Pinot DNS for TDF

fleshtuxedo
fleshtuxedo Posts: 1,853
edited June 2018 in Pro race
Too f**ked up by Giro

http://www.equipecycliste-groupama-fdj. ... du-aligne/

He wasnt going to win it, but a shame for the race to lose him.
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  • are we still taking this sh*t ? French riders getting exhausted - asthmatics and classics riders flying in the mountains.... :roll:

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  • apriliarider
    apriliarider Posts: 222
    are we still taking this sh*t ? French riders getting exhausted - asthmatics and classics riders flying in the mountains.... :roll:

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    He's got pnuemonia but don't let that stop you taking any shit you feel you are entitled to (do not include me in your "we" BTW)

    Xx
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,434
    are we still taking this sh*t ? French riders getting exhausted - asthmatics and classics riders flying in the mountains.... :roll:

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    Sorry, are you implying that this is down to everyone but the poor French riders doping? Personally I feel it's more likely they are just cracking under the hope and expectation of a public hoping to end 30 odd years of hurt (sounds familiar) and a refusal to adapt.
  • DeVlaeminck
    DeVlaeminck Posts: 8,728
    Well the decision to continue when he was obviously ill worked out well didn't it.
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  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,279
    Well the decision to continue when he was obviously ill worked out well didn't it.

    His DS should have been up on a charge for letting him continue. Massive failure in duty of care to the rider, as was clear from the pictures on the day.
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  • Well the decision to continue when he was obviously ill worked out well didn't it.

    His DS should have been up on a charge for letting him continue. Massive failure in duty of care to the rider, as was clear from the pictures on the day.

    Can't understand why they don't just give Reichenbach a second leaders role - when Pinot dropped out in the 2016 Tour Reichenbach was on fire

    Madiot won't substitute when its obvious and now he's saying Gaudu is where Pinot was in 2012 - let him take his chance at the Tour.

    I mean come on - wtf is he doing ?? Tour team so far

    KONOVALOVAS Ignatas
    .. SINKELDAM Ramon
    .. DÉMARE Arnaud
    .. GUARNIERI Jacopo
    .. GAUDU David

    They could have had

    Pinot
    Reichenbach
    Vincent (after a good Dauphine )
    Molard
    Geniez (if they hadn't flogged him unnecessarily) so Demare or Morabito
    Gaudu
    Vichot's going OK
    Priedler
  • Pross wrote:
    are we still taking this sh*t ? French riders getting exhausted - asthmatics and classics riders flying in the mountains.... :roll:

    bettiniphoto_0338200_1_originali_670.jpg

    Sorry, are you implying that this is down to everyone but the poor French riders doping? Personally I feel it's more likely they are just cracking under the hope and expectation of a public hoping to end 30 odd years of hurt (sounds familiar) and a refusal to adapt.

    that's whats worrying me - it seems like 2002 again
  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,279
    Pross wrote:
    are we still taking this sh*t ? French riders getting exhausted - asthmatics and classics riders flying in the mountains.... :roll:

    bettiniphoto_0338200_1_originali_670.jpg

    Sorry, are you implying that this is down to everyone but the poor French riders doping? Personally I feel it's more likely they are just cracking under the hope and expectation of a public hoping to end 30 odd years of hurt (sounds familiar) and a refusal to adapt.

    that's whats worrying me - it seems like 2002 again

    The French haven't won a TdF since Hinault, and it's not because they didn't take drugs.
    They haven't won a GT since Jalabert in 95.
    I can't remember the last time a French rider won a meaningful TT.

    French riders tend to stay on French teams, and there's only one French team that's actually worth anything, AG2R.
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  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,147
    French cycling is much like English football. They have a huge sense of entitlement, their stars rarely join foreign teams, preferring overpaid security at home at teams a few years behind others and the fans blame losing on cheating foreigners. Eventually English football eventually came to the conclusion that they're just sh!t. French cycling should do the same.
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  • Andymaxy
    Andymaxy Posts: 197
    Why is it important that a French rider win, or be in the race at all, as a spectator I just want to see the most entertaining race, and could careless about where on earth the winner is from. It's the top level of the sport, everyone worked their way up their. Everyone there deserves cheering and encouragement.

    I'm no fan of Chris Froome at all, in fact, I'd much rather see someone else win, BUT I thought it was absolutely disgusting that French fans were booing Chris Froome in last years tour's TT stage.
  • m.r.m.
    m.r.m. Posts: 3,334
    It's much ado about nothing. Pinot is French Lady Garden. Not a real contender.
    PTP Champion 2019, 2022 & 2023
  • DeVlaeminck
    DeVlaeminck Posts: 8,728
    I think it's good for the sport to have successful French cyclists who create a greater interest in France. It's one of the historic heartlands of the sport and the more interest there is the easier it'll be for the historic races there to get income streams, get road closures etc etc.

    There are a few decent French riders around at the moment but for me it'd be good if Bardet could win a Tour or if Allaphillipe could capture a few monuments even if the French one isn't likely to be on the list.
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  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,279
    I think it's good for the sport to have successful French cyclists who create a greater interest in France. It's one of the historic heartlands of the sport and the more interest there is the easier it'll be for the historic races there to get income streams, get road closures etc etc.

    There are a few decent French riders around at the moment but for me it'd be good if Bardet could win a Tour or if Allaphillipe could capture a few monuments even if the French one isn't likely to be on the list.

