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Cav as World-Champ should be riding Omloop AND K-B-K this weekend!!!!

25 Feb 2012 12:00

It's not right that the world-champ i.e. Cav misses out on Omloop and he is only riding K-B-K this weekend. As the World-Champion he SHOULD most definitely have started Omloop today to give the race the respect it deserves. Even winning K-B-K tomorrow is not enough justification for not riding today.
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25 Feb 2012 12:01

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25 Feb 2012 12:09

No he shouldn't, Sky have more capable man than Cavendish on the cobbles. Now he'll be extra fresh for Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne where he can actually win. It's called being realistic.
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25 Feb 2012 12:17

A bit silly about riding het volk part..init?
Testing the bounds of reality.
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25 Feb 2012 12:24

No.
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25 Feb 2012 12:24

That is exactly my point. Cav is being realistic by riding K-B-K only. If he were a true World-Champ he should have at least started Omloop and supported his team-mates, if only psychologically by being there.
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25 Feb 2012 12:28

bladerunner wrote:That is exactly my point. Cav is being realistic by riding K-B-K only. If he were a true World-Champ he should have at least started Omloop and supported his team-mates, if only psychologically by being there.


A true world champion would ride 450 race days. Clearly Cav just doesn't give a **** about cycling.
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25 Feb 2012 12:29

Respecting races in the rainbow jersey is all well and good, but not at the expense of lessening a rider's chances to win another race that deserves respect.
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25 Feb 2012 12:34

No. Just no.
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25 Feb 2012 16:18

Waterloo Sunrise wrote:A true world champion would ride 450 race days. Clearly Cav just doesn't give a **** about cycling.


He should also forego sleep in favour of training 8 hours each night then racing in the day. If he's not racing he should stay on the bike 24/7 untill the next race. Anything less is just not giving the jersey the respect it deserves. Respect the jersey's authoritah!
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25 Feb 2012 16:25

bladerunner wrote:That is exactly my point. Cav is being realistic by riding K-B-K only. If he were a true World-Champ he should have at least started Omloop and supported his team-mates, if only psychologically by being there.


That's ludicrous. His team should give the race the respect it deserves by putting in a lineup that will actually be the best for the race. Or are you mad at Cadel Evans for not riding Paris-Roubaix in 2010?
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25 Feb 2012 16:30

I really missed him today.












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25 Feb 2012 16:51

bladerunner wrote:That is exactly my point. Cav is being realistic by riding K-B-K only. If he were a true World-Champ he should have at least started Omloop and supported his team-mates, if only psychologically by being there.


How is he going to psychologically support the team? There aren't any radios, so unless he climbs off on the Haaghoek so that he can psychologically support his teammates by cheering them on as they go past the second time?
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25 Feb 2012 18:17

Libertine Seguros wrote:How is he going to psychologically support the team? There aren't any radios, so unless he climbs off on the Haaghoek so that he can psychologically support his teammates by cheering them on as they go past the second time?


And you defend this guy but constantly slate Schleck. Dear oh dear oh deary me.
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25 Feb 2012 18:19

ferryman wrote:And you defend this guy but constantly slate Schleck. Dear oh dear oh deary me.


I think there's a parallel in your mind that doesn't exist in reality.

Cav genuinely races more than 1 race a year. It just so happens he didn't enter today's race.

That's rather different to flat out not trying in more or less everything bar 1 race.
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25 Feb 2012 18:21

ferryman wrote:And you defend this guy but constantly slate Schleck. Dear oh dear oh deary me.


There is a difference. Mark Cavendish has chosen (or his team has chosen) not to ride a race to which he is not suited in order to provide better support for the riders who are. Schleck would have rode anyway but dropped out or just acted generally like he didn't care, and taken up a roster spot for his team.

What is more of a disrespect of the rainbow jersey, picking your race days based on ones you can compete in? Or lolling around at the back and climbing off?
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25 Feb 2012 18:44

For the love of everything. Lets not make this laughable thread even more horrible by having YET another Andy-discussion. It has become so incredible tiring.
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25 Feb 2012 20:22

To put this thread in context does anyone know how many reigning world champs have started Omloop Het Volk in the last 10 years?
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25 Feb 2012 20:30

Carlo Algatrensig wrote:To put this thread in context does anyone know how many reigning world champs have started Omloop Het Volk in the last 10 years?


Good question!
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25 Feb 2012 20:46

No wonder this forum is so quiet these days.
So many stupid threads from folks who hate rider x, y or z.
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