Author Topic: TdeF 2017  (Read 45429 times)

mattc

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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #825 on: July 27, 2017, 03:03:31 pm »
Ah yes - I knew it reminded me of something.
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T42

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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #826 on: July 27, 2017, 03:18:50 pm »
;D

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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #827 on: July 28, 2017, 09:07:15 am »
Just read that D Martin b0rked a couple of vertebrae in his R Porte-inspired aerobatics :o  That redefines the word "nails".
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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #828 on: July 28, 2017, 11:00:14 am »
Just think - he could have turned out like David Cameron or Jeremy Clarkson instead.

The one with a finger up a pig's backside and the other just a pig's backside.

Or maybe J Corbyn as I believe he attended a fee paying school.


Anyway, I agree with the basis of Citoyen's post in that his environment in the early years have shaped him to be what he is now and I don't see much wrong with that.  Looking at his smile with his son shows the more human side to him that is hidden away from the cameras and many comments have been made in other areas about how he always has time for the fans.  He is no Hinault, Wiggo or Cav in terms of temperament or character and some will bemoan his perceived lack of character, as will others bemoan his cycling style of nodding and arms all over the place, but what cannot be denied is his ability on a bike.

Yes. He went to a preparatory school in Shropshire, prior to a state grammar. Ive just looked up the alumni of his fee-paying prep for notable former pupils. He is the only one.

Its hardly fucking Eton is it  ::-)

Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #829 on: July 28, 2017, 11:16:35 am »
..  No-one asked me before I was packed off to serve a ten-stretch at st custards :'(

You clearly aren't in Brendan Bracken's league then.
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citoyen

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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #830 on: July 28, 2017, 06:41:02 pm »
Perhaps Mr L proves that being sent to St Custards and its ilk doesn't *necessarily* turn you into a pig-fucking and/or caravan-terrorising arsehole, but in any case, my point was that Froome *could* have turned out like that, not that he definitely *would*.

fuzzy (retd.) AAGE

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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #831 on: August 01, 2017, 11:49:04 pm »
If you liked THAT photo - you can have it..... for £55

https://www.bandofclimbers.com/products/tour-de-france-2017-that-crash-print

I have seen several mentions of Froome in THAT photo. I don't know if I am being fick or something but, I can see G (In yellow) and I can see Bardet BUT WTF is Froome? I don't recognise him as the Sky rider to the left of the image.
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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #832 on: August 02, 2017, 06:13:55 am »
It is him! :)

Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #833 on: August 02, 2017, 10:02:25 am »
It's difficult to recognise him when he's not staring at his stem.
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fuzzy (retd.) AAGE

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Re: TdeF 2017
« Reply #834 on: August 02, 2017, 07:08:59 pm »
So, the good folk of yacf have confirmed. I are fick ;D
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