Teams & Riders Peter Sagan discussion thread.

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hrotha said:
"Someone with influence". Yeah, because people had a vested interest in kicking the most marketable guy out of the race. Yeah right.
Yes. Just like they kept Eddy Merckx away in 1973. ASO is disgusting.
 
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BigMac said:
More than half the sprint field does worse crap than Sagam, who I rarely see mixed up in this sort of things, but Greipel still feels the need to say that.
Greipel said that yesterday I think, so that would make you wrong.
 
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Kokoso said:
BigMac said:
More than half the sprint field does worse crap than Sagam, who I rarely see mixed up in this sort of things, but Greipel still feels the need to say that.
Greipel said that yesterday I think, so that would make you wrong.
I also think that, but not entirely sure. Greipel is the only one who actually dares to say something bad about Sagan and he should be respected for that.
 
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Valv.Piti said:
Kokoso said:
BigMac said:
More than half the sprint field does worse crap than Sagam, who I rarely see mixed up in this sort of things, but Greipel still feels the need to say that.
Greipel said that yesterday I think, so that would make you wrong.
I also think that, but not entirely sure. Greipel is the only one who actually dares to say something bad about Sagan and he should be respected for that.
Greipels also just sat down and watched the replays: "Sometimes I should watch images before I say something. Apologies to @petosagan as I think that decision of the judge is too hard."

Edit: Considering he has to sprint with these guys I think Greipel would have an expert opinion on this.
 
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bambino said:
El Pistolero said:
hrotha said:
"Someone with influence". Yeah, because people had a vested interest in kicking the most marketable guy out of the race. Yeah right.
Yes. Just like they kept Eddy Merckx away in 1973. ASO is disgusting.
ASO did not make this decision.
We don't know what ASO's influence is?
 
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Where wanted Cavendish to go? The place he dived into isn't something you would call a gap, right?

Sagan was equally at fault, what he did has nothing to do with sportmanship and was dirty and cheating. His DQ is maybe too much, I personally are 50/50 split between DQ or no DQ right now, but this really was stupid. When riders are going between 60 and 70 KM in a sprint it's a serious dumb and dangerous thing to do what Sagan did, especially against a driver who is positioned in the corner.
 
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deValtos said:
Valv.Piti said:
Kokoso said:
BigMac said:
More than half the sprint field does worse crap than Sagam, who I rarely see mixed up in this sort of things, but Greipel still feels the need to say that.
Greipel said that yesterday I think, so that would make you wrong.
I also think that, but not entirely sure. Greipel is the only one who actually dares to say something bad about Sagan and he should be respected for that.
Greipels also just sat down and watched the replays: "Sometimes I should watch images before I say something. Apologies to @petosagan as I think that decision of the judge is too hard."
Well done Greipel. It also may explain a lack of anger from Cav who is usually foaming at the mouth when wronged.
 
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Valv.Piti said:
Kokoso said:
BigMac said:
More than half the sprint field does worse crap than Sagam, who I rarely see mixed up in this sort of things, but Greipel still feels the need to say that.
Greipel said that yesterday I think, so that would make you wrong.
I also think that, but not entirely sure. Greipel is the only one who actually dares to say something bad about Sagan and he should be respected for that.
I usually respect Greipel, but I have to say it's funny that it's coming from Greipel. Of all sprinters, he's probably the most careful, so his angle is obviously also problematic as hell and should be read with that in mind
 
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Cance > TheRest said:
Valv.Piti said:
Kokoso said:
BigMac said:
More than half the sprint field does worse crap than Sagam, who I rarely see mixed up in this sort of things, but Greipel still feels the need to say that.
Greipel said that yesterday I think, so that would make you wrong.
I also think that, but not entirely sure. Greipel is the only one who actually dares to say something bad about Sagan and he should be respected for that.
I usually respect Greipel, but I have to say it's funny that it's coming from Greipel. Of all sprinters, he's probably the most careful, so his angle is obviously also problematic as hell and should be read with that in mind
See Greipels comments he just posted, he apologised to Sagan once he saw the videos.
 
He can´t appeal it so what´s done is done. We should just get over it and stop making it more dramatic than it really is. He did win a stage, so it´s not exactly a distaster. And it´s not the end of the season either.
 
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Screecher said:
He can´t appeal it so what´s done is done. We should just get over it and stop making it more dramatic than it really is. He did win a stage, so it´s not exactly a distaster. And it´s not the end of the season either.

The decision is final but that didn't stop the jury to change it half an hour later
 
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Screecher said:
He can´t appeal it so what´s done is done. We should just get over it and stop making it more dramatic than it really is. He did win a stage, so it´s not exactly a distaster. And it´s not the end of the season either.
I think we as fans have the right to an opinion on this. The punishment is extremely harsh and has a HUGE impact on the rest of the enjoyment of this 3 week race. It sucks. Very hard just to move on and get over it.
 
