- Sep 26, 2009
It wasnt just Porte who rode backwards...what the hell happened to Geraint Thomas ?? he also collapsed when the road went upwards...
Wow,i hardly wait for Pantani records to be smashed in the next years,Sky will be the limit indeedluckyboy said:Rai TV say Aru as well as Martinelli Sr + Jr to Sky
Martinelli was team boss of Carrera Jeans and Mercatone Uno through the 90s
also saying that Alonso will buy Giant-Shimano license
But do not attempt to work on this bike at home!Freddythefrog said:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/active/recreational-cycling/10951773/Pinarello-Dogma-F8-review-a-Porsche-911-on-two-wheels.html
.........This bike makes you try things that you really shouldn’t on a bicycle. It’s constantly compelling you to ride faster, brake later into the corners, push the boundaries of your cycling ability.................
The stone face was under pressure. Also during the descent:Cycle Chic said:So Kiriyenka had a good day - although he was swigging on a water bottle like an amateur and looked beat.
Mind you he's done naff all for the past 15 days so i suppose he could manage one decent day.
http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/07/news/skys-tour-marks-low-point-team_337858#ZQUSgD2J1AZ3gDOZ.99Already two-thirds in, the team is far away from its heady days in 2012 and 2013 when Bradley Wiggins and Froome dominated. Instead of arranging seating for waiting journalists on the second rest day, it simply did not bother to schedule an official press conference.
More bad press.thehog said:Good times down there at the bus with mood lighting.
http://www.smh.com.au/sport/cycling/tinkoffsaxo-outshine-ordinary-sky-team-in-tour-de-france-20140727-zxb2v.html#ixzz38df2Vx4GBut Brailsford, who stands by his decision to not pick Wiggins, admits: “I don’t like losing. I’m not going to lie. I don’t like the experience. The joy of winning has always been a small emotion for me against the strength of the emotion of not winning.
"If we win something, I’m on to the next thing. “Others want to celebrate and enjoy it, but it doesn’t even occur to me.”
However, Brailsford looks on Sky’s failure at the Tour as: “The best thing that could happen to me and us. Every now and again, every team needs a kick up the ****.
“You need to lose and you learn more from failure than you do from success.”
Meanwhile, Tinkoff-Saxo, is managed by Bjarne Riis, a master tactician who is known for his knack of fighting from out of a corner - likewise with Contador.
Their success at the Tour, even without Contador, will also have galvanised their belief that come next year’s Tour, they will be a mighty force behind the Spaniard.
“That's exactly what it is, [a] super strong team, very motivated, even without Alberto,” Riis said.
“The day Alberto went out, I told them it's going to be a long two weeks if we don't have the motivation to continue and do something.
“We agreed and shook hands on it with Oleg [Tinkoff, the owner].”
Clearly, his riders lived up their promise, as Irish rider Nicolas Roche said.
“We are a good group of fighters and friends,” Roche said.
“We were dreaming that sooner or later we could do a demonstration of how the team was.”
Their dream became a reality … unlike Sky’s.