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Escarabajo said:I just read this at Cyclingnews.com
Can somebody explain to me what is going on? I don't understand what happened between these two.
grimpeur said:Armstrong says..."What a ****er. Five TdF wins doesn't buy you any common sense," Uh...., Armstrong only wishes he had the record that Hinault has. Five TdF wins, 10 total grand tour wins plus many more classics. According to this ranking list, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Marszalek, Hinault is the second winningest rider ever. Now tell me, who's the ****er?
rapistwit said:It's just Hinault being Hinault. He talks sh*t about everyone.
grimpeur said:BS... you won't find Hinault crying about it on Twitter. Hinault was 10 times the rider Armstrong will ever be. Bottom line, don't f**k with a badger.
hfer07 said:Really? I didn't know that Hinault has a twitter page too....
I haven't ever heard from The Badger neither complaining nor condemning about Americans participating or winning the tour, and yet, the one who has won it 7 times, trains & spends time there- Dares to say that is afraid about the country, its people & the race that gave him fame? W T F
so who's taking sh*t again?
rapistwit said:Huh? What difference does the venue make? Is it less of a whine if you do it in a newspaper interview than on a twitter account?
Hinault has issues.
BroDeal said:Everyone who questions Armstrong has issues. Lemond. Hinault. Simeoni. Bassons.
Hinault wasn't whining, he was stating fact. He didn't call LA a ****er, he was telling him to man-up. He ripped on a lot more than just LA in that interview. Hinault was, and still is, "the patron" in France.rapistwit said:Huh? What difference does the venue make? Is it less of a whine if you do it in a newspaper interview than on a twitter account?
grimpeur said:Hinault wasn't whining, he was stating fact. He didn't call LA a ****er, he was telling him to man-up. He ripped on a lot more than just LA in that interview. Hinault was, and still is, "the patron" in France.
Well, Hinault must know as well as anyone (being the insider he is) that this whole comeback masquerade is BS and called it like he saw it. He wants the TdF to be about the race, not a rider. "I race to win, not to please people"—Bernard Hinaultrapistwit said:We must have read two different accounts then.
He said he didn't want him to be at the Tour and hoped Contador kicked his ***. Sorry but any rider would take offense to that. Hinault has always had trouble controlling is alpha dog instincts.
Bernard Hinault said:Hinault doled out some other strong words during the interview, commenting on a variety of subjects. He was scathing about French riders, saying that, "there are champions who become civil servants when they turn pro. It is necessary to put a knife to their throats to get results. The French earn too much money and don't make enough effort.
"The French don't go training. Nobody slaps them in the mouth to move them forward. A portion of their salaries need to be blocked and given back if they have a victory."
He doesn't believe it's a case that his countrymen are cleaner. "The French have taken as much as the others," he said. "What is unusual is that cyclists are not treated the same way as other sports."
craig1985 said:I have read of a story at the Dauphine in the 80's where Bernard said (read ordered) the day's racing be easy to give his team mates a break and there to be no attacks. So what happens? Some upstart attacks which incur's Hinault's wrath and he chases after him, catches him and drops him and goes on to win the stage.
If I were a French pro cyclist, Hinault would be the one person I would be asking advice from.