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Tommy D lighting it up!

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I'll rate Evans' chances over Danielson's. The Tour course is said to be a climbers, but it really isn't. 3 mountain top finishes. The first is 14km at an average of 5.7%, the next 10km at 6%, I'll give you the tourmalet at 11km at just under 9%. The giro it is not. There are other days with loads of climbing but really nothing that can't be made up on the decent. And a long time trial. It might not be a bad course for cadel, if he is up to suicidal attacks there are a couple of days for him also. Having said his chances are slim, but better than danielson's of winning a gt.
 
karlboss said:
I'll rate Evans' chances over Danielson's. The Tour course is said to be a climbers, but it really isn't. 3 mountain top finishes. The first is 14km at an average of 5.7%, the next 10km at 6%, I'll give you the tourmalet at 11km at just under 9%. The giro it is not. There are other days with loads of climbing but really nothing that can't be made up on the decent. And a long time trial. It might not be a bad course for cadel, if he is up to suicidal attacks there are a couple of days for him also. Having said his chances are slim, but better than danielson's of winning a gt.

I have not checked the parcours in detail yet, but nevertheless agree with you. Evans and Danielson are in totally different galaxies with respect to what they accomplish in cycling.
 
Nice story. Problem is if Tommy D doesn't have the mental make-up to compete at the highest level, then it is a crap shoot. I get the sense he's trying to convince himself that mentally he has the goods. Problem is he has to know that he has the goods--even if he doesn't. Like Lance. He BELEIVES he has the goods. That mentality will carry him further than if he was questioning his ability or trying to convince himself that he does.

In short, nice piece but I'm going to go out on a limb and say Tommy D will continue to come up short.
 
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I hope this year he sees some success

I dont understand why he has not started working with a mental/motivational coach to learn how to properly deal with the pressure and stress and on relaxation techniques, etc.

that would help him tremendously; he paid his dues, its time to step up
 
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*looks confusedly at title*

For a moment I thought he'd retired and started a business installing christmas lights

It is the title of a thread created by BroDeal on cyclingforums.com a few years back. It was an inside joke. Every year, Tommy D gets the same treatment in the media, and every year he fails to live up to the hype. I kind of thought this year we wouldn't see a story on him, but this morning, to my surprise, there it was. I drug that thread back up in spirit.
 
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It is the title of a thread created by BroDeal on cyclingforums.com a few years back. It was an inside joke. Every year, Tommy D gets the same treatment in the media, and every year he fails to live up to the hype. I kind of thought this year we wouldn't see a story on him, but this morning, to my surprise, there it was. I drug that thread back up in spirit.

Tommy D would struggle to light up his own fart.
 
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He was a lottery ticket 3 or 4 years ago, but now he's just a bingo card.

Could he be good for CVV in the mountains at the Tour, or is he too nervous for that too?
 
Wow does Tommy D. sound pathetic in that piece. Someone needs to take him behind the woodshed and just beat the hell out of him. You would think that with the bad years, injuries, aging, divorce and everything he would have toughened up; but he still sounds like he is a soft headed wuss who listens to self help and positive thinking tapes while driving.

I still think he will win something this year. My big hope is that he ends up higher placed in the Tour than Wigans.
 
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Feel sorry for the guy. A good friend of mine rode with him this winter in Florida and kept talking about how strong the guy was. Guess that puts into perspective Pros vs. Joes. Maybe a new team would help the guy;)
 
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poor tommy.

as far back as when he was on the devo-rock shox mtb team, he was well known to have a low watt bulb.

also, the notion that he "can't" ride in the peloton, or is too scared, is a farce. he simply rides in the wrong spots, like out in the wind or at the back getting snapped all around. he just can't comprehend what he is doing and where he needs to be. it is just stupidity.

that ANY team pays him money to flounder around is baffling. that the team that DOES pay him a pile of cash is garmin is not a surprise in the least.

re the x-mas lights post, that is quite funny, though it still may be over his head.
 
this_is_edie said:
I just don't get why cyclingnews does so many stories about this guy. What? there are no other riders out there?

Contador gave up on cyclingnews. Just goes to show the only interviews they can get are with hacks like Tommy D.

Risk the stomach bug & get back on the blood doping for that boy.
 
TD needs to get really angry. Maybe he has a dog, cat, or goldfish that could be killed (or perhaps just roughed up a bit) and a note attached to it warning him off podiums. Yeah, JV needs to hire some goons to make it look like somebody is trying to scare him out of the cycling business.

"I'll show those *******s!" will be TD's response. He'll sleep like a baby before the big race, knowing vengeance will be served cold at at the summit.
 
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poor tommy.

as far back as when he was on the devo-rock shox mtb team, he was well known to have a low watt bulb.

also, the notion that he "can't" ride in the peloton, or is too scared, is a farce. he simply rides in the wrong spots, like out in the wind or at the back getting snapped all around. he just can't comprehend what he is doing and where he needs to be. it is just stupidity.

that ANY team pays him money to flounder around is baffling. that the team that DOES pay him a pile of cash is garmin is not a surprise in the least.

re the x-mas lights post, that is quite funny, though it still may be over his head.

Not sure what you mean by that point. Could you ellaborate?
 
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I seriously don't get why article after article is written about this guy. What did I miss?

Or was the whole point of the article to show off the fact that the writer had dinner with Vaughters?
 
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I don't understand why people bag Danielson.

There's a reason he dominates the physical tests, but struggles on the road. Clean rider struggling in the 3rd week.

He is actually doing very well based on his abilities. Any amateur would kill for his results.

I would like to see him forget about winning and become a super domestic for someone like Vandevelde.

Of course I agree that the media in general over-hypes him, but I think he is a decent rider who would benefit any team leader for GC if he chose to.
 

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