Wiggins, a truly epic ride

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sartoris said:
Paris-Nice + Romandie + Dauphine + Tour + ITT gold at Olympics.

I simply can't believe that. No cyclist has ever been able to do that in a single season. And all of a sudden we have a 32 y.o. ex-pistard "epic rider" who climbs like Contador and TTs like Cancellara and doesn't seem to reach his peak.

The higher he (and Sky) gets, the bigger the fall will be. I'll be waiting for that.

What a shame this sport has become :(
I would edit this post or move it to the clinic.
 
Arnout said:
It's with gritted teeth, as I don't like his personality, his style of riding (well, in TT it's ok, uphill not) and his way of riding (defensive), but what a season for Wiggins. This season's Gilbert and that's maybe an insult to Wiggins.
Same here. I've been fighting it due to all of the above but dude has been bringing it all season and of course deserves all the accolades he's been getting. A dream season he's having. If he decides to continue with this roll he's on by going after gold in the WC and gets it, his season will be legend (it pretty much already is).
 
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Arnout said:
Well I don't. Thing is, if Susan sees this, you won't see this forum for some time.
Take it easy, Arnout. Freedom of speech. Didn't insult anyone. Just because my view is different to yours (which I do respect) you just don't have to act policeman round here.
 
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Chapeau to Wiggins on another amazing time trial. He remains undefeated this season in full length ITTs. Phenomenal.
 
sartoris said:
Take it easy, Arnout. Freedom of speech. Didn't insult anyone. Just because my view is different to yours (which I do respect) you just don't have to act policeman round here.
Thanks for putting my name in bold, I'm not worthy.

Once again, I don't care about accusations but I do care about your message, because this is disrupting discussions and will attract anti-trolls. I'm not a policeman, I just warned you of the consequences. There is freedom of speech, but this is the same as showing pornography in an elementary school. Well, sort of. Technically, it's not illegal, but it is annoying.
 
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sartoris said:
I wouldn't. It's just an opinion. No need to take offence, man.
No-one's taking offence man, indeed there's a 100+ page thread along the very lines of your post. Just keep it out of the pro racing section, it should be in the clinic.
 
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Arnout said:
Thanks for putting my name in bold, I'm not worthy.

Once again, I don't care about accusations but I do care about your message, because this is disrupting discussions and will attract anti-trolls. I'm not a policeman, I just warned you of the consequences. There is freedom of speech, but this is the same as showing pornography in an elementary school. Well, sort of. Technically, it's not illegal, but it is annoying.
:D :D :D you made me laugh ! Let's leave it here and have a g'day, mate!

PS: Mods, sorry for the digression. The show must go on...
 
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WOW! We all knew it was coming but its still awesome to witness.

Only thing left for Brad now, win the Tour of Britain, then smash the Worlds TT and its a perfect season. :)
 
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I think he needs a break. Judging by the pre-podium body language I would be surprised if Froome stays at Sky, unless he has a golden handcuff.
 
I wonder where BW goes from here, talk of not repeating six camps in tenerife again pre-race, talk of never beating his achievements set this season afterwards.

""I don't think my sporting career will ever top this now. That's it. It will never, never get better than that."
 
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argyllflyer said:
I wonder where BW goes from here, talk of not repeating six camps in tenerife again pre-race, talk of never beating his achievements set this season afterwards.
I suppose retiring without defending 'anything' would not be in his nature, but I was conscious of his wish to spend more time at home with his family. Despite my earlier comment, perhaps he would be content to be 'knecht' to Froome next year.
 
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The Cobra said:
WOW! We all knew it was coming but its still awesome to witness.

Only thing left for Brad now, win the Tour of Britain, then smash the Worlds TT and its a perfect season. :)
Lol, don't troll.
 
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Howard Thomas said:
I suppose retiring without defending 'anything' would not be in his nature, but I was conscious of his wish to spend more time at home with his family. Despite my earlier comment, perhaps he would be content to be 'knecht' to Froome next year.
Regardless, I just don't see any way for him to keep the motivation, and I don't think he's good enough to get by on talent - rather like Cadel this year.
 
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Hats off - superb ride today. Olympic gold! Wiggins has now won more Olympic medals than any other Briton. He rocked it!
 
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Another amazing day out. Watched at the corner in Cobham then on the big screen once Spartacus had been through.

Hordes of people who were not interested in cycling previously out to watch and Sir Wiggo delivers.:D

Maybe this means I get spat at less when training, people are more patient with road races, and they dont see how close they can get when doing a TT on a dual carriageway - we can dream eh :rolleyes:
 
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Winterfold said:
Another amazing day out. Watched at the corner in Cobham then on the big screen once Spartacus had been through.

Hordes of people who were not interested in cycling previously out to watch and Sir Wiggo delivers.:D

Maybe this means I get spat at less when training, people are more patient with road races, and they dont see how close they can get when doing a TT on a dual carriageway - we can dream eh :rolleyes:
What is the point of doing a TT on a dual carriageway if not to get a nice tow from people going a bit close.
 
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The Cobra said:
Lol.

The Tour de France is over, the Tour of Britain is about to begin!
Nice play on a famous quote, and fitting given the RAF roundels on his bike and helmet
 

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