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  • victorponfvictorponf Posts: 1,187
    Dave_1 wrote:

    Maybe the only time when Millar beated Delgado :?:

    I prefer this one:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rl5cUwqT ... re=related
    If you like Flandes, Roubaix or Eroica, you would like GP Canal de Castilla, www.gpcanaldecastilla.com
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,276
    victorponf wrote:

    Maybe the only time when Millar beated Delgado :?:

    I prefer this one:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rl5cUwqT ... re=related

    You're forgetting this one:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2FhdKWFmgg
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • Dave_1Dave_1 Posts: 9,512
    victorponf wrote:
    Dave_1 wrote:

    Maybe the only time when Millar beated Delgado :?:

    I prefer this one:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rl5cUwqT ... re=related

    Victor it was felt Delgado cheated, used motorpacing to win the Vuelta in that stage,
    see below for how corrupted the 85 vuelta win was

    http://www.thewashingmachinepost.net/

    Most importantly, Millar says that he was not given any time checks at all until there were around 20 kilometres of the stage left. All of this contrasts sharply with the chacks given to Delgado and Recio, who received at least enough information to encourage them to continue driving as hard as they could, and with the fact that Ruiz Cabestany said he knew all the time that Millar as going to lose the Vuelta, but he had to keep his mouth shut.
    Then there is the question of what happened to Millar's team: none of his team-mates ever arrived to help out their leader. According to the Scot, they told him afterwards that they had been caught out by a level crossing which had stopped them for several minutes, 'only the train never came'. He refutes claims made other riders that the Peugeot domestiques overtook him after the Leones pass and formed a group ahead of him. ("Beralnd wanted to win the team prize as well so he made the guys in the team do the time trial flat out, but they all got blasted on the first col the fatal day. Only Pascal Simon was left with me when I punctured at the bottom of the second climb. As the Spaniards had attacked Simon had to be sacrificed just to get me back to the bunch, from there I had to ride acriss to Rodriguez and Cabestany who were in front of them. I caught them just before the descent started which I had to otherwise I would have been history because I didn't know the downhill at all. It was hailing at the top of the col so you couldn't see so far. Kelly and co. attacked after the third col, at the bottom of the descent, but I had no reason to chase him and I had to let him go. I couldn't chase every attack as I was alone then in a group of about 20 riders.
    Kelly said later that even with four or five team-mates riding flat ot they still lost two minutes on Delgado and Recio in 20 kilometres and they'd been out there all day. The Peugeot guys said they got stopped at a level crossing when they were just behind my group and stood there for a couple of minutes before the barrier went up again. They said no train ever came.")
  • KléberKléber Posts: 6,842
    Victor, you can also watch Millar squash the Segovian Perico in 1989:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2FhdKWFmgg :wink:
  • victorponfvictorponf Posts: 1,187
    Kléber wrote:
    Victor, you can also watch Millar squash the Segovian Perico in 1989:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2FhdKWFmgg :wink:

    What a duel Millar-Delgado, Cycling needs something semilar in those times
    If you like Flandes, Roubaix or Eroica, you would like GP Canal de Castilla, www.gpcanaldecastilla.com
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