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Re: 2019 PRO thread

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:41 pm
by Calnago
It sounds like a horrible crash, hope he recovers ok in time, regardless of whether he competes again. I do remember Beloki’s crash... and I don’t recall him coming back at all.

Re: 2019 PRO thread

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:41 pm
by Weenie

Re: 2019 PRO thread

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:14 pm
by Dan Gerous
Beloki did come back, but he was a different man, struggled to finish races and to get any kind of results. He did one Tour and one Vuelta but a full two years after his crash, and he struggled on his way to finish 75th and 40th on GC. He was set to start the Tour the following year but he was one of the names implicated in Operation Puerto and never raced again.

Re: 2019 PRO thread

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:20 pm
by ome rodriguez

Re: 2019 PRO thread

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:21 pm
by nathanong87
and in some cases, valverde comes back from a broken leg and wins worlds.

Re: 2019 PRO thread

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:25 pm
by Dan Gerous
It's probably very hard to be precise and know for sure how the recovery will go, Beloki was fully recovered a few months later according to doctors but in reality, on the road, it was a different story.

Valverde... to use Gibo Simoni's words, he's extra-terrestrial, who knows what black magic he's using to cheat age/time/odds...

A good surprise news for Chris Froome, he just won another Grand Tour today. Juan José Cobo has just been disqualified from his Vuelta 2011 win, Froome was 2nd, Wiggins 3rd and Mollema 4th. :noidea:

Re: 2019 PRO thread

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:29 pm
by guyc
anyone shocked about Cobo? Literally the most obvious doping of the decade.

Re: 2019 PRO thread

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:36 pm
by jasjas
BBC News - Interview with surgeon who operated on Froome says 4hr op successful and he will make a full recovery, no real lasting damage.
So hopefully he will be back next season.

Re: 2019 PRO thread

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:37 pm
by nathanong87
LMAO, cobo gets popped and froome possibly gets 2011 vuelta victory. we all knew cobo was playin.

Re: 2019 PRO thread

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:38 pm
by Dan Gerous
guyc wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:29 pm
anyone shocked about Cobo? Literally the most obvious doping of the decade.
The surprise is that it took them 8 years to figure it out! :mrgreen:

Not to repeat myself but: HOLY WOUT! :unbelievable:

He just won the Dauphiné sprint, one day after dominating the ITT!

Re: 2019 PRO thread

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:38 pm
by dgasmd
While life altering injuries, they won’t prevent him from coming back to racing. Coming back to the level he has been is a nearly an absolute NO in my mind. What separates these guys at the very top of sports is such a minute margin that he will no longer have above the competition. Is just that simple even when you take the mental aspect out of the equation. Then you add younger and up and comer guys that are breaking out this year and next. Possible? Sure. Speculation? Yes. Likely? Not really......

Re: 2019 PRO thread

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:12 pm
by nathanong87
remco wins a stage!

Re: 2019 PRO thread

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:36 pm
by bilwit
guyc wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:29 pm
anyone shocked about Cobo? Literally the most obvious doping of the decade.
Chris Horner says hello :lol:

Re: 2019 PRO thread

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:00 pm
by AJS914
The biological passport is not really working if it takes them 8 years to ban someone. The biological passport seems more like a scare tactic than anything.

Re: 2019 PRO thread

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:04 pm
by Jugi

IchDien wrote: They say he caught the wind on his front wheel...is it usually standard practice to do a recon lap with such deep rims or? I can see it would make sense but also quite risky surely.
I don't how the pros prefer to do it, but if recon's and race's conditions are expected to resemble closely, in my opinion the recon should be used to test the equipment as well as see and feel the route. So it would be beneficial to use race equipment.

By the way, pros usually seem to ride relatively shallow front wheels on their TT bikes. I think many are on 50-60mm fronts, as 80mm is a viable option as well.

Re: 2019 PRO thread

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:04 pm
by Weenie

Re: 2019 PRO thread

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:39 pm
by guyc
bilwit wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:36 pm
guyc wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:29 pm
anyone shocked about Cobo? Literally the most obvious doping of the decade.
Chris Horner says hello :lol:
Fair point :mrgreen: