HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at starbike.com store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Articles FAQ Contact About




Post new topic This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 28331 posts ] 
Go to page Previous  1 ... 1774, 1775, 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, 1780 ... 1889  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:13 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:55 am
Posts: 494
Location: Vladivostok
Mollema to Trek.

_________________
KWalker wrote:
chill out perv dogs, homegirl is still only 17.


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:13 am 


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:23 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 21, 2006 8:57 pm
Posts: 3951
Location: Vicenza
BMC just signed Damiano Caruso whom was rumored to Team Sky.
They've got also De Marchi whom was rumored to Astana but then Vino didnt want too many italians.

_________________
ciclismo-espresso.com


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:14 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:45 am
Posts: 29
Worth a read:
http://cyclingtips.com.au/2014/08/anti- ... rt-system/


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:35 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jul 29, 2006 2:36 am
Posts: 1218
Location: UK
DanW wrote:
Bit harsh ;) But 3 punctures in 170km is a bit much, especially with one 6km from the end too. Wonder what tyre he was running and who the mechanic for the first puncture was that took an age to get the wheel changed?!

As has been mentioned one mechanical was chain related and the wheel was changed as a precaution.
Have to ask, did you see the race? Lots of laps on a shortish city circuit in atrocious conditions. Punctures were to be expected. The Australians didn't seem to fare very well in the puncture department.

Glad Thomas won. He's deserved a big win for a while.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:32 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Apr 02, 2006 11:11 pm
Posts: 143
Punctures can happen anywhere on the circuit. It could be 6k from the finish or 6k from the start.
Bad conditions mean more punctures.
It's not as if the tyre just decided to stop being puncture proof with 6k to go. It was just bad luck.

Or actually you could say it was fortunate that the puncture happened then and not 5k earlier when he was In the group of 3 as that would have ruled him out for the win there and then most likely.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:38 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 02, 2006 7:10 pm
Posts: 425
TiG wrote:


Interesting. Riders will need to be tested after they have finished riding to get a full picture. Also perhaps explains the all year round model of some riders rather than the peaking approach. Once you establish your passport parameters you have to maintain them on a consistent basis.

History shows that you have to stay one step ahead of cheats and that they will be imaginative and sometimes intelligent in their approaches. The more the biological passport is understood, the more it will be 'gamed'.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:23 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 28, 2008 10:15 pm
Posts: 1372
Location: Hungary
Contador's data from the day he crashed.
Image

It says 76.8km/h when he crashed, but at the same time reveals his power data for the first two climbs.
Of course a summit finish would be more interesting.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:45 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:35 pm
Posts: 1711
Location: Geneva
ghisallo2003 wrote:
TiG wrote:


Interesting. Riders will need to be tested after they have finished riding to get a full picture. Also perhaps explains the all year round model of some riders rather than the peaking approach. Once you establish your passport parameters you have to maintain them on a consistent basis.

History shows that you have to stay one step ahead of cheats and that they will be imaginative and sometimes intelligent in their approaches. The more the biological passport is understood, the more it will be 'gamed'.


This has been known for quite a while. See Horner's missed test at end of Vuelta...


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:35 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 02, 2006 7:10 pm
Posts: 425
I meant post-career testing, rather than after a race. You could feasibly adjust your passport parameters all through your racing career and not raise suspicions.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:48 pm 
Offline
Formerly known as wassertreter

Joined: Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:08 am
Posts: 2217
Location: Pedal Square
ghisallo2003: it would be insanely difficult to dope consistently for years. With all the traveling, supply is a real issue. Also, chances are that you get really bad side effects, the body's response to lots of EPO for example is to shut down the natural EPO production, so once you stop, you're in trouble. (Not that side effects would have stopped people in the past)

The bio passport is a real success in making doping considerably harder.

_________________
Bikes: Raw Ti, 650b flatbar CX


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:30 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:20 pm
Posts: 1469
Location: New Zealand
MarkGiardini wrote:
Mollema to Trek.


Read the interview on CN and found this comment from him quite unbelievable for someone at Pro Tour level - “I think the time trial bike is a very fast bike and it tested really well in the wind tunnel,” Mollema said. “But we just didn’t have enough time to train on the new bike. The fact that I didn’t have a time trial bike to train on at home all year wasn’t in my favour.”

WTF? He is the co leader of the team and didn't have TT bike for the whole year to train on? Hell I know people on continental teams that get a TT bike to train on all year. That just seems incredibly short sighted by him and the team, even if it was last years model, you'd think he'd have one to practice on.

_________________
2012 BMC SLR 6.02kg http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=110390


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:52 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Dec 12, 2008 5:19 am
Posts: 710
Location: Brisbane, Oz
I think he means 'new' TT bike to train on.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:02 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Mar 14, 2009 6:08 am
Posts: 7828
Location: Geelong
And by that it's more a reflection on Bianchi's ability to deliver the team their new Aquila TT rigs than the team holding out on providing a bike.

That said, nothing stopping Mollema refining his position on the TT bike he had and transferring that fit over. So there's a component of 'blaming his tools', given his shocking Stage 20 TdF TT.

_________________
http://www.nicksquillari.com.au


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:20 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:20 pm
Posts: 1469
Location: New Zealand
petal666 wrote:
I think he means 'new' TT bike to train on.


Depends how you read his answer, or if he was misquoted.

_________________
2012 BMC SLR 6.02kg http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=110390


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:40 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:27 pm
Posts: 468
supposedly, I've heard that bianchi left it up to Mollema and Ten Dam whether they wanted to ride the new bike or not.

though, I agree that if Mollema had had his fit coordinates on his old TT riug dialed in he should not have any issue transferring it to the new bike. there'd be no difference biomecahnically.


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:40 am 


Top
  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 28331 posts ] 
Go to page Previous  1 ... 1774, 1775, 1776, 1777, 1778, 1779, 1780 ... 1889  Next


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider], Bing [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot], tonytourist and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. 2015 'PRO' cycling discussion

[ Go to page: 1 ... 398, 399, 400 ]

in Cycle Chat

Frankie - B

5989

376344

Sat Aug 29, 2015 2:28 am

kbbpll View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. New Bike Discussion - Emonda, BH, or Bianchi Infinito CV

in Road

jefftillack

10

1589

Tue Dec 30, 2014 9:48 am

Dirty32 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Cycling in Girona

in Cycle Chat

Tomstr

10

1073

Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:28 pm

pastronef View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Cycling in Burlingame

in Cycle Chat

KH1

6

503

Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:59 am

Dalai View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Cycling habits

in Cycle Chat

mihalina

14

1416

Sun May 03, 2015 7:09 pm

mihalina View the latest post


It is currently Sat Aug 29, 2015 4:47 am

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by starbike.com


How to get rid of these ads? Just register!


Powered by phpBB