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Samu doing a full blood bag on the second rest day.

So blatant that even Jonas thinks it's fishy.

I have kind of expected a phone call from the admin telling me to slow down during the 3rd week. But if it ever comes to an investigation, I'll just say that my account was hacked, and that my laptop got ruined when it ended up in my grandma's curdled milk by accident.
 
I have kind of expected a phone call from the admin telling me to slow down during the 3rd week. But if it ever comes to an investigation, I'll just say that my account was hacked, and that my laptop got ruined when it ended up in my grandma's curdled milk by accident.

The UCU is your middle name mate, you'll be fine.

I was wondering if you and Remco got each other's bag though.
 
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Libertine has told Samu that he won’t be continually allowed in breakaways, she will bully and police him for the rest of the vuelta and on the angliru, she will show the forum who is the wisest.

Angliru's official history only goes back to 1999 though, so a little past Libertine's early 90's heyday. I guess what I am trying to say, is that there will be a limit to the wisdom watts that she can reach on that stage.

Unless she reveals that something happened on that climb earlier that I don't know about yet ;)
 
I don't know about you, but for me, the highlight of the summer has been the rejuvenation of the clinic.
After years of almost terminal decline, the once moribound clinic has sprung back to life with all kinds of shenanigans and interesting comments from people who seem to know what they're talking about.
No more bans and being told to shut up. I like that.
 
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I know that identity theft is not a joke, but in case LS gets a heart attack (or whichever term describes it best) when Sepp Kuss stands on top of the podium in Madrid, I'll gladly volunteer to take over her account. Then Ilmaestro can take over mine and Logic can replace him without having to care much about whether he gets banned or not.
Someone should seriously order a doctor for LS on Sunday. She’ll need it.
 
I don't even know what the forum posters in the Vuelta threads have been up to, and frankly, I don't want to know. Omerta is the word.
It's funny how this sport can be described as if we're in parallel universes.
Note Johan go into a rage about the tactics used by Jumbo Visma after Kuss's teammates and directors betrayed him, when he knows full well how the game was being played.
Then we have Chris Horner (whom I adore) speak with incredulity about how the "American Sepp Kuss" was being put aside like trash by the teammates he supported throughout the years.
The list goes on and on. GCN, FloBikes, etc. etc.
It's like watching a terrible play. The suspension of disbelief disintegrates almost immediately, and you realize you're watching a costly, and at times amusing production.
 
It’s all just a bit too much. Jumbo have swept the podium without going all out and have played musical chairs with who was going to win. They finally came up with Kuss because it’s a “good” story. This is way worse than the sky years. Sport should be about a fair fight, we’re not getting that in the race so we go for a dirty fight on the forum. Probably time to focus on the classics again.
 
It's funny how this sport can be described as if we're in parallel universes.
Note Johan go into a rage about the tactics used by Jumbo Visma after Kuss's teammates and directors betrayed him, when he knows full well how the game was being played.
Then we have Chris Horner (whom I adore) speak with incredulity about how the "American Sepp Kuss" was being put aside like trash by the teammates he supported throughout the years.
The list goes on and on. GCN, FloBikes, etc. etc.
It's like watching a terrible play. The suspension of disbelief disintegrates almost immediately, and you realize you're watching a costly, and at times amusing production.

I can't forgive Chris Horner for labelling Roglič a dirtbag yesterday after his attack on the Angliru.

There's also Benji Naesen who cemented a key position on my own sh*t list after he dragged Rog's wife into an internet sh*t show just for clicks & generating traffic.

These people (influencers etc.) are superfluous.
 
It’s all just a bit too much. Jumbo have swept the podium without going all out and have played musical chairs with who was going to win. They finally came up with Kuss because it’s a “good” story. This is way worse than the sky years. Sport should be about a fair fight, we’re not getting that in the race so we go for a dirty fight on the forum. Probably time to focus on the classics again.

oh finally, thank you
 
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I can't forgive Chris Horner for labelling Roglič a dirtbag yesterday after his attack on the Angliru.

There's also Benji Naesen who cemented a key position on my own sh*t list after he dragged Rog's wife into an internet sh*t show just for clicks & generating traffic.

These people (influencers etc.) are superfluous.
Chris Horner was renowned during his active career for how his attitude to other riders differed significantly depending on whether or not they were American. He's just the stereotype of the American who thinks they own the world and the world agrees that what's best for the USA is what's best for the world. That can be irritating at times but ultimately easily waved off as just another jingoist, and he's far from the only one of those. He's not actively trying to change cycling for the worse, he just wants an American to win because USA! USA! USA!. He's not like Vaughters, who actively has people hanging off his every word and thinking he's some kind of benevolent character just wanting to improve the sport of cycling when really all he's doing is posturing and protecting his own worthless hide (and no joke, he's hella good at that. Just look at the way his team has survived several consecutive mergers and killed at least two other teams off through syphoning funds or stealing sponsors, and yet he has been able to negotiate maintaining control. Credit where it's due) and agitating to remould cycling into the shape that best suits himself.

Benji is a liar, a hypocrite, has spent much of the last several years located at the end of a bell, and this is just more of the usual spin from him.