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Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:49 pm
by shoopdawoop
Seems as though the UCI is at least trying, hopefully the omerta of pro cycling is at an end.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/andy-sc ... down-under

Wonder if a singular Schleck can turn it around this year? Hopefully a change of pace and race schedule will finally let the Andy compete at the top level again!

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:30 pm
by pastronef
@millarmind: Deactivating my Twitter account. It's been fun. I need to actually start doing stuff. Adieu!


:( I liked Millar very much

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:30 pm
by Weenie

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:01 pm
by pastronef
about disc brakes on road bikes, that's what a little italian wheel maker told me: Uci biggest sponsor is Shimano. Shimano still has to develop and promote a road disk brake. So Uci is still waiting to give the green light to disc brakes fo road bikes.
As soon as Shimano gives the nod, the Uci will say yes to disc brakes for the road.

and it will not be for 2013

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:47 pm
by Kjetil
pastronef wrote:@millarmind: Deactivating my Twitter account. It's been fun. I need to actually start doing stuff. Adieu!


:( I liked Millar very much


So did I. Sister Fran gave some background yesterday.
BTW Sky should let her handle more of the communications stuff. They've been rather helpless lately.

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:29 am
by SvenNijs
Kjetil wrote:So did I. Sister Fran gave some background yesterday.

What was the background?

"PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:54 am
by Kjetil
Freeing up time for "important shit".

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:42 am
by Rodrego Hernandez
Kjetil wrote:
pastronef wrote:@millarmind: Deactivating my Twitter account. It's been fun. I need to actually start doing stuff. Adieu!


:( I liked Millar very much


So did I. Sister Fran gave some background yesterday.
BTW Sky should let her handle more of the communications stuff. They've been rather helpless lately.



She does look after much of their comms and media stuff, that is part of the reason they have been in such a mess lately. She's good at communicating the 'we're winning, aren't we great' stuff, not so good at the whole 'we messed up our zero tolerance policy and employed a load of people with dodgy backgrounds' stuff.

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:49 am
by Kjetil
She was away on sick leave when Sky did their latest foot in mouth exercise, though.

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:36 am
by Rodrego Hernandez
Sure she was :wink:

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:43 pm
by pastronef

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:33 pm
by Willier
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:46 pm
by stella-azzurra
pastronef wrote:Steven De Jongh layin' around

https://mobile.twitter.com/stevendejong ... 5483429890


But he's staring at a blank wall :lol:
Oh the possibilities :lol:

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:00 pm
by dereksmalls
Fat Pat's Open Letter http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/11/news/an-open-letter-from-pat-mcquaid-to-the-riders-on-the-postal-service-scandal_265021

I stopped reading after the "We are aware that some riders have complained publicly that despite having shared knowledge with the UCI, there was an inadequate follow-up. I would like to take this opportunity to assure you that the UCI did act on information provided in the past and it will always do so in the future, within the bounds of what is legally feasible" paragraph.

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:09 pm
by pastronef
https://mobile.twitter.com/evanhuffman

Evan Huffman signed for 2 years with Astana

he thanks Specialized. so at least 2 years more for Specy with Astana

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:09 pm
by Weenie

Re: "PRO" Cycling Discussion

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:30 pm
by pastronef
team Cannondale on Vision wheels in 2013

http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/can ... s-for-2013