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oldcrank said:
Are we sure Ritchie Porte was telling the fan to f-off?
Perhaps he was just offering the fan an energy snack
made by Manchester based premium sports nutrition
experts CNP. Perhaps Richie offered the exhausted fan
an Elite Gel Max, a multisource energy gel with caffeine.
Ritchie is known for distributing energy snacks from
sports nutrition experts CNP to team-mates and fans.
The Elite Gel Max uses a 5 to 1 ratio of maltodextrin
to fructose for optimum carbohydrate delivery to
working muscles and would allow the exuberant fan
to keep running and cheering for his favourite riders
without fear of bonking.
Great post. The fan looked in need of something. Perhaps the Haribo girls missed him during the caravanne!!
 
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Bexon30 said:
The fan may well be a moron, but, he never ran right next to Froome he was running on the grass at the side of the road. But, the football thing you say is correct. I don't think punching someone in the face for doing what I saw is right however. Neither do I think Cantana was justified. I was trying to understand if people could understand Portes actions because of what was said to Froome, perhaps the wrong thread. My bad

Yeah I don't think Froome would be right to punch him, I meant the fan couldn't complain. He is a moron but at the same time I'm not surprised fans are doing this to Froome
 
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bewildered said:
Yeah I don't think Froome would be right to punch him, I meant the fan couldn't complain. He is a moron but at the same time I'm not surprised fans are doing this to Froome

I guess this is what society has come to :(
 
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The_Juan said:
Society hasn't come to anything.

If you're trying to fool the fans taking banned substances do not be surprised when they return the favor.

No it still should be viewed as unacceptable for anyone in society to attempt to inflict violence on another just because of suspicions that they are doing something against the sport's rules.
 
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darwin553 said:
No it still should be viewed as unacceptable for anyone in society to attempt to inflict violence on another just because of suspicions that they are doing something against the sport's rules.

Where on earth has anyone said that. All this talk of violence is ridiculous I shouldn't of taken this talk off topic. I was looking at Portes verbal dressing down of a fan who was shouting his opinions. There was no violence from fan or rider.??:confused:
 
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darwin553 said:
No it still should be viewed as unacceptable for anyone in society to attempt to inflict violence on another just because of suspicions that they are doing something against the sport's rules.

And what "violence" have you witnessed so far?
 
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bexon30 said:
where on earth has anyone said that. All this talk of violence is ridiculous i shouldn't of taken this talk off topic. I was looking at portes verbal dressing down of a fan who was shouting his opinions. There was no violence from fan or rider.??:confused:
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bewildered said:
yeah i don't think froome would be right to punch him, i meant the fan couldn't complain. He is a moron but at the same time i'm not surprised fans are doing this to froome

:( :( :(
 
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Honestly? If I were an spectator and I got called out by Porte I'd shove his bicycle so far up his behind the fender would be sticking out his nose.

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
 
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The_Juan said:
Honestly? If I were an spectator and I got called out by Porte I'd shove his bicycle so far up his behind the fender would be sticking out his nose.

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

If that's how you want to win the fight, then all the more power to you :(
 
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What I am trying to understand about Froome is how you go from A to B:

A
2009 1st Stage 2 Giro del Capo & 1st Anatomic Jock Race
2010 2nd National Time Trial Championship & 5th Time trial Commonwealth Games

B
2011 2nd Overall Vuelta a España & 3rd Overall Tour of Beijing
2012 2nd Overall Tour de France & 3rd Time trial Olympic Games & 4th Overall Vuelta a España & 4th Overall Critérium du Dauphiné

The before and after is so in your face... it's just laughable.

And then he wonders as to why they keep asking him about doping?
 
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The_Juan said:
What I am trying to understand about Froome is how you go from A to B:

A
2009 1st Stage 2 Giro del Capo & 1st Anatomic Jock Race
2010 2nd National Time Trial Championship & 5th Time trial Commonwealth Games

B
2011 2nd Overall Vuelta a España & 3rd Overall Tour of Beijing
2012 2nd Overall Tour de France & 3rd Time trial Olympic Games & 4th Overall Vuelta a España & 4th Overall Critérium du Dauphiné

The before and after is so in your face... it's just laughable.

And then he wonders as to why they keep asking him about doping?

So it is a cut and dry thing that all riders have to have potential for GT success from the get go but can't develop it over a year or two in their professional career?
 
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IndianCyclist said:
Food and drink are not cheating. It is not prohibited in the race except in the final kms due to accident concerns. It is essential for survival and not performance benefiting like holding onto a team car is.

Ah, Froome would have died if he didn't have an illegal feed.
Best excuse for his cheating yet.

Perhaps you need a gel yourself, obviously your blood sugar is low enough to severely impair your cognition.
 
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The_Juan said:
What I am trying to understand about Froome is how you go from A to B:

A
2009 1st Stage 2 Giro del Capo & 1st Anatomic Jock Race
2010 2nd National Time Trial Championship & 5th Time trial Commonwealth Games

B
2011 2nd Overall Vuelta a España & 3rd Overall Tour of Beijing
2012 2nd Overall Tour de France & 3rd Time trial Olympic Games & 4th Overall Vuelta a España & 4th Overall Critérium du Dauphiné

The before and after is so in your face... it's just laughable.

And then he wonders as to why they keep asking him about doping?


How he got from A to B? Einstein would call it 'going trough a Wormhole'.
 
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darwin553 said:
So it is a cut and dry thing that all riders have to have potential for GT success from the get go but can't develop it over a year or two in their professional career?

No, but it is what you might expect. Isn't it?