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19 Dec 2012 18:12

The Hitch wrote:Leipheimers 2011 tds win and the subsequent reactions was 1 of the best moments in cycling history and the best in the history of this.forum.

Epic stuff.

Edit:beaten to.it.


I do remember. I don't think I've ever laughed so hard at forum reactions to a rider winning a race than that one. Tears welled in my eyes. Classic.
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19 Dec 2012 18:25

Rechtschreibfehler wrote:The criteria for "bad" interest me.
Obviously almost every rider in the peloton must be ****.
Or is a bad rider the same as a rider that I dislike?

Anyway, what would life be like if there weren't any people I could hate. There is no better way to prove that one is week than to feed on this.

Threads like this are a shame.


bad as in a non-rider. or can you aleborate on him being an attractive rider? :rolleyes:
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20 Dec 2012 17:45

This d-bag and his friends George, JV, and Lance are costing many (hopefully clean) US pro riders their livelihood. I don't think people realise just what a huge impact this is having on pro cycling.

You have guys like Andy Jacques-Maynes now without a ride this year - meanwhile Levi lives in a huge house with (I'm sure) a nice retirement plan. http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/no-place-for-andy-jacques-maynes-at-5-hour-energy-kenda

Shameful. All those whistleblowers should have been banned for life.
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21 Dec 2012 11:39

TrackCynic wrote:This d-bag and his friends George, JV, and Lance are costing many (hopefully clean) US pro riders their livelihood. I don't think people realise just what a huge impact this is having on pro cycling.

You have guys like Andy Jacques-Maynes now without a ride this year - meanwhile Levi lives in a huge house with (I'm sure) a nice retirement plan. http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/no-place-for-andy-jacques-maynes-at-5-hour-energy-kenda

Shameful. All those whistleblowers should have been banned for life.


yeah I'm sure the state of american domestic cycling has nothing to do with the us economy :rolleyes:
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21 Dec 2012 12:17

Ryo Hazuki wrote:yeah I'm sure the state of american domestic cycling has nothing to do with the us economy :rolleyes:

Are you also one of those idiots who believe that Rabobank quit cycling because of the economy?
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21 Dec 2012 17:16

It's absolutely nothing at all to do with the US economy (which, by the way, is in a bettter state than it was 2 years ago - the sponsors weren't leaving then). Example: Nissan are asking to have their name removed from the RSNT jerseys even though they have already paid for another year of sponsorship. Teams are having to fold because the sponsors have lost faith with USAC and the high-profile US riders involved in this mess. You don't see the "US economy" having an effect on other sports' sponsorship.
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21 Dec 2012 17:26

Let's not forget Leipheimer beat Contador in a stage race 11 months ago.
sob!
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21 Dec 2012 17:29

Why on earth would an unattractive rider be a bad rider?
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21 Dec 2012 17:31

Praetor wrote:Why on earth would an unattractive rider be a bad rider?

Because "bad" is a very subjective concept, and here it doesn't refer to sheer athletic capabilities or to having a good palmares.
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21 Dec 2012 17:37

theyoungest wrote:Are you also one of those idiots who believe that Rabobank quit cycling because of the economy?


yeah comparing a lifelong cycling sponsor like rabobank with smaller domestic usa sponsoring, or are you going to denie that even in the netherlands sports sponsoring is still fine? :rolleyes:
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21 Dec 2012 17:37

celebrate-no
the end-no
worst-no, boring yes
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21 Dec 2012 17:38

Praetor wrote:Why on earth would an unattractive rider be a bad rider?


because bad stands for that amongs other things.
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21 Dec 2012 17:47

We can celebrate by smashing some bottles!
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21 Dec 2012 17:56

Whatever. I like Levi.
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21 Dec 2012 18:12

TourOfSardinia wrote:Let's not forget Leipheimer beat Contador in a stage race 11 months ago.
sob!


Levi and Contador were really friendly in that race though.

And it was Contador that was sucking Levis wheel there too.
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The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago


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21 Dec 2012 18:25

krismtb wrote:Whatever. I like Levi.


So do I :o
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The great Alberto Contador :p
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21 Dec 2012 18:26

I liked Levi before it was cool to like him.

:o
Ryo Hazuki wrote:horrible. boonen just the same guy as years before and this course is too hard for him. that's why he rode like a coward there were at least 3 guys stronger than boonen today and none of them won: sagan, ballan, pozzato


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21 Dec 2012 19:11

The Hitch wrote:Levi and Contador were really friendly in that race though.

And it was Contador that was sucking Levis wheel there too.


contador wasn't so friendly about leipheime rafter the race and rightfully so.
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21 Dec 2012 19:54

Ryo Hazuki wrote:yeah comparing a lifelong cycling sponsor like rabobank with smaller domestic usa sponsoring, or are you going to denie that even in the netherlands sports sponsoring is still fine? :rolleyes:

No, but since Rabo announced a contract extension just 2 years ago, when the economy already went down the toilet, I don't think the two things are interrelated.

I imagine many companies in the US were interested in cycling sponsorship purely on the back of the Lance Armstrong saga. And boy did that saga turn out to be too good to be true.
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21 Dec 2012 20:01

hrotha wrote:Because "bad" is a very subjective concept, and here it doesn't refer to sheer athletic capabilities or to having a good palmares.


I don't think it is a subjective concept in this context. Bad is bad, as in not very good quality-wise or untalented.

If a rider is unattractive, boring, one-dimensional or an opportunistic coward, I would expect someone to use those terms.
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