I have to admit, the start of the season is not really the same without him.No, after he quite blatantly made doping innuendos and got a deserved ban, he apparently decided to abandon the forum all insulted.
But maybe his favourite topic is what's needed to bring him back.
Keenan rode for a few elite amateur teams in Europe in his day, a little unlucky not to turn pro. Sweet was a beast.Today's trivia:
I recently found this in an old magazine. Mr Humble, Matt Keenan is/was a very good rider who came 6th in the 1996 national championships. Tell all ya friends
He finished ahead of some good riders. "They" say that Jay Sweet was every bit as fast as McEwen back in day; possibly faster.
It's over. Meyer won after attacking solo on the climb on the last lap and held it when McCarthy and Haas didn't (couldn't?) chase. To be fair, they also had Lucas Hamilton and Luke Durbridge in the group who were very strong.How long to go yet? Who in in the front group, please?
"Couldn't" may be the operative word. I was wondering why they didn't attempt to catch Meyer, but perhaps they already knew that the best they could hope for was second.It's over. Meyer won after attacking solo on the climb on the last lap and held it when McCarthy and Haas didn't (couldn't?) chase. To be fair, they also had Lucas Hamilton and Luke Durbridge in the group who were very strong.
Hamilton also attacked with 3kms to go and took second while Marcus Culey survived the break of the day for third - brilliant ride.
Durbridge 4th, then Haas, Mccarthy and Harper.
Freiberg defended his title valiantly, dropped on the last lap after trying to attack. Chris Harper was strong too, did far too much work in the winning group though.
Yeah, if they did chase down Meyer Hamilton was indeed stronger, and even if they did chase him down as well they'd never beat a relatively fresh Durbridge."Couldn't" may be the operative word. I was wondering why they didn't attempt to catch Meyer, but perhaps they already knew that the best they could hope for was second.
MS did Meyer a favor when they signed him to a three year contract, and allowing him to focus on the track - One GT in three years is hardly expecting too much.He doesn't like GTs. I think he is best suited to one week racing also. Medium mountains, ITTs and breakaways seems to be his hunting ground.
Because MS is a GC focused team so you need to ride a GT to help the team - Meyer's hardly been over taxed with 54 and 46 race days in the last 2 days - You have to remember that his salary from MS is helping in his Olympic aspirations.Why? Simon Spilak hardly rode a GT his entire career but still made himself a reasonable palmares
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