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14 Jun 2016 21:42

JV crickets.
Millar crickets too?
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04 Aug 2016 16:19


Jack Robertson ; WADA

“Those involved in running sport are former athletes, so somehow I figured that they would have honor and integrity. But the people in charge are basically raping their sports and the system for self-interest. Sport is seriously broken.”



Looking at you Millar. No that you give a ****!
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04 Aug 2016 16:26

...so benny..you saw david looking cool on the moto....following ride london for BBC

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04 Aug 2016 16:44

ebandit wrote:...so benotti69..you saw david looking cool on the moto....following ride london for BBC

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Nope.

The doper has made good from his doping.
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05 Aug 2016 07:01

Millar tweets

"Today is the opening ceremony of the Olympics. PLEASE READ THIS, IT MATTERS:"

linking to this article: https://www.propublica.org/article/olympics-top-investigator-secret-efforts-undermine-russian-doping-probe

Millar then tweets

"Reference my previous tweet, I believe the underlying problem in all of this is the chronic cronyism of the IOC."

how is the irony of this not lost on him?
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05 Aug 2016 13:43

elduggo wrote:Millar tweets

"Today is the opening ceremony of the Olympics. PLEASE READ THIS, IT MATTERS:"

linking to this article: https://www.propublica.org/article/olympics-top-investigator-secret-efforts-undermine-russian-doping-probe

Millar then tweets

"Reference my previous tweet, I believe the underlying problem in all of this is the chronic cronyism of the IOC."

how is the irony of this not lost on him?


Millar knows very well what he is doing. Plays the game and learnt it from JV. The hypocrisy is he is part of the 'raping sport' bit in that article. Millar is a dooche!
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10 Aug 2016 17:24

Did Millar and Cancellara share a doctor ?

Seems odd that he was tweeting support for him today..
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10 Aug 2016 17:29

elduggo wrote:Millar tweets

"Today is the opening ceremony of the Olympics. PLEASE READ THIS, IT MATTERS:"

linking to this article: https://www.propublica.org/article/olympics-top-investigator-secret-efforts-undermine-russian-doping-probe

Millar then tweets

"Reference my previous tweet, I believe the underlying problem in all of this is the chronic cronyism of the IOC."

how is the irony of this not lost on him?


Hilarious! and Cookson was dong selfies with Thomas Bach today, lol! Take that internet! :lol:
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08 Mar 2017 21:28

Some of a Millar Q&A

https://twitter.com/swtriathlete/status/839583447442157579

Millar is such a snake.
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08 Mar 2017 21:36

I luv Davey Millar.

If there was not a Dave Millar, we would have to create him.
"Hitler … didn't even sink to using chemical weapons."
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08 Mar 2017 21:47

blackcat wrote:I luv Davey Millar.

If there was not a Dave Millar, we would have to create him.


There is a queue of people who would love Millar's current position and play it in the same manner!!
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Benotti69 wrote:
blackcat wrote:I luv Davey Millar.

If there was not a Dave Millar, we would have to create him.


There is a queue of people who would love Millar's current position and play it in the same manner!!


when you thought the most meretricious humans on this earth were marketing people, advertising creatives, and standup-comics, FM radio announcers, and game-show hosts, along comes David Millar to blow them out of the water. chapeau dave
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09 Mar 2017 13:14

blackcat wrote:
Benotti69 wrote:
blackcat wrote:I luv Davey Millar.

If there was not a Dave Millar, we would have to create him.


There is a queue of people who would love Millar's current position and play it in the same manner!!


when you thought the most meretricious humans on this earth were marketing people, advertising creatives, and standup-comics, FM radio announcers, and game-show hosts, along comes David Millar to blow them out of the water. chapeau dave


:D

Poor Dave.
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09 Mar 2017 13:45

sniper wrote:JV crickets.
Millar crickets too?

grasshoppers, crickets, preying mantises, entomology101
wasp stings #failure. oh roger legeay would not allow me to get a hot of cortisone for my eye and my wasp sting true story, no BS
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23 Jul 2017 10:50

Reposting this from the motorthread, as I think it warrants separate discussion.
sniper wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4586&v=2KOQ_GXGBc0

I think this is one of the most suspicious rides I've seen thus far in terms of suspected motor use.

It's only a 41.6km course, but Millar is nevertheless going to win this one with a good 1:25 margin on the number 2, a Ferrari-fueled Mick Rogers.

That in itself is nothing overly suspicious - rampant PED-abuse could explain it.
However, what makes this performance remarkable is the fact that, some kilometers from the finish line, Millar (seemingly in consultation with his team leader in the follow car) starts freewheeling like I've never seen anybody - let alone the winner of the worlds TT - freewheel before

So much so that he lets himself be overtaken by Gonchar, whom he had previously overtaken, and who had started three minutes before him.

