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14 Jun 2017 14:37

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Benotti69 wrote:Does the ASO prefer another antipodean winner of Le Tour?

ASO might find Sky too toxic at present.

Could be LRPs year.

my thoughts too
but LPR is holding form for 6 months now
so something may misfire on the way to the Champs-Élysées


How long did Evans hold form in 2011? How long did Wiggins hold form in 2012? Yes he might well misfire but if Porte can hold this form next month there are plenty of precedents. It is unlikely Porte tapered for the Dauphine so he could actually be a little stronger next month. Benotti might be right ;)

Don't forget the best of them, Chris Froome himself in 2013 ... Won Oman, the MTF in Tirreno, Criterium International, Romandie, Dauphine and the Tour. All in pretty dominant fashion. Porte even came second in two of those races.
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09 Jul 2017 20:43

Richie Porte telling medics he was "ok". A broken pelvis and broken collarbone is ok. Wonder what kind of PEDs means you cant feel a broken pelvis and collarbone!!!!
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09 Jul 2017 20:47

Benotti69 wrote:Richie Porte telling medics he was "ok". A broken pelvis and broken collarbone is ok. Wonder what kind of PEDs means you cant feel a broken pelvis and collarbone!!!!


It's very good he's not paralyzed. That was one serious crash.
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09 Jul 2017 21:26

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Benotti69 wrote:Richie Porte telling medics he was "ok". A broken pelvis and broken collarbone is ok. Wonder what kind of PEDs means you cant feel a broken pelvis and collarbone!!!!


It's very good he's not paralyzed. That was one serious crash.


I am not happy he is hurt, just find it weird he told medics he was "ok" when it clearly proved he wasn't.
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09 Jul 2017 21:30

I'm very impressed by the ability to turn literally any event into evidence of doping.
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09 Jul 2017 21:43

Benotti69 wrote:Richie Porte telling medics he was "ok". A broken pelvis and broken collarbone is ok. Wonder what kind of PEDs means you cant feel a broken pelvis and collarbone!!!!


I think this is going a bit too far. I am not necessarily doubting him being doped, but suggesting he's not feeling any pain (which is very debatable to begin with) because of PED's is a head scratcher for me. Maybe he was feeling a TON of pain but wanted to downplay it. Or he wasn't feeling pain because of adrenaline. Or he was massively disappointed to end his tour so his head was preoccupied with that. Or something else.
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09 Jul 2017 21:51

Benotti69 wrote:Richie Porte telling medics he was "ok". A broken pelvis and broken collarbone is ok. Wonder what kind of PEDs means you cant feel a broken pelvis and collarbone!!!!


Oh come on. Sifting through the tea leaves of what a guy says when he's just smacked headfirst into the side of a mountain at 70 km/h to insinuate doping is a new low.

Besides, if you've ever been properly hurt you'd know adrenaline is a ridiculous thing. I crashed once and went headfirst over the bike and landed on my elbow. I got straight back on and only pulled over after a km or so. I wouldn't have even gone to hospital except a taxi driver saw me walking with the bike hunched over holding my arm and basically made me go. Turned out I'd broken the end off my ulna and two chunks off my humerus in a clean y-fracture. So the three bones of my arm had become six independent chunks. But it took me a full minute to even feel sore.
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09 Jul 2017 22:06

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Benotti69 wrote:Richie Porte telling medics he was "ok". A broken pelvis and broken collarbone is ok. Wonder what kind of PEDs means you cant feel a broken pelvis and collarbone!!!!


I think this is going a bit too far. I am not necessarily doubting him being doped, but suggesting he's not feeling any pain (which is very debatable to begin with) because of PED's is a head scratcher for me. Maybe he was feeling a TON of pain but wanted to downplay it. Or he wasn't feeling pain because of adrenaline. Or he was massively disappointed to end his tour so his head was preoccupied with that. Or something else.


