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Well #GentWevelgem didn't go as planned. Comfortable over Kemmelberg twice, but wasn't expecting someone in top25 to leave a gap on descent.
Havetts said:Tweets like these are a few of the reasons I dislike Cav.
Just man up Cav, if you were strong enough you wouldve been on the first 30 that finished, but you rode like 70th spot on the Kemmelberg. Only person to blame is yourself.
EDIT: Seems Dominic posted it before I did aswell
theyoungest said:In the Sporza interview he even says who left the gap: Micky Schär. What on earth could be the point of mentioning the guy's name? It's always someone else's fault. You need to be closer to the front in the decisive moments of the race, fool.
Havetts said:Just man up Cav, if you were strong enough you wouldve been on the first 30 that finished, but you rode like 70th spot on the Kemmelberg. Only person to blame is yourself.
Kwibus said:I'm glad we got Cavendish in the peloton that's for sure.
Atleast we get to have some drama
He rarely is strong enough for the finale during a classic, but he certainly wants to be. I like his determination.
He allready win M-SR which is quite exceptional for a rider like him tbh, but I'm pretty sure he'll get to win a race like Gent-Wevelgem some day.
Angliru said:Also his identifying the bottle that took him out recently as being a Katusha bottle is another sign that he has to identify fault anywhere he can find it, as if he's tossed his empty bottles only in the nearest trash receptacle but never on the road.
The Hitch said:This particular criticism is unjustified.
That was someone else's fault.
And as far as you know he has "tossed his empty bottles only in the nearest trash receptacle but never on the road."
You can't attack him as a hypocrite because you assume he did that thing wrong.
If I crashed because someone threw a bottle I definately would be ****ed.
And what is he supposed to say "Thank you sir may I have another"?
Frosty said:Its easy from the armchair but he says that a gap of 30 metres opened up. Being a sprinter couldnt he have just tried to sprint across? Might have hurt his sprint later in the race but that's part of being a classics rider i would have thought?
Angliru said:I'm surprised he was so isolated that he had no teammates to attempt to bridge the gag and pull him back.
Angliru said:I didn't know that many here posted their actual whereabouts. I am one in a minority. I'd be curious to see your unofficial polling numbers.
Also what does one (Tyler Farrar) have to do with the other (critiquing Cavendish)? I really haven't noticed much if any of a following in this forum for Farrar. I have nothing against the guy but I would think there are many more here who support Greipel, Petacchi, Freire, even Kenny Van Hummel in their posts than Farrar.
Haussler was in his rights to protect himself from Cavendish. You have a rider who you can see moving in your direction it's only natural to extend your elbows to protect yourself. Had Cav not followed such an exaggerated line across the road there would've been no contact and thus no crash. It was a simple case of a rider at less than his best form desperately attempting to do the same things he's done when in peak form.
The press had been ragging on him, the results weren't flowing like they had previously and he was feeling the pressure to get a win.
JRanton said:I'm sure the Schar stuff is just to distract from the fact that he's ****ed with his own team. You don't leave arguably the fastest sprinter in history isolated on a descent before a 35km flat run in to a finish.
hmsgenoa said:I'm only going to deal with what matters. Look at one minute twenty seven on the link I posted (how many times do I have to spell it out). That's not an elbow it's a clear shoulder barge and it's what takes the lot of them down. There's protecting your line and there's stupidity. As I have said Cavendish isn't blameless in this instance but it was Haussler that brought them down therefore it was unfair that they all pinned the blame on Cavendish. Better get to Specsavers, eat some carrots and don't abuse yourself in your spare time.