2013 Paris Nice

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Jul 16, 2010
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Ryo Hazuki said:
BMC RACING TEAM

61 BLYTHE Adam United Kingdom
62 EVANS Cadel Australia
63 KOHLER Martin Switzerland
64 PHINNEY Taylor United States
65 QUINZIATO Manuel Italy
66 SCHÄR Michael Switzerland
67 VAN AVERMAET Greg Belgium
68 CUMMINGS Steven United Kingdom

blythe is leader for bmc then in strade bianche? :rolleyes: just give it a rest
Do you really think that's done on alphabetical order?
 
The Hitch said:
seems not to have understood the very common tactic of arranging the numbers of the other 7 riders by alphabetical order, but giving the designated leader the number 1.
Netserk said:
Not always ;)
The term "very common" does not mean "always". In fact it means usually but not always . The way the term "very common" was placed into the middle of that sentence, i would hazzard a guess that it was put there deliberately, precisely to point out that there are exceptions.
 
Jul 29, 2012
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Ryo Hazuki said:
BMC RACING TEAM

61 BLYTHE Adam United Kingdom
62 EVANS Cadel Australia
63 KOHLER Martin Switzerland
64 PHINNEY Taylor United States
65 QUINZIATO Manuel Italy
66 SCHÄR Michael Switzerland
67 VAN AVERMAET Greg Belgium
68 CUMMINGS Steven United Kingdom

blythe is leader for bmc then in strade bianche? :rolleyes: just give it a rest
You do realise that 68 is Cummings?
 
Ryo Hazuki said:
BMC RACING TEAM

61 BLYTHE Adam United Kingdom
62 EVANS Cadel Australia
63 KOHLER Martin Switzerland
64 PHINNEY Taylor United States
65 QUINZIATO Manuel Italy
66 SCHÄR Michael Switzerland
67 VAN AVERMAET Greg Belgium
68 CUMMINGS Steven United Kingdom

blythe is leader for bmc then in strade bianche? :rolleyes: just give it a rest
Lol, your arguments are more impotent than Jose Rujano on a time trial bike.

It has been explained to you that the - leader of the team gets the first number, rule, is not always used, but that it is most likely being used in this case (Paris Nice).

Examples have been shown to you to show that this was the case last time round in this race with this team.

And yet you ignore these valid arguments and shut them down by showing some random lists from some random, unrelated races, who's validity is clearly of lesser importance than the ones shown to you.

In fact you seem totally unaware of the fact that the rule mentioned by myself above has ever been used.

Take a look at the Vuelta starlist from last year for example, and notice how almost in every team the number 1 rider is almost never the one who came first alphabetically.

Why was Cobo given the number 1 at the Vuelta over Castroviejo? Was it because those morons at Movistar can't spell? Yes, that must be it, or they would have given Quintana the leadership:rolleyes:
 
theyoungest said:
If Rui Costa were called Zulu Zimbabwe he'd still have the no. 1 on his back. He's the obvious leader. He could well be overshadowed by Quintana, of course.
He was the obvious leader for Algarve as well...

31 CASTROVIEJO NICOLAS Jonathan
32 FARIA DA COSTA Rui Alberto
33 DOWSETT Alex
34 HERRADA LOPEZ Jesús
35 HERRADA LOPEZ José
36 KARPETS Vladimir Russia
38 SANZ UNZUE Enrique
 
Mar 31, 2010
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Ryo Hazuki said:
he is a last minute replacement
El Pistolero said:
No, that's clearly done on alphabetical order. BMC however isn't done on alphabetical order. ;)


the only guy not on alphabetical order is cummings, he replaces wyss, Wyss

rings a bell now? :rolleyes:
 
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The Hitch said:
Lol, your arguments are more impotent than Jose Rujano on a time trial bike.

It has been explained to you that the - leader of the team gets the first number, rule, is not always used, but that it is most likely being used in this case (Paris Nice).

Examples have been shown to you to show that this was the case last time round in this race with this team.

And yet you ignore these valid arguments and shut them down by showing some random lists from some random, unrelated races, who's validity is clearly of lesser importance than the ones shown to you.

In fact you seem totally unaware of the fact that the rule mentioned by myself above has ever been used.

Take a look at the Vuelta starlist from last year for example, and notice how almost in every team the number 1 rider is almost never the one who came first alphabetically.

Why was Cobo given the number 1 at the Vuelta over Castroviejo? Was it because those morons at Movistar can't spell? Yes, that must be it, or they would have given Quintana the leadership:rolleyes:
we shall see if quintana is going to work for costa :eek:
 
Jul 16, 2010
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Ryo Hazuki said:


the only guy not on alphabetical order is cummings, he replaces wyss, Wyss

rings a bell now? :rolleyes:
Lol, I know all that, I find it hilarious that you're giving an example of a team that's listed on alphabetical order and you actually managed to find the only team that wasn't done so.
 
