• Lance Armstrong's request to dismiss court case refused1 year 10 weeks agoDon't disagree that the guy

    Don't disagree that the guy should not profit from his fraud but on the flip side why aren't all the others who admitted to doping also being chased for their earnings from the sport. I dare say finishing runner up in the TDF is also worth a few bob both in both prize money and attaching endorsements.

  • Can you come up with a Tour de France headline?1 year 10 weeks ago"Boom collides with Ferrari

    "Boom collides with Ferrari and lands on Bonnet"

    (Could sound like a dodgy insurance claim if you translate Boom into English, as it's dutch for tree... it came out of nowhere it did... Wink)

  • Tour de France - Stage 111 year 10 weeks agoI assume he's looking to get

    I assume he's looking to get himself out there in breaks to show what he can do to potential employers seeing as Vaconsoleil looks like it'll be broken up at the end of the year. I'd say he's doing well, a great TT and a mountain stage win (assuming he gets one, which I think he'll go for on one of the big stages) basically says to other teams "look at me, I'm an all rounder, I can ride GC".

    Given his previous (3rd at the 2012 Giro) I reckon he'll be snapped up in no time by someone like Belkin looking for better GC options (Gesink doesn't cut it for me).

  • Silver BMW driver & passenger push three Leicester riders off bikes1 year 10 weeks agoIt's quite pathetic, but the

    It's quite pathetic, but the police will be able to do next to nothing. A couple of years back, I got slapped on the a**e by someone leaning out of the window of a passing car. Obviously, it caused much hilarity to anyone I told! But, actually, it was quite frightening.

    I had the reg number, a description of the assailant and driver, yet nothing happened. The police went round to see the driver and she just refused to identify the assailant. Maybe I could (or should) have continued for the police to press the case further. But, I value my sanity...

    I hope these guys have more luck. It really is frightening.

  • Tour de France Stage 10: Marcel Kittel doubles up as he outsprints André Greipel in Saint-Malo1 year 10 weeks agoVeelers deliberately blocked

    Veelers deliberately blocked Cavendish to protect Kittel. Had Cav not knocked him off, we would be talking about that instead.

  • Lance Armstrong's request to dismiss court case refused1 year 10 weeks agowho cares anymore,really

    who cares anymore,really lance who.lance was product of the times in cycling in those years ,lets face everyone doped all the great riders did going back years and years,lets get on with the here and now... Cool

  • Tour de France - Stage 111 year 10 weeks agoDe Gendt is a conundrum. I

    De Gendt is a conundrum. I thought he was damaged goods after losing all that time in Corsica. Since then he's been in two breaks and is killing the TT.

  • Tour de France explained in animated video1 year 10 weeks agoI love stuff like this - I've

    I love stuff like this - I've sent it to my friends so they'll maybe understand my strange July obsession Smile

  • Lance Armstrong's request to dismiss court case refused1 year 10 weeks agoThe Rumpo Kid

    The Rumpo Kid wrote:
    JeevesBath wrote:
    The Rumpo Kid wrote:
    timothy wrote:
    it's time to leave him alone. He has got what he deserves, total humiliation world wide.

    Are you serious? Do you think he should be allowed to keep the money? This is other people's insurance premiums we're talking about.

    He was being paid to win, which he did. The US Postal Service and all his other sponsors certainly got their money's worth out of him for those 7 years - so no-one lost financially during that time.


    Three points:
    He didn't win, he's been disqualified. Secondly, these people are not sponsors, they are an insurance company with whom Armstrong made a fraudulent arrangement. And third, any sponsor who's brand was successful because of association with Armstrong, will now find that brand tainted because of the same association.

    He won at the time, and many people profited from it - not just Armstrong himself. The sponsors who entered into contracts with him would be aware that at that time cycling was known for doping, therefore accepting the reputational risk involved if it turned out the performances weren't clean.
    I'm sorry but I can't find any sympathy for an insurance company. They took a risk by underwriting the win bonus, and are trying to wriggle out of it. A situation that I'm sure many ordinary people have been on the receiving end of....

  • Silver BMW driver & passenger push three Leicester riders off bikes1 year 10 weeks agoracyrich wrote:If only the

    racyrich wrote:
    If only the victims had been Muslims the police would be working on this full bore.

    Of course, this being Leicester, there's an over 50% likelihood it's actually the assailants who are Indian. That'd be interesting.

    Proof that internet access should only be provided to people who pass an IQ test.

  • Silver BMW driver & passenger push three Leicester riders off bikes1 year 10 weeks ago"He said: “After it happened

    "He said: “After it happened I was speaking to someone who told me they heard the same thing happened near the Shell garage in Broughton Astley."

    The Shell garage would have CCTV...

  • What! No 'The Cycle Show' thread?1 year 10 weeks agochokofingrz wrote:The show is

    chokofingrz wrote:
    The show is stuffed full of useless information like which is better, a Specialized Venge or a Pinarello Dogma. Who cares?

    Cough cough...... Wink

  • Lance Armstrong's request to dismiss court case refused1 year 10 weeks agoJeevesBath wrote:The Rumpo

    JeevesBath wrote:
    The Rumpo Kid wrote:
    timothy wrote:
    it's time to leave him alone. He has got what he deserves, total humiliation world wide.

    Are you serious? Do you think he should be allowed to keep the money? This is other people's insurance premiums we're talking about.

    He was being paid to win, which he did. The US Postal Service and all his other sponsors certainly got their money's worth out of him for those 7 years - so no-one lost financially during that time.


    Three points:
    He didn't win, he's been disqualified. Secondly, these people are not sponsors, they are an insurance company with whom Armstrong made a fraudulent arrangement. And third, any sponsor who's brand was successful because of association with Armstrong, will now find that brand tainted because of the same association.

