• Sir Bradley Wiggins withdraws from Giro on medical grounds1 year 14 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:I'm

    Gkam84 wrote:
    I'm shocked........... Liar Liar Liar Liar

    Quite a few riders have been ill this Giro, Cataldo battled through it, just to help Wiggo out. But Wiggo is a bit of a wimp, he could have sat off the back and taken it easy for a few stages and then recovered to help out Uran. But he's so self absorbed that he would only ever think about his chances.

    HE IS NOT A TEAM PLAYER.

    Tiralongo is another example. He was running a temp of 39 the other day, that's normally a hospital case, but now, he just took it easy and is now back on the front helping out Nibali.

    I DONT want to see Wiggo at the TdF, he's bad for the team and moral. At least Froome knows how to be a DS and help the team out, Its his turn now

    To be honest, if I was Sky, I wouldnt want my (really expensive) leader to be risking staying ill for longer than necessary, just to have the chance of being an extra domestique later in the race. Plus it would be further bad press for the team (focussing on Wiggo's struggles) when what they really want to do is refocus and continue on.

    As to whether Wiggins is a genuine team player, who knows? He hasn't said he refuses to ride for Froome - he's said he wants to be leader and he'll do what the team tell him to.

    By the way, I'm no massive Wiggo fan - I just think he's getting an unfair slating for dropping out of a race due to illness (which happens all the time).

  • New York cyclist films harassment from driver and bystanders1 year 14 weeks agoNot sure about US law but in

    Not sure about US law but in the UK the cyclist was riding in a proper way, there was insufficient room for a car to pass safely (in accordance with the highway code) as the lane they were travelling in was a single lane with no overtaking allowed. Therefore I see no reason for the cyclist to say "You're right I'll be carefull not to do it. Have a good day Sir". In addition to this the car driver attempts to drive the cyclist off the road so I am baffled to hear excuses being made for the drivers actions. Why wouldn't you give a little tap on the car in this situation?!

    But more importantly the driver has totally the wrong idea that the car is king! Roads area a shared space.

  • Salice 006 sunglasses1 year 14 weeks agoI've got these. They deserve

    I've got these.

    They deserve much more than 3.5

    They offer everything Oakley does for less than half the price. The lenses are much cheaper to replace. Though getting them out takes a couple of attempts to get used to.

    Coverage is great and they don't budge at all. You can get them cheaper too if you're willing to forgo the little ITA flag on the frame.

  • Giro - Tappa 131 year 14 weeks agoi made only one change,

    i made only one change, nibali for bouhanni ahead of tomorrow.
    Looks like the bunch wants to contest the sprint, reeling in that break hard.

    2:46 with 95+ km to go

  • The Giro Purist thread1 year 14 weeks agostumps wrote:Didn't pick

    stumps wrote:
    Didn't pick Wiggins for mine, kept in Cav.

    Michele Scarponi
    Thomas Dekker
    Alex Dowsett
    Mauro Santambrogio
    Mark Cavendish
    Stefano Garzelli
    Pieter Weening
    Vicenzo Nibali
    Stefano Pirazzi

    That's looking pretty decent stumpy?

  • Wiggins, career over?1 year 14 weeks agoYorkshire Mike sums things up

    Yorkshire Mike sums things up nicely. Some on here clearly have no idea about the levels required to be a pro-cyclist or possibly have never ridden a bike (or for that matter had a chest infection).

  • Salice 006 sunglasses1 year 14 weeks agoThey're not made from

    They're not made from Grilamid. They're 'made from sport'! Confused

  • Pat McQuaid secures nomination of Swiss Cycling to stand for third term as UCI President1 year 14 weeks agoDecster - excellent research.

    Decster - excellent research. Have you alerted Cycling Ireland and Anto Moran to this welcome trapdoor?

  • Pictures of your Bike1 year 14 weeks agoNew carbon Ribble, still

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    New carbon Ribble, still tuning up (but stickers on wheels already removed)

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    Ongoing single speed project - retro steel frame still awaiting glossy black paint job...

  • Sir Bradley Wiggins withdraws from Giro on medical grounds1 year 14 weeks agoI'm shocked...........

    I'm shocked........... Liar Liar Liar Liar

    Quite a few riders have been ill this Giro, Cataldo battled through it, just to help Wiggo out. But Wiggo is a bit of a wimp, he could have sat off the back and taken it easy for a few stages and then recovered to help out Uran. But he's so self absorbed that he would only ever think about his chances.

    HE IS NOT A TEAM PLAYER.

    Tiralongo is another example. He was running a temp of 39 the other day, that's normally a hospital case, but now, he just took it easy and is now back on the front helping out Nibali.

