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David Martin

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Re: Vuelta...embarassing
« Reply #25 on: August 28, 2011, 04:42:59 pm »
Well that was a fantastic stage with a great finish.. Shame about the pictures..

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Re: Vuelta...embarassing
« Reply #26 on: August 28, 2011, 05:21:03 pm »
Well that was a fantastic stage with a great finish.. Shame about the pictures..

+1, +1 and +1 to the contents of the spoiler.
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citoyen

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Vuelta...embarassing
« Reply #27 on: August 28, 2011, 05:27:45 pm »
+1 to all of the above.

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Re: Vuelta...embarassing
« Reply #28 on: August 28, 2011, 07:25:05 pm »
I'm still unconvinced about Wiggo, as much as I'd like to be proven wrong. 

Great guy and all that, so hopefully the board-flat 30 mile TT tomorrow will do just that.   :thumbsup:
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David Martin

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Re: Vuelta...embarassing
« Reply #29 on: August 28, 2011, 08:03:05 pm »
I think he has learned where his strengths are. Long steady efforts, and as he has a good power to weight ratio he can make it tell on the long, even climbs that aren't too steep. And he is good enough to be there or thereabouts on the things he isn't so good at.

Much better and more mature performance than the last few years.
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citoyen

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Vuelta...embarassing
« Reply #30 on: August 29, 2011, 04:23:17 pm »
He's like a naturally aspirated version of Indurain.

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Re: Vuelta...embarassing
« Reply #31 on: August 29, 2011, 05:16:06 pm »
TT - Well that was all very surprising.

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David Martin

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Re: Vuelta...embarassing
« Reply #32 on: August 29, 2011, 07:24:38 pm »
ITV 4, stop telling us the result at the beginning and showing the TT all out of order. It's called television m not print media. Tell us a story, keep us in suspense and finally reveal the result.

Pish editing. Complete rubbish presentation.

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citoyen

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Re: Vuelta...embarassing
« Reply #33 on: August 29, 2011, 08:45:09 pm »
I like Ned Boulting and Matt Rendell but the rest of the production lets them down.

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gonzo

Re: Vuelta...embarassing
« Reply #34 on: August 29, 2011, 08:51:47 pm »
I have to go to Pez cycling for the news as my usual, Velonews, are basically not reporting on it which is strange.

Re: Vuelta...embarassing
« Reply #35 on: August 29, 2011, 09:25:54 pm »
I like Ned Boulting and Matt Rendell but the rest of the production lets them down.

d.

I find ITV4 good for the chat and speculation at the beginning and end, but Eurosport has far better commentators, bearing in mind Uncle Phil isn't available (I can't stand that man and that man is a man by the name of Paul Sherwen, even though he does know what he's talking about).

Anyone know what's happened to Duffers?
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gonzo

Re: Vuelta...embarassing
« Reply #36 on: August 29, 2011, 09:41:34 pm »
Anyone know what's happened to Duffers?

I hear that the man who phoned Duffers up to tell him that his services were no longer required, after accidentally mentioning that he'd, "been on holiday to a Marseillian in France, have you heard of it?" actually died while waiting to get a word in*. Rumour has it that a phone still dangles out of the cradle somewhere in British Eurosport HQ in a sealed room, but if you press your ear to the door, you can hear all about the local wildlife (oysters apparently).

*after 2 days and discovering that it's exceedingly hard to kill ones self with a bic pen, the poor man hanged himself with the phonecord.

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Re: Vuelta...embarassing
« Reply #37 on: August 29, 2011, 11:28:09 pm »
Anyone know what's happened to Duffers?

I hear that the man who phoned Duffers up to tell him that his services were no longer required, after accidentally mentioning that he'd, "been on holiday to a Marseillian in France, have you heard of it?" actually died while waiting to get a word in*. Rumour has it that a phone still dangles out of the cradle somewhere in British Eurosport HQ in a sealed room, but if you press your ear to the door, you can hear all about the local wildlife (oysters apparently).

*after 2 days and discovering that it's exceedingly hard to kill ones self with a bic pen, the poor man hanged himself with the phonecord.

 ;D ;D ;D :hand: ;D ;D ;D ;D Bless old Duffers I used to like listening to his commentary, he wasn't all bad :)
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Re: Vuelta...embarassing
« Reply #38 on: August 30, 2011, 10:51:52 am »
Anyone know what's happened to Duffers?

