TDF 2023:- Stage 20:- Belfort to Le Markstein, 133km ***Spoilers***

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  • r0bh
    r0bh Posts: 2,281
    It's more the ridiculous over the top fandom around Pinot that gets my goat, not the man himself
  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,978
    r0bh said:

    It's more the ridiculous over the top fandom around Pinot that gets my goat, not the man himself

    I was the same, unil him being a twat in breakaways in the Giro this year snapped my patience.
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  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 42,099
    r0bh said:

    It's more the ridiculous over the top fandom around Pinot that gets my goat, not the man himself

    Trying to work out if that was deliberate or or just accidentally appropriate
  • r0bh
    r0bh Posts: 2,281
    Pross said:

    r0bh said:

    It's more the ridiculous over the top fandom around Pinot that gets my goat, not the man himself

    Trying to work out if that was deliberate or or just accidentally appropriate
    Accidental, and then I realised what I'd done
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,971
    r0bh said:

    Pross said:

    r0bh said:

    It's more the ridiculous over the top fandom around Pinot that gets my goat, not the man himself

    Trying to work out if that was deliberate or or just accidentally appropriate
    Accidental, and then I realised what I'd done
    You're kidding!
  • No_Ta_Doctor
    No_Ta_Doctor Posts: 13,978
    edited July 2023
    Arthur Vichot leading the big beer chants :D

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  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,209
    In contrast to the media love in for Pinot's last Tour, the media coverage to Sagan's finale has been a shrug of the shoulders.
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  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,531
    They never forgave him for not singlehandedly winning every jersey in every GT and every classic in a year like he was obviously meant to do...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,209
    edited July 2023
    I guess Pinot to the French is what Tim Henman was to the British. But Gaudu hasn't turned out to be Andy Murray.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,531
    Well, yeah.

    Which is [part of the reason I can't hate on the french too much for it*. Every country has it's Pinot/Tour

    (*although, yesterday was really the only time I ever gave into the hype)
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 18,054
    RichN95. said:

    In contrast to the media love in for Pinot's last Tour, the media coverage to Sagan's finale has been a shrug of the shoulders.

    Drifted out the back with no one noticing ...

    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 18,054
    I liked the pinot fan club bit .
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 18,054
    Sagan got covid how many times? Wrecked his career
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
  • Lanterne_Rogue
    Lanterne_Rogue Posts: 4,201

    RichN95. said:

    In contrast to the media love in for Pinot's last Tour, the media coverage to Sagan's finale has been a shrug of the shoulders.

    Mind you, a shrug of the shoulders has been Sagan's reaction to his final tour!
    Interesting thing with that today - he was really spiky with the "official" interview, but relaxed a bit more with Orla et al. I wonder if he's had a load of criticism from somewhere that's really sucked the fun out of it, because after a couple of minutes of other people laughing and joking he really seemed to become a bit more of his old self.
  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,209

    RichN95. said:

    In contrast to the media love in for Pinot's last Tour, the media coverage to Sagan's finale has been a shrug of the shoulders.

    Mind you, a shrug of the shoulders has been Sagan's reaction to his final tour!
    Interesting thing with that today - he was really spiky with the "official" interview, but relaxed a bit more with Orla et al. I wonder if he's had a load of criticism from somewhere that's really sucked the fun out of it, because after a couple of minutes of other people laughing and joking he really seemed to become a bit more of his old self.

    I think it was maybe because Blythe (an ex-teammate from Tinkoff) was there. It creates a 'safe space'. I think a lot of successful cyclists have been burnt by journalists using them.
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  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,971
    RichN95. said:

    I guess Pinot to the French is what Tim Henman was to the English. But Gaudu hasn't turned out to be Andy Murray.

    FTFY.
  • RichN95.
    RichN95. Posts: 27,209
    edited July 2023
    orraloon said:

    RichN95. said:

    I guess Pinot to the French is what Tim Henman was to the English. But Gaudu hasn't turned out to be Andy Murray.

    FTFY.
    Funny you should say that. Originally I wrote English, but edited it when I added the second sentence.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 74,418

    Sagan got covid how many times? Wrecked his career

    I think it coincided with him divorcing and I think he lost his head after that too.