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2019 Tour de France, stage 12: Toulouse>Bagnères-de-Bigorre

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Wvv said:
Nibali letting the bunch go.
Might go stagehunting in the final week.
I"m still not quite sure why Nibali entered the Tour. Seems like a lot of suffering to go through if your goal is to win a stage in the third week. TBH I thought he'd be able to contend for a Top 10 or even Top 5.
 
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TomLPC said:
Simurgh said:
https://twitter.com/Bahrain_Merida/status/1151844844911964160
"Our priority is the welfare of all our riders so will launch an immediate investigation but will not be commenting further until we have established what has happened to @RohanDennis.
Meantime we continue to support our riders who are mid-race."

It sounds like something really, really bad has happened :sad: Assuming that this is not how teams usually writes about an abandon
A confusing statement. Awful, awful public relations
Wvv said:
Nervous breakdown? Depression?
Hope not but my first thought was kimmage in rough ride. A “**** it I’ve had enough” deal.
Yeah, the wording is strange and alarmist, like they don't know what happened at all despite being on the radio. They didn't have to phrase the announcement that way. Maybe Dennis just feeling ill, and preferring to abandon outright than to suffer, and then get criticized in the time-trial where his performance would be center-of-attention
 

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Trentin almost on Clarke's wheel. Yates with fireworks in the background. Mühlberger looking strong too, Frank-Gallopin and Roche also involved.
 
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TomLPC said:
Simurgh said:
https://twitter.com/Bahrain_Merida/status/1151844844911964160

"Our priority is the welfare of all our riders so will launch an immediate investigation but will not be commenting further until we have established what has happened to @RohanDennis.

Meantime we continue to support our riders who are mid-race."



It sounds like something really, really bad has happened :sad: Assuming that this is not how teams usually writes about an abandon
A confusing statement. Awful, awful public relations

Wvv said:
Nervous breakdown? Depression?
Hope not but my first thought was kimmage in rough ride. A “**** it I’ve had enough” deal.
Nothing awful about that. I would perfectly understand they don't want to jump into aby premature conclusions if they are not certain about what's going on.
 
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ClassicomanoLuigi said:
TomLPC said:
Simurgh said:
https://twitter.com/Bahrain_Merida/status/1151844844911964160
"Our priority is the welfare of all our riders so will launch an immediate investigation but will not be commenting further until we have established what has happened to @RohanDennis.
Meantime we continue to support our riders who are mid-race."

It sounds like something really, really bad has happened :sad: Assuming that this is not how teams usually writes about an abandon
A confusing statement. Awful, awful public relations
Wvv said:
Nervous breakdown? Depression?
Hope not but my first thought was kimmage in rough ride. A “**** it I’ve had enough” deal.
Yeah, the wording is strange and alarmist, like they don't know what happened at all despite being on the radio. They didn't have to phrase the announcement that way. Maybe Dennis just feeling ill, and preferring to abandon outright than to suffer, and then get criticized in the time-trial where his performance would be center-of-attention
There are matters you can't solve via radio, right? So stop panicking. Nothing is wrong with that announcement, it's ok.
 
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Bolder said:
Wvv said:
Nibali letting the bunch go.
Might go stagehunting in the final week.
I"m still not quite sure why Nibali entered the Tour. Seems like a lot of suffering to go through if your goal is to win a stage in the third week. TBH I thought he'd be able to contend for a Top 10 or even Top 5.
The team made him, he didn't want to ride it.
 
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Kokoso said:
TomLPC said:
Simurgh said:
https://twitter.com/Bahrain_Merida/status/1151844844911964160

"Our priority is the welfare of all our riders so will launch an immediate investigation but will not be commenting further until we have established what has happened to @RohanDennis.

Meantime we continue to support our riders who are mid-race."



It sounds like something really, really bad has happened :sad: Assuming that this is not how teams usually writes about an abandon
A confusing statement. Awful, awful public relations

Wvv said:
Nervous breakdown? Depression?
Hope not but my first thought was kimmage in rough ride. A “**** it I’ve had enough” deal.
Nothing awful about that. I would perfectly understand they don't want to jump into aby premature conclusions if they are not certain about what's going on.
It’s not the jumping to conclusions part, it’s that the statement makes no mention of that fact that he’s sat in the team bus, people were speculating that he had gone missing and this doesn’t clear that up. “Rohan has unfortunately had to abandon, he is talking to staff and we will make a statement at xxx” would’ve been fine. Instead of this we get the usual corporate, defensive “we take the health of our riders/employees/gameshow contestants etc seriously.”.
 

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