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Cavendish removed from Tour of Romandie

AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
edited May 2010 in The bottom bracket
Seems like his boss's are not impressed by his wiining gesture.
I would have thought a good old punch or even a double punch in the air would have sufficed. I think he is a massive talent, but cannot take to him at all. If he is one of the representatives of Britain within cycling then he has got to control his immaturity and attitude a bit better.
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  • Le CommentateurLe Commentateur Posts: 4,174
    edited April 2010
    Or there's Harvey Smith's famous "V" for victory (aimed at judges who said before the event that he had no chance of winning the British Show Jumping Derby).

    harvey-smith.jpg
  • dennisndennisn Posts: 10,367
    Weird how it means victory here in the states. Presidents use it. Hmmmmmmm...
    maybe they are, in reality, flipping us off.
    Now, single middle finger seems to be pretty universal for use all around the world.
  • Steve_b77Steve_b77 Posts: 1,906
    What did he do?
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,891
    Steve_b77 wrote:
    What did he do?

    Pictures speak louder than words in this instance.

    Mark-Cavendish-006.jpg
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  • northernneilnorthernneil Posts: 1,907
    RichN95 wrote:
    Steve_b77 wrote:
    What did he do?

    Pictures speak louder than words in this instance.

    Mark-Cavendish-006.jpg

    huge thread on it on the pro race section
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,891

    huge thread on it on the pro race section

    I know. I've had my say.
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  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 7,172
    Too many people choose to be offended too often. Cav stuck the forks up... so censored what?
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  • Jez monJez mon Posts: 3,809
    Surely the point of the gesture was to offend. Just have to hope he wouldn't have done it during a bigger race.
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  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 7,172
    I wasn't offended. I chose not to be.
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  • Smokin JoeSmokin Joe Posts: 5,669
    "Up yours, you foreign [email protected]"

    Nothing wrong with that.
  • MadammeMarieMadammeMarie Posts: 621
    dennisn wrote:
    Weird how it means victory here in the states. Presidents use it. Hmmmmmmm...
    maybe they are, in reality, flipping us off.
    Now, single middle finger seems to be pretty universal for use all around the world.

    It depends on the position of your hand. If the back of your had is towards your face, that's an insult
  • MadammeMarieMadammeMarie Posts: 621
    He's turning into a little a***hole. Shame, cos he's a great cyclists, and HOT! :wink:
  • Smokin JoeSmokin Joe Posts: 5,669
    He's turning into a little a***hole. Shame, cos he's a great cyclists, and HOT! :wink:
    He wouldn't be any good for you, he finishes too quickly :wink:
  • MadammeMarieMadammeMarie Posts: 621
    Smokin Joe wrote:
    He's turning into a little a***hole. Shame, cos he's a great cyclists, and HOT! :wink:
    He wouldn't be any good for you, he finishes too quickly :wink:

    :lol::lol::lol::lol:

    I'd take him anyway!
  • bexley5200bexley5200 Posts: 692
    he will be back,on top in july
    going downhill slowly
  • nickwillnickwill Posts: 2,735
    Meanwhile Valverde is still racing!! :evil:
  • hopper1hopper1 Posts: 4,708
    He's turning into a little a***hole. Shame, cos he's a great cyclists, and HOT! :wink:

    +1 (ignoring the 'HOT' bit!!!)

    He's a prima dona... Just needs to grow up a bit.
    Regardless of his reasoning, that is not how you best represent your sponsors... :roll:
    Start with a budget, finish with a mortgage!
  • benjboybenjboy Posts: 258
    The amount of censored Cav has had to listen too,Thats his way of say f$ck you lot am still the best.
    Keep the chain tight all the way.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    benjboy wrote:
    The amount of shoot Cav has had to listen too,Thats his way of say f$ck you lot am still the best.

    That what you just said contradicts your little signature saying, does it not ?
  • benjboybenjboy Posts: 258
    Sorry i just thought an english man doing well in cycling deserved to be stood up for.
    Keep the chain tight all the way.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    benjboy wrote:
    Sorry i just thought an english man doing well in cycling deserved to be stood up for.

    He isn't doing that well, seeing that by his stupidity he has been pulled from the race by his team.
  • nwallacenwallace Posts: 1,465
    It's not the way your palm is facing it's the way you flip it.
    Just check wartime pictures, leaders using it as V for Victory which every way their palm is.

    His face though says it's meant as offensive.
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  • DIESELDOGDIESELDOG Posts: 2,087
    I would say and so what? But he's made made himself to look a bit of a prat there. Shame because he's an awesome rider. (quite cute too) :lol:
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  • hopper1hopper1 Posts: 4,708
    benjboy wrote:
    The amount of shoot Cav has had to listen too,Thats his way of say f$ck you lot am still the best.

    That's the way of a child...

    Best way to respond to critics is by delivering the goods, and then quietly going about your way...
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    I'm not mortally offended. I am not judging him for his gesture.

    Its just when you have the British cycling press giving him a lot of page coverage, verbal endorsements and us as cycling fans looking for a champion, this was not the behaviour of a champion. When every gesture is scrutinised and put under the microscope, like us on here, 12 pages of rhetoric later not attesting to his cycling ability and talent but over his winning celebration is to tell all and sundry to Fcuk off, he is an embarrasment, mainly to the fans who want him to be great.

    I copied this post from the pro race section, just think its apt how I feel. :wink:
  • DiogenesDiogenes Posts: 1,628
    A precocious talent, he not only has the fans looking up to him but he is being paid a fortune to represent his sponsors who have, rightly in my view, taken a dim view of his juvenile behaviour. Like any errant child, a swift slap down may teach him a valuable lesson. Lets hope he comes out a more mature chap and uses his undoubted ability to prove his critics wrong.

    D :D
  • OlliedaOllieda Posts: 1,010
    dennisn wrote:
    Weird how it means victory here in the states. Presidents use it. Hmmmmmmm...
    maybe they are, in reality, flipping us off.
    Now, single middle finger seems to be pretty universal for use all around the world.

    It depends on the position of your hand. If the back of your had is towards your face, that's an insult

    Not completly true

    churchill.jpg

    It's the mannor in which it's done, Churchill (I would imagine) isn't swearing here, but if you look at Cav's pic he appears to be doing it in a more offensive way.

    It seems to be a general rule in British sport that if you show yourself up and do something offensive you'll get penalised. Ashley Mckenzie got a ban from judo for a while after giving the middle finger after losing a fight.
  • bagpusscpbagpusscp Posts: 2,907
    Arrogance and ability a sure fire winning combination.Go get em Cav. :wink:
    bagpuss
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    bagpusscp wrote:
    Arrogance and ability a sure fire winning combination.Go get em Cav. :wink:

    he can't, his team have pulled him out. :?
  • nicensleazynicensleazy Posts: 2,310
    I actually went off him in the TDF last year.
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