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Heras is back...

andypandyp Posts: 8,357
edited October 2008 in Pro race
...and trying to win the Brompton World Championships;

http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/Her ... 68896.html

How the mighty have fallen!

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  • Sonny73Sonny73 Posts: 2,604
    andyp wrote:
    How the mighty have fallen!

    Indeed, I actually feel a bit sorry for the bloke!
  • KléberKléber Posts: 6,842
    Is it for real? Tragic :cry:
  • andypandyp Posts: 8,357
    It's definitely for real;

    http://www.brompton.co.uk/bwc/index.asp

    I still can't quite believe it though. A colleague of mine went and asked if I'd heard of this Spanish chap who'd come second.
  • moray_gubmoray_gub Posts: 3,328
    Kléber wrote:
    Is it for real? Tragic :cry:

    Can a fallen cycling hero who incidentally made a load of dosh during his career competing in a novelty cycling event really be described as tragic ? Come on K get a sense of perspective here mate.


    cheers
    MG
    Gasping - but somehow still alive !
  • moray_gubmoray_gub Posts: 3,328
    andyp wrote:
    ...and trying to win the Brompton World Championships;

    http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/Her ... 68896.html

    How the mighty have fallen!

    Seems to have been a Spanish jolly boys weekend going by the blog here, Roberta in a few of the pics as well.

    http://www.capproblema.com/blog/

    cheers
    MG
    Gasping - but somehow still alive !
  • methodmethod Posts: 784
    I suppose he was paid an appearance fee for this?
  • BeaconRuthBeaconRuth Posts: 2,086
    I was there. It didn't seem very tragic to me. They were having a laugh and he thought he'd won but he hadn't. The whole event was great fun. I'm sure he'll get over the disappointment soon enough. :D

    Alistair Kay was pretty cool coming on stage to collect his prize with one kid on his back and another toddler in tow. Summed up the event really. Lots of fun for all the family - like cycling should be.

    Ruth
  • Is that Ali Kay from York Cycleworks?
  • BeaconRuthBeaconRuth Posts: 2,086
    Is that Ali Kay from York Cycleworks?
    I believe so. He won the Brompton World Championship.

    Ruth
  • rampaxrampax Posts: 139
    I heard his name being read out, but I naturally assumed "its not THAT Roberto Heras".
    What a crease!
    Hope its in the UK again next year.
    The A6 Hazel Grove - "Always the worst part of any ride".
  • moray_gubmoray_gub Posts: 3,328
    rampax wrote:
    I heard his name being read out, but I naturally assumed "its not THAT Roberto Heras".
    What a crease!
    Hope its in the UK again next year.


    Whats with the tie and jacket is that a requirement or what ?

    cheers
    MG
    Gasping - but somehow still alive !
  • KléberKléber Posts: 6,842
    We have a massive cheat, someone who stole races at the highest level, reduced to riding shoppers. It might be fun, but admit it, this is the same as Lewis Hamilton being caught joyriding or Chris Hoy becoming Shropshire Spinning Class Instructor of the Year.

    What next, Rasmussen finishes 3rd in the world unicycle hill climb?
  • Kléber wrote:
    We have a massive cheat, someone who stole races at the highest level, reduced to riding shoppers. It might be fun, but admit it, this is the same as Lewis Hamilton being caught joyriding or Chris Hoy becoming Shropshire Spinning Class Instructor of the Year.?

    No it isn't. You couldn't be wronger. When you call for a bike to send a package and Heras turns up to collect it on a tatty fixie (or Hamilton arrives in a smoky Astramax) you might have a point. But the day that happens, I think you would be within your rights to demand a drug free courier...
  • biondinobiondino Posts: 5,990
    babyjebus wrote:
    a drug free courier...

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA yeah right :)
  • biondino wrote:
    babyjebus wrote:
    a drug free courier...

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA yeah right :)

    That package will never get delivered then...
  • was he doing it to raise awareness of gay rights?
  • Yes, but the bloke who won - Alastair Kay - raced in an aero tuck :lol: .
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