Carlos Betancur discussion thread

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tristecsinamigos said:
that's just a silly stereotype.

any individual from these countries (Mediterranean and LatAm) works way more hours/year than Northen European people. Even foreign people visiting Bogotá has noticed how hard people work here: http://bananaskinflipflops.com/2013/05/30/lazy-latinos-not-if-theyre-running-on-three-hours-sleep/
of course Im talking about stereotypes,avarage behaviour etc
We cant talk specific regions ,thats too complicated.and we dont know details for it.
Yes,of course ;). Its possible I dont know distrito capital part of colombia.
 
Jul 29, 2012
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I don't know how he'll perform but he definitely doesn't look to be in great shape.
 
If Rigo is more of a positive influence to La Ronca, than the opposite, then it's a good deal.

On other aspects some of you are making fun, some others are replying... So it's better to straighten things up:
- Donkey's stuff does happen in some rural areas in the Caribbean region. It's not well regarded even Atlantic urban areas, but it helps bugging the "Costeños": They go ballistic. The only pro from the region is Serpa.
- Legal work week is 48 hrs in Colombia (40hrs in North America, 36-38 in some European countries). White collars don't have paid overtime (I left the country after getting used to 55hours/wk and 24x365 on-call duty). And yes, we have reputation of hard workers, mostly because the relationship employer-employee is very unbalanced due to unemployment.
- Latin value scales put happiness on top, not success, in fact some sort of religious concepts classify the money as evil. And yes, it creates double standards where you want to make more money, and you can criticize those who make even more... It also allows for spending beyond the limits, because you want to be happy.
 
slosada said:
If Rigo is more of a positive influence to La Ronca, than the opposite, then it's a good deal.

On other aspects some of you are making fun, some others are replying... So it's better to straighten things up:
- Donkey's stuff does happen in some rural areas in the Caribbean region. It's not well regarded even Atlantic urban areas, but it helps bugging the "Costeños": They go ballistic. The only pro from the region is Serpa.
- Legal work week is 48 hrs in Colombia (40hrs in North America, 36-38 in some European countries). White collars don't have paid overtime (I left the country after getting used to 55hours/wk and 24x365 on-call duty). And yes, we have reputation of hard workers, mostly because the relationship employer-employee is very unbalanced due to unemployment.
- Latin value scales put happiness on top, not success, in fact some sort of religious concepts classify the money as evil. And yes, it creates double standards where you want to make more money, and you can criticize those who make even more... It also allows for spending beyond the limits, because you want to be happy.
I can't relate to your other points, because I have never been or worked in Colombia. But I do think that Rigo could well be a good influence. He is very dedicated to his training. You will see that, if you follow him on social media. He posts stuff of training-rides on a regular basis and was on form every race he took part in this year. The only exception was Tirreno but Kwiatkowski was supposed to be the captain there. Okay that failed, but that is not Uran's fault.
 
Mar 31, 2010
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tristecsinamigos said:
but it's obviously a hoax

if you read it and don't find nonsensical every phrase of the article, you aren't reading carefully.
it's not a hoax. that stuff really happens there
 
well maybe but that "article" really is hoax

According to the brothers, among their best clients are the former mayor of Soledad, a former council member of Súan and a former congressman for the Conservative Party.

but definitely a good one
 
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It's honestly a disgrace, ok it's funny too but i'm rather disgusted by this.

I wouldn't be surprised though that he wins a stage in the vuelta lol
 
Aug 4, 2010
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Miburo said:
It's honestly a disgrace, ok it's funny too but i'm rather disgusted by this.

I wouldn't be surprised though that he wins a stage in the vuelta lol
its no disgrace (he just doest take his job too seriously,there are tons of these,usually happier people imo too) he was just havin fun;)
 
Aug 16, 2013
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Miburo said:
It's honestly a disgrace, ok it's funny too but i'm rather disgusted by this.

I wouldn't be surprised though that he wins a stage in the vuelta lol
He won't win a stage ofcourse. Last year he was in the same situation, and only at Beijing he was a little bit in the front.
 

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