Matej Mohoric: Junior & U-23 world champ

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About Mitja vs Matej ... of course , he s Matej .
My mistake ... there are three or four Mitja s and no Matej nearby. Probably because .... it happens ...
Don't judge me by one mistake ...:p

@BlueRoads ...
If someone asks me ... yes ... to win a stage and then say in an interview what’s on his mind ... that would be it ... but I’m not the one who’s been on the bike for three weeks, five hours a day , in the sun, in the rain, under stress ... These guys are physically and mentally on the edge. It happens ... it’s emotional ... it’s hard to control emotions in moments like that.
 
Can somebody please explain to me why his celebration was so outrageous? I don't get it. So we expect everybody to smile at the camera and raise their hands like robots everytime?

With the gesture he clearly expressed what he thinks about the situation: "I know I did nothing wrong. I have faith in my team. The accusations are unnecessary." He then followed with the explanation in the interview.

I loved the celebration. I applaud him for that.
His celebration said 'look, but don't ask questions'. I'll accept his lack of maturity and high level of adrenaline as mitigating factors, but given cycling's history, it was phenomenally arrogant and incredibly ill-judged.
 
Can somebody please explain to me why his celebration was so outrageous? I don't get it. So we expect everybody to smile at the camera and raise their hands like robots everytime?

With the gesture he clearly expressed what he thinks about the situation: "I know I did nothing wrong. I have faith in my team. The accusations are unnecessary." He then followed with the explanation in the interview.

I loved the celebration. I applaud him for that.
No, the gesture literally means "Shut up" not "I know I did nothing wrong". How do you even get from a zipping mouth to that?
 
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No, the gesture literally means "Shut up" not "I know I did nothing wrong". How do you even get from a zipping mouth to that?
Yes. He says "Shut up" to those who have accused him of something. If you told me I'm a criminal, I would tell you to shut up, because I'm not.

I'm not trying to change the mind of those who didn't like the celebration. They have every right to do so. I just don't think it's as bad as some are trying to make it look.
 
Yes. He says "Shut up" to those who have accused him of something. If you told me I'm a criminal, I would tell you to shut up, because I'm not.

I'm not trying to change the mind of those who didn't like the celebration. They have every right to do so. I just don't think it's as bad as some are trying to make it look.
It's difficult to discuss this here.
 
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Yes. He says "Shut up" to those who have accused him of something. If you told me I'm a criminal, I would tell you to shut up, because I'm not.

I'm not trying to change the mind of those who didn't like the celebration. They have every right to do so. I just don't think it's as bad as some are trying to make it look.
Neither do I, I think it's far from being the best thing to do but it doesn't cross any line for me, because I don't think I can read everything into it, maybe it's not even directed to "everyone", just some specific people that gives him more pressure than just general parties of people.

By the way, he sounds better than most pro cyclists lol
 
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People that associate Mohorič gesture with Omertà or Armstrong. Note that the gesture Mohorič made and the meaning behind it was the exact opposite of that.

P.S. He was likely a bit cranky due to missing dinner on the police raid. Likely knowing he lost dinner over some bollocks action. Like the one against Arkéa–Samsic last year. Supertuck level of ridiculousness. Next time maybe he should just go with the middle finger. To set things straight.
 
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I hope he can turn his strength into victory tomorrow, it'd be a shame to be the strongest rider in the race and leave empty-handed.


We have a copycat:
How do you measure who is the strongest rider in the race? Because I've read in the Almeida thread that it is, in fact, Almeida who is levels above every other rider in the Tour of Poland. I'm confused now. What if they are both on a similar level right now, it's just that Almeida is a bit more punchy than Mohorič?
 
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