Carlos Betancur discussion thread

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classicomano said:
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No Tour de France for Carlos Betancur, he will target the Vuelta and World Championships instead says @HectorUCiclismo
Illness it seems- "cytomegalovirus" is the version running around.


basically half season off to get healthy, serious and bounce back at La Vuelta....

Get well Ronca...
 
classicomano said:
He says its because of illness.
Hangover?

It would have to be a serious ill ness to pass out a chance to be a leader in a Team in the Tour de France. I would drag my sick body to France and hope to get better. Unless is really serious.

Chances are is the overweight illness.
 
Escarabajo said:
Chances are is the overweight illness.
From what folks are saying, yes. But that's probably symptomatic of larger motivation and self-discipline issues. He seems like somebody who would benefit from living on the same continent as his coach and team managers and fellow riders, to say the least. He should move into Samuel Dumoulin's garage or something.
 
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Can't they just fire him or is that too harsh or not legal?

I mean it s like you decline to do your job.
 
classicomano said:
So apparently he caught the herp. Keep on partying hard bro.
Um...say what now? :confused: Are you saying there's been a report that Betancur has picked up an STD? :eek::eek::eek:

Never mind, I looked it up. I don't think cytomegalovirus is "the herp" that I was thinking of, given that it may be present in up to 90% of all adults worldwide.
 
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IndianCyclist said:
Riders want to to the TDF with sickness/broken bones yet Betancur cannot be bothered and does not give any intimation of what has happened to his team. Simply Unprofessional.
it's unprofessional of ag2r to leak information to the media about one of your riders. now betancurt has given them a taste of their own medicin. he won't ride with ag2r anymore for sure now. and next year any team could get him if they know how.
 
Ryo Hazuki said:
it's unprofessional of ag2r to leak information to the media about one of your riders. now betancurt has given them a taste of their own medicin. he won't ride with ag2r anymore for sure now. and next year any team could get him if they know how.
Oh yes it's definately ag2r fault. *sigh*
 
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(Type) HHV-5
(Synonym) Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
(Subfamily) β (Beta)
(Primary target cell)Monocyte, lymphocyte, and epithelial cells
(Pathophysiology)Infectious mononucleosis-like syndrome, retinitis, etc.
(Site of latency) Monocyte, lymphocyte
(Means of spread) Saliva, urine, breast milk etc

via Wiki
edit: doesnt look good at all
 
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Kwibus said:
Oh yes it's definately ag2r fault. *sigh*
what kind of idiots are you when you run a team and your best paid leader is lazy and you give him all the freedom to do nothing in his home country? you panick and you start playing out information in the media. if one thign ag2r show here how incompetent they are. from betancurt we already knew.
 
Ryo Hazuki said:
what kind of idiots are you when you run a team and your best paid leader is lazy and you give him all the freedom to do nothing in his home country? you panick and you start playing out information in the media. if one thign ag2r show here how incompetent they are. from betancurt we already knew.
They couldn't get any contact with their rider for over a week. It's actually pretty smart to use the media to find someone.
Last year Betancur performed fine with the same freedom so ag2r didnt have a reason to keep under control more. Now they have.
 
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Kwibus said:
They couldn't get any contact with their rider for over a week. It's actually pretty smart to use the media to find someone.
Last year Betancur performed fine with the same freedom so ag2r didnt have a reason to keep under control more. Now they have.
yes they did contatc him but he simply said he wouldn't go to france yet and last year betancurt performed horribly with the same freedom, just see anything after his giro
 
So he wants to do the Giro again. LOL.

This guy has some issues. He might need some help.

Why would you want to do that race again with that talent if you want to progress as a cyclist??? He could be an insecured fellow.
 
Netserk said:
To podium it?
If you have a chance at riding the Tour and get white, you should take it.

Going back to the Giro and not podium it, then what? after three years riding the Giro. And one lost year because he stayed too long with a team. I think he wants to go to the Giro because it fits with his drinking season.
 
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gmedina said:
It seems fat cat will be back for La Vuelta, but not at his top condition. Also, he says he wants to go back to the Giro and this is his last season with AG2R http://www.hora13noticias.tv/index.php/deportes/8897-carlos-betancur-se-prepara-para-vuelta-a-espana
Like I said in the other thread,he looks in impressive shape:rolleyes:
edit: Im so fvcked about his mentality (otoh I like it in personal life),he could have been up there with Nairo as the most talented rider of this generation


btw I dont think its a bad idea to ride Giro,but depends on Tour parcours.
 
ILovecycling said:
Like I said in the other thread,he looks in impressive shape:rolleyes:
edit: Im so fvcked about his mentality (otoh I like it in personal life),he could have been up there with Nairo as the most talented rider of this generation


btw I dont think its a bad idea to ride Giro,but depends on Tour parcours.
I don't think is a bad idea to ride the Giro either. But not after you have chickened out from the Tour. It tells you something about his personality.
 
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Escarabajo said:
I don't think is a bad idea to ride the Giro either. But not after you have chickened out from the Tour. It tells you something about his personality.
I dont know,maybe,im not a psychologist:D
 

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