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Old 04-27-07, 11:22 AM
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Simoni

More Basso bashing from Simoni.

Is it me, or does Simoni have this constant obsession with Basso?

"Now, when I talk of Basso I am always a little bit of a bastard". Ain't that the truth.
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Old 04-27-07, 11:31 AM
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its not constant

he likes to mention cunego every now and then too
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Old 04-27-07, 11:31 AM
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Isn't G. Simoni about the highest paid rider in the UCI? I think he's pretty happy with the dough too. He's making like 3 million Euros for riding his racing bike, and God only knows what kind of endorsement deals he has in cycling-mad Italy. I'll bet that dude pulls down 5 million Euros no problem.

It's all allegation and sniping. He should shut up and ride his bike.
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Old 04-27-07, 11:35 AM
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Why don't we just ask Simoni? He is, after all, a BF member.
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Old 04-27-07, 01:51 PM
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I like grouchy old guys up to a point, but I'd really like to know exactly how much IB's offer was. Just out of curiosity.

Does anyone doubt this sort of thing happens?

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Old 04-27-07, 02:01 PM
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Maybe it's a translation thing, but to me, Simoni comes off as a big crybaby ... boo hoo, basso wouldnt let me win a stage; boo hoo, cunego wouldnt wait for me; boo hoo, salvodelli didnt attack and doesnt deserve the giro.

Enough already, just admit you didnt have the legs.
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Old 04-27-07, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by MDcatV
Maybe it's a translation thing, but to me, Simoni comes off as a big crybaby ... boo hoo, basso wouldnt let me win a stage; boo hoo, cunego wouldnt wait for me; boo hoo, salvodelli didnt attack and doesnt deserve the giro.

Enough already, just admit you didnt have the legs.
Word. If the stage was that important, he could've just beaten Ivan to the line.
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Old 04-27-07, 02:06 PM
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Is he whining about Basso again? Didn't he already retract that accusation about the money? Is he still ******** about Cunego mopping the floor with him a few years back? Do we detect a pattern?
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Old 04-27-07, 02:46 PM
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yes he is
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Old 04-27-07, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by MDcatV
Maybe it's a translation thing, but to me, Simoni comes off as a big crybaby ... boo hoo, basso wouldnt let me win a stage; boo hoo, cunego wouldnt wait for me; boo hoo, salvodelli didnt attack and doesnt deserve the giro.

Enough already, just admit you didnt have the legs.
Actually it just looks like he didn't have the right "medical team".


. . .oh I almost forgot-if Basso gets sanctioned (which looks more and more likely) who will be the winner of the 2006 Giro?

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Old 04-27-07, 03:40 PM
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Simoni = crybaby regardless of translation
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Old 04-27-07, 04:53 PM
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>>Owning an expensive bike does not necessarily make one a Bike Racer.<<

Being a Bike Racer does not necessarily guarantee one an expensive bike.
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Old 04-27-07, 05:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Ernesto Schwein
Actually it just looks like he didn't have the right "medical team".


. . .oh I almost forgot-if Basso gets sanctioned (which looks more and more likely) who will be the winner of the 2006 Giro?
As Basso may or may not have committed an offense that was not illegal, he's in the clear with regards to the 2006 Giro...
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Old 04-28-07, 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by patentcad
>>Owning an expensive bike does not necessarily make one a Bike Racer.<<

Being a Bike Racer does not necessarily guarantee one an expensive bike.


Correct!
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Old 04-28-07, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Smoothie104
Simoni = crybaby regardless of translation
Simoni = Cokehead, regardless of spin put to CONI by him and his team.
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Old 04-29-07, 04:48 AM
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Originally Posted by DrPete
Why don't we just ask Simoni? He is, after all, a BF member.
Why didn't cyclingnews publish the whole article? Sometimes, they smell like the NY Times or L'Equipe.

People bashed Basso for being a doper. Out here.

Simoni rides in support of Ricco' today in "La Doyenne".

It's fascinating to watch people that maybe race for 45 minutes once a week evalute what goes on thousands of miles away in professional racing. Fascinating.

If you want to read racing evaluations done by people that really race, try the Daily Peloton.
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Originally Posted by classic1
Simoni = Cokehead, regardless of spin put to CONI by him and his team.
Your avatar speaks volumes.
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Your avatar speaks volumes.
As does yours.

I'm guessing if you're going to post as "Simoni, king of the Dolomites, " you must really be an authority, i.e. you watch at least 90 minutes of pro cycling a week.

Anyway, thanks for letting us wannabes in on the "real deal" there, Gilberto.
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Originally Posted by DrPete
As does yours.

I'm guessing if you're going to post as "Simoni, king of the Dolomites, " you must really be an authority, i.e. you watch at least 90 minutes of pro cycling a week.

Anyway, thanks for letting us wannabes in on the "real deal" there, Gilberto.
You don't know who I really am (I like it like that), but I know as much about this sport as you do about being a doctor.

And I do know the real Simoni. Maybe I'll photo the pink jersey he gave me during his last Giro win.

I love cat 4's and 5's being critical of two time Grand Tour winners.
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Originally Posted by Simoni
I love cat 4's and 5's being critical of two time Grand Tour winners.
Do you have to work for the NFL to have an opinion about pro football?

I don't need photos of your maglia rossa. In fact, if you actually do know him it's even creepier that you would choose to impersonate him with your username and avatar.
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Originally Posted by DrPete
Do you have to work for the NFL to have an opinion about pro football?

I don't need photos of your maglia rossa. In fact, if you actually do know him it's even creepier that you would choose to impersonate him with your username and avatar.
You know what they say about opinions...

BTW...like many other's out here, it's most likely a satirical thing...other's might call it joking.

Lighten up a bit. This is Bikeforums. Nothing's serious. Half of what's out here is urban legend.



BTW...it's "rosa". One "s".

Hey...maybe Simoni is the "return of Euro"...
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Originally Posted by roadwarrior
You know what they say about opinions...

BTW...like many other's out here, it's most likely a satirical thing...other's might call it joking.

Lighten up a bit. This is Bikeforums. Nothing's serious. Half of what's out here is urban legend.



BTW...it's "rosa". One "s".

Hey...maybe Simoni is the "return of Euro"...
Oops. Rosa it is.

OK, sorry Simoni. You caught me in a bad mood, and I apologize for giving you a hard time.
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Originally Posted by DrPete
Oops. Rosa it is.

OK, sorry Simoni. You caught me in a bad mood, and I apologize for giving you a hard time.
You hate him because he's skinny
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Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo
You hate him because he's skinny
Damn right! Skinny bastards.
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Will the real Gilberto Simoni please stand up?

Maybe his anger will translate to harder riding this year...this must be part of his Giro training regimen. He's gotta be thinking his chances are pretty good, now that Basso is on the outs.
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