Nacer Bouhanni

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I'm too lazy to go look for the video, but my memory (not very trustworthy)tells me that NB not only tried to move JS off of the wheel he leaned into the move. I'm sure that he will argue that he was trying to save himself from crashing, but I call BS on that.

JS has a broken hand.
You don't seem to have a very good grip om the term balance. It was definitely a self-saving move that made him lean.
 
There has never been a case of a rider internationally pushing another rider off the road while going down a mountain.
I'm comparing two situations that actually happened, situations that very likely only had different outcomes because of differences in route and barriers.
What Groenewegen did was wrong, pretty much everyone knows that, he knows that.
What Bouhanni did was wrong, pretty much everyone knows that, not so sure he knows that.
Well, on Mads Würtz' podcast, he has mentioned he was once riding right behind Quintana on a descent when he (Quintana) suddenly decided to drop a bottle on the road like it was Mario Kart. Not really pushing but a bit of the same intention.
 
I thought that his sprint the other week was dirty so I posted it here for discussion (I started this thread because he seemed to have frequent dirty sprints and off the bike boxing events), but it sounds like other people have gone crazy about it! What is wrong with people?! I didn't realize that he has received racist comments his entire life, honestly I didn't know or think about his race.

What is wrong with people?!
 
I thought that his sprint the other week was dirty so I posted it here for discussion (I started this thread because he seemed to have frequent dirty sprints and off the bike boxing events), but it sounds like other people have gone crazy about it! What is wrong with people?! I didn't realize that he has received racist comments his entire life, honestly I didn't know or think about his race.

What is wrong with people?!
I'm guessing being American you're kind of removed from racism in Europe, but honestly this is, sadly, not even a little bit surprising. People need to take a step back and wonder why a man who has been abused throughout his career (I read an article once detailing how teams he was on in France used to purposefully serve him ham sandwiches) might have developed a shell and a reactionary nature to people calling him out. He is no worse than plenty of other sprinters when it comes to aggressive or dangerous moves and he's been taken out himself (as @roundabout pointed out). I still can't think of an actual crash he's caused, despite claims all over the internet that he's constantly doing it.
 
He might have a lot of faults; his race is not one of them.
And I think the fact that he was racially abused just after almost causing a crash - which is something he should be criticised for in and on itself, regardless of his race - shows just how *** up the minds of some people are; that they apparently think his race is worse than his behaviour.
Honestly, I never really realised he would be a target for racial abuse, because to me his race doesn't really matter, to me he's just... French.
 
I'm guessing being American you're kind of removed from racism in Europe, but honestly this is, sadly, not even a little bit surprising. People need to take a step back and wonder why a man who has been abused throughout his career (I read an article once detailing how teams he was on in France used to purposefully serve him ham sandwiches) might have developed a shell and a reactionary nature to people calling him out. He is no worse than plenty of other sprinters when it comes to aggressive or dangerous moves and he's been taken out himself (as @roundabout pointed out). I still can't think of an actual crash he's caused, despite claims all over the internet that he's constantly doing it.
I haven't lived racism around the world (I see things on the news obviously), but the USA is a racist sh*thole. I guess I can assume that most places are? I wish I could remember who I first heard say this so I could credit them, but "a person's skin color tells me one thing, their skin color." I'm a pasty white guy, who grew up in North Idaho, USA (infamous for racism, Arian Nations, etc.), but I have never been able to understand judging people by their skin color. When I was in the Army I was exposed to people with different skin colors who were horrible people, but I have been exposed to way more people of no color who were horrible people. Flip side of that, the coolest people I have ever met have every color of skin imaginable. Skin color doesn't make a person good or bad.

Sorry that was an OT rant, but to bring it back to NB, I don't understand how a crap move in a bike race has anything to do with his race (skin color, origin).
 

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