Greek cyclists

Always seem to do well on the track but why no riders or teams for the road. They seem to have plenty of active domestic riders but not aware of any at top level - and so many other countries getting into the WT??

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  • above_the_cows
    above_the_cows Posts: 11,406
    Haven't got a λουκάνικο...

    Although I wouldn't want to train on Greek roads.
    Correlation is not causation.
  • womack
    womack Posts: 566
    Perhaps it's a money thing, what's a Greek earn?
  • ballysmate
    ballysmate Posts: 15,921
    Eric & Ernie live on through Womack. :)
  • Mad_Malx
    Mad_Malx Posts: 5,018
    edited June 2021
    Not really surprising - they only have Apollo cycles...

    They’re quite good at the gyro

    I really shouldn’t have listened to Carlton’s commentary
  • Lanterne_Rogue
    Lanterne_Rogue Posts: 4,091
    As I was saying to my mate the other day, "They're all right tootling around Athens, but as soon as they head uphill they come a cropper, Liz. Just seem to lose their marbles."
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,911
    Chap by the name Polychronis Tzortzakis had a couple of seasons with Tarteletto back in 2018/19.
    He now rides for the CT Kuwait Pro Cycling Team. They currently have 2 Greek pros on their books.
    I thought that one of the Volikakis brothers had dabbled with the road, but I was mistaken.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,993

    Chap by the name Polychronis Tzortzakis had a couple of seasons with Tarteletto back in 2018/19.
    He now rides for the CT Kuwait Pro Cycling Team. They currently have 2 Greek pros on their books.
    I thought that one of the Volikakis brothers had dabbled with the road, but I was mistaken.

    Must have been a time trial specialist surely?
  • ballysmate
    ballysmate Posts: 15,921
    Polly Chronis sounds like a woman.
  • mrb123
    mrb123 Posts: 4,636

  • elbowloh
    elbowloh Posts: 7,078
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  • amrushton
    amrushton Posts: 1,253
    perhaps the lifestyle is too Spartan
  • mrb123
    mrb123 Posts: 4,636