Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    don d.
    Guest

    Millar goes Postal?

    Bloody 'ell! Glad to put that rumor to rest:

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/?id=...ul03/jul29news

    See "Millar Extends".

  2. #2
    Sneaky Slow pgreene's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Greenville, SC
    Posts
    398
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    something tells me millar's hints about going to the posties were simply to force cofidis' hand. looks like it worked. i can't imagine him working well at postal anyway.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    1,012
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    can't see him working well anywhere except in Millar Millar land, sorry cough cough splatter splatter land..
    An ounce off the wheels is worth 3 off the frame

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Hobart, Tasmania
    Posts
    73
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    He does seem overly precious. Would have to take the award for the *****iest antics aired in public pre re-signing by any notable rider this year. I think I'll just nickname him "the tool" for next year.
    Car drivers don't smile.

  5. #5
    The Flying Scot chewa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    North Queensferry Scotland and London (and France)
    My Bikes
    Custom 531c fast tourer/audax, 1964 Flying Scot Continental, 1995 Cinelli Supercorsa, Holdsworth Mistral single speed, Dahon Speed 6 (folder), Micmo Sirocco
    Posts
    1,789
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Originally posted by TimB
    can't see him working well anywhere except in Millar Millar land, sorry cough cough splatter splatter land..

    Superb! I thought I was the only one picking up on his overacting.

    One of the things which changed my view on Millar as a future TdF contender is his constant whinging.

    Reminds me of the old Nigel Mansell joke. "How can you tell when mansell is driving his F1 car?" "When the engine stops, the whining doesn't"
    plus je vois les hommes, plus j'admire les chiens

    1985 Custom built 531c Audax/fast tourer.
    1964 Flying Scot Continental
    1995 Cinelli Supercorsa
    1980s Holdsworth Mistral fixed
    2005 Dahon Speed 6 (folder)
    (YES I LIKE STEEL)
    2008 Viking Saratoga tandem
    2008 Micmo Sirocco Hybrid (aluminium!)
    2012 BTwin Rockrider 8.1

  6. #6
    Donating member Richard D's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Faversham, Kent, UK
    Posts
    1,852
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I thought Stephen Roche's comments were probably quite apposite - to badly paraphrase him Millar has a good engine but needs to get his wiring sorted out.
    Currently riding an MTB with a split personality - commuting, touring, riding for the sake of riding, on or off road :)

  7. #7
    Senior Member Piratello's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    GER / Old Europe
    Posts
    282
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Millar will stay 2 more years with Cofidis.
    He signed the contract yesterday.
    celeste - the color of champions !

  8. #8
    Sneaky Slow pgreene's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Greenville, SC
    Posts
    398
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    millar would have you believe that were he not sick/injured/having mechanicals he would've won the whole tour by 20 minutes. i'm not sure how he and lance got to be such good friends. do you brits not even like millar?

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Hobart, Tasmania
    Posts
    73
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Would have to be one of the only great time triallers in world cycling that can't climb two days in a row or maybe it was his team's fault because they were all racing for themselves.
    I think it's entirely appropriate that Millar is the leader of a team full of individuals if that is indeed what Cofidis consists of.
    Car drivers don't smile.

  10. #10
    The Flying Scot chewa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    North Queensferry Scotland and London (and France)
    My Bikes
    Custom 531c fast tourer/audax, 1964 Flying Scot Continental, 1995 Cinelli Supercorsa, Holdsworth Mistral single speed, Dahon Speed 6 (folder), Micmo Sirocco
    Posts
    1,789
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Originally posted by pgreene
    do you brits not even like millar?
    Personally I think he has great talent let down by an awful attitude.

    He blames everyone but himself for poor performance, is at times incredibly egotistical. I think he has been out of Scotland too long. He wouldn't get away with that here.

    His interviews after the various stages just showed him up to be a prat.

    Compare that with Ullrich who even after falling in the TT just effectively said "c'est la vie". Someone with talaent and the right attitude.
    plus je vois les hommes, plus j'admire les chiens

    1985 Custom built 531c Audax/fast tourer.
    1964 Flying Scot Continental
    1995 Cinelli Supercorsa
    1980s Holdsworth Mistral fixed
    2005 Dahon Speed 6 (folder)
    (YES I LIKE STEEL)
    2008 Viking Saratoga tandem
    2008 Micmo Sirocco Hybrid (aluminium!)
    2012 BTwin Rockrider 8.1

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    686
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Some of the greatest cyclists had huge egos and were quick to blame anyone and anything when things went wrong. Their sense of superiority was an effective weapon.......

    but Dave, you ain't no Hinault or Anquetil.

    Most Scots would have been proud to have been associated with the admirable behaviour Ullrich showed in adversity. Millar's brattish immaturity is no secret on these forums, or anywhere else- it's an embarassment, when the guy has such class on the bike. Of course he might get a directeur strong enough to help him to improve the weaknesses that everyone can see- but the signs are not good. We will be lamenting his unfulfilled potential when he's 30- after watching as less gifted but mentally tougher riders overtake him on both sides of the road.

    The British like to associate with success the same as most people- they just prefer a self-effacing, humble assassin to an egomaniacal one

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •