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25 May 2018 14:50

well i think we have an answer to the thread.
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25 May 2018 14:59

Frankschleck wrote:well i think we have an answer to the thread.


You know the saying: "Go big, or go home!"
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25 May 2018 15:01

LOL I thought this thread would be top when I logged in.

What a joke - while under investigation as well. The pr1ck.
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25 May 2018 15:03

This might even usurp Ventoux and PSM as the most disgusting performance ever by Froome. His fluctuating form before today makes it even more unbelievable.

Oh well, time to wait for CAS to do their job and ban the idiot.
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25 May 2018 15:03

I've not seen anything like this before. Mind you I started watching the year after Floyd :)
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25 May 2018 15:16

Well, that was something else.
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25 May 2018 15:30

I think we can close this thread after today.
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25 May 2018 15:30

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25 May 2018 15:32

Well, this is setting the bar very high.
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25 May 2018 15:37

I've seen epic performances almost like this before. Yet, they've still at least felt human in some way, which makes them appreciable.
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25 May 2018 15:43

The top ranks of professional cycling have pretty much buried the sport.
There seems to be a no-win situation.
Teams ride an entire peloton off their wheels and everyone is doped.
Froome takes a flyer 80 km from the finish and he's doped.
I'm sure both scenarios are true, but that's not the point.
Riders and team owners should have put their heads together years ago to find a solution to public perception.
I think it might be too late, but riders should have formed a union and bargained a contract with trade team owners and develop a system whereby it seems like there is a rigorous doping program in place.
Pretty much everyone in the NFL is a freak of nature, yet no one bats an eyelash.
This Giro has been a friggin bad joke from start to finish.
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25 May 2018 15:45

I do think there is a difference between doped to the hills and riding a motorcycle in a bike race though.
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25 May 2018 15:47

In a strange sort of what you sort of have to admire Froome for having the cojones to produce a performance like this while under investigation.
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25 May 2018 18:23

Well, I'm sorry for you.

I’m sorry that you can’t dream big.

I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles.

But this is one hell of a race. This is a great sporting event and you should stand around and believe it.

You should believe in these athletes, and you should believe in these people.







I'm not even mad, I just think it's hilarious.

Gewiss weren't this ridiculous
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25 May 2018 18:26

I have seen a lot of great performance in my life like todays and I must say I liked this one today. PuffTheDragon going ghungho: respect for him!
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25 May 2018 18:29

GuyIncognito wrote:Well, I'm sorry for you.

I’m sorry that you can’t dream big.

I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles.

But this is one hell of a race. This is a great sporting event and you should stand around and believe it.

You should believe in these athletes, and you should believe in these people.

Eeeerm... nah.
Sarcasm makes things bearable though.
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25 May 2018 18:39

LaFlorecita wrote:I've not seen anything like this before. Mind you I started watching the year after Floyd :)


Not even Landis's ride was quite like this one. On Floyd's ride to Morzine in 2006, there were various breakaway guys ahead of him when he began his surge. He had periodic/brief (very brief) respites coming up behind other riders. But Froome took the race lead from 80K out. I don't think there's anything to compare it with. People might point to Andy Schleck's ride to Galibier in the 2011 TDF, but again, there were breakaway riders in groups ahead of him, including his own teammates, who spelled him for stretches on his way to his solo victory, and he lost a good chunk of time in the final few kilometers, with Cadel Evans pulling back about a minute and a half with his group. Today was just bizarre. How could a guy be this historically dominant on a stage like this while having been so mediocre in other stages on the same tour? The form that it took (or would have taken) to do Froome's ride today is off the charts -- that's if we're talking about non-mechanically-enhanced equipment.
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25 May 2018 18:40

It was not just the ride but how unfluttered he looked in his interview after making that effort. Didn't look tired or beat up at all? I mean after Andy Schleck's 60km raid in the 2011 Tour he actually looked pretty tired. Froome? Fresh as a daisy. Considering he has looked less than 100% most of this Giro I think this is what makes me worry.
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25 May 2018 18:47

JosephK wrote:
LaFlorecita wrote:I've not seen anything like this before. Mind you I started watching the year after Floyd :)


Not even Landis's ride was quite like this one. On Floyd's ride to Morzine in 2006, there were various breakaway guys ahead of him when he began his surge. He had periodic/brief (very brief) respites coming up behind other riders. But Froome took the race lead from 80K out. I don't think there's anything to compare it with. People might point to Andy Schleck's ride to Galibier in the 2011 TDF, but again, there were breakaway riders in groups ahead of him, including his own teammates, who spelled him for stretches on his way to his solo victory, and he lost a good chunk of time in the final few kilometers, with Cadel Evans pulling back about a minute and a half with his group. Today was just bizarre. How could a guy be this historically dominant on a stage like this while having been so mediocre in other stages on the same tour? The form that it took (or would have taken) to do Froome's ride today is off the charts -- that's if we're talking about non-mechanically-enhanced equipment.


Everyone behind Landis was not working until the last climb and even then Landis was 4th fastest there. Today it all shattered at 80km to go.
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25 May 2018 19:06

JosephK wrote:Not even Landis's ride was quite like this one. On Floyd's ride to Morzine in 2006, there were various breakaway guys ahead of him when he began his surge. He had periodic/brief (very brief) respites coming up behind other riders.


Leading to Stuart O'Grady's contender for most retarded comment in cycling, after the positive.

"I knew he was doped because he dropped me and I'm not a bad bike rider"

Yes Stuey, dropping a sprinter on a mountain is the litmus test for doping, clearly.
Right up there with Sastre accusing the two breakaway guys of working together to get to the finish first.
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