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still a stupid idea. the point of a race is to win. if you don't win, you don't win!
is everyone on the team going to get this little "i didn't win" stripe? Even if they weren't in the race?
well, 2 of the guys were at uspros so they'll have a red/white/blue I didn't win stripe.
4 more were at the "insert country" champs, so they get that stripe.
And these 9 were at the Tour, so they get a yellow strip.
oh, and these three were on the world champs team, so they get that. of course, the other 5 dudes were on 5 other trade teams, so they get that, too, just let their teams know.
nevermind. this idea is awesome. thanks for convincing me.
Last edited by needmoreair; 05-29-14 at 08:36 PM.
Arguing is fun, but this is starting to seem unfair.
He is doing fine, carry on.
I've cried. ER with a shaterred elbow and the sinking feeling my season was over. harden up tough guys. real men cry
BTW, perhaps let the TDF organizers know, they used the wrong English for publishing all their new teams, as "team" does not exist in cycling, or it is not a "team" sport.
Last edited by ColnagoC40; 05-30-14 at 08:59 AM.
I don't think anyone is saying the whole team should get the same reward as the winner
A small star/strip on the bib shorts maybe for the team with the winner getting the jersey + accolades and all that accompany the win to the single individual.
Can we merge these threads? "If cycling is a team sport, why are we wasting money on drug testing?"
I could see a member of a tour de france winning squad getting to put a small yellow jersey emblem on their kit, perhaps until the next tour, or maybe for life. worlds is weird though since sometimes you have trade team members supporting their lead riding for another country.
needmoreair on the other hand has never cried. He takes curdled milk in his coffee and eats baby porcupines for breakfast. And he knows that winning a bike race is serious business and no one cares about those other chumps who showed up to lose.
He just needs more air. Laying off the blue bottle would be a good start.Originally Posted by grolby;
we discuss doping, take hard stands about "cheaters" all the time, and hear about it on the news with some frequency. Some of the things I've personally heard on the news over excuses for failures being related to sample handling, chain of custody issues, mix ups, etc., have always landed hollow on my ears, but in the absence of actually being subject to the process, I didn't have first hand insight to their veracity.
Since I now have actually been tested, I thought it was a good thread to provide some first hand insight into the process, and to have a thread where dialogue could be had over the how and where.
instead, it turned into an obtuse discussion about the merits of testing, petty arguments, and lastly casting insults. <shrug> such is life.