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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 3:05 pm 
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Christophe Bassons has just had his book published. Should make an interesting read to see how he was treated by others beside Armstrong



I am told that Armstrong was the man who made his life a misery, were there others? :roll:


Ostracised by his own team and most of the peloton. His teammates at FDJ stopped pooling prize money with him. It's all widely documented, he was treated like shit.



I know. I posted the eyes roll in reference to the other debate on Armstrong. As the Basson's misery was presented, Armstrong was responsible for his feat.

I think that, on the contrary, the Basson's story highlights what the peloton truly was at the time, and that Armstrong was simply the best at doing what everybody was doing.


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fudge off with that shit in here, Frog...

you've said it all by now. No-one agrees... just fudge off with it...

there's a race on. I just tuned in. :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 3:16 pm 
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fudge off with that shit in here, Frog...

you've said it all by now. No-one agrees... just fudge off with it...

there's a race on. I just tuned in. :thumbup:


Right leave you at it, no worries.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 3:17 pm 
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fudge these guys hit the cobbles hard, they are flying across :shock:


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Sagan to do his lap of the velodrome on one wheel if he gets in first.


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fudge these guys hit the cobbles hard, they are flying across :shock:

Like I said, animals. They'd be doing what, 40+km/h at the moment? It's ridiculous.


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Sagan :lol:


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Sagan to do his lap of the velodrome on one wheel if he gets in first.

:lol: That would make me so happy.


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Sagan to do his lap of the velodrome on one wheel if he gets in first.

:lol: That would make me so happy.



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 3:26 pm 
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Tremendous ride from Wiggins to put himself in this position.


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guy smiley wrote:
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Sagan to do his lap of the velodrome on one wheel if he gets in first.

:lol: That would make me so happy.



:lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjMOgU0CUss

He's such a mad dog.


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Kamikaze Kiwi...


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 3:34 pm 
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Wow. Super attack from Terpstra. The rest have burnt themselves out attacking one another for the last 50k.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 3:34 pm 
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Great ride by Terpstra, so strong.


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ok... just discovered I'm not getting this live :x


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 3:50 pm 
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Great second place from Degenkold there. Was it not him that had the broken seat stay about 20k out.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 3:55 pm 
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Strange race in the end. Terpstra played it well with that attack.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:46 pm 
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About to watch my recording of yesterday. I love this race.

I know the winner but no idea how it played out as yet.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:36 pm 
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About to watch my recording of yesterday. I love this race.

I know the winner but no idea how it played out as yet.

Well sadly the tv producer completely missed the sprint for second place - the complete and utter plum. :x


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Beeb story about Gino Bartali saving Jews during WWII.

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-27333310


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Dan Martin out lads.Broken collar bone potentially.


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Dan Martin out lads.Broken collar bone potentially.

Is there anywhere giving live updates of it? The stage must be over by now, right?

The Roche clan have no luck in these TTTs, do they?


Edit; looks like the Guardian has a decent feed.

Says Martin slipped on a manhole cover. You feel sorry for him, but at the same time, between this crash and Liege it really does sound like it's his own mistakes. Hope he'll be right for the Tour.


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Dan Martin out lads.Broken collar bone potentially.

Is there anywhere giving live updates of it? The stage must be over by now, right?

The Roche clan have no luck in these TTTs, do they?


Edit; looks like the Guardian has a decent feed.

Says Martin slipped on a manhole cover. You feel sorry for him, but at the same time, between this crash and Liege it really does sound like it's his own mistakes. Hope he'll be right for the Tour.

Twas live on the been and eurosport. It was my his mistake this time. He was fourth in line and their lead guy took them over it. Wouldn't have known anything about it. He took 3 team mates with him. Wouldn't be surprised if they lost another one tomorrow. Rough landing.

Crowds have been brilliant. Storming looking like Dutch corner at one point.


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Virtually every single photo on the Grauniad feed has a background of a Loyalist mural. Or a foreground of a mural with cyclists in the background.

The lad doing the feed is Irish, and supposedly is getting fierce stick over it on Twitter etc.


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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 9:29 pm 
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Virtually every single photo on the Grauniad feed has a background of a Loyalist mural. Or a foreground of a mural with cyclists in the background.

The lad doing the feed is Irish, and supposedly is getting fierce stick over it on Twitter etc.