    I DONT want to see Wiggo at the TdF, he's bad for the team and moral. At least Froome knows how to be a DS and help the team out, Its his turn now

  • Tom Boonen being investigated for tax evasion, says Belgian newspaper1 year 14 weeks agoNo more white lines

    No more white lines Wink

  • Forum's Scorum's Mini League1 year 14 weeks agoWig_Billy is just a point

    Wig_Billy is just a point away from a NINE HUNDRED lead!!

    And now he has it!!

  • Giro - Tappa 131 year 14 weeks agoWhy oh why did Bouhani leave

    Why oh why did Bouhani leave me with a grey spot in the team? I can only hope it will not be a real sprint day then...

  • Prizes for Giro D'Italia1 year 14 weeks agoNormally a week or so after

    Normally a week or so after the race ends Wink

  • Sir Bradley Wiggins withdraws from Giro on medical grounds1 year 14 weeks agoDescendus Girlitis

    Descendus Girlitis Nerd

  • Pat McQuaid secures nomination of Swiss Cycling to stand for third term as UCI President1 year 14 weeks agoMcQuaid's latest nomination

    McQuaid's latest nomination could yet hit a snag. Under article 51 of the UCI constitution, the candidates for the presidency "shall be nominated by the federation of the candidate".

    As a former president of Cycling Ireland, McQuaid holds an honorary lifetime Cycling Ireland licence and it was confirmed by Cycling Ireland yesterday that he has an Irish licence for 2013.

    Even though he has lived near UCI headquarters in Switzerland since 2005, under UCI rule number 1.1008, the licence holder "shall remain affiliated to that (Irish) federation until the expiry of the licence, even if he changes country of residence".

    Under UCI rule number 1.1009 "a licence holder may hold the licence of only one national federation", so McQuaid cannot hold a Swiss licence and therefore yesterday's nomination by the Swiss federation could yet be deemed invalid.

  • Castelli Velocissimo Team Jersey FZ1 year 14 weeks agoI prefer the look of this

    I prefer the look of this jersey so it's the one I would probably choose. The Prima does have a zipped pocket though which I really like as a feature - get paranoid about losing my house keys

  • Should I upgrade my wheels1 year 14 weeks agoMy LBS reckons the stock

    My LBS reckons the stock wheels with that bike are equivalent to elites anyway. Buy a garmin and a raceware mount, nice pedals/shoes etc.

  • Going to Italy to see Giro1 year 14 weeks agoYou might get a better time

    You might get a better time than Cav!!

  • Wiggins, career over?1 year 14 weeks agoFol de rol.

    Fol de rol.

  • Sir Bradley Wiggins withdraws from Giro on medical grounds1 year 14 weeks agoTotally agree Mr Hatter

    Totally agree Mr Hatter

  • The Giro Purist thread1 year 14 weeks agodrheaton wrote:Still got 8,

    drheaton wrote:
    Still got 8, hoping Scarponi and Majka can finally come good. Also, hoping Locatelli actually does, well, anything. He's been totally non-existent so far.

    I'd say Scarponi and Majka are over-achieving in this to be honest(especially Rafa).....not sure how that equates to Fantasy pts though?

  • Sir Bradley Wiggins withdraws from Giro on medical grounds1 year 14 weeks agoI hope marketing thinks

    I hope marketing thinks beyond the Sir Brad machine this year.
    Compared to the 2012 Tour, this years Tour is too much of a monster for Wiggo imho.
    I really hope Frommey gets the nod as hes more of a natural mountain goat. And love him or loath him, Bertie will be back this year and I cant see Wiggo being able to match him in the hills

  • Tom Boonen being investigated for tax evasion, says Belgian newspaper1 year 14 weeks agoBeing almost serious for a

    Being almost serious for a second, Tom Boonen is one of the pro-riders that I would seriously love to meet and go for a drink with.

    Him and Voigt would be a top pairing to go on the piss with I reckon.

  • Sir Bradley Wiggins withdraws from Giro on medical grounds1 year 14 weeks agoNick T wrote:Some Fella

    Nick T wrote:
    Some Fella wrote:
    Wiggins is the team leader, Sky's top GC contender and has a palmares that Froome can only dream of so he he needs to accept that he has to support Wiggins now.

    Well, Fausto Coppi has a palmarés that Wiggins can only dream of but if I'm honest, I don't fancy his chances much this year either.


    And if Froome had been given his freedom earlier in the Vuelta a couple of year back he'd have a grand tour on his palmares too. Instead he had to ride for Wiggins even when wearing the red jersey.