Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Professional Cycling For the Fans Follow the Tour de France,the Giro de Italia, the Spring Classics, or other professional cycling races? Here's your home...

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-18-04, 03:32 PM   #1
Devil
Since Ever Since
Thread Starter
 
Devil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 1,575
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Saiz slams Bruyneel and Riis

http://www.procycling.com/news.aspx?ID=299

I can see where Saiz is going with Riis (although I don't agree with him), but I think his 'attack' on Bruyneel is uncalled for as Azevedo IS a better addition to the team than Heras - Azevedo's TTT abilities are much better than Roberto's.
Devil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-04, 03:45 PM   #2
Laggard
Lance Hater
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Los Angeles
Bikes:
Posts: 4,403
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Manolo "the perpetual loser" Saiz?
Laggard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-04, 03:47 PM   #3
Devil
Since Ever Since
Thread Starter
 
Devil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 1,575
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I hope you're not inferring that I ever regarded Saiz as a "perpetual loser".
Devil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-04, 03:54 PM   #4
Laggard
Lance Hater
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Los Angeles
Bikes:
Posts: 4,403
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Inside joke. It wasn't you. Anyone with a Molteni avatar knows better.
Laggard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-04, 04:39 PM   #5
brent_dube
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Bikes:
Posts: 1,296
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Probably just mid-race frusturation. USPS and Armstrong were saying that Acevado might be a better help before the Tour even started, and I don't think Saiz said anything about it then.
brent_dube is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-04, 06:21 PM   #6
shaq-d
been ridin?
 
shaq-d's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: toronto
Bikes: serotta cti
Posts: 598
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
azevedo and heras are probably 1 for 1. CSC is one of the best teams in the peloton, period. and has been for several years of riis' reign.
shaq-d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-04, 05:10 AM   #7
girochin
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I think Saiz is (once again) pathetic in his reasoning. He just seems like a very sore looser, who cant accept when he makes mistakes. Slamming Bruyneel for saying that Azevedo is better than Heras and calling him disrespectfull is a joke. Especially when you see his own statements later about Riis & Ferretti. What is up with that? He just cant stand that Riis has created a better team in much shorter time and with fewer money than others have done.

Not only that, but his statements about CSC being 'lucky' and depending on just Basso makes you wonder where he has been for the last few years. It much about a clash of personalities. Here is what Jaksche had to say about changing from ONCE to CSC:

Jaksche,
Quote:
ONCE was very professional. Here [at CSC] it's absolutely professional, but with Manolo he did everything. The tactics... everything. If he said attack, you attacked, even if sometimes it wasn't the right moment. With Bjarne [the riders] have more self confidence and more responsibility to make their own decisions
girochin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-04, 06:50 AM   #8
Walter
SLJ 6/8/65-5/2/07
 
Walter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: SE Florida, USA aka the Treasure Coast
Bikes:
Posts: 5,391
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Saiz is just protecting his rider, Heras, who is having a very poor Tour and is probably depressed. Coaches in all sports do that. There is no doubt that Heras was crucial to USPS in years past. It's (more than) obvious that USPS has driven on w/o him but that doesn't diminish what Heras meant when he was there. Saiz seems complimentary to other USPS domestiques and LA himself.

__________________
“Life is not one damned thing after another. Life is one damned thing over and over.”
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Walter is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:04 AM.