Ferminal wrote:No gifts = tough?
It made me feel sorry for Gibo
Ferminal wrote:No gifts = tough?
BroDeal wrote:They should have broken out the Nokian studded tires and gone for it.
Der Effe wrote:Oh yeah. Here they come again, the infamous people from 'the entertain me crew'. Sitting on your ar-se in front of television all day eating popcorn while watching others endangering their health. Classy.
spalco wrote:You were wrong, serfla, just accept it and move on. Starting the race would have been absolutely irresponsible under those circumstances, and would have much too likely resulted in injuries for many riders.
serfla wrote:What does it - me being wrong, have to do with someone's "classy" comment?
Haven't you read my following comment after cancellation?
Should have clarify seriousness of my preceding post.
I don't believe I have to explain ironic spirit of my comments regarding harsh conditions, "hard man" epithet and passion for cycling in Belgium.
What an intellectually insufficient, emotionally immature, bunch.
Der Effe wrote:Yeah, that comment totally showed off your superior intellect and left the rest of us irrelevant mortals on this forum standing speechless.
BYOP88 wrote:Great to see that Porte has rediscovered his 2010/11 climbing form. Hope he can keep it for the rest of the Tour and year.
Dekker_Tifosi wrote:Calm down people, it's just the Internet.
Anyway... Pn the next live race I guess...
Museeuw wrote:Could you explain, just a little bit, please?
Libertine Seguros wrote:Someone said about racing in the snow would show who was properly tough.
I said Johan Tschopp, after the 2010 Giro stage where they had to clear several feet of snow to make the Gavia ridable.
Here's a pic:
Johan Tschopp won the stage that day, whilst still riding for Bbox-Bouygues Télécom.
Ferminal refers back to something earlier on the stage. At this point it was by no means sure that the breakaways were going to have enough in them to win the stage, in fact it looked rather unlikely. Tschopp, with very few career highpoints to point to, was left as the strongest climber in the front group (as opposed to the second break behind which had Vino and Sastre in it) along with Gilberto Simoni, who had signed with Lampre specifically to ride that Giro and retire on the end of it. This was the penultimate day, and the aging Gibo had been a non-factor in the race. Gavia was the Cima Coppi, and Gibo wanted it, a final prize to a glorious Giro fighter, to take the highest mountain pass of the race in his last ever mountain stage. He attacked to win it, but Tschopp, noting that the victory seemed unlikely, his team had picked very little up from the Giro and there was a financial incentive to do so as well, had no sympathy for the sentimental prize going to a guy whose career was already far more decorated than his, and outsprinted him.
The Father of Clean Cycling, Christophe Bassons wrote:When I look at cycling today, I get the impression that history is repeating itself: riders who are supposed to be rouleurs are climbing passes at the front of the race, and those who are supposed to be climbers are riding time trials at more than 50 kilometres per hour.
The story is beginning again, just as it did 14 years ago