Author Topic: Wiggins - third day in red!  (Read 10333 times)

citoyen

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Re: Wiggins - third day in red!
« Reply #75 on: 10 September, 2011, 10:09:36 pm »
Itym a Belgian and a Kenyan. ;)

d.
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David Martin

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Re: Wiggins - third day in red!
« Reply #76 on: 11 September, 2011, 12:14:38 am »
Well, aren't we all ancient africans, and most are European immigrants. What is 20,000 years between friends?
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Re: Wiggins - third day in red!
« Reply #77 on: 11 September, 2011, 08:49:45 pm »
Second and third in a grand tour for UK riders.  This is a phenomenal achievement and one which would have been beyond belief a few short years ago.  The significance of this result is considerable.  Sky, as a team, are in the ascendancy and next season should be very interesting indeed.

Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins have done this country proud.  Chapeau to both.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Wiggins - third day in red!
« Reply #78 on: 11 September, 2011, 09:07:57 pm »
Here's a vid so you can watch it again and again and again...

<a href="http://www.metacafe.com/fplayer/7179624/metacafe.swf" target="_blank">http://www.metacafe.com/fplayer/7179624/metacafe.swf</a>

Love the mental commentary.

d.
I've just watched this. Wow! And oof! for Cobo - he looks absolutely knackered at the end, he can barely crawl over the line.
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Re: Wiggins - third day in red!
« Reply #79 on: 16 September, 2011, 11:47:55 pm »
Second and third in a grand tour for UK riders.  This is a phenomenal achievement and one which would have been beyond belief a few short years ago...
Except that a few short years ago Nicole Cooke won the Tour de France FĂ©minin, twice, and the Giro d'Italia Femminile. The UK's best stage and one day racing cyclist ever.

David Martin

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Re: Wiggins - third day in red!
« Reply #80 on: 17 September, 2011, 08:46:37 am »
Whilst Nicole Cooke is an excellent cyclist, she has never won a Grand Tour (3 week race).
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Rhys W

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Re: Wiggins - third day in red!
« Reply #81 on: 17 September, 2011, 08:51:06 am »
Because the UCI won't let women do a 3-week race, maybe?

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Wiggins - third day in red!
« Reply #82 on: 18 September, 2011, 01:21:49 am »
I'm sure I remember that the TdF feminin used to be a 3-week race back in the late 80s or early 90s. Could be wrong, but I seem to remember that.
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Re: Wiggins - third day in red!
« Reply #83 on: 18 September, 2011, 01:42:25 pm »
Whilst Nicole Cooke is an excellent cyclist, she has never won a Grand Tour (3 week race).
That's akin to saying Martina Navratilova isn't the best tennis player of all time and never won a Major tournament, because women's tennis is played over three sets.