From the race report:
Millar is chasing Serguei Gontchar up the long second climb, but for a minute looked to be losing ground, perhaps indicating a problem. He's closing the gap once again (Gontchar started three minutes ahead) but will need to pace himself carefully to maintain his advantage on Peschel and Rogers.
http://autobus.cyclingnews.com/road/2003/worlds03/?id=emtt
Start watching at 57:20-ish (watch it through to around 59:00-ish), to see Gonchar overtake a freewheeling Millar.

As far as I can tell from that footage, there is nothing there that indicates any kind of mechanical for Millar. Indeed he never changes bikes or wheels. More to the point: it's plain freewheeling like I've rarely seen anybody freewheel during a world's TT, let alone the guy who ends up winning it averaging more than 48.3 km/h. The body language, to me, suggests he's being told to take it easy because it's going to look too ridiculous.

Gonchar, by the way, had started 3 minutes ahead of Millar, with Nozal in between.
start list:
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4 Serguei Gontchar (Ukraine) 14:46:30
3 Isidro Nozal Vega (Spain) 14:48:00
2 David Millar (Great Britain) 14:49:30
1 Michael Rich (Germany) 14:51:00

http://autobus.cyclingnews.com/road/2003/worlds03/?id=emtt


Gonchar ends up finishing 21st, 3:11 minutes behind Millar.
So, Millar first overtakes Gonchar at some point, then lets himself (seemingly deliberately) drop back, and then overtakes Gonchar again.

Some will no doubt argue it can still all be explained by means of a rampant PED-program.
But have a look at Millar's face when he crosses the finishline and receives the congratulations, from ca. 1:03:15 onwards.
This is a world's TT. He's supposedly delivering a max effort here. Even with all the high-octane PEDs in the world, wouldn't we expect Millar to show at least some signs of exhaustion there?
However, there's absolutely nothing.

On a side, Millar's bike for the 2003 TT was designed by a certain Dimitris Katsanis, who'd been contracted by BC (Peter Keen) already in 2001 (2002 according to some sources) to design the GB bikes for track and road.
http://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/latest-news/from-paupers-to-kings-the-lottery-funded-revolution-93603
Katsanis has previously been mentioned here:
viewtopic.php?p=1860279#p1860279
and here:
viewtopic.php?p=2143200#p2143200

Thoughts please.
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23 Jul 2017 10:52

Here is a link to the Googlebook preview of Millar's biography "Racing Through The Dark".
https://books.google.pl/books?id=6SfVlv1HMMwC&pg=PA118&lpg=PA118&dq=david+millar+harry+gibbings&source=bl&ots=m7HikLOCl1&sig=Pij4vTh8I6OFtew9k1rGFfS9oWI&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiaqsnDnJ_VAhVLsxQKHQv_DNQQ6AEILjAB#v=onepage&q=david%20millar%20harry%20gibbings&f=false

I invite everybody to open it and type the name Harry Gibbings in the search engine on the left hand side of your screen.
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23 Jul 2017 10:57

indeed, Harry Gibbings, the CEO of Monaco-based Typhoon e-bike company.
Gibbings, who got tipped off by UCI's technical director Mark Barfield about an upcoming French police investigation into motors at the TdF.
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23 Jul 2017 11:01

Read those sections from Racing through the Dark carefully.

Then take a moment to let that sink in.

And then take your time to rethink Millar's 2003 time trial, Millar getting busted in Biarritz with Brailsford there, Millar making his comeback in 2006, Millar joining Garmin, Garmin and Millar doing very well in time trials, Wiggins breaking through, CVdV making a comeback with Floyd's Allen Lim on his side. Powertap hubs. Hesjedal.
Brailsford, Team Sky, Fran Millar. Monaco. Gibbings. Froome. Motoman. Bikeshops. CSC guys Yates, Johnny Weltz.
Boardman, Dimitris Katsanis, Secret Squirrels. Cookson. Barfield.
Many Olympic medals. 5 TdFs. Big big money.
Magic wheels.
New Age.
Clean cycling.

Yikes.
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26 Jul 2017 13:48

sniper wrote:So much so that he lets himself be overtaken by Gonchar, whom he had previously overtaken, and who had started three minutes before him.
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Gonchar ends up finishing 21st, 3:11 minutes behind Millar.
So, Millar first overtakes Gonchar at some point, then lets himself (seemingly deliberately) drop back, and then overtakes Gonchar again.

Cancellara did that to Kreuziger in the 2009 Tour de Suisse.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wnqc7r_5ZU
Motors past him at 2:20, then at 2:40 Kreuziger is ahead again.
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26 Jul 2017 13:56

Thanks, a very nice find indeed, Gung ho.

Could it have been an intermediate climb allowing Kreuziger to get back to, and overtake, Cancellara?
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