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Catwhoorg said:
Dowsett when he moved to Movistar (who recruited him for his TT prowess) had to fight tooth and nail to get a TT bike to train on.
As far as I recall it was just the race wheels, he had a bike, they weren't expecting the situation he has in the UK where in the season he could race every week if he wanted to for training.
 
Dowsett is quite low down the pecking order at movistar though.

But skys story is contingent on froome doing more than the gc guys, not the domestiques.

It's telling that the only stories we actually hear about other teams not doing marginal gains are of non gc contenders.

Does that mean contador or Nibali also won't have tt bikes. Or that contador and Nibali will also drink beer during gts?

Bull****.
 
gooner said:
Dowsett did say it.
Eurosport as a studio guest for the TT stage in the Tour last year.
Usual Bot BS.

Dowsett couldn't be happier with the support from Movistar. They are even building him a special TT bike.

If anything at Sky he was just another rider. At Movistar they are treating him well and letting select races.

New Bikes and Kit

The second year in Movistar has begun with new clothing from a British company (Endura) and new bikes. The shoes too are new from Diadora.

“The kit is lovely and all custom made” Alex explained. “Something I haven’t had before is they custom make the chamois depending on how big your backside is. I have been training in the new kit for a few days and it’s been very comfortable.”

“Everything fits well. It’s not made to stand up straight, it’s made to fit a bike rider so I am looking forward to getting the race skin suit as I know they have worked hard on them”.

Asked how the time trial bike is, Alex explained how he’s still waiting for it but is expecting it to be very fast. Once he has his, Alex says he’s looking forward to taking it into the wind tunnel with a couple of his teammates and getting the position right.

”I have set up the time trial bike and they are now building it. I have gone with everything I think will work for me. I haven’t ridden it but its German engineered and everything has a purpose. It does look fast but more importantly, it’s about function. There are no bits added on just to look good but then it does look fantastic anyway.”

Asked what he looks for in his TT bike, Alex replied “a clean look. No cables flapping about or bolts and screws everywhere. Everything on the Canyon is tucked away. It’s about getting as close to a track bike where you can’t see the front brakes or the rear brakes. I can see from our aero road bikes that there is a lot of thought gone into them. Like the seat post clamp is the frame number holder.”

“A lot of the TT bikes which are considered the fastest, like Specialised, Pinarello and Trek, that could be just because Cancellera, Wiggins and Martin are on them. So hopefully we can prove that the Canyon TT bike is also one of the fastest TT bikes out there.”

Tour de France contender Quintana – Alex looking to support him in the 2014 Tour de France.

A year on

Finally, we touched on it at the start and that’s the subject of whether going to a Spanish speaking team from a British one was a good idea for a British rider?

Alex doesn’t need to think about the answer … “it’s been absolutely top draw! They did everything they promised right from the start. They put me in my first Grand Tour and the one that suited me best.”

“If you look at Team Sky’s Grand Tour team (Giro), if I had been management, I wouldn’t have put myself in it so that would not have been an opportunity I’d have got in Sky. I did all the Classics, did terrible in them but know what I need to do next time. After the Giro, I was able to have a long lay off and they gave me everything I could ask for”.

“It is a nice place to be.”

Having seen Movistar at the Tour of Britain where they wowed the crowd on the road and at the start and finishes, it is no surprise that Alex has had such success there and why a company like Endura too have got involved with them. 2014 is set to be a huge year for both Alex and Endura and we at VeloUK hope they all have the success they are chasing on the roads of Europe and beyond.
http://www.velouk.net/2014/01/10/interview-alex-dowsett-movistar/
 
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SeriousSam said:
And you actually believe this? For real? That competition-time nutrition involves some super secret stuff where real relative performance advantages are possible?
Are they paying the waiters to keep schtum?
 
TailWindHome said:
Would that be from his second year when the team moved to Canyon?
So when they had the same brand of bikes as Sky he couldn't get one? :rolleyes:

Love the Botlogic. Spanish Amigos, drinking coffee because they don't have bikes to ride on.

You guys will literally believe anything and take take anything to fit Botlogic.

You're a rabbit killer! :cool:
 
Wimbledon Commentator talking about Nadal as Nadal walks off,
"ever the perfectionist in everything he does, particularly the preperation"
wiggins appears on screen.
"Bradley knows a bit about great preparation".

The commentator is probably totally ignorant of how right he is.
 
Mar 25, 2013
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thehog said:
Usual Bot BS.

Dowsett couldn't be happier with the support from Movistar. They are even building him a special TT bike.

If anything at Sky he was just another rider. At Movistar they are treating him well and letting select races.



http://www.velouk.net/2014/01/10/interview-alex-dowsett-movistar/
Clueless. I read that interview at the time. Check the date of it and when I referred to Dowsett's comments.

It's obvious you didn't hear Dowsett in the Eurosport studio that day and he did say that he was in the process of getting a TT bike set up at his home after a lot of convincing towards Movistar. He answered this in contrast to what it was like at Sky.

You wrongly called another poster a liar when he mention this about Dowsett. Speaking fact isn't bot logic.

TailWindHome said:
Would that be from his second year when the team moved to Canyon?
Yeah.
 
gooner said:
Clueless. I read that interview at the time. Check the date of it and when I referred to Dowsett's comments.

