Betancur is disgusted with Valverde.
Complaining about free food...
Complaining about free food...
That is unpleasant but isn't close to a bee flying in your mouth and stinging you. When I said it earlier before Koronin, I meant he could crash from the surprise and being stung. If it was me, I would have had panic attack and crashed as I don't like bugs but Valverde is cut from a tougher mold than I.tobydawq said:Once a butterfly saw fit to enter my mouth while I was riding my bike. It did not taste good but I wasn't particularly close to crashing either...Nirvana said:Something like 15 years ago a group of pigeons was enough for me to crash into a wall :lol:tobydawq said:He said he wouldn't use it definitively as an excuse and that he had been below par at Flèche and very much so at Amstel. You don't think being stung by a bee can influence badly on performance just a teensy tiny bit?DFA123 said:These excuses lately are becoming a bit Contador-esque. As with Contador, I think it could mean that he can't find any other explanation for his declining form, and hasn't accepted yet that he's just getting too old.
Still, the change of course at LBL has probably done him a favour. Now he might have an outside chance with his sprint, whereas I don't think he'd have any chance on the old finish in Ans.
Why on earth would he crash? It's not a bear that flew in from the side of the road to tackle him.
And wasn't even the only time i crashed because of animals.
Excuse? And you know this how? So you either a) think Alejandro made up the bee story or else b) you think swallowing a bee that stings you in the oesophagus mid race is nothing and he should man up and deal with it?Scarponi said:Whats with Spanish athletes? The amount of excuses Valverde and Nadal come up with is hilarious
Everytime he loses he dribbles to media about something, regardless of this scenario is true or not the statement still standsCookster15 said:Excuse? And you know this how? So you either a) think Alejandro made up the bee story or else b) you think swallowing a bee that stings you in the oesophagus mid race is nothing and he should man up and deal with it?Scarponi said:Whats with Spanish athletes? The amount of excuses Valverde and Nadal come up with is hilarious
I am sure I can think of about 100 better excuses than swallowing a bee.
It's happened to me as well. Was stung on my tongue. Not nice!!SHAD0W93 said:tobydawq said:Apparently he swallowed a bee and was stung by it inside his mouth in the final part of Flèche Wallonne. That doesn't sound particularly pleasant.
He felt like giving everyone else an even playing field.
That is unfortunate though and good thing he didn't try swallowing it or crash when it went in his mouth. That would have freaked me out.
Salvarani said:He is not a spring chicken anymore.
They need to manage him a bit better than letting him race too many races and always having the pressure of delivering results for them. If he indeed was injured it was bad a decision to let him start, but maybe he is calling the shots anyway.
HelloDolly said:He could be one of those riders that if he stops racing for too long he cant get going again ..he might actually prefer to ride the Giro than be at home ..he could find form and win a stage
I am sure that Valverde is calling the shots not Movistar and he goes where he wants to go
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