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Re: 2019 PRO thread

Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:27 pm
by UpFromOne
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?

Re: 2019 PRO thread

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:30 am
by AJS914
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.

Re: 2019 PRO thread

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:30 am
by Weenie

Re: 2019 PRO thread

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

Is telling your rivals incorrect information commonplace in professional cycling?

Re: 2019 PRO thread

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:03 am
by RimClencher
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?

Re: 2019 PRO thread

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:07 am
by icantaffordcycling
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:

Re: 2019 PRO thread

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:24 pm
by Wookski
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

Re: 2019 PRO thread

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:25 pm
by Wookski
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

Re: 2019 PRO thread

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:27 pm
by AJS914
Good lesson for Woods to learn at a not so important race!

Re: 2019 PRO thread

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:04 pm
by Jugi

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.

Re: 2019 PRO thread

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:18 pm
by Dan Gerous
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.

2019 PRO thread

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:58 pm
by LeDuke
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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Re: 2019 PRO thread

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:55 pm
by Kjetil
Why so serious? Said Peter Sagan.

Re: 2019 PRO thread

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:22 am
by LewisK
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!

Re: 2019 PRO thread

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:55 am
by DOUG
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!

Re: 2019 PRO thread

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:55 am
by Weenie

Re: 2019 PRO thread

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:07 pm
by CrankAddictsRich
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.