• Stage 20 : Monte Zoncolan1 year 4 weeks agoGap down to 6 now as Europcar

    Gap down to 6 now as Europcar chase.

  • Bradley Wiggins to join Orica-GreenEDGE for 2015 and beyond?1 year 4 weeks agoHe should go back to the

    He should go back to the track, and stay there. He's had his time now, he ain't winning another grand tour.

  • Orica, Un acuerdo de firme la Porte?1 year 4 weeks agoVVV73 wrote:ray silvester

    VVV73 wrote:
    ray silvester wrote:
    The point I was making was that Britain's joint top Olympic medallist of all time could just as easily have qualified for Australia(Ian Thorpe and Dawn Fraser would top him there though) or Belgium(Where surprisingly he'd top all of the Belgian Olympic cyclists of all time put together!!).....thanks to his mother being such a......what's the word......'free spirit' ?

    Perhaps I should have put a LOL in?

    The argument between nature(genetics) and nurture(training) is an interesting one......Wiggo's father 'left' when he was two so would only impact on the nature side of things.

    Have I missed something or have we fallen out over something.....it is Northstar isn't it?

    Maybe it's just the capital letters make your posts seem more aggressive than they actually are?

    I rate Sir Steven Redgrave your greatest Olympian, and Phil Taylor your greatest sportsman ( best we will EVER see) .

    Gene's bro I was refering to wiggo dad, I wasn't serious, I know his dad was a alcoholic, read how he tried to tell brad how to ride and abusive from sidlene, when Brad came to Australia to meet him, so much Anti aussie in here from pommy chrony's..

    Caps just an Emphasise on his dad, not shouting, mean more then one think... Just good banter mate, no agro here Smile

    Were well on the nationality bit, its ridiculous...Matt LE Tessier played did /or could have played for England /wales and france. I can Play for Italy and Australia Smile

    LeTissier was born in the Channel Islands who don't(or at least didn't) have a FIFA recognised national team....their young footballers tended to get scouted by clubs from those countries due to proximity and at the time there was a restriction on overseas players so the pressure was often bought to bear from the clubs for the youngsters to naturalise....it happened to an even greater extent in Italy where at one point almost half of it's national team were actually born in Argentina but naturalised in order to join Serie A clubs and a similar thing with Brazilians in Portugal and so on.

    The current climate is a bit different especially within the European Union as restraint of trade laws forbid leagues to limit foreign players born within the Union.The only limit on those born outside of the Union is that they must be an internationally capped player in their current age group(and even that can be waived in certain circumstances).

    My views on which country you represent is that if there is technically a choice you should represent the nationality that you FEEL......and then stick to it.......not pick the one with which you think you have the best chance of being selected for or winning things with.Young Manchester United star Adnan Januzaj had openly expressed his strong pride in his Kosovar/Albanian roots but hey-ho they ain't going to a World Cup any time soon so it's 'pass the Moules-Frites I'll play for Belgium'.

    Cavendish is an example of what I feel competing internationally is all about in that he visibly swells with pride when able to wear his Isle of Man colours in the Commonwealth Games as compared to him competing under the umbrella of Team GB in the Olympics and such.

    There have been what I consider some scandalous attempts to hijack athletes into GB/England tracksuits........in fact it's a standing joke that there's a guy with a stopwatch at Heathrow Airport and if you can run from check in to passport control in under 10 seconds it's 'Welcome to Britain'!! And as for the England Cricket team......I now refer to it as 'Rest of The World'.

    And anyway I guess the Aussies would have some claim to the nurture in Brad's case anyway due to Shane Sutton?

  • 'Flimsy little helmets' completely pointless, says leading brain surgeon1 year 4 weeks agoQuote:I don't accept this

    Quote:
    I don't accept this argument when one of the choices has a social cost. You get hurt or killed and society bears the cost.
    Theres nothing to support this argument and a lot to discredit it.

    Quote:
    Do or Don't the choice is yours?

    First poster has it nailed..

  • Stage 20 : Monte Zoncolan1 year 4 weeks agoVVV73 wrote:Alan Tullett

    VVV73 wrote:
    Alan Tullett wrote:
    TERatcliffe26 wrote:
    Noone in the break for me, but looking for a decent finish on the Zoncolon.

