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Moreno and Horner both were with Lotto a few years back. Neither of them showed anything like they did this year, not even by far. Both riders are just ridiculous and hey,, it's the vuelta, thé dope race of the year.
 
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djerkson said:
Moreno and Horner both were with Lotto a few years back. Neither of them showed anything like they did this year, not even by far. Both riders are just ridiculous and hey,, it's the vuelta, thé dope race of the year.
Is there only one:confused:
 
Why is there any difference?

It may be that as the home of many riders they find it a good country to use as a bank and there is a small advantage logistically, but aside from that...

For heavy dopers Basso/Nibali/Rodriguez/Valverde the performances are pretty poor.
 
So, if Purito can pump Valverde today he will have achieved an incredible consecutive podium. Even if he stays where he is in fourth the same applies, and then there's Valverde who would have been ~4th in the Tour sans puncture. I mean Froome fell into a hole after two weeks, his fourth was achieved by retaining good legs from the Tour then as expected running out of steam in the second half of the race. Here Valverde and Purito have been fairly consistent (although not at their absolute best) across the entire three weeks and the day we've all been waiting for where one of them blows hard is yet to come, I mean Nibali is fading more than they are.

Is there something going on we don't understand?
 
Sep 26, 2009
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Ferminal said:
So, if Purito can pump Valverde today he will have achieved an incredible consecutive podium.... Here Valverde and Purito have been fairly consistent ...

Is there something going on we don't understand?
no-one bothers with the dopers of old...its the new ones who are interesting. The usual dopers ride with some intelligence and don't blow themselves off the radar but the new ones aren't too sharp and provide entertainment.

brilliant Riding would be a good term.
 
Oct 16, 2010
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Ferminal said:
So, if Purito can pump Valverde today he will have achieved an incredible consecutive podium. Even if he stays where he is in fourth the same applies, and then there's Valverde who would have been ~4th in the Tour sans puncture. I mean Froome fell into a hole after two weeks, his fourth was achieved by retaining good legs from the Tour then as expected running out of steam in the second half of the race. Here Valverde and Purito have been fairly consistent (although not at their absolute best) across the entire three weeks and the day we've all been waiting for where one of them blows hard is yet to come, I mean Nibali is fading more than they are.

Is there something going on we don't understand?
as for froome, perhaps he and brailsford are doing their very best to keep it credible and don't raise too many eyebrows, perhaps even more so now with the insecurity surrounding the uci presidency and who gets to control anti-doping, etc.
i think sky are greedy, but may also realize that enough is enough, for this season at least.
 
Jul 17, 2012
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Cycle Chic said:
no-one bothers with the dopers of old...its the new ones who are interesting. The usual dopers ride with some intelligence and don't blow themselves off the radar but the new ones aren't too sharp and provide entertainment.

brilliant Riding would be a good term.
sorry but this is idiotic
 
Benotti69 said:
Pat McQuack was at the Katusha presentation to present an award to one of their riders. whats the bet he was always there receiving his own little reward for the year ahead;)
As this thread was on the first page I was reading it and this post seems somewhat funny now
 
May 26, 2010
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del1962 said:
The fact that you said Pat would reward Katusha for inviting him, and the reward was the licence denial.
I said he was there collecting something not giving anything.

Katusha lost their WT place probably because they would not cave in to the size of brown envelope he wanted.

Dont forget that UCI wanted 7million for licence to call a race in Russia the Tour of Russia.
 
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sniper said:
as for froome, perhaps he and brailsford are doing their very best to keep it credible and don't raise too many eyebrows, perhaps even more so now with the insecurity surrounding the uci presidency and who gets to control anti-doping, etc.
i think sky are greedy, but may also realize that enough is enough, for this season at least.
You realise Ferminal is talking about Froome in the Vuelta last year, when he faded badly (and raced appallingly) and comparing that to Purito and Valverde this year, right?
 
Oct 16, 2010
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JimmyFingers said:
You realise Ferminal is talking about Froome in the Vuelta last year, when he faded badly (and raced appallingly) and comparing that to Purito and Valverde this year, right?
indeed hadn't realized.:eek: thanks jimmy.
 

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