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09 Oct 2018 03:56

Instant karma by the sounds of it.
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09 Oct 2018 08:15

GuyIncognito wrote:Remember the cyclingnews article on Greipel's move from Soudal and the talk about how de Geyter had supposedly treated riders unfairly and alienated everyone since becoming team manager?

de Geyter's just been fired after less than a year.
https://lottosoudal.be/en/news/lotto-soudal-and-paul-de-geyter-end-their-collaboration

John Lelangue joins Lotto-Soudal.
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10 Oct 2018 07:56

So apparently Geraint Thomas TDF trophy has been stolen
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11 Oct 2018 06:13

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:So apparently Geraint Thomas TDF trophy has been stolen


https://twitter.com/lancearmstrong/status/1050169156685815808

:lol:
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11 Oct 2018 07:42

Max Rockatansky wrote:
Dekker_Tifosi wrote:So apparently Geraint Thomas TDF trophy has been stolen


https://twitter.com/lancearmstrong/status/1050169156685815808

:lol:

I see, still the usual psychopath ******** of old. :lol:
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14 Oct 2018 16:32

Image
:exclaim: Wellens & De Gendt travelling 100km back home to Belgium by Bike from il Lombardia
read about it in Italiano here: https://www.gazzetta.it/Ciclismo/14-10-2018/de-gendt-wellens-ritorno-italia-belgio-300667097460.shtml
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14 Oct 2018 18:41

TourOfSardinia wrote:Image
:exclaim: Wellens & De Gendt travelling 100km back home to Belgium by Bike from il Lombardia
read about it in Italiano here: https://www.gazzetta.it/Ciclismo/14-10-2018/de-gendt-wellens-ritorno-italia-belgio-300667097460.shtml

So not so special for pro cyclists after all ;)
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14 Oct 2018 19:41

doh 1000km :o
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14 Oct 2018 19:47

To be fair, managing to ride all the way from Lombardia to Belgium, and only ride 100K would be quite an achievement.
Aka The Ginger One.
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15 Oct 2018 14:59

Steven De Jongh is apparently missing from this morning in Girona. he went out on a ride and his wife didnt hear from him since

https://twitter.com/reneemeijer02/status/1051837141809057794
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15 Oct 2018 15:17

Yes.. Very bad news. The route stopped at a road split which makes me think something bad happened
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15 Oct 2018 15:25

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:Yes.. Very bad news. The route stopped at a road split which makes me think something bad happened


I guess that's his phone auto-loading the ride to strava. having no smartphone I dont do that.
but if he was hit and it stopped, can't they track where his bike is now?
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15 Oct 2018 15:43

Dekker_Tifosi wrote:Yes.. Very bad news. The route stopped at a road split which makes me think something bad happened

His phone lost signal as well. Isn't that weird? An accident wouldn't cause that..
Just hoping for the best :(
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15 Oct 2018 16:09

De Jongh has been found. According few Twitter users, he's breathing, has a pulse and now being transferred to hospital
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15 Oct 2018 16:21

Finn84 wrote:De Jongh has been found. According few Twitter users, he's breathing, has a pulse and now being transferred to hospital

So it sounds like he was unconscious after an accident. What a relief that he has been found & is alive
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15 Oct 2018 17:43

LaFlorecita wrote:
Dekker_Tifosi wrote:Yes.. Very bad news. The route stopped at a road split which makes me think something bad happened

His phone lost signal as well. Isn't that weird? An accident wouldn't cause that..
Just hoping for the best :(


Yes, a bit weird that the ride uploaded....all devices I know of require you to press at least a couple of buttons/commands to stop, save then upload a ride......anyway not so important I guess now, hope it's not too serious
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16 Oct 2018 19:48

AG2R will be riding Merckx next season.
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18 Oct 2018 12:44

Andrea Tafi wants to ride Paris-Roubaix next year as a 52-year-old, 20 years after winning it. Apparently he is in contact with a Belgian PCT and has made himself available for the UCI to testing, which I think a rider needs to have been half a year before entering competition.

He did indeed ride a Hungarian 1.2 race this summer and finished in the peloton.

Could there really be space for something like this in modern cycling? I hope so.
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18 Oct 2018 14:46

tobydawq wrote:Andrea Tafi wants to ride Paris-Roubaix next year as a 52-year-old, 20 years after winning it. Apparently he is in contact with a Belgian PCT and has made himself available for the UCI to testing, which I think a rider needs to have been half a year before entering competition.

He did indeed ride a Hungarian 1.2 race this summer and finished in the peloton.

Could there really be space for something like this in modern cycling? I hope so.

I hope not. This is just fantasy.
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18 Oct 2018 14:59

Alexandre B. wrote:
tobydawq wrote:Andrea Tafi wants to ride Paris-Roubaix next year as a 52-year-old, 20 years after winning it. Apparently he is in contact with a Belgian PCT and has made himself available for the UCI to testing, which I think a rider needs to have been half a year before entering competition.

He did indeed ride a Hungarian 1.2 race this summer and finished in the peloton.

Could there really be space for something like this in modern cycling? I hope so.

I hope not. This is just fantasy.


I just think that in a one day race, close to a hundred riders' roles are close to extremely anonymous and there always are a lot of DNFs. Especially the continental teams have spaces for riders who don't make any impression at all.

But yeah, I don't think it will happen either.
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