    4 transfers for tomorrow too. The best for me would be poor performances from Duarte and Uran, and good results for Wilco, Ryder and Pierre. Also if Dupont could do something.

    Quintana
    Majka
    Aru
    Pozzovivo
    Rolland
    Hesjedal
    Kelderman
    Henao
    Dupont

    Let's pray Ryder does something as we were both foolish enough to put him in. It has probably cost me a prize as others have Cataldo.


    I am confused Alan, above u said you got Cataldo in break, then here you say worried cause others have him ? Silly
    Am I reading everything upside down tonight ? lol

    Some, maybe all of the three above me, I'm 4th overall, have Cataldo so if he scores points it makes no difference. They score as well. I know they don't have Ryder and are very unlikely to have brought him in. They don't have Duarte or Wellens so those two might score me useful points depending on who they brought in yesterday, assuming they have the transfers. I've got 4 for tomorrow and I've decided what to do. I'm sure all the top three will keep 4 for tomorrow, five would be better.

  • HR Training Zones Help1 year 4 weeks agoSorry when I say different %

    Sorry when I say different % Values, there seems to be different opinions depending on what site or article you read.

  • Stage 20 : Monte Zoncolan1 year 4 weeks agoAlan Tullett wrote:Wellens is

    Alan Tullett wrote:
    Wellens is in the chasing group. Not sure who the Eurocar rider is.

    It is Quemenear

  • Stage 20 : Monte Zoncolan1 year 4 weeks agoWellens is in the chasing

    Wellens is in the chasing group. Not sure who the Eurocar rider is.

  • Targets for 20141 year 4 weeks agoCame 4th in Paris -Nice

    Came 4th in Paris -Nice standard last year was hoping to go 3 better Smile failed, but did get 2nd in paris -nice Purist.
    This is my second year and first year premium, Currently sitting in second in Overall Purist (non-Premium races) pretty happy with that.
    Would also like to finish on top of one of the rest of the world leaderboards (my region).
    Good luck.

  • Stage 20 : Monte Zoncolan1 year 4 weeks agoDamned my first abandon in my

    Damned my first abandon in my purist team. Thought i'd end full.

  • Stage 20 : Monte Zoncolan1 year 4 weeks agoCataldo 1st stand Monslave

    Cataldo 1st stand Monslave 2nd KOM points Smile Monslave in my purist Smile

  • Targets for 20141 year 4 weeks agoI did jot them down on

    I did jot them down on another thread. Can't find it now but I think it was something like improve my performance in the Grand Tours and get a better score in the overall, ideally breaking into the top 100 excluding premium races (think I finished in the 90s in the overall overall)

    Looking OK for both so far, though the latter is largely a result of the former (my spring classics campaign in particular being rubbish). However even at this stage I reckon top 100 in the non-premium is already beyond my grasp.

  • Shimano cx50 chainset1 year 4 weeks agoGot 1 x deore & 1 x xt on

    Got 1 x deore & 1 x xt on mtb's as well & no issues there.

    Just wondered if anyone had problems with the cx50...

  • Stage 20 : Monte Zoncolan1 year 4 weeks agoAlan Tullett

    Alan Tullett wrote:
    TERatcliffe26 wrote:
    Noone in the break for me, but looking for a decent finish on the Zoncolon.

    4 transfers for tomorrow too. The best for me would be poor performances from Duarte and Uran, and good results for Wilco, Ryder and Pierre. Also if Dupont could do something.

    Quintana
    Majka
    Aru
    Pozzovivo
    Rolland
    Hesjedal
    Kelderman
    Henao
    Dupont

    Let's pray Ryder does something as we were both foolish enough to put him in. It has probably cost me a prize as others have Cataldo.


    I am confused Alan, above u said you got Cataldo in break, then here you say worried cause others have him ? Silly
    Am I reading everything upside down tonight ? lol

  • Stage 20 : Monte Zoncolan1 year 4 weeks agoWell, ok. Maybe 8 would be

    Well, ok. Maybe 8 would be enough.

  • Stage 20 : Monte Zoncolan1 year 4 weeks agoNo break win today. They need

    No break win today. They need about 12 mins at the bottom I reckon.

