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Old 12-22-12, 12:53
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Yes, it is.

He's racing this crit tomorrow. Should be an entertaining afternoon.
He deserves a win simply for the awesome facial hair.
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Old 12-22-12, 13:05
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He deserves a win simply for the awesome facial hair.
If that was a legitimate factor, Steve Cozza should have more career wins than Cipollini, Petacchi, McEwen and Cavendish put together.
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Thing is if some stuff is made up, they may as well make the whole thing up. It's not really a blog if it has been embellished. So either you take everything at face value or consider it entirely fictional.
Let's say the rider is John Smith, who doesn't like cereals. He could then put "I love cereals for breakfast", which will confuse people who are looking into whether John Smith is the secret pro or not. But it won't ruin the whole blog.

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It's a ghost writer.
It's crazy how many people on this thread who haven't realised that despite the description screaming it at them. But even though they seemingly haven't bothered taking a glance at it, they don't mind putting forward their thoughts.

I will remember not to bother listening to them when they chip in on the doping threads.
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Old 12-22-12, 13:34
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Much of the blog, though, is made up of trivia of that type. If some of it's made up then why bother? If he doesn't actually ride MTB or didn't take October off, what do we actually learn from the blog?

Best way to guess IMO: take everything to be true to begin with.
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Old 12-22-12, 13:39
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This is a great mystery writing method to garner attention, readership and gain much attention. Yet, we can neer verify and trust the authenticity that in fact there is even a scret pro and it is all made up.

Sadly, the media is driven by money, and not truth, like most. Thus, you cant trust the media today.
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Old 12-22-12, 15:57
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True. I should apply my gargantuan brain to weightier matters and stuff.
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My guess......Adam Hansen
Jackpot, I guess.
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Why do you think it is Adam?

Susan

ETA: There are about 30 Australians in the WorldTour (always assuming it is an Australian rider).
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Jackpot, I guess.
Which Grand Tour, Classic or World Championship has Hansen finished highly placed in?
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Old 12-22-12, 17:56
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I have realized that following clinic logic this is an impossible conversation.

Consider the following options:

A poster knows who the mystery pro is, they can then either:
a) Tell everyone who it is, and blow the riders anonymity or
b) Not tell and be told by everyone else that they don't actually know who it is and that they are making it up.
Or A poster doesn't know who the mystery pro is, they can then either
a) Tell everyone they do know who it is, but isn't prepared to say, which takes you back to option b
b) Or say they don't know who the mystery pro is in which case the clinic will decide that they do in fact know but aren't prepared to say.
c) Or they can guess

If I didn't know who the mystery pro was, I would guess, that judging by the grammar, that the original article wasn't written in English and the "ghost writer" translated it into English.



You think Fester would let one of his riders write a blog?
Why would Brailsford need to know about it? I thought it was just you, the ghost-writer and the rider involved?
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