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  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,805
    I have it down as roglics fault
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  • gweeds
    gweeds Posts: 2,564
    Meh - Roglic had the entire road to choose from and instead he chose that line. Fighting for the overall he shouldn't have been putting himself in this sort of danger. Wright was ahead and couldn't move right. Racing incident caused by a tired GC rider who has enough experience to have erred on the side of caution looking at the overall.

    I have a lot of time for him, but JV are wrong on this one. This was a conversation they should have had behind closed doors. By issuing this statement in the first place they've opened themselves and Wright up for grief. Don't use social media for this unless you're prepared for blowback. That's the nature of the game there. Don't like it? Don't use it.

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  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 16,805
    He was looking for a time bonus too hard
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  • DeadCalm
    DeadCalm Posts: 4,099
    Mohorič coming down firmly on the side of his teammate vs his countryman.

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    “We know that Primož crashes a lot and this is not the first time this happened.”
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  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,388
    daniel_b said:

    and I hope has not impacted Wright too much.

    Tbf the general derision and laughter it's been received with must be quite a comfort for young Freddy...

    No one of any consequence has given it even a modicum of credibility.
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  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,490
    ddraver said:

    daniel_b said:

    and I hope has not impacted Wright too much.

    Tbf the general derision and laughter it's been received with must be quite a comfort for young Freddy...

    No one of any consequence has given it even a modicum of credibility.
    But there was that guy on Twitter who showed how his wheel veered sharply to the left!
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,579
    Pross said:

    ddraver said:

    daniel_b said:

    and I hope has not impacted Wright too much.

    Tbf the general derision and laughter it's been received with must be quite a comfort for young Freddy...

    No one of any consequence has given it even a modicum of credibility.
    But there was that guy on Twitter who showed how his wheel veered sharply to the left!
    Yeh funny that, almost like he was sprinting :o
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  • morstar
    morstar Posts: 6,190
    I'm glad that wherever I have read about this, i have yet to read anybody first hand defend Roglic on this.
  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,150
    morstar said:

    I'm glad that wherever I have read about this, i have yet to read anybody first hand defend Roglic on this.


    I did. I have no idea who's fault it was (and neither does anyone else really), but if that's Roglic's opinion and he feels strongly about it he should be allowed to say it. I want to hear rider's true opinions not trite platitudes.
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  • m.r.m.
    m.r.m. Posts: 3,339
    You are wrong on your first point. No one is arguing the second.
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  • RichN95. said:

    morstar said:

    I'm glad that wherever I have read about this, i have yet to read anybody first hand defend Roglic on this.


    I did. I have no idea who's fault it was (and neither does anyone else really), but if that's Roglic's opinion and he feels strongly about it he should be allowed to say it. I want to hear rider's true opinions not trite platitudes.
    If it was Wright's fault, sprinting is dead.

    Lead out man just has to tuck back in behind the guy he's just launched, and everyone else has to brake to prevent an accident.
  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,150
    edited September 2022
    m.r.m. said:

    You are wrong on your first point. No one is arguing the second.


    No, you really don't know what happened. There is very little that shows anything of consequence. All it does is confirm your biases.

    As for no-one arguing the second point, I've seen plenty of people call Roglic a disgrace etc. for having an opinion, many of them journalists.
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  • morstar said:

    I'm glad that wherever I have read about this, i have yet to read anybody first hand defend Roglic on this.

    In that case allow me to point you in the direction of the usual source for lunacy and alternative theory: The Cyclingnews forum.

    If you follow this link, you can read 20 pages.....yes 20 pages of total wtf wonderment.
    (I must stress it's mostly sensible posters trying to reason with a handful of fruitcakes.)

    https://forum.cyclingnews.com/threads/everybody-needs-a-little-bit-of-roglstomp-in-their-lives.30528/page-313
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  • RichN95. said:

    morstar said:

    I'm glad that wherever I have read about this, i have yet to read anybody first hand defend Roglic on this.


    I did. I have no idea who's fault it was (and neither does anyone else really), but if that's Roglic's opinion and he feels strongly about it he should be allowed to say it. I want to hear rider's true opinions not trite platitudes.
    Aside the fact that Roglic crossed from one side of the road to the other, I don't know why you feel the need to apportion blame to either party.
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  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,150
    edited September 2022



    Aside the fact that Roglic crossed from one side of the road to the other, I don't know why you feel the need to apportion blame to either party.

    I not trying to apportion blame. I am specifically stating that I don't know. But I like to hear the honest perspectives of those involved.
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  • m.r.m.
    m.r.m. Posts: 3,339
    RichN95. said:

    m.r.m. said:

    You are wrong on your first point. No one is arguing the second.


    No, you really don't know what happened. There is very little that shows anything of consequence. All it does is confirm your biases.

    As for no-one arguing the second point, I've seen plenty of people call Roglic a disgrace etc. for having an opinion, many of them journalists.
    1. If you can't make a decision based on the regular race footage on GCN+ and the addition of this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GEi7xFY0Qw I honestly don't know if you aren't just married to your contrarian take.
    2. Roglic's statement is a disgrace (Though I think such language is rather harsh for the entire issue). It's entirely without merit and casts the blame with the weight of a superstar of the sport on a young rider who is completely innocent of any wrong doing (see exhibit 1). JV not moderating with some sense here adds to the "disgracefulness" of the whole spectacle. However if there is is something to be called a disgrace, it's is what he said, not his right to say it or who said it.
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  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,150
    edited September 2022
    You can't tell anything from that. When the incident originally happened people thought Roglic had hit something in the road.

