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mattc

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Re: La Vuelta 2018
« Reply #25 on: September 17, 2018, 03:02:45 pm »
Have any Brits won the two "minor" GTs before Froome/Yates?

Kelly and Roche both raced for R-of-I I think? Anyone before them??

(I don't think we can count the Vuelta win stolen from Robert Millar! )
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Re: La Vuelta 2018
« Reply #26 on: September 17, 2018, 03:11:14 pm »
No they havent.

Now we win them all. Incredible.

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Re: La Vuelta 2018
« Reply #27 on: September 17, 2018, 03:12:24 pm »
5 GTs in a row.

Re: La Vuelta 2018
« Reply #28 on: September 18, 2018, 08:19:30 pm »
No they havent.

Now we win them all. Incredible.

I still remember when we all laughed when Dave Brailsford said that we could have a grand tour winner within 5 years. I wonder how people would have reacted if he'd said that we'd take all 3 within 10 years?

Re: La Vuelta 2018
« Reply #29 on: September 18, 2018, 08:33:27 pm »
He said a clean British winner.

Two of the four failed dope tests, one getting a ban, the other getting off, another one was central to the DCMS enquiry on doping, and the remaining one once figured predominantly on a UCI ABP 'Index of suspicion', with a score so high it was considered that doping was almost certain.

But yeah, apart from that it's been a sudden, unexpected heyday for British cycling.

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Re: La Vuelta 2018
« Reply #30 on: September 18, 2018, 08:40:20 pm »
No they havent.

Now we win them all. Incredible.

I still remember when we all laughed when Dave Brailsford said that we could have a grand tour winner within 5 years. I wonder how people would have reacted if he'd said that we'd take all 3 within 10 years?
"Gosh, what an ambitious yet admirable goal!"

I expect.
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