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Jun 30, 2014
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Ricco' said:
Joni Brandão out of Volta a Portugal due to "clinical/medical reasons". No more info given by the athlete or his team... Makes us wonder... :eek:
Oh Joni...
Seriously, it's a bit of a bummer, who will go toe to toe with the full genius W52 team if he's not racing.
Wouldn't surprise me at all if he took some risks durning his preparation for la Grandissima and something went wrong.
 
Jun 27, 2013
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Ricco' said:
Joni Brandão out of Volta a Portugal due to "clinical/medical reasons". No more info given by the athlete or his team... Makes us wonder... :eek:
Some dutch guy on twitter says Brandao was assaulted with a bat and has a broken arm
Someone else is saying he got his news mixed up and that it was some other rider on a portuguese team but no name is mentioned

Either way, what the hell? Who assaults a rider with a bat? and why?
 
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GuyIncognito said:
Ricco' said:
Joni Brandão out of Volta a Portugal due to "clinical/medical reasons". No more info given by the athlete or his team... Makes us wonder... :eek:
Some dutch guy on twitter says Brandao was assaulted with a bat and has a broken arm
Someone else is saying he got his news mixed up and that it was some other rider on a portuguese team but no name is mentioned

Either way, what the hell? Who assaults a rider with a bat? and why?
That was Luis Mendonça, from Louletano.

Apparently, the champion behind the wheel decided to run over the group where Mendonça was riding. The champion with a licence to kill decided to wait at front and the riders asked him why he done that. Then, the brilliant driver started to attack the cyclists with the bat and Mendonça's arm was broken when he tried to defend himself from the attack.
 
Jun 10, 2013
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Why does anybody still bother watching the Volta is beyond me.

It's not even funny anymore. Cancer.
 
Jun 10, 2013
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Dekker_Tifosi said:
Absolutely hilarious. This is just taking the p1ss.
It's every year the same thing.

People who keep watching that farse are part of the problem. *** that race and *** portuguese cycling.

Dead ass tired of this *** band of criminals. Arrest them all. They give you the sanctimonious crap on TV as if all this is within the realm of normal. Hypocrites, liars, thugs. Disgusting.

Please, please, let this race die. No more threads.
 
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BigMac said:
Dekker_Tifosi said:
Absolutely hilarious. This is just taking the p1ss.
It's every year the same thing.

People who keep watching that farse are part of the problem. **** that race and **** portuguese cycling.

Dead *** tired of this ****** band of criminals. Arrest the all. They give you the sanctimonious crap on TV as if all this is within the realm of normal. Hypocrites, liars, thugs. Disgusting.

And then there are the braindead fans who'll trash you just for suggesting riders are dirty. Jesus, this country is really dumb.

Please, please, let this race die. No more threads.
We can close this thread and that will be the end of that, if you want.

Let me know...
 
Jun 10, 2013
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Irondan said:
BigMac said:
Dekker_Tifosi said:
Absolutely hilarious. This is just taking the p1ss.
It's every year the same thing.

People who keep watching that farse are part of the problem. **** that race and **** portuguese cycling.

Dead *** tired of this ****** band of criminals. Arrest the all. They give you the sanctimonious crap on TV as if all this is within the realm of normal. Hypocrites, liars, thugs. Disgusting.

And then there are the braindead fans who'll trash you just for suggesting riders are dirty. Jesus, this country is really dumb.

Please, please, let this race die. No more threads.
We can close this thread and that will be the end of that, if you want.

Let me know...
Oh no, that was just rhetoric. As long as the race lives we absolutely need this thread.

Sorry for the profanity btw. This just gets on my nerves. ;)
 
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BigMac said:
Irondan said:
BigMac said:
Dekker_Tifosi said:
Absolutely hilarious. This is just taking the p1ss.
It's every year the same thing.

People who keep watching that farse are part of the problem. **** that race and **** portuguese cycling.

Dead *** tired of this ****** band of criminals. Arrest the all. They give you the sanctimonious crap on TV as if all this is within the realm of normal. Hypocrites, liars, thugs. Disgusting.

And then there are the braindead fans who'll trash you just for suggesting riders are dirty. Jesus, this country is really dumb.

Please, please, let this race die. No more threads.
We can close this thread and that will be the end of that, if you want.

