• Video: South Africa cycling organisations condemn cyclists' road rage attack on van driver50 weeks 1 day agobrooksby wrote:I don't

    brooksby wrote:
    I don't understand - why are the South African cyclists organisations being asked to comment on / justify the actions of these cyclists?

    Isn't that like the AA or the RAC being asked to explain and justify the actions of some road-raging motorist (or lorry driver who's squashed someone)? And that never happens...


    They were in club colours and are answerable to the club. The club, in turn, is answerable to the regional/national cycling authorities.

  • Video: South Africa cycling organisations condemn cyclists' road rage attack on van driver50 weeks 1 day agoThe

    The outcome:
    http://www.iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/cyclists-settle-assault-case-out-...

  • Would it be fair to get a transfer refunded in this instance?50 weeks 1 day agoTERatcliffe26 wrote:I had

    TERatcliffe26 wrote:
    I had Iglinsky in for Dauphine but he didn't ride.

    Unfortunately these things happen, we are human after all and have the same info as any other player when we do the startlists, and it doesn't help when races don't publish a final list until after the first stage, or back in the case of ToC, not even publishing one at all.

    It's a bit different if they don't appear pre race, but after the first stage?

  • Sir Chris Hoy fears more cyclists will die before politicians act on road safety50 weeks 1 day agoI would sign up Hoy and

    I would sign up Hoy and Boardman for the 'Level Head and Common Sense' movement.

  • Would it be fair to get a transfer refunded in this instance?50 weeks 1 day agofair?

    fair?

  • Updated: UCI rejects claims Chris Froome given preferential treatment to use corticosteroid50 weeks 1 day ago*waits*

    *waits*

  • Updated: UCI rejects claims Chris Froome given preferential treatment to use corticosteroid50 weeks 1 day agoIf Froome was winning using

    If Froome was winning using an inhaler then what the hell went wrong on final Dauphine stage?

  • Looking for a new bike? Chris Froome's 2012 Team Sky Pinarello up for sale on eBay50 weeks 1 day ago'I don't think you can

    'I don't think you can criticise someone for selling their own legitimately obtained possession to someone for a price they are prepared to pay? That's hardly a question of "decency".'

    This. Very much so. It's yours - you do with it what you want. Ride it, burn it, drive your car over it, sell it. It's not up to anyone else, sour grapes or not.

  • TfL aims to save dozens of lives in London with new innovative safety trials50 weeks 1 day agoshay cycles wrote:Roads are

    shay cycles wrote:
    Roads are infrastructure.

    Roads can carry bikes.

    Roads are totally safe.

    Traffic can be dangerous.

    The solution to that is clearly around the traffic.

    The fallacy is the belief that creating pieces of high quality segregated infrastructure, is also an argument against addressing the problems on the existing roads.

    It isn't. These are not either/or decisions.

  • TfL aims to save dozens of lives in London with new innovative safety trials50 weeks 1 day agouserfriendly wrote:Really?

    userfriendly wrote:
    Really? You think that's a "theory" which requires more "evidence" before you can accept it as not being "absolute bobbins"? I'm sorry, but how much do you cycle on the road? I'm not saying you're being dishonest here, but you're clearly not experiencing the same situations that I and probably others experience on a daily basis.

    If you're just going to place my words in quotes to denigrate them, and question whether I really cycle that much, this is becoming silly and just a forum rant. You're attacking me rather than the argument.

    You've proposed a theory, that creating segregated cycling infrastructure, including the high quality fixtures that are now being prepared for parts of London will make cycling on the rest of the road more dangerous for cyclists.

    You still haven't provided any data, reference or research to back that theory other than it is something you believe based on your own experience. When I was younger I spent quite a bit of timing working in Copenhagen, Denmark is a country I'm very fond of. They did this and the opposite happened.

    The biggest barrier to cycling is concern over safety, when safe routes are created the modal share rapidly rises and greater acceptance follows. That is something that has happened and they have multi decade surveys that show that trend, along with other European countries.

    If you have any evidence or data that backs your argument, I'd be happy to see it. If you want to challenge the current policy (because that's what it now is in London), you also need to direct that challenge at the LCC, CTC, and all the independent campaign groups such as space4cycling. All of those bodies have policies based on research and the experience of other European countries which implemented them.

  • Updated: UCI rejects claims Chris Froome given preferential treatment to use corticosteroid50 weeks 1 day agogiobox wrote: Insinuating

    giobox wrote:

    Insinuating that Brian Cookson’s son’s employment with Team Sky could have something to do with the decision to grant the TUE is an unfounded allegation which will be dealt with seriously.

    The Cookson/Cookson situation is a tough one. In a perfect world if he merits the job, Oli should be free to work for whomever regardless of who his father is. However, are we really to believe this will never give rise to a conflict of interest, even indirectly?

    Given that the UCI President, regardless of who they are, have no involvement in the issuing of TUEs I can't see how Senor Cookson senior would have influence.

    Look at it the other way, could you imagine the UCI suddenly decide they were going to start blocking riders from competing simply because they don't want or can't be bothered to use a procedure that is available to them and perfectly legal?

  • Would it be fair to get a transfer refunded in this instance?50 weeks 1 day agoDifficult one really. I

    Difficult one really. I usually check the race website as well as road cc as accidents / mistakes do happen on both lists.

    Perhaps an extra free transfer could be arrnged for the next stage race, would that do ???

  • Sir Chris Hoy fears more cyclists will die before politicians act on road safety50 weeks 1 day agoQuote:“At the end of the day

    Quote:
    “At the end of the day you want everyone – cyclists and drivers – to get from A to B as safely as possible.”

    Unfortunately people actually want to get from A to B as conveniently as possible with what they judge as an acceptable amount of risk. People will routinely justify not following Highway Code guidance that would improve safety on the basis that it would be too inconvenient.
    That is not SO bad while the increased risk applies directly to the person choosing to take the risk, unfortunately for the cyclist, the risk that a driver considers acceptable is often low to the driver and higher to the cyclist.

  • Would it be fair to get a transfer refunded in this instance?50 weeks 1 day agoNo, the risk is part of the

    No, the risk is part of the game. Extremely annoying but part of the game anyway.

  • The 3.0 rider competition.50 weeks 1 day agoAnyone else still got a big

    Anyone else still got a big fat zero beside their guy? (Dennis Van Winden is still a great name, though...)

  • Updated: UCI rejects claims Chris Froome given preferential treatment to use corticosteroid50 weeks 1 day agoshay cycles wrote:Maybe not

    shay cycles wrote:
    Maybe not much effect from 20mg but I've had the experience of 80mg daily and after 2-3 weeks the effect was very significant. As an amateur there was no TUE so I stopped racing straight away. That course of treatment for an eye disease lasted 8 months and effectively put a stop to my racing career.

    Hi Shay, not sure if you were racing in the UK, but there's certainly TUE for amateur's here. I have type-1 diabetes so inject insulin, which is on the WADA/BC prohibited substances list. I checked with the compliance officer at British Cycling (really helpful chap) before I started racing again and he confirmed that if I get tested (highly unlikely at my level...) then I apply afterwards for TUE. So for others definitely worth checking as it'd be a shame to stop racing if you don't need to.

  • Dauphine Purist and Standard Dream Teams50 weeks 1 day agoTwybaydos wrote:Thanks for

    Twybaydos wrote:
    Thanks for showing this...

    You're welcome...

    Twybaydos wrote:
    Now please work out a best team within budget for the whole competition using only available transfers without penalty points. It's all well and good showing your highest scoring team in stage 3, but seeing as none of them scored on stage 2 it is somewhat irrelevant...

    My start to solve that puzzle would be the 'Best Purist Team' which I have above and which is displayed in the image below... I'd probably have to then switch riders 2 a day seeking the best scoring riders each day that I could swap making only two transfers a day... Thinking See for yourself below...

    Twybaydos wrote:
    I think Trofimov, Westra and VDB are likely to be in it a lot. The rest is puzzling
    I think you're absolutely right that Trofimov and Van Den Broucke and Westra would make that list since they made the 'Best Purist Team'... Obviously, riders like Boeckmans would have to be transfered out some days to get the most bang for your buck for a Standard (Non-Purist Team), you'd have to start probably with Jungels on Stage 1, bring in Arndt and Van Rensburg for Stage 3, etc... but the 'Best Purist Team' is probably the basis to work out what you're thinking about...

    .
    The image below shows you the 'Dream Team' and below it the 2 riders you could transfer in each stage to maximize your points... I haven't done the math(s) to figure out what that team would score with those transfers, but I think it more or less paints the picture as to what is possible...

  • Novatec CXD Aluminium Clincher wheelset50 weeks 1 day ago"The different spoke count

    "The different spoke count between front (20 hole) and rear (24 hole) is novel..."

    Really? Which rock have you been hiding under for the past 10 years?

  • Suisse stage 250 weeks 1 day agoGkam84 wrote:. Farrelly

    Gkam84 wrote:
    . Farrelly Atkinson will take reasonable precautions to ensure that the game functions correctly at all times and is available at all times when competitions are in progress

    I think that has it covered.....

    Not that this effects my score in any way shape or form, but , if you are quoting the above then why didn't said company check the startlist was correct?

    After all you have stated on more than one occasion that you are nothing to do with said company , you don't get paid and therefore do not work for said company just help out .

