Marc Hirschi

josame
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'Do not compare your bike to others, for always there will be greater and lesser bikes'

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  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,188
    Not really.

    DSM are known to be ultra strict to the point intrusion into riders private life. Some riders like this. Many don't particularly those that can get treated like adults elsewhere. They have a history of quickly losing their star riders before their contract is up as they find it suffocating (as people close to Hirschi have described it) and underpaid.

    I believe DSM stands for Die Stasi Mannschaft
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  • Cycling podcast were talking about this in the latest episode
  • josame said:
    A footnote to that rather skimpy, re-hash piece is as it states in it's final line: Hirschi was on the startlist of both the Faun-Ardèche Classic and the Royal Bernard Drome Classic.
    Yesterday, his name disappeared.

    As it stands, this isn't that suspicious as a number of big names have scratched this week, including both Mollema and Pinot.
    Strade Bianche, next Saturday, is his new season opener, so watch that space....
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  • josame
    josame Posts: 1,145
    The need for an NDA 🤔
    'Do not compare your bike to others, for always there will be greater and lesser bikes'
  • andyp
    andyp Posts: 10,206
    josame said:

    The need for an NDA 🤔

    That's absolutely standard when employment is terminated early.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,646
    RichN95. said:

    Not really.

    DSM are known to be ultra strict to the point intrusion into riders private life. Some riders like this. Many don't particularly those that can get treated like adults elsewhere. They have a history of quickly losing their star riders before their contract is up as they find it suffocating (as people close to Hirschi have described it) and underpaid.

    I believe DSM stands for Die Stasi Mannschaft

    Wrong language....
  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,188



    Wrong language....


    The team is technically German


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  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,960
    edited February 2021
    Okay, so now he's been scratched from both Strade Bianche and Paris-Nice, next weekend plus Milan San Remo.
    Debut pushed back to Catalunya on March 22nd..........
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  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,378
    Really hope there's nothing to it. The team change was a bit odd but I don't like jumping to conclusions.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,646

    Okay, so now he's been scratched from both Strade Bianche and Paris-Nice, next weekend plus Milan San Remo.
    Debut pushed back to Catalunya on March 22nd..........

    Hmmmm
  • Very strange that his season has been delayed given all the stories going around
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,646

    Very strange that his season has been delayed given all the stories going around

    Especially as MSR *really suits him*
  • gweeds
    gweeds Posts: 2,576

    Okay, so now he's been scratched from both Strade Bianche and Paris-Nice, next weekend plus Milan San Remo.
    Debut pushed back to Catalunya on March 22nd..........

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  • david37
    david37 Posts: 1,313

    Very strange that his season has been delayed given all the stories going around

    Especially as MSR *really suits him*
    It really really does! hmmm there may be more to this than meets the eye. Perhaps he's just out of shape
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,440
    d...does it tho?

    I'd have said Strade Bianchi (and the Ardennes Classics) are more his scene
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  • andyp
    andyp Posts: 10,206

    Very strange that his season has been delayed given all the stories going around

    Especially as MSR *really suits him*
    Does it? He's more of an Ardennes type rider, who usually forsake MSR as the Poggio isn't hard enough to get rid of better sprinters.
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 73,646
    andyp said:

    Very strange that his season has been delayed given all the stories going around

    Especially as MSR *really suits him*
    Does it? He's more of an Ardennes type rider, who usually forsake MSR as the Poggio isn't hard enough to get rid of better sprinters.
    Yeah you're right.

    Confusing myself.

    I just thought of that first week tour stage where Alaphilippe beat him in the sprint and figured "yeah, they're the same".
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,440
    I'm not saying I wouldn't jump out of my chair to shout at the telly if he attacked over the Poggio mind...
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