Let me know...
Oh no, that was just rhetoric. As long as the race lives we absolutely need this thread.

Sorry for the profanity btw. This just gets on my nerves. ;)
No worries, that race makes me cringe so I can only imagine how infuriating it must be for the people of Portugal... :D
 
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Have you heard the Nocentini story?
Yesterday he got tested, but they didn't know where to store the B sample, so they just gave it back to him, making the whole test meaningless because of the missing B sample.
Source: http://www.tuttobiciweb.it/2017/08/13/103953/nocentini-e-il-regalo-a-sorpresa-antidoping-provetta-tuttobiciweb.it
According to La Gazzetta they acted like total amateurs, his teammate marwue also got tested and they had to sting him 3 times before they were able to get some blood.
 
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Irondan said:
BigMac said:
Irondan said:
BigMac said:
Dekker_Tifosi said:
Absolutely hilarious. This is just taking the p1ss.
It's every year the same thing.

People who keep watching that farse are part of the problem. **** that race and **** portuguese cycling.

Dead *** tired of this ****** band of criminals. Arrest the all. They give you the sanctimonious crap on TV as if all this is within the realm of normal. Hypocrites, liars, thugs. Disgusting.

And then there are the braindead fans who'll trash you just for suggesting riders are dirty. Jesus, this country is really dumb.

Please, please, let this race die. No more threads.
We can close this thread and that will be the end of that, if you want.

Let me know...
Oh no, that was just rhetoric. As long as the race lives we absolutely need this thread.

Sorry for the profanity btw. This just gets on my nerves. ;)
No worries, that race makes me cringe so I can only imagine how infuriating it must be for the people of Portugal... :D
I laugh a lot honestly. But then, I don't care for the portuguese scene and only watch a couple of stages of the Volta if I'm at home at the moment.

Portuguese cycling has many problems, most of them being the stupidity of the DS, the lack of media awareness of the teams, race organizations and federation and this particular question.

At least we have the Volta discussed at the national level. Sponsors must be happy. :lol:

Oh and how I'd love to see a full clash between Sky and Area 52 trains.
 
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BigMac said:
Dekker_Tifosi said:
Absolutely hilarious. This is just taking the p1ss.
It's every year the same thing.

People who keep watching that farse are part of the problem. **** that race and **** portuguese cycling.

Dead *** tired of this ****** band of criminals. Arrest them all. They give you the sanctimonious crap on TV as if all this is within the realm of normal. Hypocrites, liars, thugs. Disgusting.

And then there are the braindead fans who'll trash you just for suggesting riders are dirty. Jesus, this country is really dumb.

Please, please, let this race die. No more threads.
Idunno, I thought this was pretty special even by Volta standards.
 
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Mayomaniac said:
Have you heard the Nocentini story?
Yesterday he got tested, but they didn't know where to store the B sample, so they just gave it back to him, making the whole test meaningless because of the missing B sample.
Source: http://www.tuttobiciweb.it/2017/08/13/103953/nocentini-e-il-regalo-a-sorpresa-antidoping-provetta-tuttobiciweb.it
According to La Gazzetta they acted like total amateurs, his teammate marwue also got tested and they had to sting him 3 times before they were able to get some blood.
Saw that. Anti-doping in the Cookson era where no one at Pro-Tour tests positive anymore. Like the 1 second iPad wave at the bikes to check for motors. I don't think anyone at the UCI actually cares anymore.
 
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Mayomaniac said:
Have you heard the Nocentini story?
Yesterday he got tested, but they didn't know where to store the B sample, so they just gave it back to him, making the whole test meaningless because of the missing B sample.
Source: http://www.tuttobiciweb.it/2017/08/13/103953/nocentini-e-il-regalo-a-sorpresa-antidoping-provetta-tuttobiciweb.it
According to La Gazzetta they acted like total amateurs, his teammate marwue also got tested and they had to sting him 3 times before they were able to get some blood.
And Jesus Ezquerra's comment on Nocentini's instagram? :D

https://www.instagram.com/p/BXua2cdj-R871Au4HhEVmkxMaU-Mv6hjE2nyrY0/

"They eliminate our leader, they don't want us to win". Speaking about Joni Brandão? :lol:
 

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