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30 Dec 2011 17:05

El Pistolero wrote:Lol at Yohan Blake being so high in that list. The guy won the 100 meters only because Bolt got DQ. And Usain Bolt ain't even in it even though he's WC of 200 meters and run the fastest 100 meters of the year.

And what's up with all that baseball? Isn't that a sport no one does outside the US except some Asian countries(I think South Korea and some others)?

And lol at him trying to diminish an event because it is held yearly. Then why is Djokovic on that list? Surely it isn't prestigious to win Grand Slams that are held every year and so many Europeans won Grand Slams before him :rolleyes:


baseball is the topsport in the whole caribean, venezuela, asia. japan, taiwan and south korea alone have same amount of citizens as germany, france and italy combinrf :rolleyes:
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30 Dec 2011 17:08

Ryo Hazuki wrote:baseball is the topsport in the whole caribean, venezuela, asia. japan, taiwan and south korea alone have same amount of citizens as germany, france and italy combinrf :rolleyes:

And more importantly, the Dutch are the current world champions :p

(well, more like the Netherlands Antilles)
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30 Dec 2011 17:10

theyoungest wrote:And more importantly, the Dutch are the current world champions :p

(well, more like the Netherlands Antilles)


they aren't really world champions. they are world champions in wc organised by the international baseball federation or whatever it;'s called the real wc baseball is every 4 years and is organised by the mlb. only 2 wc's we've had and both were won by japan and netherlands could never get to 2nd round although they beat dominica. netherlands isn;'t anywhere near top ten baseball countries
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30 Dec 2011 17:12

Ryo Hazuki wrote:baseball is the topsport in the whole caribean, venezuela, asia. japan, taiwan and south korea alone have same amount of citizens as germany, france and italy combinrf :rolleyes:


Really? THE top sport?

Certainly in the Hispanic Caribbean countries, but in a lot of the British and French former colonial Caribbean cricket is the top sport.
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30 Dec 2011 17:28

yes the british islands there have cricket. but most people don'tlive there in caribean but live in mexico, cuba, dominica, panama, puerto rico, venezuela

and some countrys cycling is the biggest like guatemala, belize
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30 Dec 2011 17:30

When I think of 'the Caribbean' I think of the islands. Mexico, Panama and Venezuela aren't in the Caribbean, they're in Central and South America.

In the Caribbean islands themselves, it's baseball in the Hispanic ones and cricket in the Anglo/French ones, mostly.
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30 Dec 2011 17:37

Ryo Hazuki wrote:they aren't really world champions. they are world champions in wc organised by the international baseball federation or whatever it;'s called the real wc baseball is every 4 years and is organised by the mlb. only 2 wc's we've had and both were won by japan and netherlands could never get to 2nd round although they beat dominica. netherlands isn;'t anywhere near top ten baseball countries

So? They still beat the amateurs from all those big baseball nations, quite a feat for a country where it's very much a fringe sport (and where no one knew the tournament was even going on until they reached the final)
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30 Dec 2011 18:22

they beat an amateur/youth selection of those countrys yes. not saying it's not a good result but they aren't one of the best baseball countries in the world is what I;m pointing out
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30 Dec 2011 18:26

Ryo Hazuki wrote:they beat an amateur/youth selection of those countrys yes. not saying it's not a good result but they aren't one of the best baseball countries in the world is what I;m pointing out

Hence the :p in my post.
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30 Dec 2011 18:42

Ryo Hazuki wrote:baseball is the topsport in the whole caribean, venezuela, asia. japan, taiwan and south korea alone have same amount of citizens as germany, france and italy combinrf :rolleyes:


Lol, Baseball is not the top sport in Japan.
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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30 Dec 2011 21:15

Proof that ours is the greatest sport.

5 out of 20 images in this "best sports images of the year" choice, come from this thing of ours.

