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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:22 pm 
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Matthews complaining about the moves he shouldn't have followed on the hill etc - not the answer. he simply didn't have the strength to sprint against Sagan and Kristoff. Of course, it doesn't help that Matthews gave away Sagan's wheel to follow a surge up the left side. You get to the end of a long race, don't give up Sagan's wheel - he's proven time and again that he's very good at navigating the scrum, and he's got the speed. The most reliable sprinter on the planet, if not always the fastest.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 4:54 pm 
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As predicted last February:

antonioiglesius wrote:
Peter can't pull off the 'gritty-bearded' look, he smiles too much. Also yeah funny interview.

UpFromOne wrote:
He'll shave, but only when he needs a marginal aero gain for the big race.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:22 pm 
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where are the matthews comments?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:57 am 
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spud wrote:
Matthews complaining about the moves he shouldn't have followed on the hill etc - not the answer. he simply didn't have the strength to sprint against Sagan and Kristoff. Of course, it doesn't help that Matthews gave away Sagan's wheel to follow a surge up the left side. You get to the end of a long race, don't give up Sagan's wheel - he's proven time and again that he's very good at navigating the scrum, and he's got the speed. The most reliable sprinter on the planet, if not always the fastest.


I don't know if I agree with you.. I think its fine to say what he said, he's looking back on the race trying to figure out what made the difference, what he could've done differently to have a better result. That is how racers get better. He's basically saying, he burned matches, chasing moves that ended up getting pulled back anyway and if you listen to Sagan's comments, he basically said, with 5K to go, I thought my race was over, that it had gone up the road. Sagan didn't chase those moves, but somehow the race ended up coming back together (not really sure how as coverage is spotty at best). I do agree though, that Matthews should have stayed on Sagan's wheel.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:12 am 
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CrankAddictsRich wrote:
Sagan didn't chase those moves, but somehow the race ended up coming back together (not really sure how as coverage is spotty at best)
Pretty obvious?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:11 am 
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Matthews' best move of the day was pounding his bars.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:10 am 
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UpFromOne wrote:
Matthews' best move of the day was pounding his bars.

he's such a little bogan!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:34 am 
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It's pretty unusual to see third place looking so dejected on the podium. Usually that's second place's job. Third place's job is to just be happy to be there.
Perhaps those rules don't apply to genuine WC contenders.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:58 am 
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Kristoff and Sagan were so much better that imo Mathews has no room to complain about the result.

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Indeed, he is not even present on the photo finish pic.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:31 am 
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Why? He didn't meet his own expectations so he is angry.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:24 pm 
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Vermu wrote:
Kristoff and Sagan were so much better that imo Mathews has no room to complain about the result.

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Exactly. If you can't quite come around the guy in front of you, yeah, you can rue the unproductive moves you made earlier in the day. But if you can't hold the wheel of the guy when he opens the sprint, you never had a chance, just say "it wan't my day", or "they were just better than me". No excuses when you get your ass handed to you that hard.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:11 pm 
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I never have liked Matthews. He always has an excuse about how he really is the best except for .... Why can't he just admit that is isn't the best on some days. Everyone else manages to. Also, his talk about "stealing" the green from Sagan in the Tour is annoying. How do you "steal" a jersey from a guy that isn't even in the race?


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This pics says it all... :D he should learn how to accept defeat gracefully (though, bronze isn't bad...Froome was happy with bronze)

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Grade 5 grammar skills on social media and hair are my gripes with 'bling' while we're at it.


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