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Amongst other things, yes. Regardless of what that link says, pretty much every cycling fan I’ve met uses the term “wheelsucker” as an insult for someone they think is riding in a cowardly and/or unsportsmanlike manner by refusing to do their share of the work. Maybe you don’t use it in that way, in which case it would be a misunderstanding, but there’s many more than just you saying that and I find it hard to believe that no one is using it that way - I responded to your comment but didn’t intend on singling you out as such!Is this because of the word wheelsucker?
Up to 90% of a cyclist’s energy is used to push air out of the way but it is possible to halve the effort by wheelsucking. I have read somewhere that wheelsucking allows the wheelsucker to pe…kchwheelsuckers.wordpress.com
Ok yes - but what about not riding when there’s no benefit in riding?Maybe good for him but not necessarily for viewers. It's been discussed and i think that "wheelsucking" is ok in certain situations, but it is also a very unappealing and negative way of riding in other situations. Not riding because you have a teammate up the road, not riding because your leader is behind and is trying to come back, not riding because you simply are on the limit, not riding because you know the other rider is stronger/faster in the upcoming climb or sprint... that's all fine.
His excessive smiling has made his face wrinkly.
Amongst other things, yes. Regardless of what that link says, pretty much every cycling fan I’ve met uses the term “wheelsucker” as an insult for someone they think is riding in a cowardly and/or unsportsmanlike manner by refusing to do their share of the work. Maybe you don’t use it in that way, in which case it would be a misunderstanding, but there’s many more than just you saying that and I find it hard to believe that no one is using it that way - I responded to your comment but didn’t intend on singling you out as such!
And it’s not just that, as I said before it’s the insulting of other fans for being boring, not being real fans of cycling, etc. that annoys people. Again, speaking in general not trying to single you out
That’s fine if you don’t see the term that way. I am warning you, though, that you’re very much in the minority on that front so when you call someone a wheelsucker people wil very much read that as an insult.Ow its not an insult, you can own 'wheelsucking'. Sometimes its smart riding, sometimes its to keep up, or because you are dead. I gave a list about what i understood under wheelsucker a few dozen pages ago. It is a word also used in a jokingly manner for someone who sits on the wheel all time. Hence the butt jokes.
I see bNator makes a distinction regarding the reason while doing the same thing, to me thats the same for example. Its the act of riding in the wheel profiting from the suckee. That is the whole goal of staying in the wheel.
First of all let’s leave family out of it. You don’t know me.I love it because my dad rode pro and has a plaque on the USA cycling Hall of Fame. I was raised on it and when it's the SMART thing to do to follow, you follow. When it's smart to attack, you attack. Daddy taught me that. It's a shame your dad wasn't a cyclist maybe you'd appreciate the sport more and understand how to be successful at it.
I think the benefit of 14 seconds instead of 10 (there's very few scenarios where this biggest advantage would be useful for his GC result) is much smaller than the loss in case it gets to 6 seconds instead of 10 (where Roglič needs to finish 3rd in a group bunch sprint to win for sure). I'd have to calculate all the scenarios to be sure but probably TJV did and they saw it was in their best interest to play it safe with 10.you didn't like the E3 either?
another stage win?
Carols, Blanco because the moment Remco attacks and can't drop Roglic, he should stop. use his brains. ergo --> this stage would have become nothing fun.
Previous climb stage? same story Remo pulls to long, not using brains. should have stopped
The Vallter stage? same thing, Remco pacing way to long should not have attacked and just wait for the final km.
In all these cases, its about using brains to wait for the sprint and do as little as possible. This is the fancrush of the supporters of Roglic.
The others who fancrushing (like me) enjoy people going for the win. try things, play around. If it doesn't work it you are called stupid, if it works out its called brilliance. But at least i enjoyed/went up in the stage.
While some are saying you race to win, that is true in some form. But in fact sports is a play used to entertain people. The sponsorship are because people watch a sport because it is entertaining.
Just imagine if MSR without any climb at the end, just 300km and a sprint. People are now already skipping the first 275km