- Liege - Bastogne - Liege 20121 year 32 weeks agoIf both are there at the
If both are there at the finish, then both could top 20, not sure Nordhaug particularly needs a lead out, he looked strong the other day in the break for the finish. Had he not done that i reckon he would have top 20'ed
- Lezyne Road Drive Alloy mini pump1 year 32 weeks agoHi dandan
I'm thinking of
I'm thinking of buying this pump in medium size (length : 216 mm). If you've got this one, could you just tell me the diameter, please ? Just in order to know if it fits with the bracket I've got on my bike.
Thanks a lot !
- British Olympic Association 'resigned' to losing lifetime ban case; decision due next week1 year 32 weeks agoHe was caught in possession
He was caught in possession of an old syringe months after he had decided of his own accord to stop doping. He was not caught in possession of EPO, but I take your point.
However, I'm not aware of him remaining silent on the doping culture - the opposite seems to be true? Also, I'm not aware of him being critical of whistle-blowers - can you elaborate?
You say that anyone else in his position would do the same, but its funny then that no-one else is? Most of them just come back then carry on racing.
Also, this isn't just cycling. Everyone knows the rumours about the non-cyclists named in Operation Puerto, but only cycling is bothering with things like blood metrics monitoring, and Garmin-Barracuda (and it's part-owner DM) are on the pro-active side of that.
- London cyclists plan Addison Lee 'Die-in'1 year 32 weeks agoYears ago as a new-to-London
Years ago as a new-to-London rider I wondered why in a single ride I was cut-up by 2 different idiot drivers both with an Adidas logo on the back of the car )
Anyway, as a non-car owner with justification for using cabs more than most, this strikes me as a fine example of not understanding your market.
- Liege - Bastogne - Liege 20121 year 32 weeks agoSky were bigging Nordhaug up
Sky were bigging Nordhaug up the other day on their facebook and totally ignored Henao's top 20 finish
- Liege - Bastogne - Liege 20121 year 32 weeks agoNordhaug was riding for Henao
Nordhaug was riding for Henao for the last section of FW - Urans had crashed early doors, and Nordhaug himself was not completely recovered from the crash when Cunego took him out at Amstel. Urans had to have a few stitches in his knee from FW, so if Nordhaug's now 100% for LBL, Sky might just go for him....
- Liege - Bastogne - Liege 20121 year 32 weeks agoAgreed, Nordhaug seems to
Agreed, Nordhaug seems to have had and used his shot at glory, he'll be working for the team this time, what about Lofqvist though? He's been close to top 20 pretty much every year for the past 5-6.
- British Olympic Association 'resigned' to losing lifetime ban case; decision due next week1 year 32 weeks agoRe Johnnyha's post:
Re Johnnyha's post:
For the sake of accuracy, he was not caught in possession. Empty vials and syringes were found, but he was not caught in possession of EPO or similar. But I guess that could be called semantics. However he did not remain silent - not sure where you get that from. For example when at Saunier Duval he raised concerns with the UCI when it was clear that the team management would take no action over clear doping-related issues with some of other riders on the team.
With Garmin he is not one of the managers. That is very clearly Vaughters. He has what I believe is a very modest share in the team, but is hardly responsible for making day to day decisions re the riders and team. Having said that, what he did do as soon as he moved to the team, was to persuade Vaughters etc that the very common practice across the peloton of injecting vitamins etc, should be stopped on the basis that this instills the culture that injecting anything, is good.
If you want to point to examples of people who should not be managing teams, it might be better to look at, oh, I dont know, how about Katusha?
Your position allows for no concept of rehabilitation. It completely discounts the idea of genuine remorse and regret, dismissing it completely as 'self-serving'.
Millar has mooted the idea of longer bans than at present but reduced if the offender provides information on the supply chain - something that most people think is critically needed.
- Liege - Bastogne - Liege 20121 year 32 weeks agoHenao and Uran - Nordhaug
Henao and Uran - Nordhaug tried on FW and it didnt come off so it might be someone else's turn this week whereas Henao has been there or thereabouts for the last 2.
Looking at the hills they have to cover it might suit uran better.
- My new Dolan1 year 32 weeks agoWheels are Pro-Lite
Wheels are Pro-Lite Brachianno as reviewed on here. I thought they were a better deal than the Dolan upgrade options. Bike comes in at 7.4kg including pedals.
- Liege - Bastogne - Liege 20121 year 32 weeks agoI can't decide which 2 sky
I can't decide which 2 sky riders to pick for l-b-l. Henao, Uran and Nordhaug all have a good case . . . does anyone have a crystal ball and can tell me which of these 3 is going to have a fall/puncture?
Which 2 would you go for, money being no object . . . :?
- Liege - Bastogne - Liege 20121 year 32 weeks agoPicking the italian Caruso is
Picking the italian Caruso is a bit dodgy . . . I followed him, but he hasn't delivered enough for me this season yet.
- Liege - Bastogne - Liege 20121 year 32 weeks agoGerrans is a possible for me
Gerrans is a possible for me but I'm not sure, with Henao and Schleck/Nibali/Sanchez I've got room for a couple of mid-price stars but like the look of Vanendert and one other, Gerrans would be picked but I don't have enough transfers to move the credits around to pick him up instead of Henao.
Re Albasini, anyone think he's got a chance or has he had his turn and will he be working for Gerrans at the weekend?
- Punta Veleno1 year 32 weeks agoMy lungs and legs were
My lungs and legs were burning just watching this.
- Liege - Bastogne - Liege 20121 year 32 weeks agoanyone thinking about
anyone thinking about including Gerrans? he came 12th last year.
I agree with comments above that Cunego will be knackered. Wouldn't be surprised if he withdrew before race of even during.
- Just in: Giant TCR Advanced 31 year 32 weeks agoI have this bike. Bought as
I have this bike. Bought as an upgrade from a (stolen) Cannondale Synapse, and I am very pleased with it. I haven't noticed any loosening of the headset bolt and the black plastic disk was removed before I left the shop. It will mainly be trained on and raced over long distance triathlons this summer and whilst I was at first considering a wheel upgrade to race on, the Giant wheels that come with the package seem to be doing the job so I may not bother.
- London cyclists plan Addison Lee 'Die-in'1 year 32 weeks agoOK, I finally have to comment
OK, I finally have to comment that for the last 2 years Addison Lee vehicles have been the ones I fear most - even more than HGVs ! I am sure it is not true of all their drivers, but so many of them are seriously unpredictable to the extent I believe they wilfully force cyclists to take evasive action. Never mind the likes of our Manx Missile refusing to get in their vehicles, what about some of their own drivers now considering the same
- Liege - Bastogne - Liege 20121 year 32 weeks agodrheaton wrote:Also,drheaton wrote:
Also, hopefully to confuse a few of you, Vanendert's last few LBL results:Quote:
2011 OMEGA PHARMA - LOTTO 17th
2009 SILENCE-LOTTO 25th
2008 FRANÇAISE DES JEUX 82nd
2007 CHOCOLADE JACQUES - TOPSPORT VLAANDEREN 26th
But in 2011 he was helping Gilbert win. This year he's a leader.
- London cyclists plan Addison Lee 'Die-in'1 year 32 weeks agoI was waiting for someone to
I was waiting for someone to go there!
- British Olympic Association 'resigned' to losing lifetime ban case; decision due next week1 year 32 weeks agoLets get it straight. Millar
Lets get it straight. Millar did not confess. He was caught in possession, hook line and sinker. He initially remained silent, then made admissions as mitigation, probably after realising there was no way out. He has remained silent in relation to the culture of doping in the pro-peleton, and been openly critical of whistle blowers.
And whilst he has become an anti-doping spokesperson, he will not go as far as endorsing lifetime bans for riders because he would fall foul of this, both as a rider and part owner of his team. Lifetime bans are needed, both as a safeguard to keep the dishonest out of sport, but also as a message that doping will not receive a milimetre of tolerance. You do it -you're out. Coming back after two years spent training hard is hardly a punishment at all, and certainly not a sufficiently effective deterrent. Tolerance in any way gives the wrong message, and is not what you get in other professions for the most serious types of dishonesty. Insider trading, as an example, will almost certainly result in a lifetime sanction and possibly even a prison sentence. If cyclists want to be taken seriously (c.f. Millar's whinging about being under pressure in his book) they should expect serious sanctions when they cheat.
His position, whilst apparently admirable, is entirely self-serving. Being a continual 'mea culpa' apologist has allowed him to return to the sport and gain a lot of media attention, essentially re-establishing him in a financially even stronger and more marketable position than he was before.
Of course, this is what anyone else in his position would do, and I don't blame him for it. But the fact of the matter remains that he cheated, the effects of this remain, and the idea that he might be selected over other riders who have not flys in the face of what Olympic competition is about.
The problem here is with the rules, but lets not make him out to be some sort of angel. Maintaining the position he does very well suits his career, both in terms of increasing the size of his public image, and allowing him to continue as a rider and in a management role which he should be banned from permenantly.
- Liege - Bastogne - Liege 20121 year 32 weeks agoTERatcliffe26 wrote:You haveTERatcliffe26 wrote:
You have the German DS correct. But the Italian is not Nocentini, slightly cheaper than him.
Im not gonna go Nibali I don't think, would mean axing both Schleck and Rodriguez and then have only one DS change and wouldn't be able to afford to bring in the DS I want
I think I know who you mean and I want him as well!
- London cyclists plan Addison Lee 'Die-in'1 year 32 weeks agoWould love to hear
Would love to hear confirmation/otherwise on the net rumour that John Griffin is brother to Nick Griffin. Might explain a lot.
- Addison Lee chairman provokes controversy with his views on London cyclist deaths1 year 32 weeks agoWasn’t there some other older
Wasn’t there some other older fellow, not too many years ago, that sang a song about “you wanna be in my/our gang”?
- Addison Lee chairman provokes controversy with his views on London cyclist deaths1 year 32 weeks agoHey Lex, welcome to the
Hey Lex, welcome to the forum. I don't think anyone is objecting to the idea of better training for any/all road users, it's more the rest of his rant and the tone which have riled people.
- Liege - Bastogne - Liege 20121 year 32 weeks agomacauley ley wrote:i wouldntmacauley ley wrote:
i wouldnt keep j-rod,look at his result in amstel gold,far enough he won fleche wallone,but thats only because he likes the really steep finishes,liege is about the longer climbs
He was 2nd in 2009, behind A Schleck. And he wasn't on very good form that year.