Even though telegraph is hardly pro cycling.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/picturegalleries/8984827/Best-sports-images-of-the-year-in-pictures.html
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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


journalist with integrity.
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30 Dec 2011 21:19

For those of you that had a little fun over that "50 best" list, or what it was called, should have a chuckle over this.

http://www.skysports.com/opinion/story/0,25212,16299_7390573,00.html

I already wrote a comment some days ago, about how it made no sence, that the best team- and individual performance was in the same race, but they did not let it be posted.

It could be because I pointed out there had been many better individual performances, listed a couple, even suggested Cavendish had better finishes this year.
But it was more likely because I wrote, that even Sky Sports should try to be objective. :p
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30 Dec 2011 22:49

The Hitch wrote:Proof that ours is the greatest sport.

5 out of 20 images in this "best sports images of the year" choice, come from this thing of ours.

Even though telegraph is hardly pro cycling.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/picturegalleries/8984827/Best-sports-images-of-the-year-in-pictures.html


That's because cycling is so bloody terrific :)

Just wanted to say that.
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30 Dec 2011 22:57

T-Nielsen wrote:For those of you that had a little fun over that "50 best" list, or what it was called, should have a chuckle over this.

http://www.skysports.com/opinion/story/0,25212,16299_7390573,00.html

I already wrote a comment some days ago, about how it made no sence, that the best team- and individual performance was in the same race, but they did not let it be posted.

It could be because I pointed out there had been many better individual performances, listed a couple, even suggested Cavendish had better finishes this year.
But it was more likely because I wrote, that even Sky Sports should try to be objective. :p


How was Voeckler's ride up the Galibier on st 19 the moment of the year? Richard Moore seriously is on crack.
diggercuz wrote:second post ever after reading the forum for the last few years and one thing i must say, ACF94 is probably the most intelligent poster here, never biased to BMC or Cadel, and never gets worked up over anything.
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30 Dec 2011 22:58

auscyclefan94 wrote:How was Voeckler's ride up the Galibier on st 19 the moment of the year? Richard Moore seriously is on crack.


He would probably say the same about you.
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30 Dec 2011 23:01

will10 wrote:He would probably say the same about you.


Good for him. He is a paid journalist. Nice for him to show some objectivity and common sense once in a while.
diggercuz wrote:second post ever after reading the forum for the last few years and one thing i must say, ACF94 is probably the most intelligent poster here, never biased to BMC or Cadel, and never gets worked up over anything.
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30 Dec 2011 23:01

Why is the multi reply button on this forum a pic of a Movistar rider? Or is that just my browser playing tricks on me?
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30 Dec 2011 23:13

auscyclefan94 wrote:How was Voeckler's ride up the Galibier on st 19 the moment of the year? Richard Moore seriously is on crack.


You chose the most subjective choice on which to complain ;)

I think everyones moment of the year will be different. For you it will be something with Cadel winning the Tour, for me its the sheer shock of seeing The Great One attack 14 k into a stage.

I think choosing Cav as the ride of the year for a sprint is the biggest mistake. Yes sprinting is a talent but to qualify for ride of the year imo he would need to cause a split in the peloton, bring one back AND THEN win a sprint.

Just like Andy Schleck should get ride of the year, not for attacking 3k out on some mountian, but for attacking 65k out, gaining time on a descent and flat against the peloton and holding them off on the long and painful final 20k uphill.

To get ride of the year, you really should do something extraordinary.

Arnout wrote:Why is the multi reply button on this forum a pic of a Movistar rider? Or is that just my browser playing tricks on me?


El Gorrion ?
The Hitch: Winner 2013 Vuelta cq game. Winner, Velorooms prediction game 2012, 2013. 2nd all time cq rankings.
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


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30 Dec 2011 23:14

auscyclefan94 wrote:Good for him. He is a paid journalist. Nice for him to show some objectivity and common sense once in a while.


Are you joking?
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30 Dec 2011 23:19

The Hitch wrote:El Gorrion ?


Could be, I've no idea, its too small. But you have it too? Although its now normal again.
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