I hear that the man who phoned Duffers up to tell him that his services were no longer required, after accidentally mentioning that he'd, "been on holiday to a Marseillian in France, have you heard of it?" actually died while waiting to get a word in*. Rumour has it that a phone still dangles out of the cradle somewhere in British Eurosport HQ in a sealed room, but if you press your ear to the door, you can hear all about the local wildlife (oysters apparently).

*after 2 days and discovering that it's exceedingly hard to kill ones self with a bic pen, the poor man hanged himself with the phonecord.

 ;D ;D ;D :hand: ;D ;D ;D ;D Bless old Duffers I used to like listening to his commentary, he wasn't all bad :)

+1

I well remember his commentary as a race went over the Col de Deves (not as exciting as it sounds) in the Tricastin that not only completely failed to tell the viewers what was happening in the race, but also completely failed to get the details of the local food and wine right.

I could easily forgive him both.
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Re: Vuelta...embarassing
« Reply #39 on: August 30, 2011, 08:55:20 pm »
Anyone know what's happened to Duffers?

I hear that the man who phoned Duffers up to tell him that his services were no longer required, after accidentally mentioning that he'd, "been on holiday to a Marseillian in France, have you heard of it?" actually died while waiting to get a word in*. Rumour has it that a phone still dangles out of the cradle somewhere in British Eurosport HQ in a sealed room, but if you press your ear to the door, you can hear all about the local wildlife (oysters apparently).

*after 2 days and discovering that it's exceedingly hard to kill ones self with a bic pen, the poor man hanged himself with the phonecord.

ROFL  ;D
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Re: Vuelta..Wiggins is leading!
« Reply #40 on: August 31, 2011, 08:21:58 pm »
Wiggins is in the lead!  WOOT WOOT!  :thumbsup:

David Martin

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Re: Vuelta...embarassing
« Reply #41 on: August 31, 2011, 09:32:41 pm »
One has a nasty feeling that wiggins will lose the Vuelta to Nibali by less than team Sky lost in the TTT... The pure climbers know that, like today, if they can hang on to Wiggo then they can take back 20-30 seconds at the top. For Nibali the gains will only be a handful of seconds. It is too close to call - could it be decided on a time bonus from an intermediate sprint?
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citoyen

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« Reply #42 on: August 31, 2011, 11:05:08 pm »
One has a nasty feeling that wiggins will lose the Vuelta to Nibali by less than team Sky lost in the TTT...

Have a horrible feeling you could be right. Nibali is looking very strong.

Mind you, Wiggo is also looking strong and he did take a chunk out of Nibali, Anton, Rodriguez etc on Saturday, so you never know...

I'm increasingly convinced he would have won the TdF though. Sky had a much stronger team there and the route was perhaps less suited to pure climbers. He'd certainly have given Cadel a race, at least.

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David Martin

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Re: Vuelta...embarassing
« Reply #43 on: August 31, 2011, 11:08:22 pm »
Cadel and Wiggo are definitely two of a type. I would put Wiggins as stronger for the TT and mountains (just, if he like Evans rides them at a constant threshold pace) but not as good in the sprints and short steep climbs, where Evans has the edge.

If he can keep this up for a few more days then it is definitely looking good. Green and Yellow (and Olympic gold) next year? What odds would you get for that?
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Re: Vuelta...embarassing
« Reply #44 on: September 01, 2011, 09:36:21 am »
If he can keep this up for a few more days then it is definitely looking good. Green and Yellow (and Olympic gold) next year? What odds would you get for that?

Very long ones I would imagine.  ;D
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Re: Vuelta...embarassing
« Reply #45 on: September 01, 2011, 09:39:54 am »
When I see this thread title why does the first word always appear as "Vulva"?
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Re: Vuelta...embarassing
« Reply #46 on: September 01, 2011, 10:15:27 am »
When I see this thread title why does the first word always appear as "Vulva"?

Because you're a dirty old man?  ;)

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Tim

Re: Vuelta...embarassing
« Reply #47 on: September 01, 2011, 02:03:20 pm »
Tom Boonen's injury :sick:

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Re: Vuelta...embarassing
« Reply #48 on: September 01, 2011, 03:01:22 pm »
The Eurosport article I read about Boonen's injury has this photo of him as he goes to sit back on his saddle.
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citoyen

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Re: Vuelta...embarassing
« Reply #49 on: September 01, 2011, 03:08:50 pm »
I thought cocaine was supposed to ruin your septum, not your perineum.

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