    Roglic is clearly angry and people who are angry should be able speak out. But I guess you would rail against anyone saying anything that breaks out of the bland.

    Question: if the rider had been Gianni Moscon rather than Fred Wright, what do you think the reaction would have been the same?
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  • m.r.m.
    m.r.m. Posts: 3,339
    What are you talking about? I'm not railing against Roglic in any way. I like Roglic as a rider much more than Wright. I don't think about Wright at all.

    Just because someone is angry, that hardly justifies them in saying whatever nonsense they like. It may be understandable and excusable in the heat of the moment, but hardly a day or days later. That is also where mediation from the team would be required.

    I don't care about the reaction or fighting some media war. I'm only talking about what actually happened in the race. It's completely clear from the footage available. I find it very hard to believe you genuinely can't make up your mind from the viewing the footage. Pretty much no one else seems to have your difficulty.
    If Wright had been Moscon, I'd personally have the very same take. Same would apply if you swap Roglic for MvdP or Pogacar or the Pope.
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  • m.r.m.
    m.r.m. Posts: 3,339
    RichN95. said:

    You can't tell anything from that

    This is genuinely ludicrous. 🙄
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  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,150
    edited September 2022
    It's funny how when the incident happened and for some time afterwards no-one had a clue what had happened. But once Roglic opened his mouth a couple of days later everyone knew exactly what had happened armed with their own Zapruder films.

    m.r.m. said:

    Pretty much no one else seems to have your difficulty.


    That's because they are on social media and don't have the strength to say 'I don't know' or 'you can't tell from that'. How often do you see that?
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  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,750
    RichN95. said:

    It's funny how when the incident happened and for some time afterwards no-one had a clue what had happened...

    Nonsense. Everyone said Roglic had went too far into the red and crashed. It really is as simple as that. It was obvious at the time, it was commented on at the time.
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  • m.r.m.
    m.r.m. Posts: 3,339
    Exactly how @pblakeney states it is how I saw it in the moment as well.

    (Why are we/you only discussing social media here? This is us and our forum discussing the races. This isn't the Twitter forum. Who cares what they say. I come here to discuss cycling. I don't even have Twitter)
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  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,750
    edited September 2022
    Go into the thread if you wish to see the consensus. Apologies to Blazing for dragging him into this, as an example, just after they crossed the line......

    Oh dear, Roglic has come out and totally blamed Fred Wright for causing him to crash.

    Fair play to Robbie McEwen. In typical Aussie fashion he’s responded by saying that Roglic totally caused Roglic’s crash and the he should STFU.

    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,150
    Go into the thread if you wish to see the consensus. Apologies to Blazing for dragging him into this, as an example, just after they crossed the line......

    Oh dear, Roglic has come out and totally blamed Fred Wright for causing him to crash.

    Fair play to Robbie McEwen. In typical Aussie fashion he’s responded by saying that Roglic totally caused Roglic’s crash and the he should STFU.


    Which thread? There' nothing on the stage thread. Like I said no-one knew what had happened until Roglic said anything. Your excerpt seems to postdate Roglic's comments.
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  • pblakeney
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    RichN95. said:

    Go into the thread if you wish to see the consensus. Apologies to Blazing for dragging him into this, as an example, just after they crossed the line......

    Oh dear, Roglic has come out and totally blamed Fred Wright for causing him to crash.

    Fair play to Robbie McEwen. In typical Aussie fashion he’s responded by saying that Roglic totally caused Roglic’s crash and the he should STFU.


    Which thread? There' nothing on the stage thread. Like I said no-one knew what had happened until Roglic said anything. Your excerpt seems to postdate Roglic's comments.


    You got me on a search fail, dammit!
    Anyway, try this for size then. (Apologies to Pross).
    Pross said:

    Looks really dazed, probably came as a bit of a shock. It was entirely his own fault, suspect he'd gone so far into the red he wasn't very aware of what was happening.

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  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,490
    RichN95. said:

    It's funny how when the incident happened and for some time afterwards no-one had a clue what had happened. But once Roglic opened his mouth a couple of days later everyone knew exactly what had happened armed with their own Zapruder films.



    m.r.m. said:

    Pretty much no one else seems to have your difficulty.


    That's because they are on social media and don't have the strength to say 'I don't know' or 'you can't tell from that'. How often do you see that?
    There’s a difference between not knowing the exact detail and being able to see that Wright did nothing wrong. I think everyone knew there’d been contact with Wright from the first replay, it was just unclear what the contact was (catching bars, touching wheels etc.). The footage is clear that 4 riders are riding one line and another is riding a different line before moving to join the others.

    If it was Wright’s fault what did he do that he shouldn’t have and could have avoided? No-one I heard was trying to blame anyone until Roglic himself decided to do so. I think most tended to think he made an error and the only person it affected was himself.
  • kingstongraham
    kingstongraham Posts: 26,231
    edited September 2022
    Perhaps it's a good thing that Roglic prompted people to look at it in a bit more detail rather than a crash like that being "just one of those things" or "a racing incident". Before he said it, noone was looking too closely or trying to find other footage.

    Like he said, "The crash was not caused by a bad road or a lack of safety but by a rider's behaviour."
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,579

    Perhaps it's a good thing that Roglic prompted people to look at it in a bit more detail rather than a crash like that being "just one of those things" or "a racing incident". Before he said it, noone was looking too closely or trying to find other footage.

    Like he said, "The crash was not caused by a bad road or a lack of safety but by a rider's behaviour."

    Good shout, had he kept quiet it would have been forgotten about very quickly and no one would have been interested in seeing the videos and pictures from different angles, but by doing this he has shone a mahoosive light on his poor riding at the end of the stage.
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