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ocdupalaisocdupalais Posts: 3,810
edited October 2017 in Pro race
http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/nibali-froome-wouldnt-have-won-his-four-tours-without-team-sky/
Classic CN of late: like a fox in the hen house, ruffling feathers all around...
Nibali is clearly a great competitor- but no one else think this is rich coming from the guy that's not beaten the best for his GT victories?

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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,554
    It's just Nibali being Nibali. He's always been a bit of a sh1tstiirer making contentious comments. But he's only ever once won a race that either Froome or Contador also finished (2013 Tirreno).

    He's had a great career and it's not over, but he's the Djokovic (maybe even the Murray) to Contador/Froome's Federer and Nadal

    Ultimately, potential top ten riders don't only ride as domestiques just for money, they also ride for those they think will win.
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  • ocdupalaisocdupalais Posts: 3,810
    Is this his opening salvo to influence the shape of the 2018 Tour route? If they revert to the 100km of ITT like 2012 it'll attract the likes of Dumoulin; if it's a "classic" Tour route with medium amount of TTs and all the usual long steady climbs, then the strong teams of Sky (Froome) and Movistar (Quintana/Landa)will be raring to go - and his Nibs won't get a look in.
    His only hope is that the Tour route is an all out attempt to shake things up - and that he can cash in on the chaos.
  • How DARE Nibz put the chickens into a bit of a flutter

    lmao

    Nibz is a global treasure
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,554
    ocdupalais wrote:
    Is this his opening salvo to influence the shape of the 2018 Tour route?
    It's a bit late now. They will have finalised the route months ago.
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  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,203
    RichN95 wrote:
    ocdupalais wrote:
    Is this his opening salvo to influence the shape of the 2018 Tour route?
    It's a bit late now. They will have finalised the route months ago.

    Le Grand Reveal is today, non?
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

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  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,203
    RichN95 wrote:
    ocdupalais wrote:
    Is this his opening salvo to influence the shape of the 2018 Tour route?
    It's a bit late now. They will have finalised the route months ago.

    Le Grand Reveal is today, non?

    My mistake, it's on Tuesday.
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • ocdupalaisocdupalais Posts: 3,810
    RichN95 wrote:
    ocdupalais wrote:
    Is this his opening salvo to influence the shape of the 2018 Tour route?
    It's a bit late now. They will have finalised the route months ago.

    Le Grand Reveal is today, non?

    My mistake, it's on Tuesday.
    Well, obviously it was my initial mistake... for a multitude of reasons I'm about 2 months out of sync with this year.
  • EnacheVEnacheV Posts: 235
    Nibali is a mediocre, idiot, over achiever, with a very bad personality.

    1st, all his wins are after better people crashed out.

    2nd bidon throws, posing in white kinght for anti doping while his Astana team mates get caught on EPO 24/7, hanging on to cars while riding for victory, holding on to cars at WC, beaten by Froome everytime except a lucky TA 2013

    and he still has the guts to say this :D what an imbecile.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,554
    EnacheV wrote:
    Nibali is a mediocre
    He certainly isn't
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  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,203
    ocdupalais wrote:
    RichN95 wrote:
    ocdupalais wrote:
    Is this his opening salvo to influence the shape of the 2018 Tour route?
    It's a bit late now. They will have finalised the route months ago.

    Le Grand Reveal is today, non?

    My mistake, it's on Tuesday.
    Well, obviously it was my initial mistake... for a multitude of reasons I'm about 2 months out of sync with this year.

    Don't worry about it. I'm about two years (decades possibly) out of synch with the year this month.
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • m.r.m.m.r.m. Posts: 2,141
    RichN95 wrote:
    EnacheV wrote:
    Nibali is a mediocre
    He certainly isn't
    4 Grand Tours, 2 Monuments. Can't think of anything more mediocre. :wink:
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  • EnacheVEnacheV Posts: 235
    m.r.m. wrote:
    RichN95 wrote:
    EnacheV wrote:
    Nibali is a mediocre
    He certainly isn't
    4 Grand Tours, 2 Monuments. Can't think of anything more mediocre. :wink:

    context

    some people are just very lucky
  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,593
    No. I don't like him but he's a damn good rider. A better all-round cyclist than Froome as well.
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 3,538
    salsiccia1 wrote:
    No. I don't like him but he's a damn good rider. A better all-round cyclist than Froome as well.

    well, he's a weaker GC rider, weaker climber and weaker TTer than Froome.
    He is a better one day / classics style rider than Froome though.
    Better all round? Depends on where you place the balance.....

    He is a very good rider mind, but his GT palmares flatters him somewhat, though you can only beat those who also manage to finish.
  • BeatmakerBeatmaker Posts: 1,092
    Nibali is a mediocre, idiot, over achiever, with a very bad personality.

    Can you be both mediocre and an over achiever?
  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,821
    Leicester City?
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,717
    RichN95 wrote:
    EnacheV wrote:
    Nibali is a mediocre
    He certainly isn't

    to be fair I agree with most of the rest of the post...
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
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