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Re: who will ride Vuelta a Espana 2014

15 September 2014 - 9:43am
Hi,
The Vuelta's hilly man.........sky riders are only human an Froomee is still a force, notice Froomee and Wiggo dont ride in same race's, but I suppose thats spreading the big riders across more ground and max exposure for sponsors.

Froomee and Wiggo nead to be on different teams to be interesting,

If Contador was riding for Sky his days would have been numbered, not because of the competition but the now forgotten 6 month ban for dud meat
Race suits a climber for sure.

Race organisers should have had a plan B for time trials and stop placing them round old buildings with narrow bumpy streets.
See the advert carpit on the finish was removed after a guy fell on it loosing his wheel..................

Re: who will ride Vuelta a Espana 2014

15 September 2014 - 8:05am
Froome just wasnt race fit until the last week. He did well to drag time back against valverde and contador in the last week, but the previous 2 weeks were a bit rubbish. Contador's injury seems to have been more of a problem because of infection post op rather than the fracture itself. They played a very good mind game with it, and it definitely paid off.

Haven't watched the final stage yet, but a 10k time trial at the end is really not going to give anyone the chance to make up anything other than a few seconds. Basically its pointless at that stage in the race. Should have been longer.

This seasons been a bit of a bust for Sky really!

Re: who will ride Vuelta a Espana 2014

15 September 2014 - 1:51am
Contador's 'injury' well overexaggerated and his team (even the doctor) trying to make out he is some superhuman..give me a break (or not as it turned out).. he had a nasty cut and the tiniest of tiny 'fractures'. Just ride yer bike man and stop trying to make out your injury was anything but a flesh wound..jesus h.
Shame about the columbian but Froome gave it a good dig, just not quite enough and his TT busted him. Valverde, Rodrigez and the Astana rider made it interesting if not actually that close in terms of competition.

The final 10km TT was an insult though..digusting in fact and the final finish was nothing more than a crash waiting to happen especially after it rained, no wonder most of the top contenders just pootled round other than on the straight's..

Re: Beryl Burton, postumous award.

15 September 2014 - 1:14am
Hugely deserved, she was a 'Marianne Voss' and some 50 years beforehand..nowadays she'd be a superstar whether she would have liked it or not
Check out this.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJLSG2jKIhs

Re: National 25 Comp Record goes again...

14 September 2014 - 10:05pm
That is going to be such a hard time to beat!!

Beryl Burton, postumous award.

10 September 2014 - 9:23pm
Beryl Burton is being given the Freedom of the City of Leeds, posthumously.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-29144327

Re: Commonwealth Games: Commercial sponsors and national tea

10 September 2014 - 12:50pm
Found it interesting that during the triathlon all the bike manufacturers names were taped over but during the cycling events the brands were clearly on show. this doesn't happen during the world series triathlon events so not sure why it did during the commonwealth games tri

National 25 Comp Record goes again...

7 September 2014 - 5:20pm
In the Port Talbot Whs Open 25 today, Matt Bottril clocked 45:43 to shave 3 seconds off the Competition Record.

Re: who will ride Vuelta a Espana 2014

6 September 2014 - 7:54pm
NHi,
Now it gets interesting, two more hill top finishes and a final day TT........
Today some were fitting 34 x 32 cogs
http://www.cyclingstage.com/vuelta-2014-route/

Re: who will ride Vuelta a Espana 2014

6 September 2014 - 5:30pm
Another good finish today. (Stage 14)
Poor weather is forecast to come so hope it doesn't stop pictures being beamed up.

Re: ITV4 20.00 today Greg Lemond ; Slaying The Badger

5 September 2014 - 3:59pm
Hi,
Vuelta gets better now and a time trial to finish ? Individual I suppose.
But maybe the race is already won......anything can happen yet.........

Re: ITV4 20.00 today Greg Lemond ; Slaying The Badger

5 September 2014 - 3:56pm
That was good TV last night, excellent cycling docu on right after what was, IMO; quite a boring repetitive circuit stage of the Vuelta.

Re: ITV4 20.00 today Greg Lemond ; Slaying The Badger

5 September 2014 - 3:11pm
Hi,
Yes it showed up as the manager the sponsor the coach all being very political and two faced especially the coach ? think I got that right.
And Greg remains the only American TDF winner of course.

Re: ITV4 20.00 today Greg Lemond ; Slaying The Badger

5 September 2014 - 3:05pm
Great doco

Re: ITV4 20.00 today Greg Lemond ; Slaying The Badger

5 September 2014 - 9:40am
Thanks for pointing it out.

It is also available for the next 28 days on ITV Player (link).

I'll probably watch it tonight.

Rick.

Re: ITV4 20.00 today Greg Lemond ; Slaying The Badger

4 September 2014 - 10:45pm
Saw it flagged up on Twiter so Tivo'd it for later viewing.

Re: Tiernan-Locke banned.

4 September 2014 - 7:23pm
Hi,
I'm a Paignton (Born) guy too
Just found paper soi've not read it yet........
From Torbays 12 8 14 Herald.

ITV4 20.00 today Greg Lemond ; Slaying The Badger

4 September 2014 - 6:43pm
Hi,
Might be worth a gander........

Re: SPOILER! Re: who will ride Vuelta a Espana 2014

3 September 2014 - 1:06pm
NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
Red jersey crashed and saddle was off before the rider hit the ground, very spectacular

Saddle stem looks very thin and fragile.................

See the spare bikes being carried by M/cycle pasengers on their shoulders
Not many body parts available to dislodge a saddle like that
M Cyclists carried a spare bike until they got out of the monastery I think - no room for a car

Re: who will ride Vuelta a Espana 2014

2 September 2014 - 8:07pm
!TT can be dull TV viewing but not this one!

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