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Old 05-14-15, 11:43 AM
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dang if we are the MLS, we in trouble! but yea i agree lol. I also cannot stand the commentary. It's amateur hour across the board. We are riding the jens 'publicity' stunt too much.
It's really bad. In addition to the "let's go to Jens", the basics are usually way off. Wrong state name used, wrong riders named, picture comes and goes, 3k to the finish so let's cut to a montage, and so on. Vande Velde talks like he's got marbles in his mouth, but at least his info is accurate and relevant, let him talk more. I get that it's all a small event for most of these guys, but sheesh..
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while the CCC guy may have been sketchy (see Americans arent the only sketchy ones) i dont think he caused the crash. Cycling and Spectators: Something Must Change - Podium Cafe
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while the CCC guy may have been sketchy (see Americans arent the only sketchy ones) i dont think he caused the crash. Cycling and Spectators: Something Must Change - Podium Cafe
agreed ... just watched a slow mo overhead shot. camera to the dome was the culprit. without the camera, the guy would have just hit the brakes.
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Old 05-14-15, 01:07 PM
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Just saw a short clip of the incident. I hope that the camera lens got broken at least. Seriously. Da *****.
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Anyone else see the clip with the guy who's arm is bent in the wrong direction? It's never good when cycling makes it on Deadspin. Don't scroll down if you're squeamish seeing body parts out of place.

Cyclist Snaps The **** Out Of His Arm In Giro D'Italia Crash
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Anyone else see the clip with the guy who's arm is bent in the wrong direction? It's never good when cycling makes it on Deadspin. Don't scroll down if you're squeamish seeing body parts out of place.

Cyclist Snaps The **** Out Of His Arm In Giro D'Italia Crash
Yeah I had to go back because I was like, wait, that's not right. I have a hard time dealing with that.

WOrst is the Milan San Remo crash where a guy either can't corner or his wheels are catching a ton of wind. He ends up doing the same thing to his leg. Like a Barbie doll with the leg put on backward. I have the DVD (it's an add on bit to a different race, escapes me what the main DVD is) and I just cannot watch that part.
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Old 05-14-15, 08:42 PM
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Anyone else see the clip with the guy who's arm is bent in the wrong direction? It's never good when cycling makes it on Deadspin. Don't scroll down if you're squeamish seeing body parts out of place.

Cyclist Snaps The **** Out Of His Arm In Giro D'Italia Crash
Came here from Deadspin. Man, that was ugly.
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Well that sucks. A guy can't peel his bananas anymore because some nimrod wanted to get his stupid money shot.
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Ugh I could've done without seeing that poor Fantini guy's arm.

On the plus side, maybe regular-sport-beasts will now think cycling is cool? Eh, probably not.
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What a whiner about the altitude. Weather issue is one thing with staging it there, but to say you can't compete because you haven't been training in an altitude camp, well you didn't treat it as an A race, so that's a personal problem. Those that did, get the benefit. Sorry the race promoters didn't stage it perfectly as a tune up for Euro teams. Should they also axe mountain stages due to altitude?
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i bet he's still salty about sky leaving him out of last year's TDF squad when he was on form winning brit nats in 2014
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Ok, Peter Sagan, that was something else.
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It helps that a real life bond villain was holding his family hostage in an underground bunker.
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Old 05-18-15, 09:00 AM
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Ok, Peter Sagan, that was something else.
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Sagan made a fan out of me this weekend. The way he gutted out that mountain stage was impressive, and the intermediate sprint and finishing sprints yesterday were exciting to watch. I think his performance in the last three stages should definitely be enough to shut up Oleg Tinkoff for a while.
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I think before this race people thought of him as a natural talent that may not have taken the sport seriously enough. Seeing him finishing on Baldy changed many of those opinions.
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should definitely be enough to shut up Oleg Tinkoff for a while.
doubt it. guys with mini giraffes expect more than that
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What a ****ing tool.
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It helps that a real life bond villain was holding his family hostage in an underground bunker.
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So Sky leaves it's GC leader without a shadow to fend for himself when he flats and he loses time and gets a penalty for accepting unauthorized help. Brailsford is upset with the UCI for enforcing rules everyone knows are there.

"It is obviously disappointing that a sporting gesture made in the heat of the moment has resulted in such a strong penalty. No one was trying to gain an unfair advantage."

After building track frames and equipment that were supposedly available for purchase (at a ridiculous prices with years out delivery times), and poaching Wiggans while he was under contract with another team he's the last guy that should be complaining about the "letter" vs. the "spirit" of the rules.
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So Sky leaves it's GC leader without a shadow to fend for himself when he flats and he loses time and gets a penalty for accepting unauthorized help. Brailsford is upset with the UCI for enforcing rules everyone knows are there.

"It is obviously disappointing that a sporting gesture made in the heat of the moment has resulted in such a strong penalty. No one was trying to gain an unfair advantage."

After building track frames and equipment that were supposedly available for purchase (at a ridiculous prices with years out delivery times), and poaching Wiggans while he was under contract with another team he's the last guy that should be complaining about the "letter" vs. the "spirit" of the rules.
Sky had a least one guy with him (stole the photo from another forum), but it seems they just screwed the whole thing up.

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Sky had a least one guy with him (stole the photo from another forum), but it seems they just screwed the whole thing up.

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you also have to wonder why he didn't ride the flat until 3km to go and then hop off. it would have been 5-6 km of riding on a flat tire
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Sky had a least one guy with him (stole the photo from another forum), but it seems they just screwed the whole thing up.

Based on that picture I think SKY should have been levied more penalties. Riders aren't supposed to back on the course, they can only wait. I was wondering about that, if Porte stopped before anyone else could stop.

But yeah, they screwed up.
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hypocrisy aside, that seems like a rule that needs some situation specific application.
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