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Our Man in the Bunch

CorianderCoriander Posts: 1,326
edited December 2012 in Pro race
Who is the 'anonymous insider' that writes each month in Cycle Sport?

Does anyone know?

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  • thomthomthomthom Posts: 3,574
    Wild guess. J. Hunt.
  • Jeremy Hunt is my suspision as well.
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    Easily confirmed if it's renamed "Our man not in the bunch"
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,882
    iainf72 wrote:
    Easily confirmed if it's renamed "Our man not in the bunch"
    You are not helping

    Whoever it is, they didn't do the Giro this year (so not Hunt)

    My guess is Eisel.

    Sometime I'll extract the clues from the issues I have in the house.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • CorianderCoriander Posts: 1,326
    Well, in the new edition, he mentions having been racing for over 16 years now, one of his first managers being Belgian and on a small team, he himself as a youngster was keen on researching and experimenting with new methods and ideas, and he at some point later moved to a much larger, new team with a manager who had come fresh to the world of cycling from other sports.
  • rebsrebs Posts: 891
    Micheal Barry no?
  • RichN95 wrote:
    iainf72 wrote:
    Easily confirmed if it's renamed "Our man not in the bunch"
    You are not helping

    Whoever it is, they didn't do the Giro this year (so not Hunt)

    My guess is Eisel.

    Sometime I'll extract the clues from the issues I have in the house.

    Eisel rode the Giro.
    "I have a lovely photo of a Camargue horse but will not post it now" (Frenchfighter - July 2013)
  • andypandyp Posts: 8,847
    rebs wrote:
    Micheal Barry no?

    That's always who I assumed it was.
  • Jez Hunt did ride the Giro this year - called up after Swifty crashed in training.

    But...he's been described as 'not the best conversationalist' and I reckon the journo would struggle to get this much content out of him for the articles, month after month.

    Michael Barry, on the other hand, would easily pen this himself...
  • ...alternatively David Millar..

    Edit...just realised that he didnt do the Giro this year
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,882
    It looks like he now has a rival - a more outspoken one: 'The Secret Pro': http://www.cyclingtips.com.au/2012/12/t ... ff-season/

    (My guess for this one is Brett Lancaster)
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • RichN95 wrote:
    It looks like he now has a rival - a more outspoken one: 'The Secret Pro': http://www.cyclingtips.com.au/2012/12/t ... ff-season/

    (My guess for this one is Brett Lancaster)


    Has a pretty well-worded and sound go at Kimmage there. Suspect he speaks for of the peloton.
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    I'm more curious about who bought their way into Riis' team
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • iainf72 wrote:
    I'm more curious about who bought their way into Riis' team


    ahhhhh...

    the non-neo/stagiaire newbies in 2012:

    Sérgio Paulinho - from RadioShack
    Karsten Kroon - from BMC
    Bruno Pires - from Leopard Trek
    Anders Lund - from Leopard Trek
    Takashi Miyazawa - from Farnese Vini
    Jonathan Cantwell - from Fly V Australia

    Cantwell surely. Aussie and the thinking's that the pro's an Aussie; can see the possibility of taking a year on zero salary to get onto a WT team - and there's no way that the WT riders moving across would take not being paid a salary
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