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Iain and Frenchfighters Verdict Thread (working title)

tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 16,074
edited March 2012 in Pro race
True Champion or Wheelsucker?
Classic or Chipper?
Prestigious addition to Palmares or Novelty Jersey?


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  • Also: Is it possible to be a True Champion only by racing on the track?
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    Also: Is it possible to be a True Champion only by racing on the track?

    I don't know anything about horse racing, so I can't answer this one.
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • Does that mean Roubaix isn't a "true" classic as it finishes on a track?
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,511 Lives Here
    Btw, where did the Scot and the American go?

    Dennisn and the other guy?

    Did they quit BR when Lance retired (properly)?
  • LangerDanLangerDan Posts: 6,132
    For those days when neither Iain nor FF are available, our new apps can now simulate their responses:

    iIain - "What I think of this years Giro"


    iFrenchfighter - " Thats not a true champion - This is a True Champion"
    'This week I 'ave been mostly been climbing like Basso - Shirley Basso.'
  • LeicesterLadLeicesterLad Posts: 3,908
    Track is Sh*t. Sprint finishes are boring. Leipheimer is a massive wheelsucker. Canc is a true champ. Samu is classy. Evans is gritty(er than he used to be and attacks more). The End
  • Track is Sh*t. Sprint finishes are boring. Leipheimer is a massive wheelsucker. Canc is a true champ. Samu is classy. Evans is gritty(er than he used to be and attacks more). The End

    What about the Schlecks, you forgot them! :wink:
  • LeicesterLadLeicesterLad Posts: 3,908
    Track is Sh*t. Sprint finishes are boring. Leipheimer is a massive wheelsucker. Canc is a true champ. Samu is classy. Evans is gritty(er than he used to be and attacks more). The End

    What about the Schlecks, you forgot them! :wink:

    mentioning them produces small bits of sick in my mouth. :|
  • mentioning them produces small bits of sick in my mouth. :|

    Only small bits?
  • LeicesterLadLeicesterLad Posts: 3,908
    mentioning them produces small bits of sick in my mouth. :|

    Only small bits?

    Its mostly stomach acid, I've usally had a good clearout after thinking about Lance Armstrong.
  • Dave_1Dave_1 Posts: 9,512
    Btw, where did the Scot and the American go?

    Dennisn and the other guy?

    Did they quit BR when Lance retired (properly)?
    I quit bikeradar when LanceA returned..had a post count the equal of Iainf and now am on 8,500 to his 11000 + posts..mainly having to come on bikeradar with fists up all the time in forum strewn with Armstrong threads cracked me. It's a lot nicer on here now LAs retired and feds finished the investigation.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,729
    Ah, you mean Mory Gub? He only posts on Armstrong threads and this is a sprinters one (thus far)....
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,511 Lives Here
    That's the one.

    Dennisn used to spar over on cake stop too.
  • dougzzdougzz Posts: 1,833
    iainf72 wrote:
    Also: Is it possible to be a True Champion only by racing on the track?

    I don't know anything about horse racing, so I can't answer this one.

    Clearly :) Horses may run on a track in America, but here they run on a course
  • It would be good if leading riders were still interested in doing the hour - that was an excellent combination of top road riders and the track marking you out as a True Champion. The UCI have destroyed that connection, though the sport has changed too with increasing specialisation and peaking for specific events making a crack at the hour ever more remote.

    Anyway I suspect Iain and Frenchie won't agree as the track is boring going-in-circles and you cannot show any panache doing the hour.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,511 Lives Here
    Anyway I suspect Iain and Frenchie won't agree as the track is boring going-in-circles and you cannot show any panache doing the hour.

    I wouldn't be so sure.

    Being 1km behind with 5 minutes to go, and then doing a 5 minute sprint to win the day....
  • Yeah but it's just going faster in circles for 5 minutes innit?

    I don't share this view by the way!
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