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AJS914
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by AJS914

What's he saying? One can imagine. He broke omerta and the team tried to smear him. It seems to be covered in the wikipedia page. It seems to go:

He got caught
He testified and implicated Fassa Bortolo in systematic doping
Fassa Bortolo tried to sue him and it was rejected
Fassa Bortolo appealed and that case was also rejected

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dario_Frigo

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micky
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by micky

Nothing super interesting, don't expect an Hamilton book kinda story.
One episode is about him having to test a new product at an event, got a strong bad reation to it while still at hotel, team didn't know how to handle while he was begging to be brought to hospital.
Only hours later they brought him to hospital and gave away gadgets to the hospital staff to try to keep things quiet.
Finally when he got better the manager, Ferretti, asked the talk to his manager because they weren't sure to keep him due to the bad reaction to this new product.

In most posts goes on blaming the main sponsor Fassa for knowing everything, and the manager Ferretti for treating him like garbage and not being the "steel man" he's used to being nicknamed.
A funny episode is about Frigo being in a breakaway, and his team mate Belli chasing him behind; after the stage apparently Ferretti told him "I should have paid Belli for not chase you" and he was like "...........what?".

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by Rob81

More relevant, or at least with more emphasis than others before him, he's writing/saying what is and was already clear in (actually any) sport and doping:
athletes are just the last link of a long chain, the "easy replaceable" link...if the sport has no will to change the main/upper "links" (doctors, sport directors, managersetc etc) whom are pasturing for decades in sport, nothing really changes ...out a cyclist, in another one under the control of the same doctors, managers, DS and the show goes on.

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Luigi, Luigi, Luigi! Image

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by dereksmalls

Who watched the US Cyclocross champs? There is a new Queen in town after 15 years.

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by chorus88

Johan Museeuw twitter, w/Alejandro Valerde+SRAM+Zipp :oops: (Bye Bye Campagnolo)
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When Technology Becomes Emotion

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chorus88 wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:03 pm
Johan Museeuw twitter, w/Alejandro Valerde+SRAM+Zipp :oops: (Bye Bye Campagnolo)
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SRAM all the way for Movistar.

How do you say "AAAHHH, F*CKING SRAM!!!!" in Spanish? Or is it one of those phrases that everyone knows and says in English?

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by Dr.Dos

I learned today that FSA ist the acronym for F*cking Sh*t Accessory within the peloton tech people (I will not go into details but it relates to the last postings Image).

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BdaGhisallo wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:24 pm
chorus88 wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:03 pm
Johan Museeuw twitter, w/Alejandro Valerde+SRAM+Zipp :oops: (Bye Bye Campagnolo)
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SRAM all the way for Movistar.

How do you say "AAAHHH, F*CKING SRAM!!!!" in Spanish? Or is it one of those phrases that everyone knows and says in English?
:smartass:

When Technology Becomes Emotion

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by TobinHatesYou

chorus88 wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:03 pm
Johan Museeuw twitter, w/Alejandro Valerde+SRAM+Zipp :oops: (Bye Bye Campagnolo)
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Johan’s custom Tarmac though...

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Team INEOS - Preparing for 2020
When Technology Becomes Emotion

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chorus88 wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:42 pm
Team INEOS - Preparing for 2020
I just saw a little blurb that said Geraint took a 300km 8 hr ride on Mallorca :wink:

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/raci ... tes-445174

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chorus88 wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:03 pm
Johan Museeuw twitter, w/Alejandro Valerde+SRAM+Zipp :oops: (Bye Bye Campagnolo)
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Is that taken outside the hair transplant clinic? :wink:
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chorus88 wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:42 pm
Team INEOS - Preparing for 2020
Will Ineos be the only WT team with rimbrakes?
Mmmm probably Jumbo Visma too? Sunweb? UAE?

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by pastronef

bruno2000 wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:46 pm
chorus88 wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:42 pm
Team INEOS - Preparing for 2020
Will Ineos be the only WT team with rimbrakes?
Mmmm probably Jumbo Visma too? Sunweb? UAE?
Sunweb has S5 and TT bikes with discs, Jumbo used them already, UAE will ride mostly rim brakes.
yes, I think Ineos will be the only one

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