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Re: Don't forget you know who - Sunday

10 April 2015 - 7:25am
I believe this is very targetted.....is putting all his road and sky eggs in this one, so in itself should become an interesting study in that egg / basket approach, especially being Roubaix.

It's on Eurosport , not free view as far as I know . But it may be worth scanning Internet for free feeds , though they may not be trustworthy sites?

Re: Don't forget you know who - Sunday

9 April 2015 - 11:03pm
Hi,
Any chance its available on freeview.

Brad will have to come to terms that he will not always get what he wants I think.
All his eggs in Olympics 2016

Re: Don't forget you know who - Sunday

9 April 2015 - 10:48pm
Agreed. I love this race and look forward to it more than I do Christmas Day.

Don't forget you know who - Sunday

9 April 2015 - 10:28pm
Don't forget Bradley Wiggins rides Paris-Roubaix on Sunday and he wants to win (apparently) . Get your ride in early then its gotta be worth sitting in front of the TV for a few hours whatever he does.

Re: Lance Armstrong on the BBC News

9 April 2015 - 5:19pm
For those people who still think there is a shred of decency in Lance Armstrong...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/others ... ident.html

http://uk.eonline.com/news/626895/lance ... arked-cars

It appears he still thinks he can break rules and laws with impunity, without shame and showing not one iota of decency or honour.

Re: Geraint Thomas E3 Harelbeke win

29 March 2015 - 11:35pm
cycleruk wrote:Gent-Wevelgem. What a race.
Geraint showed his tenacity catching up the group after being blown into the ditch.
Not only that but chasing down every break for a deserved podium finish.

+1
I watched the whole coverage on Eurosport.I always enjoy the spring classics(more than the TdeF TBH) but today's race was a classic among classics!
G just gets better,I was amazed how quick he got back to the lead group after being literally blown off the road!
Thogh IMHO Paolini deserved the win,doing what G did in the E3.

Great TV!!!

Re: Geraint Thomas E3 Harelbeke win

29 March 2015 - 9:24pm
Gent-Wevelgem. What a race.
Geraint showed his tenacity catching up the group after being blown into the ditch.
Not only that but chasing down every break for a deserved podium finish.

Petit Depart Ride

29 March 2015 - 8:35pm
Saw this today for anyone still infected with l'esprit de Tour.

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***************SPOILER******************

29 March 2015 - 6:16pm
E3 was one of the best races I've seen for a while!
He didn't quite manage it today in Ghent Wevelgem but he's looking great ATM with the bulk of the classics ahead to look forward to.
Well done Geraint!

Re: Geraint Thomas E3 Harelbeke win

29 March 2015 - 4:34pm
and a pretty cool ride so far in Gent-Wevelgem today

Re: Geraint Thomas E3 Harelbeke win

29 March 2015 - 12:11am
+1
The lad' is improving all the time.

Re: Geraint Thomas E3 Harelbeke win

29 March 2015 - 12:10am
Yes, great stuff by 'G'. First cycling I've watched on TV this year (forgot about MSR) and really looking forward to the Spring classics!

Re: Geraint Thomas E3 Harelbeke win

28 March 2015 - 8:08pm
+1
Absolute corker! Well done Geraint.

Geraint Thomas E3 Harelbeke win

27 March 2015 - 11:23pm
Impressive ride from the increasingly impressive welshman! Bravo!! http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/32093178

Re: Doping culture still exists.

13 March 2015 - 3:55pm
I'm not a big fan of enquiries. They are rarely designed to get at the truth. Their main function is to take the heat out of an issue, bring about closure and hopefully prevent further speculation. As shocking as the CIRC report may have been to some people, it didn't reveal anything that wasn't already known or strongly suspected. Given the narrow terms of reference the report does a pretty good job but the real weakness is that the commission had no powers to compel individuals to give evidence and indeed many refused to do so. Hardly surprising when that evidence may well have been self incriminating and there were no guarantees of immunity on offer. CIRC is a promising start and Brian Cookson should be given credit for publishing it in full but the real test will be where we go from here. I still believe that an amnesty is the best way forward.

There is a fair appraisal of CIRC by Nicole Cooke here.
http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/mar/11/circ-report-anti-doping-cycling-nicole-cooke

More disturbing reading here.
http://www.theguardian.com/sport/100-tours-100-tales/2015/mar/13/circ-cycling-report-doping-depressing-ignored-women

Re: Doping culture still exists.

11 March 2015 - 11:28pm
My suspicion is that the problem persists simply because what is expected of pro riders is simply too tough, particularly amongst the journeyman riders. The sport needs to be restructured, particularly there needs to be a rethink about the major 3 week tours. Should they be 2 weeks or should the stages be shorter? It may also have a positive effect on the quality of the racing as well.

Re: Doping culture still exists.

11 March 2015 - 9:07pm
Not read the report but much of it seems to be based on hearsay and opinion rather than proven facts. Maybe that's because it's very hard to prove doping. Interesting that Geraint Thomas says that the report is an insult to current riders.

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