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El Pistolero said:
Lol, I know all that, I find it hilarious that you're giving an example of a team that's listed on alphabetical order and you actually managed to find the only team that wasn't done so.
what? bmc is listed alphabetical. what part don't you get?
 
Ryo Hazuki said:
we shall see if quintana is going to work for costa :eek:
I didnt say Quintana would work for Costa, or that he isnt co-leader.

What I said that Costa was given number 1 deliberately by his team as the official designated leader, and not, like you claim, simply because of the first letter of his surname.
 
The Hitch said:
I didnt say Quintana would work for Costa, or that he isnt co-leader.

What I said that Costa was given number 1 deliberately by his team as the official designated leader, and not, like you claim, simply because of the first letter of his surname.
Then explain post 284.
 
Netserk said:
Then explain post 284.
It was the Tour of the Algarve. Looking at the 2012 startlist for Algarve Movistar (and half the other teams) didnt bother to give their leader the number 1 then either.

This however is the Paris Nice thread and we are talking about Paris Nice. Where last year and every other year everyone gives a specific rider the number - 1.

Any more questions?
 
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The Hitch said:
It was the Tour of the Algarve. Looking at the 2012 startlist for Algarve Movistar (and half the other teams) didnt bother to give their leader the number 1 then either.

This however is the Paris Nice thread and we are talking about Paris Nice. Where last year and every other year everyone gives a specific rider the number - 1.

Any more questions?
Yes, how come you didn't imply that earlier?

All you said was

seems not to have understood the very common tactic of arranging the numbers of the other 7 riders by alphabetical order, but giving the designated leader the number 1.
Did you expect us to believe that meant only referring to Paris Nice and other WT races?

I would take very common to mean a sizeable percentage, so when one race has 50% of its teams not like that I would not say it is very common.
 
Froome19 said:
Yes, how come you didn't imply that earlier?

All you said was


Did you expect us to believe that meant only referring to Paris Nice and other WT races?

I would take very common to mean a sizeable percentage, so when one race has 50% of its teams not like that I would not say it is very common.
I don't the words "very common" do necessarily mean "more than 50%". For instance a quick type of those 2 words into google produces the following sentence.

smith is a very common surname
Do I need to start calling polling websites and arrange surveys to find out how many people worldwide have the surname Smith, or will you take my word for it that it the number when expressed as a percentage would be a little bit smaller than 50 ;)
 
BMC had Cadel in jersey number 'x3' for Oman and he was clearly their main GC threat. I thought it odd when I saw the startlist. He may not have had proven form going into the race, so perhaps BMC were going to decide who was leader 'on the road'.
 
Ryo Hazuki said:
uh, no...

AG2R LA MONDIALE

11 BELLETTI Manuel Italy
12 BETANCUR GOMEZ Carlos Alberto Colombia
13 GADRET John France
14 GASTAUER Ben Luxembourg
15 GEORGES Sylvain France
16 KADRI Blel France
17 IGLINSKIY Valentin Kazahkstan
18 NOCENTINI Rinaldo Italy

or do you think belletti is leader saturday in strade bianche? :rolleyes: I picked the first race first team numbers I could find and look already proven right again you are as clueless as ever once again
I think it's a bit less straight forward than what one would think. For instance Andy has likely been wearing the #1 for his team in all of his races during his "slump" and certainly they aren't riding with him actually expected to pull off a result in his state of condition. It's maybe to pacify the rider(s). Some riders are superstitious and want particular #'s (I suppose) and other could care less and are willing take whatever # falls their way. Some are prima-donnas and feel they should be wearing the #1 even if they have no chance in hell of doing anything other than rolling in with the autobus. Most times it is alphabetical with the exception of the leader with the #1.
 
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The Hitch said:
It was the Tour of the Algarve. Looking at the 2012 startlist for Algarve Movistar (and half the other teams) didnt bother to give their leader the number 1 then either.

This however is the Paris Nice thread and we are talking about Paris Nice. Where last year and every other year everyone gives a specific rider the number - 1.

Any more questions?
then why did you say this:

seems not to have understood the very common tactic of arranging the numbers of the other 7 riders by alphabetical order, but giving the designated leader the number 1.




:rolleyes:
 
Ryo Hazuki said:
then why did you say this:

seems not to have understood the very common tactic of arranging the numbers of the other 7 riders by alphabetical order, but giving the designated leader the number 1.




:rolleyes:
Why wouldn't I say it. Its a perfectly sensible sentence that is 100% correct and has withstood easily the 2 or 3 weak challenges made to it.
 

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