2016 Vuelta a España, stage 7: Maceda > Puebla de Sanabria

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CheckMyPecs said:
Brullnux said:
CheckMyPecs said:
What good is saving a couple of pounds in forearm muscle when it means you hit the tarmac once a week?
Ffs please stop trolling with your forearm strength bs. When you begin sliding there is very little anyone can do, no matter how strong your forearms are.
Call it "trolling" all you want, but the elephant in the room is getting too big to ignore.
What elephant, that stage finishes that are too technical? People forgetting to use brakes in key moments in their quest for a win? The ever increasing involvement of GC guys in places where they really shouldn't be? The increasing competitive nature of the cycling market which causes cyclists to risk their lives in order to gain one or two positions in a sprint, because otherwise they lose the contract that their livelihoods depend on?
 
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Brullnux said:
What elephant, that stage finishes that are too technical? People forgetting to use brakes in key moments in their quest for a win? The ever increasing involvement of GC guys in places where they really shouldn't be? The increasing competitive nature of the cycling market which causes cyclists to risk their lives in order to gain one or two positions in a sprint, because otherwise they lose the contract that their livelihoods depend on?
The fact that riders with lower upper-body mass are statistically overrepresented in falls. You can write off any individual fall as coincidence, but when it happens again and again... it's no longer a coincidence, it's a pattern.
 
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It wasn't an accusation, more of 'please stop we've been through this countless times, we've agreed to disagree so please stop hammering it into us at every opportunity you find' type of comment. Not like legit trolling, if you know what I mean :)
 
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CheckMyPecs said:
Brullnux said:
CheckMyPecs said:
What good is saving a couple of pounds in forearm muscle when it means you hit the tarmac once a week?
Ffs please stop trolling with your forearm strength bs. When you begin sliding there is very little anyone can do, no matter how strong your forearms are.
Call it "trolling" all you want, but the elephant in the room is getting too big to ignore.
The elephant is obvious.
 
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CheckMyPecs said:
Brullnux said:
What elephant, that stage finishes that are too technical? People forgetting to use brakes in key moments in their quest for a win? The ever increasing involvement of GC guys in places where they really shouldn't be? The increasing competitive nature of the cycling market which causes cyclists to risk their lives in order to gain one or two positions in a sprint, because otherwise they lose the contract that their livelihoods depend on?
The fact that riders with lower upper-body mass are statistically overrepresented in falls. You can write off any individual fall as a "coincidence", but when it happens again and again... it's no longer a coincidence, it's a pattern.
Source?
 
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Netserk said:
CheckMyPecs said:
Brullnux said:
What elephant, that stage finishes that are too technical? People forgetting to use brakes in key moments in their quest for a win? The ever increasing involvement of GC guys in places where they really shouldn't be? The increasing competitive nature of the cycling market which causes cyclists to risk their lives in order to gain one or two positions in a sprint, because otherwise they lose the contract that their livelihoods depend on?
The fact that riders with lower upper-body mass are statistically overrepresented in falls. You can write off any individual fall as a "coincidence", but when it happens again and again... it's no longer a coincidence, it's a pattern.
Source?
Check the main upper-body muscle thread, I posted it there somewhere.
 
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CheckMyPecs said:
Brullnux said:
What elephant, that stage finishes that are too technical? People forgetting to use brakes in key moments in their quest for a win? The ever increasing involvement of GC guys in places where they really shouldn't be? The increasing competitive nature of the cycling market which causes cyclists to risk their lives in order to gain one or two positions in a sprint, because otherwise they lose the contract that their livelihoods depend on?
The fact that riders with lower upper-body mass are statistically overrepresented in falls. You can write off any individual fall as coincidence, but when it happens again and again... it's no longer a coincidence, it's a pattern.
Sorry man, but that is just false.
 
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Mr.White said:
DFA123 said:
rainman said:
Van der sande robbed his line but yes he should have stayed on his team mates wheel.
Yep, either stay right at the front with your team mates or drop to the back before the action starts. Don't just hover, slowly drifting back, in the middle of the action zone if you have no plans to contest the sprint.
Exactly! His positioning and bike handling is very poor at the moment
I instantly thought it was dangerous when he yelled to Bennati he should take his own chances (could indicate he didn't felt he could stay in his wheel on such a high power finish) and so it was. I really don't know whats up with him, its pretty sad seeing him crash left and right. Especially because we then never get to assess his true level and have to hear that he would've won that and that race if not for the crashes, but most importantly, we wan't to see the best riders going at it with no excuses.

Sad.
 
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Can't blame the lotto guy 100%, him and the ag2r were looking both for the same line. Neither were bumped by a Movistar though as suggested earlier.
 

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Brullnux said:
Irondan said:
Trolling accusations in comments are prohibited.

Please report any trolling activity.
It wasn't an accusation, more of 'please stop we've been through this countless times, we've agreed to disagree so please stop hammering it into us at every opportunity you find' type of comment. Not like legit trolling, if you know what I mean :)
I know what you mean, but others don't always get that meaning and take it the wrong way. It creates more problems than it solves.
 
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Brullnux said:
deValtos said:
Can't blame the lotto guy 100%, him and the ag2r were looking both for the same line. Neither were bumped by a Movistar though as suggested earlier.
Pretty sure it was a fully white jersey, i.e the Combinada jersey.
No it's nothing to do with Valverde, I've seen the crash like 10 times. He's nowhere near it. I think you're thinking of the Ag2R guy.
 
General classification after stage 7:


1 Darwin Atapuma (Col) BMC Racing Team 25:41:21
2 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 00:00:08
3 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky 00:00:42
4 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team 00:00:48
5 Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Orica-BikeExchange 00:00:48
6 Leopold König (Cze) Team Sky 00:01:09
7 Simon Yates (GBr) Orica-BikeExchange 00:01:32
8 Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Etixx - Quick-Step 00:01:38
9 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Movistar Team 00:01:38
10 David de la Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Etixx - Quick-Step


This cant be right, no?
 

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