    It's ironic that the French monument is the one least suitable to any French rider for decades. Last French win in 97, Frédéric Guesdon, who won not much else of any note in the rest of his career.
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  • above_the_cows
    above_the_cows Posts: 11,406
    M.R.M. wrote:
    It's much ado about nothing. Pinot is French Lady Garden. Not a real contender.

    That's being far too kind to Lady Garden.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,434
    RichN95 wrote:
    French cycling is much like English football. They have a huge sense of entitlement, their stars rarely join foreign teams, preferring overpaid security at home at teams a few years behind others and the fans blame losing on cheating foreigners. Eventually English football eventually came to the conclusion that they're just sh!t. French cycling should do the same.

    Hence my ‘thirty odd years of hurt’ comment.

    They should do a song about it to get the locals even more hyped up and put more pressure on.
  • tailwindhome
    tailwindhome Posts: 18,922
    Pross wrote:
    RichN95 wrote:
    French cycling is much like English football. They have a huge sense of entitlement, their stars rarely join foreign teams, preferring overpaid security at home at teams a few years behind others and the fans blame losing on cheating foreigners. Eventually English football eventually came to the conclusion that they're just sh!t. French cycling should do the same.

    Hence my ‘thirty odd years of hurt’ comment.

    They should do a song about it to get the locals even more hyped up and put more pressure on.


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  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,147
    Pross wrote:
    RichN95 wrote:
    French cycling is much like English football. They have a huge sense of entitlement, their stars rarely join foreign teams, preferring overpaid security at home at teams a few years behind others and the fans blame losing on cheating foreigners. Eventually English football eventually came to the conclusion that they're just sh!t. French cycling should do the same.

    Hence my ‘thirty odd years of hurt’ comment.

    They should do a song about it to get the locals even more hyped up and put more pressure on.
    One Coq on a shirt
    Maillot Jeune still gleaming
    Thirty years of hurt
    Never stopped me dreaming
    So many jokes, so many snears
    But all those 'oh so near's
    When your down, through the years
    But i still see that attack from Bardet
    And when Fignon collapsed, Hinault belting the fan
    And Jaja doping

    One Coq on a shirt....
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • salsiccia1
    salsiccia1 Posts: 3,725
    With that sort of creativity, you should fit in well at Admiral
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • gsk82
    gsk82 Posts: 3,460
    RichN95 wrote:
    Pross wrote:
    RichN95 wrote:
    French cycling is much like English football. They have a huge sense of entitlement, their stars rarely join foreign teams, preferring overpaid security at home at teams a few years behind others and the fans blame losing on cheating foreigners. Eventually English football eventually came to the conclusion that they're just sh!t. French cycling should do the same.

    Hence my ‘thirty odd years of hurt’ comment.

    They should do a song about it to get the locals even more hyped up and put more pressure on.
    One Coq on a shirt
    Maillot Jeune still gleaming
    Thirty years of hurt
    Never stopped me dreaming
    So many jokes, so many snears
    But all those 'oh so near's
    When your down, through the years
    But i still see that attack from Bardet
    And when Fignon collapsed, Hinault belting the fan
    And Jaja doping

    One Coq on a shirt....

    I'm not sure the French will be happy it's in English.
    "Unfortunately these days a lot of people don’t understand the real quality of a bike" Ernesto Colnago
  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,279
    He drinks a red wine drink,
    He drinks a white wine drink,
    He drinks a cognac drink,
    He drinks a pernod drink,
    He sings a song that reminds him of the good times,
    He sings a song that reminds him of the better times
    (Allons enfants de la Patrie,
    Le jour de gloire est arrivé!)
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  • above_the_cows
    above_the_cows Posts: 11,406
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    Correlation is not causation.
  • salsiccia1
    salsiccia1 Posts: 3,725
    :shock:
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,147
    Moi et moi Maman et moi Papa et moi Gran
    Nous partons pour Waterloo
    Moi et moi Maman et moi Papa et moi Gran
    Et un seau de Escargot
    I had no idea what you were on about until this bit. I thought you'd gone insane.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • above_the_cows
    above_the_cows Posts: 11,406
    RichN95 wrote:
    Moi et moi Maman et moi Papa et moi Gran
    Nous partons pour Waterloo
    Moi et moi Maman et moi Papa et moi Gran
    Et un seau de Escargot
    I had no idea what you were on about until this bit. I thought you'd gone insane.

    It was tricky to get something to replace vindaloo, fondue, while rhyming better doesn't have enough syllables and is not French enough.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,147
    RichN95 wrote:
    Moi et moi Maman et moi Papa et moi Gran
    Nous partons pour Waterloo
    Moi et moi Maman et moi Papa et moi Gran
    Et un seau de Escargot
    I had no idea what you were on about until this bit. I thought you'd gone insane.

    It was tricky to get something to replace vindaloo, fondue, while rhyming better doesn't have enough syllables and is not French enough.
    Escargot was inspried
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • bobmcstuff
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    Tricoter un, Pearl one
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  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,147
    edited June 2018
    If anyone wants to rework World In Motion, here's your John Barnes rap substitute (admittedly not French)

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  • davidof
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    Asked how French riders need to win le Tour, The Badger replied: "what they need to do is to follow the example of Virenque" !

    what is he getting at?
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    France!
    Puis-je vous présenter s'il vous plaît
    Pour un morceau de fromage Camembert
    Tricoter un, Pearl one
    Déposer un, Curl un
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    Nous partons pour Waterloo
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    Et un seau de Escargot
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  • above_the_cows
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