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specialgueststarspecialgueststar Posts: 3,242
edited May 2016 in Pro race
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,895
    Believe all you want, but Frenchie's not coming back. Sorry.
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  • RichN95 wrote:
    Believe all you want, but Frenchie's not coming back. Sorry.

    But I need an update

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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,895
    There's certainly been a change of attitude at FdJ this season. Especially where Pinot has been riding. More proactive. At Criterium International Pinot described them as riding 'a la Sky'. I saw that again today.

    I'd love to know the internal politics at FdJ. I get the feeling that the likes of Julien Pinot have long been trying to persuade Marc Madiot that cycling knowledge has moved on since Cyrille Guimard.

    I think there has been a general existential struggle within French cycling (especially in the media) as they come to terms that their 'cyclisme a deux vitesse' excuse for underachievement is no longer valid and that they may not be cycling's chosen people.
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  • specialgueststarspecialgueststar Posts: 3,242
    Not sure who signed both Swiss riders but their determinations seems key...

    26 PINOTThibautFDJ ,,
    27 MORABITOSteveFDJ ,,
    28 REICHENBACHSebastienFDJ
  • The_BoyThe_Boy Posts: 3,099
    Not sure who signed both Swiss riders but their determinations seems key...

    26 PINOTThibautFDJ ,,
    27 MORABITOSteveFDJ ,,
    28 REICHENBACHSebastienFDJ

    Morabito was handpicked by Pinot. The other I assume was the result of canny transfer policy.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 46,622 Lives Here
    RichN95 wrote:
    There's certainly been a change of attitude at FdJ this season. Especially where Pinot has been riding. More proactive. At Criterium International Pinot described them as riding 'a la Sky'. I saw that again today.

    I'd love to know the internal politics at FdJ. I get the feeling that the likes of Julien Pinot have long been trying to persuade Marc Madiot that cycling knowledge has moved on since Cyrille Guimard.

    I think there has been a general existential struggle within French cycling (especially in the media) as they come to terms that their 'cyclisme a deux vitesse' excuse for underachievement is no longer valid and that they may not be cycling's chosen people.

    Think they had that about 3-4 years ago.
  • kfinlaykfinlay Posts: 763
    pm'd you
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  • specialgueststarspecialgueststar Posts: 3,242
    RichN95 wrote:
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    I think there has been a general existential struggle within French cycling (especially in the media) as they come to terms that their 'cyclisme a deux vitesse' excuse for underachievement is no longer valid and that they may not be cycling's chosen people.
    silly billy
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,895
    RichN95 wrote:
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    I think there has been a general existential struggle within French cycling (especially in the media) as they come to terms that their 'cyclisme a deux vitesse' excuse for underachievement is no longer valid and that they may not be cycling's chosen people.
    silly billy
    No I'm right. French media has a certain section that believe in French superiority and their own chauvansim. Vayer is a key proponent. Stade 2 are close behind. But it's bollocks.
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  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 14,423
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    Is reachable from here.
    Believe in miracles
    And cures and healing wells
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