Author Topic: Giro  (Read 6706 times)

Re: Giro
« Reply #100 on: May 30, 2010, 10:11:18 am »
Basso is a doper. Oops sorry, that's not quite true. He paid Fuentes to manipulate his blood but never actually used it because he didn't need to.

The man stinks and not only because he is a doper

Re: Giro
« Reply #101 on: May 30, 2010, 10:30:06 am »
As much as it pains me to not back an Aussie ( I have never really enjoyed watching or listening to Evans ) I too would love to see Basso win.

You are dead right about the comparison between him and Vino too.

I find Evan awfully hard to like.  He spent a long time as a wheelsucker, very little attacking, which could have been more down to the fact he didnt have any kind of team around him. He put that wonderful ride in to win the worlds, and he's put some cracking attacking rides in this year, and hads given some real entertainment value, but he isn't easy to warm to.

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Re: Giro
« Reply #102 on: May 30, 2010, 05:03:56 pm »
It's funny how assistance from teammates is treated so differently from "wheelsucking".

 ;D
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Re: Giro
« Reply #103 on: May 30, 2010, 05:05:50 pm »
It's funny how assistance from teammates is treated so differently from "wheelsucking".

 ;D
;D  good point, but you know what I mean ;D  and anyway, when Evans was at Lotto he didnt have any team mates did he?

Re: Giro
« Reply #104 on: May 30, 2010, 07:32:05 pm »
So it's 2010 and we have a fairly well established drug cheat winning a grand tour.

Plus ca change...

Re: Giro
« Reply #105 on: May 30, 2010, 07:38:50 pm »
Anyone remember the 2006 Giro when Simoni said Basso asking him for money on a stage to let him win?  (his lawyer later withdrew the comments on his behalf)

Re: Giro
« Reply #106 on: May 31, 2010, 10:27:57 am »
Class win I reckon.
Let right or wrong alone decide
God was never on your side.

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Re: Giro
« Reply #107 on: May 31, 2010, 11:32:45 am »
So it's 2010 and we have a fairly well established drug cheat winning a grand tour.

Plus ca change...

Do post your list of really nice and jolly fair riders that would be in your perfect stage race. If you can't think of any grounds to exclude people, go read the last thread on this subject.
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Re: Giro
« Reply #108 on: May 31, 2010, 11:48:27 am »
That is kind of his point, matt  ::-)

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Re: Giro
« Reply #109 on: May 31, 2010, 11:58:19 am »
eeeerk, slightly confused now....

So are you saying that ANY winner would have produced this comment from you/Tewdric?

I read it more like
"we shouldn't allow these people to continue racing against the other decent riders". [simplifying enormously obviously]
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Re: Giro
« Reply #110 on: May 31, 2010, 12:03:08 pm »
It is much easier just to read people's posts and interpret them using the words to deduce the meaning  ;)


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Re: Giro
« Reply #111 on: May 31, 2010, 12:05:37 pm »
But 1 paragraph was in French!
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Re: Giro
« Reply #112 on: May 31, 2010, 12:40:27 pm »
You mean you can only wibble in one language!   :o

Re: Giro
« Reply #113 on: May 31, 2010, 02:23:51 pm »
Australians win all the other jerseys in the Giro:

Yay  :thumbsup: ;D


Re: Giro
« Reply #114 on: May 31, 2010, 02:37:12 pm »
Doperz rool  ;D