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Old 07-25-08, 08:39 AM   #1
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What's with Cadels bad attitide ?

Taking swings at reporters and head butting a camera ?

That kind of wimpy behaviuor will surely win him lots of knew friends..NOT
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Old 07-25-08, 08:44 AM   #2
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Cut him some slack. It's hard to hold up that big melon after 2 1/2 weeks of racing. Sometimes the neck muscles just give out and it looks like a head butt.
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Well if the cycling thing doesn't work out for him, he can always get a gig at star wars conventions as a Skywalker look-alike
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Evans is a fred.
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If you looked like Bob Roll, you'd have a bad attitude too.

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I think it is oxygen deprivation from two weeks of wheel-sucking. If he would get out front a little more often and maybe try to win a stage, he might get some fresh air and actually feel a little better about himself.
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Old 07-25-08, 04:51 PM   #7
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I dunno. Maybe he's just a jerk. He does have an amazingly annoying voice.
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Give him a break. He only wheel-sucks because if he's ever in front, his eyelashes get entangled in his eyebrow carpets from the wind pushing them into each other. Getting it all untangled again is comparable in difficulty to solving a Rubik's cube.
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The mechanic at my LBS today mentioned I shouldn't judge Cadel by some of his recent under-stress behavior. He had met Cadel several years ago at a mountain bike race, and said Cadel acted like a regular guy, was an amazingly nice person and was extremely approachable despite being at the top of the mountain bike world at that time.

Besides, his eyelashes are lovely. You guys are just jealous .
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Don't listen to 'em Cadel. Go on witcha bad self.
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He does have an amazingly annoying voice.

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He reminds me of Denise Richards every time I see him.

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Evans is a solid guy. A good mate of mine was stranded with a busted bike between torquay and anglesea last summer - cadel happened to drive by, stopped, helped fix his bike, and then gave him a lift back to torquay in his mustang... he's really one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet - a true community man...

you can't really judge someone by how they act in as stressful a situation as the tour
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Old 07-26-08, 12:41 AM   #14
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He may be a great guy, but I do wish he would ride a little more aggressively. I'm rooting for Sastre - at least he had the guts to hang it out in the last mountain stage. I'd hate to see the GC go to someone who never did anything but play it safe and finish in the pack.

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good article if you still hate him;


Yellow fever grips Evans local fan club


REGARDLESS of Cadel Evans' performance tonight in the time-trial stage where he is expected to win — or lose — the Tour de France, some of his cycling chums plan to wear yellow jerseys on their weekly ride on this side of the world tomorrow morning.
If it was summer, Evans would likely be joining them on the cliff tops of the Bellarine Peninsula because one of the first things he did after setting up his Australian home base in sleepy Barwon Heads two-and-a-half years ago was check out the nearest cycling epicentre, Hendry Cycles in Ocean Grove, and get pedalling with the local lycra-clad mob.
Bob Jordan, 62, a recreational rider ''forever'' and the general manager of Barwon Coast, remembers the first time cycling royalty turned up in the Ocean Grove car park at his group's regular 8am meeting time.
''It was an absolutely amazing Sunday morning,'' Jordan said yesterday.
''This new guy arrived and he was just walking up to people saying, 'Morning, my name's Cadel'. It was as calm and as casual as that.''
With local hero Evans now on the verge of making history in the world's most famous bike race, a shrine has been erected in his honour in Barwon Heads. Parked at the village's main intersection is a huge, towable sign splashed with a bright yellow inscription — 'Go Cadel! Barwon Heads is cheering'.
'CADEL' is written on the roads that wind along nearby Thirteenth Beach and, at Hendry Cycles, a local artist has installed an elaborate shop-front decoration featuring a life-sized cut-out of Evans on a podium on Paris' Champs-Elysee.
Stephen Draper, the shop's co-owner who raced against Evans in elite mountain bike events as a junior, now maintains some of his equipment over summer (''His bikes are hand-painted … I look at them and it makes me want to weep,'' he swoons), and also joins him in the weekend peloton.
For Evans, the 60-kilometre course undertaken weekly by as many as 75 cyclists — coastal tradesmen, a dentist, a policeman, teenagers and a veteran in his mid-80s among them — is but a warm-up.
Usually he will split from the bunch before it stops and head for the hills in the Otways solo, although one day, so the story goes, an eager junior unaware of who he was up against kept up with Evans until Anglesea. Feeling distinctly unwell at that point, he had to phone his mother and organise a lift home.
When the training regime permits, Evans is not averse to joining in the traditional coffee-drinking and cake-eating session in Ocean Grove post-ride.
''He's like all good cyclists,'' Jordan said. ''He's got a good story to tell. Except in Cadel's case they're true. The rest of us just pretend we used to be world champions.''
David Pike, of Barwon Heads, first met Evans on one of his regular mid-week rides with a mate. The recreational riders were asked by the professional if he could tag along. Later, the trio ended up in an Airey's Inlet cafe chewing the fat.
''What we anticipate doing on our Sunday ride this week is trying to wear yellow jerseys,'' Pike said yesterday, adding that a group of locals would be gathering to watch tonight's time trial.
''We hope it's not commiserations, but just some sort of 'Thank you Cadel' basically'.''



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Old 07-26-08, 12:43 AM   #16
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Evans is a solid guy. A good mate of mine was stranded with a busted bike between torquay and anglesea last summer - cadel happened to drive by, stopped, helped fix his bike, and then gave him a lift back to torquay in his mustang... he's really one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet - a true community man...

you can't really judge someone by how they act in as stressful a situation as the tour
Neat little tale. I think a lot of the riders are nicer people than many of us think they'd be. The media catches them with their "game face" on quite a bit.
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this is the first i've ever heard of him acting like that; it's not like he is one of those types with a perpetually bad attitude or big mouth whom nobody likes....he's probably feeling the pressure and stress, who wouldn't?
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He may be a great guy, but I do wish he would ride a little more aggressively. I'm rooting for Sastre - at least he had the guts to hang it out in the last mountain stage. I'd hate to see the GC go to someone who never did anything but play it safe and finish in the pack.

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He's there to win the Tour de France, not entertain the gallery, and has turned himself inside out to (try and) do it. I suspect Evans' form is probably not quite as good as last year.

Sastre has really only put his face in the wind with a big attack once, on Alpe d'Huez. Same deal as Evans, he is riding to his strenghs
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Without making any direct accusations, extreme aggression is frequently a by-product of drug abuse.
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The mechanic at my LBS today mentioned I shouldn't judge Cadel by some of his recent under-stress behavior. He had met Cadel several years ago at a mountain bike race, and said Cadel acted like a regular guy, was an amazingly nice person and was extremely approachable despite being at the top of the mountain bike world at that time.

Besides, his eyelashes are lovely. You guys are just jealous .
plus one. a problem of any kind of stardom. You always have to smile. The paparazzi are a pain in the ass. I get grumpy after 100 miles. I can only imagine how one would feel after 3000 miles. Maybe he should just duck into the bike bus for awhile, and let the pr guy do the pr stuff. Also, is he not newly married to some female cycling star? / When on the bike for two weeks, bet one has no time for honey - do , kinds of activities.
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Aussie attitude maybe? Unwilling to put up with any crap from anybody they don't need to. I seem to notice it with a lot of Australian sports people (in this case comparable to McEwen). I may just be having a few shape my view of the rest though.
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It's interesting that VS doesn't show Evans with attitude. The, instead, show the kind and gentle Cadel.

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Without making any direct accusations, extreme aggression is frequently a by-product of drug abuse.
The only thing questionable is Sastre's time trail.
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The only thing questionable is Sastre's time trail.
No it's not. He placed 12th overall. That's completely fitting with many of his previous TT's.
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No it's not. He placed 12th overall. That's completely fitting with many of his previous TT's.
+1. 12th at 2.5 minutes is where you'd expect him to be in the last TT of the Tour if he was his usual strong self in the third week.
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