    Thinking

  • Dauphine Purist and Standard Dream Teams50 weeks 1 day agoTop 10 Highest Stage Scores

    Top 10 Highest Stage Scores Dauphine 2014
    11.0 Lieuwe Westra 58
    20.6 Jan Bakelants 56
    10.0 Yury Trofimov 53
    14.5 Egor Silin 53
    40.0 Christopher Froome 51
    26.8 Wilco Kelderman 47
    32.5 Alberto Contador 43
    14.7 Simon Spilak 42
    11.9 Bob Jungels 38
    12.5 Nikias Arndt 37

    Top 10 Best Value Riders Dauphine 2014

    10.0 Yury Trofimov Team Katusha 116 11.6
    10.5 Jurgen Van Den Broeck Lotto Belisol 120 11.4
    11.0 Lieuwe Westra Astana 95 8.6
    3.0 Alexis Gougeard AG2R La Mondiale 25 8.3
    26.8 Wilco Kelderman Belkin Pro Cycling 220 8.2
    21.8 Andrew Talansky Garmin Sharp 169 7.8
    14.3 Alessandro De Marchi Cannondale 92 6.4
    32.5 Alberto Contador Team Tinkoff-Saxo 200 6.2
    3.0 Natnael Berhane Team Europcar 18 6.0
    5.3 Gustav Larsson IAM Cycling 30 5.7

    Highest Scoring Riders Not Selected By Any Team When They Were Part of the Stage Dream Team:

    Stage 2
    Alessandro De Marchi 0%
    Stage 4
    Pim Ligthart 0%
    Stage 7
    Egor Silin 0%
    Stage 8
    Kristijan Koren 0%

  • Dauphine Purist and Standard Dream Teams50 weeks 1 day agoDauphine 'Within Budget' Best

    Dauphine 'Within Budget' Best Purist Team Possible:

    32.5 Alberto Contador
    26.8 Wilco Kelderman
    21.8 Andrew Talansky
    14.5 Egor Silin
    14.3 Alessandro De Marchi
    11.0 Lieuwe Westra
    10.5 Jurgen Van Den Broeck
    10.0 Yury Trofimov
    8.0 Kris Boeckmans
    Total Budget 149.4 Score: 1122

    *Note no Froome and NO (!) 3.0 riders! Smile

    Best 'Actual' Purist Team:

    40.0 Christopher Froome
    32.5 Alberto Contador
    21.8 Andrew Talansky
    20.6 Jan Bakelants
    14.7 Simon Spilak
    10.5 Jurgen Van Den Broeck
    3.9 Edward Beltran
    3.0 Natnael Berhane

    Total Budget 147.0 Score: 871 points
    Team: Rouse's Roulers (rerouse2)

  • Ultegra chainset with Centaur 10 speed50 weeks 1 day agoA Shimano 10 speed chainset

    A Shimano 10 speed chainset will work fine with the rest of the Campagnolo drivetrain. The Shimano chainset may not be the finest looking (depending on your taste) but it is nevertheless a great product from the functional perspective. My impression is that the Dura Ace 7800 triple and 7900 compact I am riding are considerably stiffer than the Record 2004 and Record 2007 chainsets I replaced, and certainly less creaky.

  • Dauphine Purist and Standard Dream Teams50 weeks 1 day agoPercent of Teams that chose

    Percent of Teams that chose the Stage 8 'Within Budget' Dream Team riders:

    Wilco Kelderman 51%
    Romain Bardet 6%
    Adam Yates 31%
    Andrew Talansky 43%
    Mikel Nieve 1%
    John Gadret 1%
    Jurgen Van Den Broeck 50%
    Kristijan Koren 0%
    Alexis Gougeard 24%

  • Dauphine Purist and Standard Dream Teams50 weeks 1 day agoStage 8 'Within Budget' Dream

    Stage 8 'Within Budget' Dream Team

    26.8 Wilco Kelderman
    22.5 Romain Bardet
    21.9 Adam Yates
    21.8 Andrew Talansky
    19.2 Mikel Nieve
    14.3 John Gadret
    10.5 Jurgen Van Den Broeck
    8.9 Kristijan Koren
    3.0 Alexis Gougeard
    Budget 148.9 credits Score: 289 points

    Best 'Actual' Team

    32.5 Alberto Contador
    26.8 Wilco Kelderman
    22.5 Romain Bardet
    21.9 Adam Yates
    21.8 Andrew Talansky
    10.5 Jurgen Van Den Broeck
    5.3 Gustav Larsson
    3.0 Alexis Gougeard
    3.0 Alexander Rybakov

    Budget 147.3 credits Score: 235 points
    Team: Kolovrat (Kolovrat)

  • Idea for the future...Restore transfers button50 weeks 1 day agoYes, of course! I'd love (!)

    Yes, of course! I'd love (!) this idea too! Smile