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Cavendish at it again

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I don't think they got that right.

If you ever get near the pointy end of a bike race (And I've been there only rarely!), none of those guys are shrinking violets. And to be up there at stage finishes, you have to be a beast. He's going to get some wins.
 
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We all saw how Farrar hesitated and that was it. He needed to stay on his teammates wheel till the end, nobody should ever take your leadout's (and teammates) wheel!

He gifted the stage in my view.

Petacchi futher humiliated him by squeezing him out of even getting back into the sprint, Farrar had no where to go but to the back of the sprinters.
 
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Animal said:
I don't think they got that right.

If you ever get near the pointy end of a bike race (And I've been there only rarely!), none of those guys are shrinking violets. And to be up there at stage finishes, you have to be a beast. He's going to get some wins.

Agreed - also, many have said the same "too nice" stuff about George Hincapie (who in fact is a heck of a nice guy), but there are plenty of S.O.B.'s out at the races - with "killer instinct" to spare - who never win anything!! So, seems like it really all comes down to whether you have the legs in the last 500M...or you don't.

Personally I think someone that rides & wins with humility is an asset to the sport - any prima donna can shoot off his mouth (e.g. Mike Creed, Ricky Ricco, VDB) but why not just let your legs do the talking - that's what earns respect. Cavendish is obviously a gifted rider, but he needs to get some "class" lessons from Big George. I think Farrar will go farrrrr :D
 
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Susan Westemeyer said:
Farrar didn't start today. Are you all going to have the same criticism for him now?
I wonder why today, as Florence was the "natural" choice for a sprinter not wanting to continue till the end.

Maybe Farrar wanted to finish the Giro, but realized only during yesterday's stage that it would be too hard?
 
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Jarvis said:
WBT at it again. Your mouth is about as quick as Cav's is. Shame your brain isn't quite as good eh?

well im stunned to learn that WBT actually pays taxes :eek: