- Replacing bar tape1 year 27 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:Lighter Fluid +1Gkam84 wrote:
Lighter Fluid +1
Other than that, petrol or meths works a treat.
As said above, go under your kitchen sick, get everything thats "harmful" and "toxic" mix it all in a bottle, put on some rubber gloves and bobs your mothers brother
Swiftly followed by a puddle of carbon fibre!
- Who is going where ?1 year 27 weeks agoAlong with Thibaut Pinot and
Along with Thibaut Pinot and Tejay Van Garderen?
That'd sort the GC side of things out for sure.....not that I don't think Sky already have enough of those(we're already discussing people not getting enough chances).
- Helmet laws discourage safe cyclists - says new study1 year 27 weeks agoitaliafirenze wrote:
It's ordinary folks who need to take up cycling to help make it safer for everybody, not nutters like us lot.
Oh, thanks!italiafirenze wrote:
In fact, at least one study showed the opposite - that cars pass closer to helmeted cyclists than non-helmeted ones.
I've heard about this, but not actually seen it, can anyone point to the research or an article about it?
- Who is going where ?1 year 27 weeks agoI've read before that Sky and
I've read before that Sky and Thomas both feel he's a better classics rider than Grand Tour condender but you never know, that's what everyone said about Wiggins a few years ago.
Also, if I had a wish list of riders I'd like Sky to sign, Thomas De Gendt would be on there.
- Alberto Contador insists "I’m in good shape" ahead of Vuelta campaign1 year 27 weeks agodid you miss the "stake his
did you miss the "stake his claim" though? If so, no bonus points for you!
- Vuelta Young Riders?1 year 27 weeks agoAgreed, it needs to be clear
Agreed, it needs to be clear before people start picking teams as it can have an affect on teams, particularly purist teams who can't then change later on.
- Vuelta Young Riders?1 year 27 weeks agoThat was my argument for the
That was my argument for the Eneco.
If not then the scoring criteria needs changing on the site.
- Who is going where ?1 year 27 weeks agoPerhaps SKY feel Geraint is
Perhaps SKY feel Geraint is the next big project?
- Vuelta Young Riders?1 year 27 weeks agoLast year there was also no
Last year there was also no young rider competition, just the GC, Points, KoM and all-around.
I can't remember if the all-around was scored in the fantasy game last year but it's kind of pointless as it just reflects the GC towards the end.
Is it not possible for road.cc to score their own young rider competition? As long as you have a list of those qualifying it shouldn't be great deal of extra work or delay as you're already having to wait for the individual standings to be released.
- Alberto Contador insists "I’m in good shape" ahead of Vuelta campaign1 year 27 weeks agoWhat's worse? The fact that
What's worse? The fact that he's served a small ban or the fact that he's not admitted he's a cheat?
- Alberto Contador insists "I’m in good shape" ahead of Vuelta campaign1 year 27 weeks agoHow do you determine if a
How do you determine if a doper is in form or not?
Surely there form in the past could have been affected by taking performance enhancing drugs.
- Alberto Contador insists "I’m in good shape" ahead of Vuelta campaign1 year 27 weeks ago"he'll have beefed up a
"he'll have beefed up a bit"
I see what you did there
- Who is going where ?1 year 27 weeks agoI agree with TERatcliffe,
I agree with TERatcliffe, Uran has plenty of chance in the current squad and given his and Henao's team work and encouraging results at this year's Giro I'm sure they'll get the nod together for at least one of next year's Grand Tour's, either the Giro or the Vuelta depending on profile and what Wiggins wants to do.
I'm sure that Wiggins will want to race the TdF as defending champion but he may not race to win if the course clearly suits Froome more. If that's the case he may have eyes for one of the Giro or Vuelta and which he goes for will probably dictate how the rest of the squad plan their season.
- San Sebastian tomorrow (Tues)1 year 27 weeks agoDouble digits for the 2
Double digits for the 2 leaders. After 66km Palomares (ACG) and Aramendia (CJR) have 10 minutes on the peloton!
- San Sebastian tomorrow (Tues)1 year 27 weeks agoDaniel Moreno (KAT)
Daniel Moreno (KAT)
KM Value: 29.7 Form: 13.2
Haimar Zubeldia (RSN)
AR Value: 16.3 Form: 5.6
Luis Leon Sanchez (RAB)
AR Value: 20.9 Form: 10.8
Rigoberto Uran (SKY)
KM Value: 28.2 Form: 12.6
Xavier Florencio (KAT)
DS Value: 2.8 Form: 0.0
Paolo Tiralongo (AST)
DS Value: 11.6 Form: 0.0
Gorka Izagirre (EUS)
DS Value: 2.7 Form: 10.4
Richie Porte (SKY)
DS Value: 14.4 Form: 8.8
Sandy Casar (FDJ)
DS Value: 16.0 Form: 6.6
- Alberto Contador insists "I’m in good shape" ahead of Vuelta campaign1 year 27 weeks agodoc wrote:Everyone is alloweddoc wrote:
Everyone is allowed a mistake, and the chance to redeem themselves. That is the rule. He's served his ban and now returns, as have others. What ever anyone may think he is entitled to ride, and it will be interesting to see how he and Froome match up.
Let's just hope it's a clean scrap, in every sense of the word.
My issue is that he hasn't served his ban, he's served a few months of a two year ban thanks to all the legal wrangling.
It'll be interesting to see how in form he is after little/no competitive racing for the best part of a year going straight into the Vuelta. He might not be at 100% but he'll be fresher than everyone else.
Either way he'll have beefed up a bit over the break no doubt and be ready for the big hills where he'll stake his claim for the victory. It'll be a baptism of fire for Froome when it comes to team leading and it'll be interesting to see if the little jumps and accelerations he showed in the TdF can actually be sustained into full attacks against a quality opponent.
- Who is going where ?1 year 27 weeks agoUran has had chnaces though
Uran has had chnaces though imo, had his chance at the Giro,a nd gets plenty of chances for classics wins where wiggins and froome never seem to ride (today for example)
- San Sebastian tomorrow (Tues)1 year 27 weeks agohere is mine
here is mine
Izagirre (only shoe-horned in after finding out moser was not racing and dint have anytime to rethink and organise my team)
- Who is going where ?1 year 27 weeks agoIt wouldnt suprise me to see
It wouldnt suprise me to see Uran leave tbh, he wont stick around too long if his chances are limited.
- Olympic Cycling Races1 year 27 weeks agoWe only entered Annie Last &
We only entered Annie Last & Liam Killeen because thats all we were allowed to enter after the amount of points those two collected over the time.
The French have Julie Bresset & Julian Absolon, Maxine Morrat, Tempier in the top 20 so they got more points.
We have some great up and coming MTB XC riders so hopefully come Rio it will still be in and we should have a couple more places.
- Helmet laws discourage safe cyclists - says new study1 year 27 weeks agoThe problem with this study
The problem with this study is that the starting premise is completely wrong: there was one study in Australia which suggested that after helmets were introduced there was a reduction in TEENAGERS cycling and NOT any other group: this report is generally but inaccurately stated to be evidence for helmets leading to a reduction in cycling generally, which is incorrect. I've looked at the actual study and it has methodology problems, not least of which was that they didn't check whether their sample time coincided with school holidays (because teenagers tend not to ride to school during the holidays). And contrary to what was stated above, studies in Australia have clearly shown a correlation between the introduction of helmets and a drop in injuries - the Rissell study which suggested otherwise has been thoroughly debunked as they simply got it wrong by mismatching the relevant time periods.
I've been riding to work in Melbourne on and off for nearly 20 years and even over the last 2 years there has been a large increase in cycling here in Melbourne. If the opponents of helmets are correct that helmets discourage cycling, then how do they explain that increase?
- San Sebastian tomorrow (Tues)1 year 27 weeks agoMine is...
Think Visconti looks good too but couldn't decide who to drop so just left as is. There are a lot of good stars, but I think there are also quite a few DS that could certainly get top 10. And we thought LBL would be all stars, and a DS ended up winning it...
- Olympic Cycling Races1 year 27 weeks agoAs I've said elsewhere, the
As I've said elsewhere, the best way to break the GB dominance is to add more events to the track cycling at the Olympics and allow more than one entry per nation.
At the minute there are a maximum of ten medals on offer for each nation, compare that to the medals on offer in the pool or in the athletics which have far higher. Because there are far fewer medals on offer a lot of countries like China or US might not fund cycling to the level that GB does and so end up not doing as well.
Increase the total medals available to 16 or 20 (ie 8 or 10 events per sex) and allow multiple entries. That will mean that in the short term GB may win 25 or 30 medals, but in the long term Australia, USA, China or many other countries may see the track as somewhere they can potentially get medals and they'll start to throw money at their cycling programs. In the long term that'll break the GB dominance and spread the medals around as well as increasing the amount of cycling on offer pleasing the spectators who've really taken to it in the recent Olympics.
- San Sebastian tomorrow (Tues)1 year 27 weeks agoVanDenBroeck
Any live links(text or otherwise?)
- Olympic Cycling Races1 year 27 weeks agothere were some rumours
there were some rumours around allegedly the French bodies that regulate these rules trying to minimise a repeat of the British dominance of Beijing... but I would like to add that I would not stand by the rumours on the ground that they could be just spurious, and even if they were true they were about as successful as a beure teapot - LOL