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Tao Geoghegan Hart's trophy cabinet (may contain traces of spoiler)

No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 9,465
edited June 2018 in Pro race
My Man™ Tao Geoghegan Hart has been doing some sterling work this season as the last rider in the mountain train. While it doesn't win him much in the way of placings he now has a grisly trophy cabinet of the legs he's ripped off other riders.

Just today he acquired the bloody stumps of Julian Alaphippe, Damiano Caruso and Bob Jungels. I'm hoping he's got a huge walk-in freezer in his cellar to store and display them.

Which other rider's legs does he have? He did some damage yesterday as well, not to mention causing utter devastation in California.
“Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

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  • My Man™ Tao Geoghegan Hart has been doing some sterling work this season as the last rider in the mountain train. While it doesn't win him much in the way of placings he now has a grisly trophy cabinet of the legs he's ripped off other riders.

    Just today he acquired the bloody stumps of Julian Alaphippe, Damiano Caruso and Bob Jungels. I'm hoping he's got a huge walk-in freezer in his cellar to store and display them.

    Which other rider's legs does he have? He did some damage yesterday as well, not to mention causing utter devastation in California.

    just out of interest what does he weigh now...?
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 9,465
    No idea, tbh. He's always been a fairly slim build, though that didn't stop him getting a 3rd in P-R Jnr edition back in the day.
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 9,465
    If Rick was here he'd list all the riders dropped in the ToC, plus the last couple of days in the Dauphine.....

    ;-)
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • Vino'sGhostVino'sGhost Posts: 4,320
    he's ridden really really well. So has Thomas.
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 9,465
    he's ridden really really well. So has Thomas.

    Thomas is looking very impressive. Not just hanging in with the climbers, but able to follow the surges from Martin, Alaphilippe etc. Those guys have a serious kick.
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 9,465
    Just watching the replay from yesterday:

    Alaphilippe, Caruso, Jungels, Benoot - please collect your legs from Tao's ice-box. Other teams - please send a van for your domestiques' legs.
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • Agent57Agent57 Posts: 2,320
    Love seeing Tao do the business. Mainly because he used to ride with Cycling Club Hackney, the club my nephew was in as a junior (might still be, I'm not sure).
    MTB commuter / 531c commuter / CR1 Team 2009 / RockHopper Pro Disc / 10 mile PB: 25:52 (Jun 2014)
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 9,465
    Agent57 wrote:
    Love seeing Tao do the business. Mainly because he used to ride with Cycling Club Hackney, the club my nephew was in as a junior (might still be, I'm not sure).

    Similar here, I've never been a club rider but grew up in Hackney, so he's from my manor, guv.
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • DeVlaeminckDeVlaeminck Posts: 5,588
    I hope he doesn't stay too long at Sky if he continues to progress and isn't getting the opportunities.
    AFC Mercia women - sign for us
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,573
    ...dunno

    There's some form of article with a headline saying he "wants to move down the Sky Train" suggesting he's lovin' it there. He strikes me bit at the moment as someone who loves ripping races apart and is happy just to sit back and watch the carnage with a m'wah ha ha ha haa laugh (or as close to that as he can produce with his baby face...)
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 9,465
    He's always had a very mature approach to his career. He's talked before about trying to work on weaker areas and not trying to specialise too early, and he stayed an extra year at Axeon, where he thought he'd develop better than being ground through the WT mincer. I get the sense he's trying to make steady progress, rather than explode onto the scene. A target of "moving down the train" seems like a calm considered approach to this. We know that the last rider in the train is one who is likely to get his own chances, though still expected to pull for others in e.g. The Tour.

    I don't think he knows what his level is yet either, just that he's got plenty of potential. He's remarkably well grounded.
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
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