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Re: 2018 PRO thread

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:20 am
by rainerhq
In my eyes Y. Neff 5th wasn´t big suprise. She is strong and technically very good, but more suprised by L. Brand winning in Namur.

Re: 2018 PRO thread

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:20 am
by Weenie

Re: 2018 PRO thread

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:38 pm
by tymon_tm
it's xmas so no better time for some merry news from pro circus:

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/menchov ... m-rusvelo/

let's hear it for two dopers coming back to make cycling great again!

Re: 2018 PRO thread

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:37 pm
by Mr.Gib
tymon_tm wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:38 pm
it's xmas so no better time for some merry news from pro circus:
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/menchov ... m-rusvelo/
let's hear it for two dopers coming back to make cycling great again!
Menchov + Petrov + the Russian state. This is not going to end well.

Re: 2018 PRO thread

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:12 am
by sfo423
Russian athletes get a hall pass at home.

http://www.espn.com/espnw/sports/articl ... moscow-lab



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Menchov + Petrov + the Russian state. This is not going to end well.
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Re: 2018 PRO thread

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:30 am
by AJS914
sfo423 wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:12 am
Russian athletes get a hall pass at home.

http://www.espn.com/espnw/sports/articl ... moscow-lab

I can't believe that Wada is even trying to trust the Russians or re-certify that lab.

Re: 2018 PRO thread

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:26 am
by Mr.Gib
Perhaps WADA is maiking a good faith effort while of course knowing the likelihood of the Russians cooperating and coming clean is close to nil. This is probably necessary if future suspensions and bans are to be upheld. Due process and all...

This Russian intransigence should be surprising to no one. That the Russian state will help its athletes to cheat and help to cover up the cheating is really a longstanding tradition. While the athletes are in a tough spot, it's the mid level administrators of the doping schemes that have it really bad. They have a tendency to end up dead in mysterious accidents. Like the one guy who crashed his car into a bunch of bullets.

Re: 2018 PRO thread

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:51 am
by micky
Nippo and Israel Cycling Academy paintjobs looking good.

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Re: 2018 PRO thread

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 1:33 pm
by pastronef
FDJ team will wear GIRO helmets in 2019-20

Re: 2018 PRO thread

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:15 pm
by Monkeyfudger
This kit/bike combo actually really works IMO.

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Re: 2018 PRO thread

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:21 pm
by Karvalo
Odd though because Giant have got quite a history with orange.

Although maybe they've decided they don't want to remind people of Rabobank :P

Re: 2018 PRO thread

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:40 pm
by Monkeyfudger
Ha, I have a weird need to know what bike sponsors do/sell so was actually having a wee Google the other day about Visma of Jumbo-Visma (LottoNL-Jumbo) and I’d completely forgotten that they were in fact Rabbobank, cycling is weird. Ish...

Re: 2018 PRO thread

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:44 pm
by maquisard
Mr.Gib wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:26 am
Perhaps WADA is maiking a good faith effort while of course knowing the likelihood of the Russians cooperating and coming clean is close to nil. This is probably necessary if future suspensions and bans are to be upheld. Due process and all...
WADA is a show to give the illusion of lean sport. Nothing more.

Re: 2018 PRO thread

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:30 pm
by tmr5555
From Velonews:
"Nibali contract talks ‘on hold’ in wake of blockbuster McLaren deal"

I say Mclaren has tasted the blood in the water (like a shark, geddit? lol) and weighing the option of getting G or Froome over at the end of 2019.
They're so transparent.
Brent Copeland at it again...


https://www.velonews.com/2018/12/news/n ... eal_482537

Re: 2018 PRO thread

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:29 pm
by Mr.Gib
maquisard wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:44 pm
Mr.Gib wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:26 am
Perhaps WADA is maiking a good faith effort while of course knowing the likelihood of the Russians cooperating and coming clean is close to nil. This is probably necessary if future suspensions and bans are to be upheld. Due process and all...
WADA is a show to give the illusion of lean sport. Nothing more.
Yes, except with the Russians now blocking Wada, and of course running around destroying evidence, the opposite has happened.

Re: 2018 PRO thread

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:29 pm
by Weenie

Re: 2018 PRO thread

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:08 pm
by Sacke
This doesn't remind me of Rabobank.

It's like Euskatel-Euskadi was back!
Monkeyfudger wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:15 pm
This kit/bike combo actually really works IMO.

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