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Old 07-07-10, 11:13 PM   #1
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Did he use up too much energy in the interviews,talking trash about how he would only have to use 80% power to win? Cavendouch cmon man ,dont just quit when someone passes you,use 85% like you said you would.
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The dude needs to grow up and quick- maybe a dose of reality will do him well. he is in the middle of being humbled, but i supposse he will blame it on his stage 1 crash, or bad food, or not enough sleep, going to the dentist, etc. etc.
Cavendish caused the crash he was involved in during Stage 1 when he went to push back on the rider who was on his left, who had just pushed him. As Cav went to lean on him, the turn came up, and he went straight, instead of making the turn. If you watch the replay you can see that this is clearly the case. he wiped out 4 riders plus himself, then blamed the crash for not doing well to date.
His team had worked really hard for him up to that point, and they did again today. I would imagine they were pretty pissed when they saw that the boy racer would rather have momentary vengeance than a win.
They are now covering for him, with Zabel saying that he didn't know he was supposed to turn at that point, and accidentally went straight. however, he was in the middle of the peleton, so it would be hard to miss 25 guys in front of you making a turn.
Yeah, Cavendish is a D*uche, but it's more than that to me- if i were on his team i would be really questioning why I work my a$$ off all year just for me team's star to forego all of my work for his own temper.
When he decides to grow up, shut his mouth, and think beyond the moment, he will be a great champion. Until then, he will have to settle for pouting, and watching Thor on the podium.
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Some people are born ******s.
Other attain ******ry.
And yet others have ******dom thrust upon them.

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Aren't basically all (successful) sprinters ******bags? Of course Cavendish is a ******, but is he really worse than people like McEwan or Boonen, let alone all the excentric Italians like Cipollini or Pozzato?

I think humility would not make him a better cyclist, I think you need an enormous ego and be a little bit insane to be a really good sprinter.
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Aren't basically all (successful) sprinters ******bags? Of course Cavendish is a ******, but is he really worse than people like McEwan or Boonen, let alone all the excentric Italians like Cipollini or Pozzato?

I think humility would not make him a better cyclist, I think you need an enormous ego and be a little bit insane to be a really good sprinter.
I've never known Boonen to have diarrhea of the mouth. McEwen, yes, though he seems to have calmed as the years have passed and his wins have stopped. Pozzato is full of himself, but he isn't in the Tour this year, so he's Mr. Irrelevant. Cipollini had the results to back up pretty much anything he said, and he was/is much more classy than Cavendish.

Petacchi has always seemed to be a gentleman, and he's getting the wins so far, so good for him. If he lasts til the end, he and Hushovd will be the ones fighting for the Green Jersey, not Cavendish. Barring an amazing turnaround, of course.
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I've never known Boonen to have diarrhea of the mouth. McEwen, yes, though he seems to have calmed as the years have passed and his wins have stopped. Pozzato is full of himself, but he isn't in the Tour this year, so he's Mr. Irrelevant. Cipollini had the results to back up pretty much anything he said, and he was/is much more classy than Cavendish.

Petacchi has always seemed to be a gentleman, and he's getting the wins so far, so good for him. If he lasts til the end, he and Hushovd will be the ones fighting for the Green Jersey, not Cavendish. Barring an amazing turnaround, of course.
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Did he use up too much energy in the interviews,talking trash about how he would only have to use 80% power to win? Cavendouch cmon man ,dont just quit when someone passes you,use 85% like you said you would.
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Did I see it right, did he just sit up because he didn't think he could win?

Was his thinking: "I can't win, so I'll sit up early so everyone knows I'm not trying, because if I give full gas to the line and lose, everyone will think I'm not the fastest guy anymore"?
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No, he was already clearly beaten when he sat up, but he wasted at least getting a top10 spot or so. He'll never win the green jersey with that attitude.
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And i've got the ******bag on my fantasy team. I need to have a talk with him.
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You guys need to look at today's stage finish.
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You guys need to look at today's stage finish.
I was going to say something, but I think it violates the spoiler rule to talk about the stage other than in the stage thread.