You couldn't see one on the tv really. The went past quite a few on that route mind.


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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 10:10 pm 
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Dan Martin out lads.Broken collar bone potentially.



Shame, he must have been a good shout for one of the Irish stages. Also a limited field is further depleted.


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Dan Martin out lads.Broken collar bone potentially.



Shame, he must have been a good shout for one of the Irish stages. Also a limited field is further depleted.


Not really. The Irish stages will be too flat for Roche or Deignan (or Martin if he'd stayed in) to really have a chance, they'd all be much better suited to the later parts of the race in the mountains.

It's still a pretty strong field.


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Very irritating at the Giro today having the police outriders with their sirens on all the time. Seemed pointless on a closed route.


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Looks like Martin wasn't even on a corner when he went down.

http://www.stickybottle.com/latest-news ... o-ditalia/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RN_LiTZhjHI


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Can't remember ever seeing that sort of carnage on a TTT. Rotten luck for Martin, was looking in good nick.

Anyone brave enough to go for anyone other than Kittel for the win today?


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what a surprise, it's f**king raining


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what a surprise, it's f**king raining

Patchy kind of day. Actually quite a sunny spell in Belfast at the mo. If the sun doesn't come out around the Causeway someone from the tourism board will top themselves. Went down and caught a bit of the peleton this morn. Good Craig and banter.Crowds have been great and people really going to town on the pink thing. Got chatting Sean Kelly at the team presentation. Said Dublin isn't that interested in the Giro by comparison to how much Belfast has got into it. And he had a word to that effect to some Dub council types. Some NI officials a bit kissed off by the lack of promotion in the south.


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what a surprise, it's f**king raining

Such a shame, the north coast in the sun is outstanding


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I'd never watched a stage of a cycling race before, I really enjoyed that


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I'd never watched a stage of a cycling race before, I really enjoyed that

They go at some clip. We were heading down to catch them and they were in Larne when we left. We barely got our place when they started rattling through to the finish. It ended up a great bunch Sprint. All the sprinters were there at the death. kittel is top drawer.


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Extraordinary sprint from Kittel today. Came from miles back after being out of position in the last few corners to beat Swift on the line. Great performance form Swift to out sprint Vivianni etc, He's more one for the sprints from a reduced peloton so to come second in a full field was a top effort. Great lead out from EBH too.

Tour of California stage one underway (Wiggins/Cav/Sagan all involved). Notable for probably the best online coverage I can remember seeing of a race. All the info you need. Would love to see something similar for the Grand Tours.

http://tourtracker.amgentourofcalifornia.com/


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Extraordinary sprint from Kittel today. Came from miles back after being out of position in the last few corners to beat Swift on the line. Great performance form Swift to out sprint Vivianni etc, He's more one for the sprints from a reduced peloton so to come second in a full field was a top effort. Great lead out from EBH too.

Tour of California stage one underway (Wiggins/Cav/Sagan all involved). Notable for probably the best online coverage I can remember seeing of a race. All the info you need. Would love to see something similar for the Grand Tours.

http://tourtracker.amgentourofcalifornia.com/


There are tour tracker apps for all the grand tours. They don't have live video like the tour of California one does though.


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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 10:56 pm 
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Good piece in the IT, particularly about the possibility of a pro Tour of Ireland next year.
http://www.irishtimes.com/sport/other-s ... -1.1791514


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Extraordinary sprint from Kittel today. Came from miles back after being out of position in the last few corners to beat Swift on the line. Great performance form Swift to out sprint Vivianni etc, He's more one for the sprints from a reduced peloton so to come second in a full field was a top effort. Great lead out from EBH too.

Tour of California stage one underway (Wiggins/Cav/Sagan all involved). Notable for probably the best online coverage I can remember seeing of a race. All the info you need. Would love to see something similar for the Grand Tours.

http://tourtracker.amgentourofcalifornia.com/


There are tour tracker apps for all the grand tours. They don't have live video like the tour of California one does though.


Yeah seen most of the tour trackers, layout and info available seems better here. Or I may well just not remember correctly.


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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 11:09 pm 
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Good piece in the IT, particularly about the possibility of a pro Tour of Ireland next year.
http://www.irishtimes.com/sport/other-s ... -1.1791514


Hope it happens

Would be great to see pro tour out on the west coast. Some great scenery out there.


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