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The Annemiek van Vleuten thread

01 Oct 2018 07:13

There's no rule stating we can't make specific threads for female riders, is there?

In case anyone was wondering; Annemiek van Vleuten is tough as nails!
After her terrifying crash at the 2016 Rio games she decided that the best course of action would be to come back and win a month later.

So, without further ado, time to discuss!
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01 Oct 2018 13:18

Shocking luck with her injury - Interesting to see whether she will be fit to ride the Aussie summer as she is popular in the country.
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Re: The Annemiek van Vleuten thread

01 Oct 2018 13:20

RedheadDane wrote:There's no rule stating we can't make specific threads for female riders, is there?

In case anyone was wondering; Annemiek van Vleuten is tough as nails!
After her terrifying crash at the 2016 Rio games she decided that the best course of action would be to come back and win a month later.

So, without further ado, time to discuss!

Why would there be such a rule :o
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Re: The Annemiek van Vleuten thread

01 Oct 2018 13:27

Red Rick wrote:
RedheadDane wrote:There's no rule stating we can't make specific threads for female riders, is there?

In case anyone was wondering; Annemiek van Vleuten is tough as nails!
After her terrifying crash at the 2016 Rio games she decided that the best course of action would be to come back and win a month later.

So, without further ado, time to discuss!

Why would there be such a rule :o


Exactly! So why hasn't anyone else gotten the idea of making threads for female riders?
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01 Oct 2018 14:31

yaco wrote:Interesting to see whether she will be fit to ride the Aussie summer as she is popular in the country.

Probably not
'I can cancel the plans I had to go on holiday with my best friend to the Philippines and train in December in Colombia. The recovery will take a very long time. The break that is there needs at least six weeks to recover. Probably I can only really train again after a month or three.'
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Re: The Annemiek van Vleuten thread

01 Oct 2018 16:55

RedheadDane wrote:
Red Rick wrote:
RedheadDane wrote:There's no rule stating we can't make specific threads for female riders, is there?

In case anyone was wondering; Annemiek van Vleuten is tough as nails!
After her terrifying crash at the 2016 Rio games she decided that the best course of action would be to come back and win a month later.

So, without further ado, time to discuss!

Why would there be such a rule :o


Exactly! So why hasn't anyone else gotten the idea of making threads for female riders?

Probably because the entire women's racing thread for the year only has 330 replies and the majority of what's written there is by one poster.

I'm certainly not against women having their own rider threads, particularly ones as accomplished as Vos, VdB, and Annemiek but frankly, I think we have too many rider threads as it is. I'd say only half that exist get commented on enough to deserve their own thread. That said, it would be cool if there were more people who wanted to discuss the top women and Annemiek certainly should be more discussed than Dillier, McLay, Ledanois, Paterski, Thwaites, Madrazo, and a TON of others who have their own threads. Maybe your thread will inspire people. :)
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01 Oct 2018 17:58

Hopefully UCI's new focus on women's racing will mean that more races will be televised, making it easier to discuss.
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01 Oct 2018 18:00

Wageningen loves its favourite daughter, and you all should too. Annemiek is awesome. And given her propensity for coming back from injury sooner than expected and ever stronger, she probably deserves to become IJzeren Annemiek, styled after IJzeren Briek.

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She's both one of the most compelling characters in the bunch and one of the most vocal advocates of harder and better races. How can one be against that?

And of course when it comes to harder races, of course she'd be in the best position to profit - after all, she set a time on the Zoncolan that would have put her top 40 in the men's Giro.

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01 Oct 2018 18:10

Libertine Seguros wrote:Wageningen loves its favourite daughter, and you all should too. Annemiek is awesome. And given her propensity for coming back from injury sooner than expected and ever stronger, she probably deserves to become IJzeren Annemiek, styled after IJzeren Briek.

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She's both one of the most compelling characters in the bunch and one of the most vocal advocates of harder and better races. How can one be against that?

And of course when it comes to harder races, of course she'd be in the best position to profit - after all, she set a time on the Zoncolan that would have put her top 40 in the men's Giro.

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Thanks for the thread, and to Libertine for the insights; it's great to learn more about the women's peloton from you folks!
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01 Oct 2018 18:20

An amazing chase back through the peloton on Saturday, especially when she was in effect riding with one leg. I hope she will have a speedy recovery.
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01 Oct 2018 18:24

Do people sneak up to her house and start decorating it?
Though I suppose they wouldn't get in much trouble with the local police over it:
"We're just decorating Annemiek's house for her latest win."
"Oh, cool! We'll help!"
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Re: The Annemiek van Vleuten thread

01 Oct 2018 20:18

Annemiek van Vleuten successfully operated on her knee today.
01-10-18, 20:30 Last update: 21:23
After the operation it appears that she has to rehabilitate longer.
"I have to sit in a brace for four to six weeks with my leg. According to the doctor, I can only ride my first race in six months ''
http://www.ad.nl/wielrennen/van-vleuten-ligt-er-zes-maanden-uit~a42a84fd/
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01 Oct 2018 21:20

Which, translated into Annemiek, means "you won't win again for four months"...
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02 Oct 2018 00:26

I hope she's able to make a full recovery and will be able to start racing again in the early part of the season.
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02 Oct 2018 04:53

Tim Booth wrote:
yaco wrote:Interesting to see whether she will be fit to ride the Aussie summer as she is popular in the country.

Probably not
'I can cancel the plans I had to go on holiday with my best friend to the Philippines and train in December in Colombia. The recovery will take a very long time. The break that is there needs at least six weeks to recover. Probably I can only really train again after a month or three.'


May still go for training and PR reasons - She gets column inches in the Aussie media.
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Re: The Annemiek van Vleuten thread

02 Oct 2018 05:45

Im going to be the male LaFlo since I cant help but to have a crush on this woman.

Such a nice personality. The way she deals with her injuries and crashes is admirable. Its more then that really, but I cant find a good word for it.

I always cheer for Annemiek in any womans race. AvB is a fine woman too, but Im always happy when Annemiek beats her.
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02 Oct 2018 05:48

Training plans for Colombia. This girl....

AvB said that she would never be able to be so dedicated to cycling as Annemiek is. She's a training beast, always thinking about cycling. Kind of similar to Contador.
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03 Oct 2018 14:58

RedheadDane wrote:Hopefully UCI's new focus on women's racing will mean that more races will be televised, making it easier to discuss.

CN should add a Women's Professional Cycling section, if there were a dedicated section for the threads, then there would also be more discussion. Probably there are lots of people who would like to comment on the latest events in women's racing, but can't easily do so - because the threads on the subjects get buried in the past in the general PRR section. To have a certain critical mass of material all in one location gets the discussions started.
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03 Oct 2018 17:51

ClassicomanoLuigi wrote:
RedheadDane wrote:Hopefully UCI's new focus on women's racing will mean that more races will be televised, making it easier to discuss.

CN should add a Women's Professional Cycling section, if there were a dedicated section for the threads, then there would also be more discussion. Probably there are lots of people who would like to comment on the latest events in women's racing, but can't easily do so - because the threads on the subjects get buried in the past in the general PRR section. To have a certain critical mass of material all in one location gets the discussions started.


I entirely disagree. If it had its own sub-forum it would probably be as little used as the cyclo-cross and MTB threads, unfortunately. I think they too would be better off if they had a thread in here.
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03 Oct 2018 19:26

I think it might get more traction if there were actual race threads for the big women's races rather than one general thread, but that's just my $0.02
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