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by ms6073

tymon_tm wrote:
Fri Sep 30, 2022 11:35 am
exactly this. singling out LA as the sole villain
Sure there were a lots of riders in the pro peloton who looked for marginal gains in all the wrong places, but LA was the one profiting the most and who filed legal actions against anyone and everyone who decided to raise there hand and ask questions! Worse was the fact that most of those he sued could ill aford to front adequte legal defenses when they ended up in his legal cross hairs and that is something for which he should never get a pass on.
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MichaelK wrote:
Fri Sep 30, 2022 10:57 pm
BdaGhisallo wrote:
Fri Sep 30, 2022 10:35 pm
2014 TDF.
2014 Cav abandoned after the crash on Stage 1. May have been 2013, maybe stage 5 perhaps?
Nothing happened GC wise then. I think he just means 2014 was an example of a GC rider taking tons of time on a non-mountain day. Though it's a bit of a special case with a lot of factors coming together at once, IMO. One of them being that Nibali was relishing the cobbles while Evenepoel hates any poor surfaces. It's doubtful he'll be looking at any forthcoming cobbled or gravel stages as an opportunity no matter how good the rest of Quickstep is at it.

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MichaelK wrote:
Fri Sep 30, 2022 10:57 pm
BdaGhisallo wrote:
Fri Sep 30, 2022 10:35 pm
2014 TDF.
2014 Cav abandoned after the crash on Stage 1. May have been 2013, maybe stage 5 perhaps?
Yep, you're right. It was the year he was British champion.

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by Karvalo

BdaGhisallo wrote:
Sat Oct 01, 2022 10:51 am
MichaelK wrote:
Fri Sep 30, 2022 10:57 pm
BdaGhisallo wrote:
Fri Sep 30, 2022 10:35 pm
2014 TDF.
2014 Cav abandoned after the crash on Stage 1. May have been 2013, maybe stage 5 perhaps?
Yep, you're right. It was the year he was British champion.
You're both wrong. There was no crosswind split and no GC action at all that day. There was no stage that year that Froome took time in crosswinds.

There was a day that Contador took back a minute on everyone else including Froome on a crosswind stage win by Cav for Quickstep, but ultimately he finished off the podium.

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by LouisN

So what about Quintana now...

Louis :)

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by MichaelB

LouisN wrote:
Sat Oct 01, 2022 2:46 pm
So what about Quintana now...

Louis :)
There is a lot NOT said in all the press releases. My $0.05 is that Arke said thanks, but no thanks?

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by chorus88

Remco Evenepoel twitter

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by battlehard

Karvalo wrote:
Sat Oct 01, 2022 11:13 am
BdaGhisallo wrote:
Sat Oct 01, 2022 10:51 am
MichaelK wrote:
Fri Sep 30, 2022 10:57 pm
BdaGhisallo wrote:
Fri Sep 30, 2022 10:35 pm
2014 TDF.
2014 Cav abandoned after the crash on Stage 1. May have been 2013, maybe stage 5 perhaps?
Yep, you're right. It was the year he was British champion.
You're both wrong. There was no crosswind split and no GC action at all that day. There was no stage that year that Froome took time in crosswinds.

There was a day that Contador took back a minute on everyone else including Froome on a crosswind stage win by Cav for Quickstep, but ultimately he finished off the podium.
2013 Stage 3

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by Karvalo

battlehard wrote:
Sun Oct 02, 2022 8:09 pm
2013 Stage 3
What about it?

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by pastronef

wild shuffle in XCO mtb teams 2023

Vidaurre to Scott
Colombo (BMC) rumored to Scott
Pauline leaves BMC (maybe Ineos)
Kross-Orlen will stop in 2023. Cink, Wawak, Litscher on the market
Avancini leaves Cannondale
KMC will ride Lapierre bikes after years with Orbea
Sarrou and Sina Frei leave Specialized (rumored to BMC)
Decathlon-Rockrider wants Maxime Marotte

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So I guess a new Orbea team?

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by pastronef

robbosmans wrote:
Mon Oct 03, 2022 10:16 am
So I guess a new Orbea team?
or Orbea will just become another team supplier?

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meanwhile, what a cute photo

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note: please restrain yourself from doping comments. yes, I'm talking to you. yes, we already know what you think. thank you very much :thumbup:
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tymon_tm wrote:meanwhile, what a cute photo

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note: please restrain yourself from doping comments. yes, I'm talking to you. yes, we already know what you think. thank you very much :thumbup:
So Cav’s retiring I presume?


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by maquisard

Glad to see Jan Ullrich looking happy, he has had some tough years. My favourite cyclist of the 1990s who I watched on TV as a young teenager.

Many abandoned Ullrich. Like him or loathe him, Armstrong was one of the few that stood by him and took an interest.

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