Teams & Riders Mark Cavendish Discussion Thread

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But in Oman, wasn't Cav sick a few days?

We all know, if it isn't perfectly flat all day, Cav has no chance. That is normal for most sprinters.

There are only a few that can climb descent, Sagan and the likes.
 
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@MarkCavendish: Hoping all the riders in #voltacatalunya who got sick or injured in todays stage are ok. Sounded like a nasty one!

How dare he.
 
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Andy99 said:
@MarkCavendish: Hoping all the riders in #voltacatalunya who got sick or injured in todays stage are ok. Sounded like a nasty one!

How dare he.
Many people on this forum, including me, like his tweets. I just find his racing style incredibly boring. So there's really no point in posting tweets here. For every good tweet of him there's also a stupid one by the way. But I'm sure you're already aware of that.

He's angry today that someone made him crash. But in the Tour de Suisse 2010 riders were having a protest because of Cav's dangerous racing behaviour! That's what we call being a hypocrite.
 
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Nick C. said:
But he's got a hot girlfriend.
Edit to add the depreciation: Too hot for a man of his looks.
+1. I have never had a girlfriend with such big boobs and I am much better looking than Cav. A little short on £££ though :(
 
Christian said:
As for me, the guy spat on a rider who was down and injured because of a crash he himself caused ... nuff said
To be fair to Cavendish (not something I do often), he denies it, and Haussler doesn't remember it, though admits that he was dazed from the crash. The story came from either Roger Hammond or Jeremy Hunt when they led the fairly minorpéloton protest against Cavendish's behaviour the following day.
 
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El Pistolero said:
Many people on this forum, including me, like his tweets. I just find his racing style incredibly boring. So there's really no point in posting tweets here. For every good tweet of him there's also a stupid one by the way. But I'm sure you're already aware of that.

He's angry today that someone made him crash. But in the Tour de Suisse 2010 riders were having a protest because of Cav's dangerous racing behaviour! That's what we call being a hypocrite.
ONCE. and even then it was debatable.
 
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Never had much against Cav. I did just read a book by Chris Anker though stating that Cav is quite a cnut in the peloton. (Chris, as the nice guy he is, didn't use the c-word obviously).

Don't know if that's news though, hah.
 
I admit there are a lot of reasons to dislike the guy, but i'm still a bik fan of his. He may sound arrogant to you, but i think he's honoust and he's loyal to his teammates. I also bet that outclimbs 98% of the amateurs and 100% of this forum
 
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Red Rick said:
I admit there are a lot of reasons to dislike the guy, but i'm still a bik fan of his. He may sound arrogant to you, but i think he's honoust and he's loyal to his teammates. I also bet that outclimbs 98% of the amateurs and 100% of this forum
Waw, you really would bet that!!? ...

Of course he would. But what does that have to do with anything?
 
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Red Rick said:
I admit there are a lot of reasons to dislike the guy, but i'm still a bik fan of his. He may sound arrogant to you, but i think he's honoust and he's loyal to his teammates. I also bet that outclimbs 98% of the amateurs and 100% of this forum
He would out-climb me for sure, but why does that matter? We're not professional cyclists. We have different professions.
 
Red Rick said:
I admit there are a lot of reasons to dislike the guy, but i'm still a bik fan of his. He may sound arrogant to you, but i think he's honoust and he's loyal to his teammates. I also bet that outclimbs 98% of the amateurs and 100% of this forum
100% of the regular posters, perhaps. But not 100% of the registered users.

Marco Pinotti has posted here, and he would outclimb Cav for sure.
 
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Libertine Seguros said:
100% of the regular posters, perhaps. But not 100% of the registered users.

Marco Pinotti has posted here, and he would outclimb Cav for sure.
And Vaughters back in the day :p
 
Libertine Seguros said:
100% of the regular posters, perhaps. But not 100% of the registered users.

Marco Pinotti has posted here, and he would outclimb Cav for sure.
How do you that:confused:. I just think its harsh to mock a guy while he's better while you suck even harder than the thing you're mocking
 
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El Pistolero said:
- Better competition(duh)
- Harder stage than any of his wins in TDU
- Raced harder than any of his wins in TDU

It wasn't just a normal flat stage that day you know :)
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Neither was Cav's win on stage 5 in fact it was a much harder stage to win that Greipel's for a sprinter and its not like I saw Greipel anywhere up there on that stage....
 
zigmeister said:
But in Oman, wasn't Cav sick a few days?

We all know, if it isn't perfectly flat all day, Cav has no chance. That is normal for most sprinters.

There are only a few that can climb descent, Sagan and the likes.
Hushovd can climb and then some. Boonen can climb. Barbie is all right at it too. Ok none of those is as good as Cav at sprinting but the first 2 have also won WC's in a sprint, and also have a green jersey (2 in thors case) .
 
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Froome19 said:
Neither was Cav's win on stage 5 in fact it was a much harder stage to win that Greipel's for a sprinter and its not like I saw Greipel anywhere up there on that stage....
I did not discredit Cav's win there.
 
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El Pistolero said:
I did not discredit Cav's win there.
You cant have the best of both worlds.. Everybody has bad moments and everybody have good moments, if you just castigate the rider due to his bad moments then it is clear that you just irrationally hate him.

Anyway my point still stands why are Cav's wins any better than Greipel's...?
 
Froome19 said:
So how does he win then, if he doesnt race? :rolleyes:
sitting in behind his teammates who shelter him from wind, rain, and let him loose the last 300 metres, great rider

Compare that to Greipel or Cippolini who dare to attack, like Farrar did in Het Nieuwsblad that are real riders...

They win less but animate the race a lot more than Cav
 
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El Pistolero said:
No, it wasn't. He's not the most dangerous man in the peloton though, that title goes to Peter Sagan.
Nacer Bouhanni also some serious competition for that title from what it sounds like

Libertine Seguros said:
100% of the regular posters, perhaps. But not 100% of the registered users.

Marco Pinotti has posted here, and he would outclimb Cav for sure.
Interesting, didn't know that! Richie Porte also confessed to being a lurker or at least a reader at times, maybe he is also registered?
 
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Froome19 said:
Wow you just managed to insult every single sprinter... How is Greipel then any better than Cav, even if he has a tad more ability in classics etc he also gets all his wins by sprinting...
2011 stage 1, De Panne: Greipel (worth a watch!)
 
Lexman said:
sitting in behind his teammates who shelter him from wind, rain, and let him loose the last 300 metres, great rider

Compare that to Greipel or Cippolini who dare to attack, like Farrar did in Het Nieuwsblad that are real riders...

They win less but animate the race a lot more than Cav
I say, again, that Cav ONLY EVER does what his DS asks him to do. And every single one of us, in their position, would tell him to do the same thing that they do, given what he's capable of in those 300m.
 

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