there is footage on Twitter of it. Dude just throws out a hammer punch at another rider. No idea why. Doesn’t seem to make contact, or little contact, but it’s just bloody stupid. Right at the start too.

Rumours are it may have been comments from the other rider made about the incident last year which saw him banned. I’ve got a feeling Team Sky might let him go after this.

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Re: Cycling

Post by mrblackbat » Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:52 pm

Looking forwards to tomorrow's extremely short but tough stage; two cat 1s and a HC climb to finish all in 65km.

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Re: Cycling

Post by mrblackbat » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:57 pm

Hope Bernal sticking with Froome when dropped doesn't hurt Thomas too much....

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