It's obvious you didn't hear Dowsett in the Eurosport studio that day and he did say that he was in the process of getting a TT bike set up at his home after a lot of convincing towards Movistar. He answered this in contrast to what it was like at Sky.

You wrongly called another poster a liar when he mention this about Dowsett. Speaking fact isn't bot logic.

Yeah.
Goonerbot347a dial down the Sky love.

I saw the date. That's why I highlighted the part where Dowsett stated everything has been perfect from the word go.

And if you're going to tell me some bunk that Pinerello only give TT bikes to Sky & not Movistar then there's no hope for you.

I have no doubt Dowsett said something but you're hardly the voice of independence and tend to skew everything to your cult like beliefs.

This is David Walsh all over again. Spanish amigos, drinking coffee having to resort to doping because they don't train hard enough.
 
Mar 25, 2013
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thehog said:
Doperatti nonsense
It's got nothing to do with defending Sky and pointing out the fact that you were wrong to call a poster a liar for highlighting what Dowsett said. Skewing facts, you've got a good sense of humour. Take it a trip to the JTL thread for your own tosh. Hows that letter of intent? lol.

I know facts and the hog don't go well together so I'm not interested in your games.
 
thehog said:
Usual Bot BS.

Dowsett couldn't be happier with the support from Movistar. They are even building him a special TT bike.

If anything at Sky he was just another rider. At Movistar they are treating him well and letting select races.



http://www.velouk.net/2014/01/10/interview-alex-dowsett-movistar/
Could it be that he wasn't happy at first with the support (hence the comments he made at that time)

Proved his point with results, now the team works better with him ?
 
Alphabet said:
I can't believe the Schleck quote. Hamilton's biography quite clearly outlines that there had been an obsession with food as early as the 90s.
It goes back much further than that. What's considered "high performance food" has changed through the years. At some point, they even gave up smoking!

The elite level of the sport has had body issues for years quite similar to jockeys.
 
Dec 11, 2013
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thehog said:
So when they had the same brand of bikes as Sky he couldn't get one? :rolleyes:

Love the Botlogic. Spanish Amigos, drinking coffee because they don't have bikes to ride on.

You guys will literally believe anything and take take anything to fit Botlogic.

You're a rabbit killer! :cool:

You cited evidence which wasn't
Then posted more bilge

Excellent work.

On the plus this rabbit story should open the door to a load more animal based posts. The horse/cow/donkey/racehorse stuff was becoming very derivative.:p
 
TailWindHome said:
You cited evidence which wasn't
Then posted more bilge

Excellent work.

On the plus this rabbit story should open the door to a load more animal based posts. The horse/cow/donkey/racehorse stuff was becoming very derivative.:p
From the guy who's yet to link the actual statement from Dowset..... uh huh.

You're awesome at this :rolleyes:
 
Apr 22, 2014
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thehog said:
You guys will literally believe anything and take take anything to fit bot logic.
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Not that Sky-whiners could ever be accused of that. Oh no.

Join the dots....
 
TailWindHome said:
I never made any claim with regard to Dowsett or his TT bike

You seem confused now.
I am confused. Confused by your inane posting style and obsession with following me around the forum.

Nevertheless, you'll be fine. Ante up with the Dowsett link or there is simply no discussion worth having.

Just about a Sky myth debunked. I trust you agree with me on this.
 
Feb 28, 2010
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thehog said:
Goonerbot347a dial down the Sky love.

I saw the date. That's why I highlighted the part where Dowsett stated everything has been perfect from the word go.

And if you're going to tell me some bunk that Pinerello only give TT bikes to Sky & not Movistar then there's no hope for you.

I have no doubt Dowsett said something but you're hardly the voice of independence and tend to skew everything to your cult like beliefs.

This is David Walsh all over again. Spanish amigos, drinking coffee having to resort to doping because they don't train hard enough.
I read an interview with Dowsett in which he said Movistar was surprised when he asked them for a time trial bike to train on during the winter, I can't remember where this was, but it might have been Cycling Weekly.
 
Hawkwood said:
I read an interview with Dowsett in which he said Movistar was surprised when he asked them for a time trial bike to train on during the winter, I can't remember where this was, but it might have been Cycling Weekly.
IIRC Dowsett and Castroviejo had to ask quite firmly for this to happen. Movistar wouldn't be the first or last team to not give TT bikes out to train on. Even Sky, Trek and Saxo only give them to specialists.
 
42x16ss said:
IIRC Dowsett and Castroviejo had to ask quite firmly for this to happen. Movistar wouldn't be the first or last team to not give TT bikes out to train on. Even Sky, Trek and Saxo only give them to specialists.
Marginal gains. Using a bike.

Pinarello only give bikes to Sky. Not Movistar.
 
Dec 7, 2010
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Alphabet said:
I can't believe the Schleck quote. Hamilton's biography quite clearly outlines that there had been an obsession with food as early as the 90s.
You mean the 1890's, yes?

Major Talyor was meticulous about his training, diet and equipment. It's all in his biography.

100+ years later, and people are still trying to figure out how to get "aero" on a bike. I think the guy in front had a clue.



 

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