  • Stage 20 : Monte Zoncolan1 year 4 weeks agoTERatcliffe26 wrote:Noone in

    TERatcliffe26 wrote:
    Noone in the break for me, but looking for a decent finish on the Zoncolon.

    4 transfers for tomorrow too. The best for me would be poor performances from Duarte and Uran, and good results for Wilco, Ryder and Pierre. Also if Dupont could do something.

    Quintana
    Majka
    Aru
    Pozzovivo
    Rolland
    Hesjedal
    Kelderman
    Henao
    Dupont

    Let's pray Ryder does something as we were both foolish enough to put him in. It has probably cost me a prize as others have Cataldo.

  • Shimano cx50 chainset1 year 4 weeks agogot XT on the mtb and never

    got XT on the mtb and never had an issue ... correct torque is useful too.

  • Targets for 20141 year 4 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:orli

    Gkam84 wrote:
    orli wrote:
    Gkam84 wrote:
    Run the game better than last year. Less mistakes on my part.....that's about it

    Yeah. Less mistakes would be pretty cool... Don't forget to log out whenever you update the scores... It can be pretty frustrating to wait for hours while the game is updating only to find out you forgot to logout... Appreciate the owning up to that, Gkam, I really do!

    Logout....Nothing should have been wrong for not logging out Thinking I'm not sure I ever said that anywhere.....

    But the mistakes I did make, most of them I put on the forum Day Dreaming

    Excuse my stupidness, but as explained to me, forum is not linked to fantasy, separate entity. So when u make mistakes and deadline changes, how do non forum reading fantasy players know ?
    What's the use of putting it in here? Mailing list maybe?
    Just asking some reasonable question's here?

  • Stage 20 : Monte Zoncolan1 year 4 weeks agoGot Cataldo in the break. No

    Got Cataldo in the break. No changes. Need Rolland to break his chain and Hesjedal to produce another stage 16, but it's more likely to be the other way around.

    Duarte to finally win today! I hope!

    Chalapud and some others chasing, maybe Wellens as I saw a Lotto shirt.

    Monsalve finally trying for some mountain points. Bit late now!! Why didn't you do it when you were in my team.

  • Giro D'Italia 2014 - Pick Three Italians1 year 4 weeks agoCataldo and Bongiorno in the

    Cataldo and Bongiorno in the break! Wave

  • Stage 20 : Monte Zoncolan1 year 4 weeks agoNoone in the break for me,

    Noone in the break for me, but looking for a decent finish on the Zoncolon.

    4 transfers for tomorrow too. The best for me would be poor performances from Duarte and Uran, and good results for Wilco, Ryder and Pierre. Also if Dupont could do something.

    Quintana
    Majka
    Aru
    Pozzovivo
    Rolland
    Hesjedal
    Kelderman
    Henao
    Dupont

  • Stage 20 : Monte Zoncolan1 year 4 weeks agochiv30 wrote:The 19 riders

    chiv30 wrote:
    The 19 riders out front are:
    Axel Domont (AG2R-La Mondiale, Franco Pellizotti & Jackson Rodriguez ( both Androni Giocattoli),  Francesco Bongiorno (Bardiani), Maarten Tjallingii (Belkin), Mattia Cattaneo (Lampre-Merida), Maxime Monfort (Lotto-Belisol), Yonathan Monsalve & Mattio Rabottini (bothNeri Sottoli), Yukiya Arashiro (Europcar), Simon Geschke & Georg Preidler (Both Giant-Shimano), Pieter Serry (Omega Pharma-QuickStep),  Maxime Belkov (Katusha), Dario Cataldo (Sky), Michael Rogers & Nicolas Roche (both Tinkoff-Saxo) Danilo Hondo & Riccardo Zoidl (Both Trek Factory Racing)

    Yeah got one in break , hard to miss it tho....

    Cataldo
    Quintana
    Uran
    Aru
    Henao
    Pozzovivo
    Arredondo
    Rolland
    Duarte

    good luck

  • Targets for 20141 year 4 weeks agoHow's everyone doing compared

    How's everyone doing compared to their aims?

  • 'Flimsy little helmets' completely pointless, says leading brain surgeon1 year 4 weeks agoI don't accept this argument

    I don't accept this argument when one of the choices has a social cost. You get hurt or killed and society bears the cost.