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What's up with CyclingNews' love affair with Taylor Phinney?

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Is it just me, or do others think they give the guy more press than he deserves? I'm not saying he isn't very good and an apparently up and coming rider, but it just seems that he gets a bit more press than you'd expect.

Like I said, is it just me? What do you think?
 
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GilTeamS&M said:
Is it just me, or do others think they give the guy more press than he deserves? I'm not saying he isn't very good and an apparently up and coming rider, but it just seems that he gets a bit more press than you'd expect.

Like I said, is it just me? What do you think?

It's just you. You can also call him World champion
 
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Mellow Velo said:
Yes.
When you think how little press the other young World Champion track riders get.

Quite.

But Velonews is much more extreme. The crap they wrote during the Olympics was insane. Apparently, Phinney rode with a serious illness, risking death, but he rode on instead of being treated, because he's from the awesome US of A where people are tough like that.

Or so Velonews wrote at the time :rolleyes:

Pathetic, really.

Anyway, cyclingnews is this way with all anglophones. Which makes sense, since it's an english language site so the readers will mostly be anglophones...but still, cyclingnews takes it too far.

Constantly overrating anglophones in race previews and rarely/ever featuring/interviewing non-anglophones that aren't either huge stars or from anglophone teams.
 
issoisso said:
Quite.

But Velonews is much more extreme. The crap they wrote during the Olympics was insane. Apparently, Phinney rode with a serious illness, risking death, but he rode on instead of being treated, because he's from the awesome US of A where people are tough like that.

Or so Velonews wrote at the time :rolleyes:

Pathetic, really.

Anyway, cyclingnews is this way with all anglophones. Which makes sense, since it's an english language site so the readers will mostly be anglophones...but still, cyclingnews takes it too far.

Constantly overrating anglophones in race previews and rarely/ever featuring/interviewing non-anglophones that aren't either huge stars or from anglophone teams.

I was going to agree with you until your post turned into a bitter b*tching fest.
 
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iliveonnitro said:
I was going to agree with you until your post turned into a bitter b*tching fest.

You're right, we shouldn't ever state our opinions. Let's all repress everything and say it's all fine and dandy :)
 
issoisso said:
Quite.

But Velonews is much more extreme. The crap they wrote during the Olympics was insane. Apparently, Phinney rode with a serious illness, risking death, but he rode on instead of being treated, because he's from the awesome US of A where people are tough like that.

Or so Velonews wrote at the time :rolleyes:

Pathetic, really.

Anyway, cyclingnews is this way with all anglophones. Which makes sense, since it's an english language site so the readers will mostly be anglophones...but still, cyclingnews takes it too far.

Constantly overrating anglophones in race previews and rarely/ever featuring/interviewing non-anglophones that aren't either huge stars or from anglophone teams.

To their credit, they kept on calling Cunego a Giro favorite until this year ;)
 
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LIke having a sticky thread for the route announcement for the Tour of California. WTF? Not even the Tour or even the Giro gets that.
 
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Gee333 said:
Then he'd be a good fit at Team Sky!

He can time trial, so Garmin were drooling over him. Then they found out he can do other things, so they immediately lost interest.

Now I'm just being mean towards Garmin :p
 
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He's a CN diarist, so he's going to be in the carousel a fair bit - like every time he submits a diary. It's the same as Andy S, Liz Hatch et al.

There's also a lot of interest in him from our North American audience - whether that be because of the family name or his potential and association with Trek-Livestrong.

Cheers
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hes only really world champion by default.. the brits forgot to turn up.. that sorry mess will soon be rectified..

im trying to work out how someone goes from being a pursuit rider and track specialist to winning the u23 paris roubaix (and nothing else) on the road..
 
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Greg Johnson said:
He's a CN diarist, so he's going to be in the carousel a fair bit - like every time he submits a diary. It's the same as Andy S, Liz Hatch et al.

There's also a lot of interest in him from our North American audience - whether that be because of the family name or his potential and association with Trek-Livestrong.

Cheers
Greg Johnson

Can you get an australian columnist for your australian audience?
 
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hes only really world champion by default.. the brits forgot to turn up.. that sorry mess will soon be rectified..

im trying to work out how someone goes from being a pursuit rider and track specialist to winning the u23 paris roubaix (and nothing else) on the road..

I think the pushing of big gears in Track an TT'ing translates well to Roubaix. With these types of riders they can produce more power from their derrière than just the legs alone. For Roubaix it's an entirely different kind of technique to be able to push the biggest gear possible, something that trackstars and TT'ers are well used to... Not a bad CX'er either.
 
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RDV4ROUBAIX said:
I think the pushing of big gears in Track an TT'ing translates well to Roubaix. With these types of riders they can produce more power from their derrière than just the legs alone. For Roubaix it's an entirely different kind of technique to be able to push the biggest gear possible, something that trackstars and TT'ers are well used to... Not a bad CX'er either.

For examplle O'Grady, former track rider, sprinter, pursuit man, good in flat tt's which would help him in Roubaix. Though for RVV you need to be able to push up hill on the cobbles.
 
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issoisso said:
Quite.

But Velonews is much more extreme. The crap they wrote during the Olympics was insane. Apparently, Phinney rode with a serious illness, risking death, but he rode on instead of being treated, because he's from the awesome US of A where people are tough like that.

Or so Velonews wrote at the time :rolleyes:

Pathetic, really.

Anyway, cyclingnews is this way with all anglophones. Which makes sense, since it's an english language site so the readers will mostly be anglophones...but still, cyclingnews takes it too far.


Constantly overrating anglophones in race previews and rarely/ever featuring/interviewing non-anglophones that aren't either huge stars or from anglophone teams.



I agree...
We should see more up and comers...
 
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auscyclefan94 said:
Can you get an australian columnist for your australian audience?

We've often had Australian riders as columnists at various points in time. I hear we're announcing our bloggers for 2010 next week, so let see what that brings.

Unfortunately, however, we're not able to always have a blogger from each country for obvious reasons so it does have to be shared around a little.

Cheers
Greg Johnson
 
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Greg Johnson said:
We've often had Australian riders as columnists at various points in time. I hear we're announcing our bloggers for 2010 next week, so let see what that brings.

Unfortunately, however, we're not able to always have a blogger from each country for obvious reasons so it does have to be shared around a little.

Cheers
Greg Johnson

That's alright, i have found the blogs throughout this year quite interesting.
 
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For examplle O'Grady, former track rider, sprinter, pursuit man, good in flat tt's which would help him in Roubaix. Though for RVV you need to be able to push up hill on the cobbles.

but stuey does have other road results to back it up... phinney seems to have the one road result standing out in the middle of a bunch of track races..