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Laminarman 07-06-09 12:22 PM

The most arrogant rider in the '09 TdF??
 
I'm not just saying self centered, but just plain old arrogant with a big mouth (think T.O. kind of mouth). Maybe I haven't seen enough of other riders to make a fair judgement, but Cavendish gets my vote. I can watch a guy be stand offish and overly self confident (Armstrong) but can't stand to watch Cav or hear him open his mouth.

border reiver 07-06-09 12:41 PM

Why did I know this would either be a bash Armstrong or bash Cav thread? <sigh>

chrisvu05 07-06-09 12:46 PM

If I was as dominant as Cav in a sprint i'd be talking crap too. He's really just speaking the truth....

Allen H 07-06-09 01:02 PM

How is it arrogant if you can back it up with performance? For Cavendish to say he's the fastest (not the best or strongest) is certainly backed up by the results.

Laminarman 07-06-09 01:31 PM

Oh boy, so much for asking a simple question. As far as this:

"how did I know this was a bash Armstrong or bash Cavendish thread?" your post confirmed what I stated- he's arrogant and you just admitted it (Cav). Yes, he can boast, but I'm saying a little humility goes a long way.

As far as Armstrong, I was saying that more tongue in cheek than anything. I think he's confident, I don't think he's arrogant to the degree Cav is to any extent. I actually am a huge Armstrong fan and hope he wins just to quiet the naysayers. It seems so out of fashion to root for Lance these days and I just don't get it. He's a stud, face it.

border reiver 07-06-09 01:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Laminarman (Post 9228312)
I actually am a huge Armstrong fan. . .

Oh really, how could I have missed that from your opening post?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Laminarman (Post 9228312)
He's a stud, face it.

Words that could just as justifiably have come from the words of a Cavendish fanboy.

bdcheung 07-06-09 01:49 PM

Cavendish is the most arrogant in the media, but the most grateful in the team bus.

It's not like the man doesn't have a right to be cocky - he's dominating the sprints.

Laminarman 07-06-09 01:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by border reiver (Post 9228417)
Oh really, how could I have missed that from your opening post?



Words that could just as justifiably have come from the words of a Cavendish fanboy.

I love Lance, I love Lance, I love Lance, I love Lance, I love Lance, I love Lance
I hate Cav, I hate Cav, I hate Cav, I hate Cav, I hate Cav, I hate Cav, I hate Cav

There, that clear it up for you??

hocker 07-06-09 01:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bdcheung (Post 9228453)
Cavendish is the most arrogant in the media, but the most grateful in the team bus.

This is what I have read about Cav. Watch him after victories, he gives hugs! Cockiness doesn't bother me at all especially when they back it up.

LynnH 07-06-09 02:18 PM

Cav is one of my favs.

calRider 07-06-09 02:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LynnH (Post 9228692)
Cav is one of my favs.

I think he's one of the most exciting guys to watch this year. He can crow all he wants, the kid is a rocket.

border reiver 07-06-09 02:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Laminarman (Post 9228502)
I love Lance, I love Lance, I love Lance, I love Lance, I love Lance, I love Lance
I hate Cav, I hate Cav, I hate Cav, I hate Cav, I hate Cav, I hate Cav, I hate Cav

There, that clear it up for you??

It was crystal clear from your first post--but thx anyway.

Something along the lines of this little mantra was what you should have just said in the first place instead of originally attempting to make it sound like that you are even remotely objective on the subject. Disingenuous much?

Keith99 07-06-09 03:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bdcheung (Post 9228453)
Cavendish is the most arrogant in the media, but the most grateful in the team bus.

It's not like the man doesn't have a right to be cocky - he's dominating the sprints.

Isn't Canvendish the one who never fails to credit his leadout?

caloso 07-06-09 03:49 PM

To quote Dizzy Dean: It ain't braggin' if you can do it.

Second Mouse 07-06-09 04:20 PM

Evans.

bitterspeak 07-06-09 05:06 PM

Being arrogant, and then backing it up with awesome results gives any rider a psychological advantage over the rest of the playing field.

Howzit 07-06-09 06:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by border reiver (Post 9228732)
It was crystal clear from your first post--but thx anyway.

Something along the lines of this little mantra was what you should have just said in the first place – instead of originally attempting to make it sound like that you are even remotely objective on the subject. Disingenuous much?

Man, people on these forums crack me up!! :roflmao2: :roflmao2:
Laminarman, you got OWNED!!!

My vote goes to Lance of course.
Reasoning. He came out with a big fancy press conference talking about how he is gonna win this year and all of that. Now he cant even get his won team to make him team leader.
Today, he dissed Cantador for missing the break, essentially calling him stupid, meanwhile, the only reason Lance made the break was becuase Big George had tipped Lance off about going to the front before the hammer dropped.
Lance proves he is not only arrogant with each passing day, he further looks like an imbecile who is not gracious for surviving cancer.

longbeachgary 07-06-09 06:16 PM

Half the posters on the Road Cycling Forum are more arrogant than Lance and Mark combined AND can't back it up.

Suzie Green 07-06-09 06:18 PM

Cav looks like the fryolater operator at Burger King compared to Cipo.

Tsuru 07-06-09 06:47 PM

Yeah, Cav is overtly dickish and in-yo-face-competitive, BUT then I see him adore and call out the awesomeness of his set-up men, make sure the media hears their names, pulls them into the camera, hugs them.... He may be a dick, but he KNOWS who gets him in the position to have those bragging rights....

kwrides 07-06-09 06:54 PM

this is the saddest thread ever. someone who loves Lance trying to argue that other riders are arrogant.

erader 07-06-09 06:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Suzie Green (Post 9230039)
Cav looks like the fryolater operator at Burger King compared to Cipo.

oh hush girl :D!...........

http://erader.zenfolio.com/img/v5/p27721768-4.jpg

http://erader.zenfolio.com/img/v5/p327584044-4.jpg

ed rader

caloso 07-06-09 07:00 PM

I just saw today's interview with Robbie or Frankie or whoever and all Cav could talk about was how great his team was, what a great job they did of getting him to the front and dropping him off to let him do his job. No dickishness at all.

dstrong 07-06-09 07:02 PM

They showed a clip of him from yesterday's stage (within 5km) on this morning's coverage. He was boxed in and just started bashing his body back and forth between the guys book-ending him. Pretty impressive considering he was probably doing 35-40 mph.

He's a scrapper alright.

Howzit 07-06-09 07:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kwrides (Post 9230232)
this is the saddest thread ever. someone who loves Lance trying to argue that other riders are arrogant.

LOL, thats pretty funny.
Not sure how many people got the irony of that.


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