Not sure any mods around to enforce that however.
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Thanks pathdoc. So I just erase what I have DVR'ed and watch some soap operas.
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I didn't say anything specific. Simply stated you need to look at today's stage.
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Thanks pathdoc. So I just erase what I have DVR'ed and watch some soap operas.
Your options are a) read bikeforums and risk spoilers, b) don't read bikeforums.



At least not the Pro Cycling forum.
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No, he was already clearly beaten when he sat up, but he wasted at least getting a top10 spot or so. He'll never win the green jersey with that attitude.
So he is a realist. Down 60 points or so to 2 riders is all but impossible to make up. Especially since one of those 2 has been known to pick up points on stages that go through the mountians. If Cavendish wins every single flat stage from here out as long as those 2 are on his wheel he won't end in Green.
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So he is a realist. Down 60 points or so to 2 riders is all but impossible to make up. Especially since one of those 2 has been known to pick up points on stages that go through the mountians. If Cavendish wins every single flat stage from here out as long as those 2 are on his wheel he won't end in Green.

Whoopie do...he's still the best sprinter in the world by a long margin. If the chips are on the line in race that is normally decided by a sprint...who do you want? Hushovd?? Gimme a break....Cavendish will blow away Cipoliini records in his career....he's still a douch but so are many people on BF.
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So he is a realist. Down 60 points or so to 2 riders is all but impossible to make up. Especially since one of those 2 has been known to pick up points on stages that go through the mountians. If Cavendish wins every single flat stage from here out as long as those 2 are on his wheel he won't end in Green.
Still. You never know, Hushovd might not make it to Paris either, something can always happen. And anyway, just giving up instead of trying to make the best of the situation seems extremely disrespectful of his 7 teammates to me, who worked their asses off all day long to put him in that position. His entire job is to work for about 2 minutes every day so he might as well put his ****ing soul into these 2 minutes even if he can't get the stage victory. Other cyclists dream of getting on the podium of a stage at the Tour de France just once in their career.
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Whoopie do...he's still the best sprinter in the world by a long margin. If the chips are on the line in race that is normally decided by a sprint...who do you want? Hushovd?? Gimme a break....Cavendish will blow away Cipoliini records in his career....he's still a douch but so are many people on BF.
So what? His chances for green unless Thor does not finish are all but zero. There are only 5 stages where Cavendish has any chance at all to gain points (6,11,13,18 and 20) only 18 and 20 clearly favor him. If Thor needs points 11 and 13 favor him as each of these has a cat 3 near the end.

At this point stage wins are all that Cavendish should be aiming for, and considering how the race has gone so far contesting for less is foolish.
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Whoopie do...he's still the best sprinter in the world by a long margin. If the chips are on the line in race that is normally decided by a sprint...who do you want? Hushovd?? Gimme a break....Cavendish will blow away Cipoliini records in his career....he's still a douch but so are many people on BF.
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Well ,i concede my defeat for now cavendouch,but i'll be back,damn you ,i'll be back!
Anyway he calmed down before hand in the interviews,and was crying like a girl on the stage so were good for now but if
you start running the mouth in the late show interviews.....
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Man, I'm already sick of Paul & Phil polishing his knob.
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Man, I'm already sick of Paul & Phil polishing his knob.
You and me both. And the Eurosport guys are getting as bad as Paul and Phil with their Team Sky lovefest.
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So what? His chances for green unless Thor does not finish are all but zero. There are only 5 stages where Cavendish has any chance at all to gain points (6,11,13,18 and 20) only 18 and 20 clearly favor him. If Thor needs points 11 and 13 favor him as each of these has a cat 3 near the end.

At this point stage wins are all that Cavendish should be aiming for, and considering how the race has gone so far contesting for less is foolish.
Unless you're on my fantasy team, and you're costing me points by sitting up.
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Man, I'm already sick of Paul & Phil polishing his knob.
World Cycling Productions sells DVDs in England. So their commentary pumps up the Brits, in addition to the Americans.

Actually, any English speaking countries, but it's most prominent for the British.
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Unless you're on my fantasy team, and you're costing me points by sitting up.
Hadn't thought of that. Something to consider in selecting fantasy teams. A riders results may rise or fall because of how their role changes.

Could be worse, you could have Frank S. (I'm assuming you don't cuz if you do then your fantasy is over).
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