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Old 05-08-12, 10:23
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kittel is good. he dominated the Sun-Tour last October. none of the Continental team sprinters could get near him.
Hoff nearly did though
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Cav has blocked me from his twitter account for suggesting it was an honest mistake by Ferrari and that maybe he has made mistakes in races before? Oh well!!
What did you expect?
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Of course it´s a pity when Riders crash, but it seems that Cavendish is trying a become a saint. Cavendish has during many years got critisism because of his many reckless spring. http://youtu.be/-RNAYR3KPIg look at this movie when Heinrich Häusler went down because of Cavendish, Häussler hasn´t reached his former top after this.

OK Roberto made a misstake, many riders do that, escpeially when you try to win a race, but Please Cav, your ain´t a saint during sprints. I can share many many more clipps showing how you go from left to right and back during a sprint.

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Old 05-08-12, 10:43
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I thought that Cavendish was pretty mild really, for him. however kept hold of his iPhone afterwards did a good job. Agree for cav to complain about a reckless sprint is a bit "Hi pot, you're black. Love kettle."
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Kelly adds that the rider who is the perpetrator one day may end up being the victim the next. Such is the nature of sprinting.

“I think Cavendish had a problem in the Tour of Switzerland…he said then he didn’t do anything wrong and it went on for a bit of time where people were saying, ‘he put Boonen out of the Tour de France, he put Boonen out of the rest of the season.’

“There was a lot of talk about that. It wasn’t taken lightly that he didn’t say then, ‘okay, well, I made a mistake.’”

Read more: http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/11...#ixzz1uH2LlbPp
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What did you expect?
I expected as much, not too pushed really. Guess he doesnt like his new found guise as 'protecter of all that is Right within the peloton' being challenged
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ouch cav lost loads of skin!
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Farrari does not belong in a Grand Tour. Here's a highlight of the crash from the helo cam. Why did he change his line radically to go right instead of up the left? (if it's been posted already, I apologize)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=qNHWTJDqB68

I can't recall a abrupt move like this from back in the field in the pro ranks ever. Cav and Haussler in the Suisse a few years back looked mild compared to this. What an amateur! Go home and back to club racing.
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I find this event curious, because if any sprint shows the need for disqualification from the race, surely this one does.

Headbutting (even defensive) and water bottle throwing seem to cross the UCI threshold for riders getting disqualified. The rules forbid sprinters changing lines if it creates a danger, and this one obviously did so, based on the result. Changing of lines of any sort could not be forbidden, otherwise it would be essentially impossible for any rider to pass another.

But the rules seem surprisingly nonspecific on penalty, from what I can tell. Even a search for "danger" in the UCI road rules turned up only four hits: one for dangerous sprinting, one for danger points in courses, and two for endangering the financial stability of races. Indicative of the proportional concern of the UCI?

Anyway, behavior like Ferrari's clearly is against the interest of professional cycling. Goss' victory is largely spoiled, he and his sponsors are denied the positive attention they deserve, while Ferrari and his sponsors get negative attention they don't want.

Racing simply cannot tolerate this sort of recklessness. For this reason Ferrari should be gone, if the rules contain adequate provision for it. And if they don't, they should.
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