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03 Jul 2013 10:15

Pulpstar wrote:Class is permanent, form temporary...


Extremely debatable conclusion. Accusing such a rider of lack of class...Very interesting. :)
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03 Jul 2013 10:15

Pulpstar wrote:
Class is permanent, form temporary...


Indeed! And Bertie was loaded with class since the first day he threw his leg over a bike. It is only a question of form.
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03 Jul 2013 10:16

airstream wrote:Extremely debatable conclusion. Accusing such a rider of lack of class...Very interesting. :)


Tell that to ze football pundits. :D
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03 Jul 2013 10:20

Zam_Olyas wrote:Tell that to ze football pundits. :D


I don't know... To me such statements are always very doubtable. Say, Barcelona's fans would say that Bayern or Real lack class. It's pretty funny to think about that. Everyone defends its sandbox :)
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03 Jul 2013 10:47

airstream wrote:I don't know... To me such statements are always very doubtable. Say, Barcelona's fans would say that Bayern or Real lack class. It's pretty funny to think about that. Everyone defends its sandbox :)


Only team with true class is Juventus. :p
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03 Jul 2013 10:55

The analogy is used in cricket the most, but I think it extends to most over sports.
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03 Jul 2013 11:09

Pulpstar wrote:The analogy is used in cricket the most, but I think it extends to most over sports.


Certainly is used in horse racing. A horse can be the Class of a race but not on the needed form for this race. Will his class get him to the line first? The bettors decision :)

Class will tell though, it always does. And Bertie has got plenty of it, just needs the form!
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03 Jul 2013 11:28

Carols wrote:Indeed! And Bertie was loaded with class since the first day he threw his leg over a bike. It is only a question of form.


Yes! I don't see much class in Froome :P
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03 Jul 2013 11:35

airstream wrote:I don't know... To me such statements are always very doubtable. Say, Barcelona's fans would say that Bayern or Real lack class. It's pretty funny to think about that. Everyone defends its sandbox :)


I would be very surprised if they say that.
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03 Jul 2013 11:49

LaFlorecita wrote:Yes! I don't see much class in Froome :P


Thats why I would never employ you to spot talent:D

Anyway the term class is permanent, form is temporary relates best to a skill bease sport, which is why (I think originally) Beefy, one of the ultimate class sportsman coined the phrase
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03 Jul 2013 11:52

del1962 wrote:Thats why I would never employ you to spot talent:D

Anyway the term class is permanent, form is temporary relates best to a skill bease sport, which is why (I think originally) Beefy, one of the ultimate class sportsman coined the phrase


talent =/= class
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03 Jul 2013 12:03

So if Contador loses the Tour it will be a defeat of the rider of a higher class?
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03 Jul 2013 12:06

You haven't got a clue do you?
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03 Jul 2013 12:07

LaFlorecita wrote:You haven't got a clue do you?


He has as much a clue (if not more) as you do:D
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03 Jul 2013 12:09

Then class doesn't cost anything if a weaker rider wins.
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03 Jul 2013 12:11

airstream wrote:Extremely debatable conclusion. Accusing such a rider of lack of class...Very interesting. :)


You tend to create conflict when there is none. He said, in his opinion, Contador had more class than Froome, not that Froome had a lack of class.
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03 Jul 2013 12:11

Ferminal wrote:Oh, the 2010 (or was it 2009?) Contador endurance myth is back?

I think that was back in 2011 when Contador was going to crack big time on the stage to Gardeccia/Val di Fassa. His team did cracked hard though :D
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03 Jul 2013 12:13

del1962 wrote:Thats why I would never employ you to spot talent:D
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2010 bailsford disagrees. As do all sky fanboys pre august 2011.
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03 Jul 2013 12:44

The Hitch wrote:2010 bailsford disagrees. As do all sky fanboys pre august 2011.


Your closed minded obsession of hate with one team continues

cant wait for the next installment.
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03 Jul 2013 14:03

fantomas wrote:Indeed, AC looked really good today, but it's not like Froome hasn't looked anything but great too. The truth is, we know nothing until the first showdown.


i think saturday, Froome can't wait to showboating his form. He did that in stage 3 already. So he'll try to stomp his authority early on. Contador, if he managed to recover from his left muscle leg that still bothers him, will probably just give froome a playful rebound boxing just to make froome entertained :D. But I don't see contador will go full gas yet. *knowing contador, I might be wrong*.

I'm more interesting to see Porte actually. He's been doing a lot of smack talk prior to the tour. *i saved his comment just to reminding me if he can backed up what he said after Dauphine* Can't wait to see purito and valverde put a clam on his big mouth.

Don't care about who and who got class or in the class or being classed. If you can't win GT, got class means nothing, other than they got plenty worship and outrageous predictions on every race by cycling forum fans :D
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