CLASSIC S-H-O-C-K
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09 Jul 2017 22:56

Benotti69 wrote:
MarkvW wrote:
Benotti69 wrote:Richie Porte telling medics he was "ok". A broken pelvis and broken collarbone is ok. Wonder what kind of PEDs means you cant feel a broken pelvis and collarbone!!!!


It's very good he's not paralyzed. That was one serious crash.


I am not happy he is hurt, just find it weird he told medics he was "ok" when it clearly proved he wasn't.


Clearly you haven't ridden a bike nor crashed. I've seen guys ride home after a serious smash up on pure adrenaline to find out the next day they have broken ribs and wrist. I smashed up my face once, it looked fine. Kept on riding, next day, two massive black eyes.
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10 Jul 2017 09:33

Benotti69 wrote:
MarkvW wrote:
Benotti69 wrote:Richie Porte telling medics he was "ok". A broken pelvis and broken collarbone is ok. Wonder what kind of PEDs means you cant feel a broken pelvis and collarbone!!!!


It's very good he's not paralyzed. That was one serious crash.


I am not happy he is hurt, just find it weird he told medics he was "ok" when it clearly proved he wasn't.
Well clearly this just proves he's a liar who lies about everything.

Is this really for real? I mean, come on, you have never had a spill and told people you were fine even though you hurt all over? Ever?
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10 Jul 2017 11:39

Sure to the above. I have never ridden my bike in the Le Tour crashed and told medics i am fine.....FRO.

Maybe part of the make up of these guys is a la Tom Simpson, "put me back on my bike"....

I called Richie a liar? Really for real? I mean really? For real?
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10 Jul 2017 14:51

I am not happy he is hurt, just find it weird he told medics he was "ok" when it clearly proved he wasn't.


Chris Horner: "Did I finish? But, did I finish... ?"

Horner kept riding with a concussion, had no clue where he was, but he was obsessed with crossing the finish line.
That was a classic one
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10 Jul 2017 15:15

See Skujins, Toms. You get hit that hard you're not really there for a while, even if you're conscious.
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04 Dec 2017 22:10

Richie Porte has gained 20 kg (45 pounds) after the crash. If he's back as a tour contender in 2018, I think he's officially on the juice. Everyone that's tried to lose significant amount of weight on a short time at the same time as trying to increase power, knows that's impossible without some extra help.
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04 Dec 2017 23:21

boltzmann wrote:Richie Porte has gained 20 kg (45 pounds) after the crash. If he's back as a tour contender in 2018, I think he's officially on the juice. Everyone that's tried to lose significant amount of weight on a short time at the same time as trying to increase power, knows that's impossible without some extra help.

If it's even remotely true then he's done. That much weight comes with hormonal changes that will take a very long time to bring back to race shape. He's 32 which means he's at his potential peak or just past it. Combined with his injuries, I'm guessing he'll have a miserable season or maybe two before he quits.

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05 Dec 2017 07:40

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boltzmann wrote:Richie Porte has gained 20 kg (45 pounds) after the crash. If he's back as a tour contender in 2018, I think he's officially on the juice. Everyone that's tried to lose significant amount of weight on a short time at the same time as trying to increase power, knows that's impossible without some extra help.

If it's even remotely true then he's done. That much weight comes with hormonal changes that will take a very long time to bring back to race shape. He's 32 which means he's at his potential peak or just past it. Combined with his injuries, I'm guessing he'll have a miserable season or maybe two before he quits.

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Porte’s probably exaggerating, he’s posted photos of himself training. His wife also gave birth this week too.
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05 Dec 2017 08:04

He is clearly taking the piss. Porte raced the Japan cup a month and a half ago, as seen here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BaizirblcBC/

I am no expert but that aint no 78kg rider in the pic.
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05 Dec 2017 11:09

He’ll be driving to Dundee barefoot next if he’s got a Toblerone addiction.
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05 Dec 2017 11:46

4.5kg maybe?
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05 Dec 2017 13:11

Not a million years has he gained 20kg!
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