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Melo said:
Gorecki said:
After this replay I can say that Cav **** up. The Sagan DQ is bogus. Cav took a risk to go on that tight space between Sagan and the barrier and he paid for it.
That video shows that Cavendish actually swerved into Sagan to avoid a fan who had their arms extended over the barriers, in Cavendish's path. Once he moved to his left making contact with Sagan, his fall began.
 
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deValtos said:
Cance > TheRest said:
Valv.Piti said:
Kokoso said:
BigMac said:
More than half the sprint field does worse crap than Sagam, who I rarely see mixed up in this sort of things, but Greipel still feels the need to say that.
Greipel said that yesterday I think, so that would make you wrong.
I also think that, but not entirely sure. Greipel is the only one who actually dares to say something bad about Sagan and he should be respected for that.
I usually respect Greipel, but I have to say it's funny that it's coming from Greipel. Of all sprinters, he's probably the most careful, so his angle is obviously also problematic as hell and should be read with that in mind
See Greipels comments he just posted, he apologised to Sagan once he saw the videos.
I wonder how many former sprinters make up the jury.......
 
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Benotti69 said:
deValtos said:
Valv.Piti said:
Kokoso said:
BigMac said:
More than half the sprint field does worse crap than Sagam, who I rarely see mixed up in this sort of things, but Greipel still feels the need to say that.
Greipel said that yesterday I think, so that would make you wrong.
I also think that, but not entirely sure. Greipel is the only one who actually dares to say something bad about Sagan and he should be respected for that.
Greipels also just sat down and watched the replays: "Sometimes I should watch images before I say something. Apologies to @petosagan as I think that decision of the judge is too hard."
Well done Greipel. It also may explain a lack of anger from Cav who is usually foaming at the mouth when wronged.
Well Greipel doesn't say it wasn't Sagan's fault; he only says DQ was too much. You are jumping to the wrong conclusions.
 
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Angliru said:
Melo said:
Gorecki said:
After this replay I can say that Cav **** up. The Sagan DQ is bogus. Cav took a risk to go on that tight space between Sagan and the barrier and he paid for it.
That video shows that Cavendish actually swerved into Sagan to avoid a fan who had their arms extended over the barriers, in Cavendish's path. Once he moved to his left making contact with Sagan, his fall began.
How can people be this ignorant?!
The clip starts after Sagan has pushed Cav to the right, forcing him to lean left to offset the angle of his bike. It is in no way representative of what happened. And your explanation is not accurate at all.
 
Sagan clearly at fault but as Cav said "that's racing". I thought the original penalty was a touch harsh, never mind the DQ. If Cav had somehow kept upright I doubt Sagan would have even have been stripped of his second place. Sagan was not the only one to weave in the sprint as Boardman pointed out. Sagan didnt help himself by saying he had to "defend himself" but his level of English means he could easily not have been referring to the elbow.

It looks like the race has lost two of its greatest talents and personalities in one unfortunate but likely not malicious incident. A rubbish day for the event.
 
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Walkman said:
Angliru said:
Melo said:
Gorecki said:
After this replay I can say that Cav **** up. The Sagan DQ is bogus. Cav took a risk to go on that tight space between Sagan and the barrier and he paid for it.
That video shows that Cavendish actually swerved into Sagan to avoid a fan who had their arms extended over the barriers, in Cavendish's path. Once he moved to his left making contact with Sagan, his fall began.
How can people be this ignorant?!
The clip starts after Sagan has pushed Cav to the right, forcing him to lean left to offset the angle of his bike. It is in no way representative of what happened. And your explanation is not accurate at all.
rick james and you should get together. You've both cornered the market on ignorance.

I've watched multiple perspectives and it's clear to me. Your bias has distorted your ability to think clearly.
 
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Angliru said:
Walkman said:
Angliru said:
Melo said:
Gorecki said:
After this replay I can say that Cav **** up. The Sagan DQ is bogus. Cav took a risk to go on that tight space between Sagan and the barrier and he paid for it.
That video shows that Cavendish actually swerved into Sagan to avoid a fan who had their arms extended over the barriers, in Cavendish's path. Once he moved to his left making contact with Sagan, his fall began.
How can people be this ignorant?!
The clip starts after Sagan has pushed Cav to the right, forcing him to lean left to offset the angle of his bike. It is in no way representative of what happened. And your explanation is not accurate at all.
rick james and you should get together. You've both cornered the market on ignorance.

I've watched multiple perspectives and it's clear to me. Your bias has distorted your ability to think clearly.
pot kettle black
 

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