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Baden Cooke gets a Job

blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 16,156
edited January 2009 in Pro race
Another thread of little interest to the masses:-
http://www.sportweek.nl/wielrennen/8188 ... acansoleil
That's the new Dutch team. :wink:
"Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.

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  • moray_gubmoray_gub Posts: 3,328
    Another thread of little interest to the masses:-
    http://www.sportweek.nl/wielrennen/8188 ... acansoleil
    That's the new Dutch team. :wink:

    define "the masses" ?

    MG
    Gasping - but somehow still alive !
  • liversedgeliversedge Posts: 1,002
    english speakers?
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    Obsessed is just a word elephants use to describe the dedicated. http://markliversedge.blogspot.com
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    That team have a couple of right dodgy cats on it.

    Lhotellerie seems to suffer from a Dekker-esqe problem. You'd think he'd have no problems getting a decent ride but instead ends up on a smaller new team.

    So Baden has bailed on Rock Racing then?
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • Ah, a comment on tropic.
    Yes, he's probably one of a very few lucky ones who will find a ride.
    Slim pickings this late in the day.
    I would say they were slightly less dodgy than the team he jumped ship from? :wink:
    I wasn't happy to see him end up at RRing, just glad to see he's got a ride.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    Baden's had some rubbish luck the last few years with teams.

    I had forgotten he won the green jersey 5 years ago.
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • moray_gubmoray_gub Posts: 3,328
    iainf72 wrote:
    Baden's had some rubbish luck the last few years with teams.

    I had forgotten he won the green jersey 5 years ago.

    Baden's had some rubbish form the last few years with teams.

    MG
    Gasping - but somehow still alive !
  • moray_gubmoray_gub Posts: 3,328
    Ah, a comment on tropic.
    .

    Strange you post a comment then are not prepared to expand on what you really mean.So i will Ii do it for you what you mean by the masses are those who dont have the encyclopedic knowledge and know all and are not full of their own self importance of you anti lance folk. As i say we are not worthy.........

    MG
    Gasping - but somehow still alive !
  • KléberKléber Posts: 6,842
    He's had an odd career. There is that Green Jersey but all the other wins are relatively small stuff, stage wins in the Etoile de Besseges and other early season results, he'd normally be similar to Jimmy Casper but for his Tour de France success. It also goes to show how a rider can burst onto the scene but then fall back.

    PS: MG, sometimes it feels like you just come here to bemoan people who question Armstrong ("full of their own self importance" etc). Why not actually chat about cycling too? :wink:
  • He's certainly been dogged by ill fortune, since that early Green Jersey. Flattered to deceive?
    Not quite a flat out sprinter, not quite a Classics man.
    Nearly made it, in that notorious Gent Wevelgem. Might have taken Bettini in that Giro stage.
    Goes to show how the element of luck can play such an important part in a career's palmares.

    MG: You obviously know your stuff, so as Kleber says, join in the chat.
    I think it's obvious that this is a "fringe" topic, so most won't wish to contribute. Therefore of no interest to most. (masses)
    I have read your other posts, but don't wish to comment.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • Cooke has quite a talent for signing with the wrong teams. He needs to get better career management or he will end up as a "whatever happened to" quiz question.
  • Dave_1Dave_1 Posts: 9,512
    Cooke looks suspect to me... I sometimes wonder if the guy just decided to go clean??
  • delighted

    delighted he got out of rock racing.
    they told him to leave BIKEPURE


    anything is better than RR
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    Bit more info, some of it juicy

    http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/ ... 63,00.html

    Mylesrants, do you honestly think Vacansoleil are any better? They've got a few colourful characters on the team too.
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • It's a dirty old world out there. Cooke comes out looking a bit of a s*it, for encouraging those youngsters to the Rock, then bailing. Ultimately, though, it's truely a Balls up.
    Starting to remind me of Coast......
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • Dave_1Dave_1 Posts: 9,512
    Cooke has quite a talent for signing with the wrong teams. He needs to get better career management or he will end up as a "whatever happened to" quiz question.

    He's already there IMO.

    did he ever sue?

    http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/ ... m=storyrhs
  • This might shed some light on whats happening with Rock Racing, just glad Cooke got a ride with some one. http://www.cyclingnews.com/news.php?id=news/2009/jan09/jan04news
    Take care of the luxuries and the necessites will take care of themselves.
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