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by RichN95
Wed Oct 16, 2019 19:39 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: 2020 transfers
Replies: 349
Views: 33187

Re: 2020 transfers

ddraver wrote:...and a shattered leg

Sure. My comment was meant to be more about the folly of overhyping young riders rather than about Phinney himself.
by RichN95
Wed Oct 16, 2019 19:33 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: 2020 transfers
Replies: 349
Views: 33187

Re: 2020 transfers

iainf72 wrote:
It's not too long ago he was the most marketable cyclist around.

http://www.sportspromedia.com/most-mark ... or_phinney

And after 2014 he only had two more wins - a stage of the US Pro Challenge and the US TT champs.
by RichN95
Wed Oct 16, 2019 17:30 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: 2020 transfers
Replies: 349
Views: 33187

Re: 2020 transfers

Six new riders announced for Bahrain

Rafa Valls, Marco Haller, Scott Davies, Pello Bilbao, Eros Capecchi, Kevin Inkelaar. A decent haul but no mention of Cavendish.
by RichN95
Wed Oct 16, 2019 17:16 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Drugs in other sports and the media.
Replies: 5591
Views: 276550

Re: Drugs in other sports and the media.

Are these shoes any different to LeMond and 7-Eleven using tribars back in 1989? I guess most keen amateur TTers of all levels soon picked up a version.
by RichN95
Tue Oct 15, 2019 20:33 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Tour route 2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1588

Re: Tour route 2020

On this course Alaphilippe has a good shot at the Green Jersey
by RichN95
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Tour route 2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1588

Re: Tour route 2020

AndyRAC wrote:As is the recent norm, a pretty poor amount of TT kilometres - the ASO are petrified certain teams/riders will dominate; so put as least in as possible.

Yet I think this sort of route favours the stronger teams. Consistency will be the key. And strong teams will be able to dictate affairs.
by RichN95
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Tour route 2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1588

Re: Tour route 2020

With a massive 36km of ITT-ing and uphill, it will be interesting to see what Dumoulin decides; Tour or Giro/Vuelta double - and leave the Tour for Roglic? As is the recent norm, a pretty poor amount of TT kilometres - the ASO are petrified certain teams/riders will dominate; so put as least in as ...
by RichN95
Mon Oct 14, 2019 16:55 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Drugs in other sports and the media.
Replies: 5591
Views: 276550

Re: Drugs in other sports and the media.

That's the key, they improve efficiency (providing your running form works with them) but mainly from the cushioning effect they provide so your legs stay fresher for longer and your form doesn't go out the window. The carbon plates have a bit of a spring effect but the cushioning is the key. Whils...
by RichN95
Mon Oct 14, 2019 14:54 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Drugs in other sports and the media.
Replies: 5591
Views: 276550

Re: Drugs in other sports and the media.

i still dont get this marthon thing. Guy is allowed to break the rules and therefore breaks a record, but it wont count as he broke the rules. In that case I might as well get sponsorship from Amgem and Specialised and ride Le Tour a week early jacked up on EPO and on an e-bike Rules are all arbitr...
by RichN95
Sat Oct 12, 2019 22:44 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Drugs in other sports and the media.
Replies: 5591
Views: 276550

Re: Drugs in other sports and the media.

If there's a team triathlon in the Olympics, then Kenya are just looking for a moderate swimmer

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by RichN95
Sat Oct 12, 2019 22:09 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Drugs in other sports and the media.
Replies: 5591
Views: 276550

Re: Drugs in other sports and the media.

Under two hour marathon in this climate is both a good time and bad timing True. Such a sad state of affairs that immediately after he broke the record Twitter was rife with accusations of how he achieved such a feat. It seems we now live in a time when any/ every sporting success is apparently onl...
by RichN95
Sat Oct 12, 2019 22:04 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Drugs in other sports and the media.
Replies: 5591
Views: 276550

Re: Drugs in other sports and the media.

andyp wrote:To be fair, given the attempt was sponsored by Ineos, the use of chemical assistance would be good marketing.

I think Ineos's chemicals would be more a hindrance than a help.
by RichN95
Fri Oct 11, 2019 17:50 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Drugs in other sports and the media.
Replies: 5591
Views: 276550

Re: Drugs in other sports and the media.

In South Wales at least it's pretty rife but probably more so at lower levels where it's just that a lot of players are also gym bunnies and they're taking stuff to look good with their fake tans and muscle fit t shirts when on the pull at the weekend rather than for sporting advantage. They aren't...
by RichN95
Fri Oct 11, 2019 17:29 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Drugs in other sports and the media.
Replies: 5591
Views: 276550

Re: Drugs in other sports and the media.

In South Wales at least it's pretty rife but probably more so at lower levels where it's just that a lot of players are also gym bunnies and they're taking stuff to look good with their fake tans and muscle fit t shirts when on the pull at the weekend rather than for sporting advantage. They aren't...
by RichN95
Fri Oct 11, 2019 16:12 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: 2020 transfers
Replies: 349
Views: 33187

Re: 2020 transfers

TakeTheHighRoad wrote:
inseine wrote:I'd missed Cav to Bahrain Merida. Glad he gets a ride


has it been officially announced? Thought it was just assumed because of Ellingworth

Daniel Freibe said it was a done deal and he's the journalist closest to Cavendish

I image he'll move into a DS role there when the time is right.
by RichN95
Thu Oct 10, 2019 00:37 am
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: 2020 transfers
Replies: 349
Views: 33187

Re: 2020 transfers

Not a rider transfer, but the Daily Mail have announced their new Cycling correspondent

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by RichN95
Tue Oct 08, 2019 14:16 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Drugs in other sports and the media.
Replies: 5591
Views: 276550

Re: Drugs in other sports and the media.

This is fascinating. Nike paid for 9 lawyers to defend Salazar and Brown and did everything they could make it go away. Goucher and the other whistleblowers were scapegoated. Julian took athletes for transfusions and is guilty as Salazar. Nike CEO chose brand over integrity. https://twitter.com/kar...
by RichN95
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Drugs in other sports and the media.
Replies: 5591
Views: 276550

Re: Drugs in other sports and the media.

Shirley Basso wrote:Isn't a Nike sponsored athlete about to run a marathon in under 2 hours, training outside of the country (kenya, I think)?

Also sponsored by Ineos.

Thousands of people are sponsored by Nike. He's nothing to do Salazar. And Kenya isn't 'out of the country' for a Kenyan.
by RichN95
Mon Oct 07, 2019 16:30 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: RIP Dr Giorgio Squinzi
Replies: 24
Views: 1271

Re: RIP Dr Giorgio Squinzi

think this is a big issue for the sport. The sponsor are still regional \ national sponsor at best. very few of them have any desire to race in Japan \ USA etc and some of the other places the WT goes to. Should the sport go global before the big sponsors are there, or wait until the sponsors are i...

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