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Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-24-16, 02:13 PM
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Posted By Flaneur
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/jul/23/team...

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/jul/23/team-sky-tour-de-france-dominance-chris-froome


Detail. 'Marginal gains'.
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-11-16, 01:59 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 12,951
Posted By Flaneur
As usual, Sky are prepared to take responsibility...

As usual, Sky are prepared to take responsibility and control the race- even when they don't have the jersey. They have one, undisputed leader, which is usually an advantage. It also helps that...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 12-27-15, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,231
Posted By Flaneur
'Merckx: half man, half bike'.... by William...

'Merckx: half man, half bike'.... by William Fotheringham.
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 07-27-13, 12:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,629
Posted By Flaneur
Bike shop 3 minutes away is the best way to go:-)...

Bike shop 3 minutes away is the best way to go:-) Buy the best steel frame you can afford, that fits. Everything else is disposable.
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-21-13, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By Flaneur
Bravo Maillot Jaune, 2013!

I've waited long enough for someone to post something positive about this fantastic edition of the Tour and it's worthy winner............. and we've had plenty of negative threads to wade through.
...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-21-13, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 834
Posted By Flaneur
The key words are 'last year' and...

The key words are 'last year' and 'Vuelta'.........
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-21-13, 02:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,278
Posted By Flaneur
All the winners you mention had strong teams...

All the winners you mention had strong teams dedicated to their service (Greg Lemond, notwithstanding........). By the end of the 80s, guys like Fignon and Mottet were struggling for quality depth...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-21-13, 02:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,759
Posted By Flaneur
The Tour consistently drew a better field than...

The Tour consistently drew a better field than the Giro, in the post Merckx era...... and significantly better than the Vuelta.

The worldwide fanfare began with Lemond bringing 300 million...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-21-13, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By Flaneur
A thought for Lieuwe Westra

Having to abandon the Tour, with 39 kilometres to go, is a bitter pill to swallow.
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-21-13, 02:26 PM
Replies: 429
Views: 26,225
Posted By Flaneur
Froome deserves better than a coda to the 17...

Froome deserves better than a coda to the 17 pages of bitterness, ignorance and paranoia in this thread, though, doesn't he?
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-21-13, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,278
Posted By Flaneur
Riders like Hinault and Anquetil don't come along...

Riders like Hinault and Anquetil don't come along every day............ or every generation.
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-21-13, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 843
Posted By Flaneur
Well, it looks like Froome was the strongest and...

Well, it looks like Froome was the strongest and his team was the smartest- husbanding their diminished resources and shepherding the Yellow Jersey to Paris.

If the numerically stronger teams had...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-14-13, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,339
Posted By Flaneur
Are we talking about the same Carlton Kirby who...

Are we talking about the same Carlton Kirby who described a rider's drug ban as 'sitting on the naughty step'?

Kelly and Sherwen are worth hearing. Everything else is just waffle.
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 08-25-12, 09:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 599
Posted By Flaneur
The openness of the racing is probably caused by...

The openness of the racing is probably caused by uncertainty about Contador's fitness, race stamina and the upper limits of his explosivity and power, if he is riding clean. Can he still time trial...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 08-06-12, 03:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,953
Posted By Flaneur
With humility.

With humility.
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 08-03-12, 04:55 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,629
Posted By Flaneur
Well it's a good list- but most of that stuff...

Well it's a good list- but most of that stuff isn't luck, is it?

1 The route always suits some riders more than others. Virtually all modern winners are good Time Triallists.
2 If you are a...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 08-01-12, 06:46 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,629
Posted By Flaneur
I missed the memo about Cancellara, by the...

I missed the memo about Cancellara, by the way............

If he hadn't fallen off in the Road Race, I'm assuming he would have been up there with Wiggins. Does that make them both dopers, or...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 08-01-12, 05:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,607
Posted By Flaneur
The riders make the race, not the course. Some...

The riders make the race, not the course. Some of this year's contenders didn't have the legs and some didn't have the tactical acumen to ruffle Sky's feathers.

Sorry if that upsets some of you...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 08-01-12, 05:20 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,629
Posted By Flaneur
Wiggins has won every TT he has ridden this year...

Wiggins has won every TT he has ridden this year (prologues don't count), so yes, he was lucky.........
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-29-12, 06:00 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,355
Posted By Flaneur
Spare tube, Mafac toolkit- with a screwdriver and...

Spare tube, Mafac toolkit- with a screwdriver and a couple of Allen keys and a chain tool added. Fits in a pocket easily.
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-29-12, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 712
Posted By Flaneur
Well the teams that were most active- The US, GB...

Well the teams that were most active- The US, GB and the Netherlands- were represented in the break, which is a reward for organisation, effort and commitment. The Italians were a bit unlucky with...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-28-12, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 928
Posted By Flaneur
Your analysis of the race is quite plausible- but...

Your analysis of the race is quite plausible- but not of it's relative importance. Being the most successful ever sprinter at the Tour (winningest?) is a massive achievement, which no professional...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-26-12, 01:22 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,121
Posted By Flaneur
We wait to see what kind of rider Contador is,...

We wait to see what kind of rider Contador is, without dope; he will certainly be past his 'best'......:-)
Schleck has had years to improve against the clock. He seems incapable of doing so, or...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-25-12, 06:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,047
Posted By Flaneur
Too soon to say, isn't it? Sagan has a ton of...

Too soon to say, isn't it? Sagan has a ton of talent and a killer instinct- but is not going to mature into both a prolific stage racer and classic winner. If he did, we'd be talking Bernard...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-25-12, 06:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 911
Posted By Flaneur
I think this is the greatest ever single sporting...

I think this is the greatest ever single sporting achievement by a British person. I wonder if the tabloids would agree with me, were the Sky team not part of the Murdoch image rehabilitation...
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