  • Tour de France - Stage 111 year 10 weeks agoQuote:13:40:32 CEST Sadly

    Quote:
    13:40:32 CEST
    Sadly there are confirmed reports that roadside spectators have thrown urine at Mark Cavendish during his time trial. We'll try and find out more.

  • Tour de France - Stage 111 year 10 weeks agoQuote:13:34:28 CEST Tony

    Quote:
    13:34:28 CEST
    Tony Maetin covered the 33km course at an average speed of 543km/h. With the breeze picking up, that will be a tough time for anyone to beat.

    WOW! that is fast!

  • What! No 'The Cycle Show' thread?1 year 10 weeks agoHaven't watched it yet, was

    Haven't watched it yet, was planning to tonight. Whatever it's failings, I'm sure it will help pass the time pleasantly whilst ironing... Yawn

  • Sold1 year 10 weeks agoEmail replied

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  • What! No 'The Cycle Show' thread?1 year 10 weeks agoThe show is stuffed full of

    The show is stuffed full of useless information like which is better, a Specialized Venge or a Pinarello Dogma. Who cares?

    I feel they also put too much emphasis on celebrities of cycling, e.g. they have guests on like Graeme Obree, Alex Dowsett, Eddy Merckx. They could do to dial down the brown-nosing and show us some real locations and bike rides that ordinary people are doing.

  • Lance Armstrong's request to dismiss court case refused1 year 10 weeks agoThe Rumpo Kid wrote:timothy

    The Rumpo Kid wrote:
    timothy wrote:
    it's time to leave him alone. He has got what he deserves, total humiliation world wide.

    Are you serious? Do you think he should be allowed to keep the money? This is other people's insurance premiums we're talking about.

    He was being paid to win, which he did. The US Postal Service and all his other sponsors certainly got their money's worth out of him for those 7 years - so no-one lost financially during that time.

  • Silver BMW driver & passenger push three Leicester riders off bikes1 year 10 weeks agoclearly the cycle shops need

    clearly the cycle shops need to start supplying lightweight Glock pistols to cyclists Devil

  • Silver BMW driver & passenger push three Leicester riders off bikes1 year 10 weeks agotherealsmallboy wrote:"Do you

    therealsmallboy wrote:
    "Do you watch a lot of CSI?"

    Erm Jeeves, this is actually a really succesful method of catching criminals.

    They could quite quickly identify possible suspects based on the info available, CCTV footage etc.

    It's essentially attempted murder, at the very least 3 counts of GBH. If I walked around Sheffield pushing people over and injuring their bodies, I'd be apprehended pretty sharpish.

    'Only a cyclist'

    'They bring it upon themselves'

    Sound familiar?

    As a former CCTV operator, I know how good it can be. But there's a misconception (portrayed in popular TV) that you just push a button and instantly 'find' the vehicle you're looking for. You have to consider what sources of footage there are (if not in the immediate city centre then there's probably no single source), and have to cross reference footage until you can find an identifying reference. Just ask the FBI how many man hours were spent looking at footage for the Boston bombers. Your local Police force are unlikely to put that much effort in until this becomes a fatality (unfortunately).
    Most effective use of CCTV is when a human operator notices something occurring and is able to follow the action live - for example if they spotted you walking the city centre pushing people over...

  • Silver BMW driver & passenger push three Leicester riders off bikes1 year 10 weeks agoMaybe you should change your

    Surprise Maybe you should change your name to racist rich?

    Edit: Damn, someone beat me to it, still who says shit like that anymore??

  • Tour de France Stage 10: Marcel Kittel doubles up as he outsprints André Greipel in Saint-Malo1 year 10 weeks agoJimbonic wrote:I'm going to

    Jimbonic wrote:
    I'm going to go with, erm, emotional: lost his train, got hindered and took a little bit of a swipe at Veelers...

    I'm fairly sure that both of them knew what they were doing. As wwfcb said above, Veelers looked and moved. But, Cav braced himself and looked back on the run in to the line. I'm fairly sure that I wouldn't have bothered if I thought Veelers was all at fault.

    Hey ho, the commissaires have made their decision - the race goes on - maybe there'll be some afters in the upcoming stages.....

    That's my honest view. I don't think Cav is proud of his actions and I think he showed some level of remorse by pulling up after the accident.

    To quote the football pundits, Veelers went down easy, not intentionally, but I don't think Cav thought his bump would send him down.

    I'm sure they will kiss and make up.....

  • Tour de France - Stage 111 year 10 weeks agoDe Gendt currently fastest at

    De Gendt currently fastest at the second check (until Martin arrives). Looks like he could have been a good pick today.

    EDIT: Martin 39" up on De Gendt at the second check and totally smashing it. Can't see anyone beating his time today.

  • Horse put down after it was scared by sportive riders1 year 10 weeks agoBez wrote:a.jumper wrote:I

    Bez wrote:
    a.jumper wrote:
    I can see the point of them. You can do a much longer ride, not in the wind all day, on a route you don't know, with marshals and mechanics to back you up.

    A multitool, a puncture kit and a map or a phone, job done. Do people really need marshals and mechanics?


    Need? No, but they're nice to have sometimes and can make for a much more relaxed ride, knowing you'll get round it somehow.

    If you carry tools to cover all eventualities, it soon gets heavy, and phoning for recovery can mean quite a long wait... and I'm sure most of us have experienced inaccurate/out-of-date maps taking us off-course into some pretty hostile roads. Organised group rides can help avoid both of those problems, so I can see the attraction. Riding socially sometimes is much nicer than always riding alone, too.

    I'm disappointed to read that some sportives are publishing results in time order with awards. When is a sportive not a sportive?