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sfo423 wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:11 pm
From epo to 'roids? He can't accept aging is a natural process...
Interesting that he claims his heart grew around his big artery.
Sounds like a possible HGH issue, eh?

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He looks good! I bet that he's taking more than roids. There are tons of things one can take in the anti-aging realm.

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https://youtu.be/ZDhKXMjMkuc?t=961

Is telling your rivals incorrect information commonplace in professional cycling?
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I'd say that's a good lesson hard-learned!!

Phinney: "I'm widly underprepared, and I don't care" *laughs*
I know that's just an edited snippet, but overall, is EF the least professional professional team out there?

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RimClencher wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:03 am
is EF the least professional professional team out there?
Have you seen movistar tactics? I guess those guys dont even count as a professional team anymore. :unbelievable:
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icantaffordcycling wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:07 am
RimClencher wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:03 am
is EF the least professional professional team out there?
Have you seen movistar tactics? I guess those guys dont even count as a professional team anymore. :unbelievable:
The only other team I would back to accidentally win a GT like Movistar's Giro is EF

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icantaffordcycling wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:10 am
https://youtu.be/ZDhKXMjMkuc?t=961

Is telling your rivals incorrect information commonplace in professional cycling?
Yes, if your rival is silly enough to not know

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Good lesson for Woods to learn at a not so important race!

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RimClencher wrote: Phinney: "I'm widly underprepared, and I don't care" *laughs*
I know that's just an edited snippet, but overall, is EF the least professional professional team out there?
I'd say based on Phinney's experience, hearing him saying he is "wildly unprepared" most likely means he is still heaps ahead of a WT rookie.

EF has had a very open approach to racing this season. For an example, Lachlan Morton did at least one ultra-cycling event during the season amongst his WT calendar. I wouldn't depict them as un-professional based on that, just different.

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Jugi wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:04 pm
RimClencher wrote: Phinney: "I'm widly underprepared, and I don't care" *laughs*
I know that's just an edited snippet, but overall, is EF the least professional professional team out there?
I'd say based on Phinney's experience, hearing him saying he is "wildly unprepared" most likely means he is still heaps ahead of a WT rookie.

EF has had a very open approach to racing this season. For an example, Lachlan Morton did at least one ultra-cycling event during the season amongst his WT calendar. I wouldn't depict them as un-professional based on that, just different.
I wouldn't judge that race for the professionnalism of a team. The Japan Cup is more considered an end of season party for them than an important race, they go because it's a fun, low-key race with a very different, cool atmosphere and crazy nice fans, plus, it's Japan, can't turn down an excuse to go there! Of course Phinney didn't care, it was more a last 'lap of honor with the fans'. Even Woods, he went there a lot more to pre-ride the Olympic Tokyo course, racing the Japan Cup with leftover form from his late season, obviously he's a racer so it's still frustrating to lose, especially that way, he'll probably stop trusting competitors (and will especially remember Mollema is dishonnest) from now on but, he wont lose sleep over it.

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RimClencher wrote:I'd say that's a good lesson hard-learned!!

Phinney: "I'm widly underprepared, and I don't care" *laughs*
I know that's just an edited snippet, but overall, is EF the least professional professional team out there?
I’m not sure that allowing your riders to enjoy themselves is “unprofessional” at all.

Talent management is a big part of retention. And productivity, etc.


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I’ve got to say, I’ve really enjoyed watching the EF Gone Racing videos, it always good to get an insight to life in the Pro ranks.

It’s new and not really something we’ve seen before from a WT team, I’m just not sure how long the alternative racing programme will last, I might be wrong, but I’d have thought the sponsors would prioritise results over their riders having a laugh!

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LewisK wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:22 am
I’ve got to say, I’ve really enjoyed watching the EF Gone Racing videos, it always good to get an insight to life in the Pro ranks.

It’s new and not really something we’ve seen before from a WT team, I’m just not sure how long the alternative racing programme will last, I might be wrong, but I’d have thought the sponsors would prioritise results over their riders having a laugh!
Their sponsors prioritise eyeballs and engagement. 250k + veiws on some of their Gone Racing videos is not exactly chump change. I'd say Rapha would be absolutely delighted with the response they're getting, the most popular videos are the ones from the so called "alternative program" like Dirty Kanza, Leadville etc. Youd imagine they will be looking to do more of the same into the future rather than just trying to appeal to one subset of the cycling world, which is a niche sport as it is!

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Totally agree with this... and I was skeptical when they first announced this altenative schedule thing. Then, halfway through the season I realized I was really only interested in the altenative racing videos.

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