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Re: 2020 Pro thread

Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 2:12 am
by Stendhal
pdlpsher1 wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 1:16 am
Caley Fretz and Ruth Winder are Everesting on Flagstaff Mountain in Boulder today. Ruth Winder is a Pro and the overall winner of the 2020 Santos Tour Down Under. So a bit of 'Pro' news for you.

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It also would be a bit of "amateur" news for many of us, such as myself, if we could ride along because Caleb and Ruth would quickly "social distance" me up the climb again and again :D

Re: 2020 Pro thread

Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 2:12 am
by Weenie

Re: 2020 Pro thread

Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 11:18 am
by mike
what do you think about INEOS becoming the next MOVISTAR with 3 leaders infighting, like carapaz, valverde, quintana, and even landa= froome, thomas, bernal, carapaz (though carapaz not likely as he is headed to Giro)

Re: 2020 Pro thread

Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 12:01 pm
by sychen
mike wrote:what do you think about INEOS becoming the next MOVISTAR with 3 leaders infighting, like carapaz, valverde, quintana, and even landa= froome, thomas, bernal, carapaz (though carapaz not likely as he is headed to Giro)
Nope.. Cuz Brailsford. It's that simple. Anyone who doesn't play the team game gets tossed.

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Re: 2020 Pro thread

Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 1:37 pm
by Wookski
sychen wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 12:01 pm
mike wrote:what do you think about INEOS becoming the next MOVISTAR with 3 leaders infighting, like carapaz, valverde, quintana, and even landa= froome, thomas, bernal, carapaz (though carapaz not likely as he is headed to Giro)
Nope.. Cuz Brailsford. It's that simple. Anyone who doesn't play the team game gets tossed.

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Or anyone who DOES play the team game gets paid handsomely!

Re: 2020 Pro thread

Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 3:08 pm
by mike
it will be interesting to see. i could see tension between thomas and froome where thomas chased froome in the tour that thomas won

Re: 2020 Pro thread

Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 9:20 pm
by AJS914
The thought of Froome going to Bahrain and the look on Landa's face makes me laugh!

The story of Froome moving teams in the middle of Covid19 seems bogus - a headline grabber.

Re: 2020 Pro thread

Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 10:27 pm
by Herb5998
Definitely click bait, but I’m guessing the agent is trying to shop him around? If I was in Brailsford’s position, given what Froome has to recover from and his age, I wouldn’t see him as the outright leader on a stacked team.


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Re: 2020 Pro thread

Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 11:09 pm
by raisinberry777
Wookski wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 1:37 pm
Or anyone who DOES play the team game gets paid handsomely!
Probably a better way of looking at it. Kwiatkowski does an incredibly important job for the team and, according to the salary figures that came out recently, is paid for it accordingly. Obviously most teams don't have the resources to do this, but it certainly shows that happy domestiques make for a good team environment.

Re: 2020 Pro thread

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 8:29 am
by altuna98
Froome changing teams may be his best move. If he stays at Ineos leadership is not assured for him, and there will be a lot of tension. Plus, Ineos also will benefit from his move. Us too.

Re: 2020 Pro thread

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 3:54 pm
by ms6073
altuna98 wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 8:29 am
Froome changing teams may be his best move. If he stays at Ineos leadership is not assured for him, and there will be a lot of tension.
Guess now Froome has a understanding of how he made Wiggins feel during his time at Sky.

Re: 2020 Pro thread

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 4:28 pm
by mike
interesting on https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/the-da ... lia-video/ Alex Dowsett calls his pinarello Bollide time trial bike crappy equipment and that it was slow. but he still won his debut grand tour stage

Re: 2020 Pro thread

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 4:58 pm
by jekyll man
mike wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 4:28 pm
interesting on https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/the-da ... lia-video/ Alex Dowsett calls his pinarello Bollide time trial bike crappy equipment and that it was slow. but he still won his debut grand tour stage
Other than it being a Graal....and i suspect it was crappy

Re: 2020 Pro thread

Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 11:00 pm
by bilwit
jekyll man wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 4:58 pm
mike wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 4:28 pm
interesting on https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/the-da ... lia-video/ Alex Dowsett calls his pinarello Bollide time trial bike crappy equipment and that it was slow. but he still won his debut grand tour stage
Other than it being a Graal....and i suspect it was crappy
Yep, that stage was the first time the Bolide debut the WT with Wiggins riding it (and then tossing it in the ditch). Still not sure if he was referring to the Graal or Campy. If the Graal was good enough to win all year in the year before (2012) and podium at the Olympics, surely it wasn't that crappy of equipment.

As a side note, it's always amusing to see media outlets never failing to be quick to headline when "Dowsett beat Wiggins" and then barely acknowledge that Wiggins lost at least 30s to the mechanical, and this was also after he wasn't in the right mind on the descents after crashing twice in the rain.

Re: 2020 Pro thread

Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 5:27 am
by AJS914
mike wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 4:28 pm
Alex Dowsett calls his pinarello Bollide time trial bike crappy equipment and that it was slow. but he still won his debut grand tour stage
I was just listening to a recent episode of The Cycling Podcast where Dowsett tells this story. He didn't have the Bollide. He had the old bike. The story he told was that it was Movistar's last year on Pinarello and they had the old TT bike with exposed cables and Sky showed up with the new Bollide.

https://thecyclingpodcast.com/podcast/o ... e-hot-seat

BTW, The Cycling Podcast's "Giro" coverage has been fantastic!

Re: 2020 Pro thread

Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 5:27 am
by Weenie

Re: 2020 Pro thread

Posted: Sat May 23, 2020 12:44 pm
by pastronef
bilwit wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 11:00 pm
jekyll man wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 4:58 pm
mike wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 4:28 pm
interesting on https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/the-da ... lia-video/ Alex Dowsett calls his pinarello Bollide time trial bike crappy equipment and that it was slow. but he still won his debut grand tour stage
Other than it being a Graal....and i suspect it was crappy
[...] If the Graal was good enough to win all year in the year before (2012) and podium at the Olympics, surely it wasn't that crappy of equipment.
iirc Wiggo rode the British Cyling frames at the London Olympics, while Frome rode the Graal