Author Topic: Giro starts today - and it's on "normal" TV  (Read 1336 times)

mcshroom

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Re: Giro starts today - and it's on "normal" TV
« Reply #25 on: May 19, 2017, 07:17:39 pm »
I agree it wasn't Thomas' fault, but the aim was to win GC. One of their leaders has now quit and the second leader is way down the general classification. IMO that's a flop.

Still, at least Sky haven't had any riders disqualified, unlike a few years ago.

Both of whom hit the deck when the Sunweb rider crashed into a motorbike that shouldn't have been there. Disappointing but hard to call it a 'flop'. Also remember Yates was taken out of the running in the same crash which was disappointing.

When people deserve criticism then I can see the point, but I'm not sure what you think is worth criticism this year. If it had been another big team would you be saying the same?
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Re: Giro starts today - and it's on "normal" TV
« Reply #26 on: May 19, 2017, 07:28:25 pm »
I could see Sky winning a stage yet, maybe with Landa who seems to be recovering better than Thomas after initially appearing the worse off.

Re: Giro starts today - and it's on "normal" TV
« Reply #27 on: May 24, 2017, 10:59:17 am »
I know there is no honour in the peloton any more but to attack Dumoulin whilst he had his trousers down yesterday seemed a bit harsh. Did well not to incur any more losses than he did.
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Re: Giro starts today - and it's on "normal" TV
« Reply #28 on: May 24, 2017, 11:45:04 am »
Yes, never been a fan of Nibali and he has form for this as well - 2015 TdF, stage 19, as well as the infamous "motor pacing" incident in that year's Vuelta.  Quintana strikes me as someone who is more of a follower rather than a leader but he really should have had the moral courage to do something especially after his crash the other day.  You can argue that in modern racing that is commercially driven then mechanicals, accidents, whatever, should just be accepted and taken on the chin and that probably seems like a good idea until you are the one standing at the side of the road with a flat tyre.

Hopefully the karma police will be along in a day or so.

Re: Giro starts today - and it's on "normal" TV
« Reply #29 on: May 24, 2017, 11:56:30 am »
Quintana is a knob jockey. Really hope his plans to do two tours to fall apart!

Re: Giro starts today - and it's on "normal" TV
« Reply #30 on: May 24, 2017, 06:28:53 pm »
OTOH older members will recall Lemond riding into Paris with diarrhoea running down his legs.
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LEE

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Re: Giro starts today - and it's on "normal" TV
« Reply #31 on: May 24, 2017, 08:37:13 pm »
I went for a dump in the Friar Tuck Cafe in Amesbury (on a Denmead Audax) and all my mates were waiting for me afterwards*


*To be precise they were still eating their Full English Breakfasts..but it was the right thing to do.
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Re: Giro starts today - and it's on "normal" TV
« Reply #32 on: May 24, 2017, 10:56:31 pm »
OTOH older members will recall Lemond riding into Paris with diarrhoea running down his legs.

Didn't both team cars look about as bad as Lemond, after Hinault's team manager tried to get up to him to tell him to attack but Lemond's team car was in the way?
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Re: Giro starts today - and it's on "normal" TV
« Reply #33 on: May 25, 2017, 07:23:51 am »
OTOH older members will recall Lemond riding into Paris with diarrhoea running down his legs.

Didn't both team cars look about as bad as Lemond, after Hinault's team manager tried to get up to him to tell him to attack but Lemond's team car was in the way?

I believe they were both riding for La Vie Clare at the time 1986 tour.   The whole incident is recounted in the foreword to Slaying the Badger.   It was earlier in the tour than the Champs Elysses.

Re: Giro starts today - and it's on "normal" TV
« Reply #34 on: May 25, 2017, 10:44:28 am »
In Put me Back on my Bike, the mechanic recalls cleaning similar substances from Tommy Simpsons bike the day before the fatal ride up Ventoux - although there were other reasons for that.
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Karla

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Re: Giro starts today - and it's on "normal" TV
« Reply #35 on: May 25, 2017, 11:01:50 am »
OTOH older members will recall Lemond riding into Paris with diarrhoea running down his legs.

Didn't both team cars look about as bad as Lemond, after Hinault's team manager tried to get up to him to tell him to attack but Lemond's team car was in the way?

I believe they were both riding for La Vie Clare at the time 1986 tour.   The whole incident is recounted in the foreword to Slaying the Badger.   It was earlier in the tour than the Champs Elysses.

Aah just a sec, I was thinking of Lemond vs Fignon on Alpe d'Huez in 1989.  Let's call it similarly 'sporting' behaviour.
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Ruthie

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Re: Giro starts today - and it's on "normal" TV
« Reply #36 on: May 25, 2017, 09:04:21 pm »
The Dolomites are a spectacular backdrop aren't they? Loving the Giro this year, full of drama of the best kind  :thumbsup:
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Re: Giro starts today - and it's on "normal" TV
« Reply #37 on: Yesterday at 05:48:24 pm »
Great win by Landa today and if he manages to stay upright for the rest of the race then he will have won the Blue jersey which is excellent news considering the spill earlier in the race.  May not be GC, but Sky will come away with more than some other teams have done who were not involved in the nonsense with the motorbike.

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