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Is Robert Gesink soft?

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El Pistolero said:
I'm afraid Gesink doesn't even come close to the enigma and prodigy that is Vandenbroucke. Or should I say was?

I knew that it was misspelled and neglected to include the "(sp)" and chose to not use the VDB abbreviation since I personally and I'm sure most cycling fans associate that with the recently dearly departed. Of course you knew exactly to whom I was referring (Jurgen) inspite of my error.
 

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Angliru said:
I knew that it was misspelled and neglected to include the "(sp)" and chose to not use the VDB abbreviation since I personally and I'm sure most cycling fans associate that with the recently dearly departed. Of course you knew exactly to whom I was referring (Jurgen) inspite of my error.

That's why his abbreviation is VDB2 :p
 
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Angliru said:
I knew that it was misspelled and neglected to include the "(sp)" and chose to not use the VDB abbreviation since I personally and I'm sure most cycling fans associate that with the recently dearly departed. Of course you knew exactly to whom I was referring (Jurgen) inspite of my error.

Ok, well it's spelled van den Broeck ;)

But using VDB2 is easier.
 
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El Pistolero said:
Ok, well it's spelled van den Broeck ;)

But using VDB2 is easier.

I can never remember how it's spelled or whether it's all one word or not. Why is it one word in the original VDB's case but 3 in VDB2's? Nevertheless I'll remember the abbreviation from now on.:)

Edit: This is my home avatar/sign-on because I can never remember my password from work. Hopefully I'm not violating any rules.:eek:
 
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La Pandera said:
I can never remember how it's spelled or whether it's all one word or not. Why is it one word in the original VDB's case but 3 in VDB2's? Nevertheless I'll remember the abbreviation from now on.:)

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vandenbroucke's ancestors couldn't write correctly perhaps :p

When Napoleon conquered "Belgium", he also introduced surnames. I don't know how Dutch spelling was in that time, but for some reason they will have decided to write it in one word instead of separate words. Probably depends on some dialect or something.
 
Is Gesink soft?

During the Tour de France, Gesink has slept on his front for 2,5 weeks because his back looked like "the blue lake".
Total madness.

Still can't believe the Rabobank DS didn't pull him out knowing this. Now he had tons of criticism for not performing while clearly he should not even have been in the race anymore. Scandalous
 
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Even if a rider wants to stay, a DS or team manager could/should force a rider to quit if there are health concerns.

Btw, Ole Gunnar Solskjær got a recurring knee injury from his sliding-on-the-knees goalscoring celebration, it haunted him for the rest of the career and eventually forced him to retire. You never know what freak injury can occur from overtaxing your body, and riding a bike three times up the Alps with battered back muscles isn't a good way to test your karma.
 
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Dekker_Tifosi said:
Is Gesink soft?

During the Tour de France, Gesink has slept on his front for 2,5 weeks because his back looked like "the blue lake".
Total madness.

Still can't believe the Rabobank DS didn't pull him out knowing this. Now he had tons of criticism for not performing while clearly he should not even have been in the race anymore. Scandalous

I always sleep on my front :p What's so weird about that lol?
 
El Pistolero said:
I always sleep on my front :p What's so weird about that lol?

Havetts said:
You really couldnt have done a better job of trolling? :eek::confused:

It's not the first time either, he's obviously out of shape after the Tour. :p

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Regarding Gesink, he's as much an idiot as Rabobank were for not pulling out. They set themselves up for all of the ensuing criticism.
 
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Forced to sleep on your back is much worse then be forced to sleep on your front. Just sayin'

Never had any broken or bruised ribs? Try and sleep with that!
 
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auscyclefan94 said:
:rolleyes: You can just change the way someone sleeps. If you were to tell me to sleep on my side or on my back then I couldn't do it. I sleep on my front.

this is a very good point, and what I was gonna say.

Easy to be like, lol sleep on the front. But if you have never done that (I haven't, I have to sleep on my side) it will result in a terrible sleep. I hate injuries which affect sleep because I end up laying in bed for hours unable to get comfortable.
 

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