Froome and Wiggins TUEs

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by Joffey, 15 Sep 2016.

  1. Viking

    Viking Well-Known Member

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  2. PpPete

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    Very true - To get it thrown out by LADS it seems he would have had to have proved a negative.
     
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  4. Slick

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  6. I still can't understand the whole "appearance fee" thing; World Tour teams have to ride WT events, so I would have thought the organisers would say "send who you farking want, makes no difference to us if you send a 2nd or 3rd rate team as there are plenty others willing to fight for the victory..."
     
  7. hoopdriver

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    That’s true, but Froome for example is a very, very high profile rider. His presence on the Giro would generate a great deal more coverage for the event. He could have just saved himself for The Tour. Instead he’s doing the Giro and trying to join the legends by holding all three tour titles at once - quite a compelling narrative and valuable for the organisers. The mess with the adverse drug finding has screwed everybody.
     
  8. I'm not sure about that, other than in the UK media; which is still a minor player in terms of cycling.

    I don't think he'll ever get "legend" status irrespective of what he does, other than with Sky fanboys/converts from golf.
     
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  9. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

    [QUOTE 5234039, member: 43827"]As opposed to serious, committed cyclists I presume. Do you know any.[/QUOTE]
    I can think of some who should be committed. Seriously.
     
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  10. [QUOTE 5234039, member: 43827"]As opposed to serious, committed cyclists I presume. Do you know any.[/QUOTE]
    I'm not sure what you are on about; there's no need to be a cyclist to have an awareness of why Froome is unlikely to ever achieve "legend" status; fanboys/converts from golf <other convert sports are available> don't seem to get this.
     
  11. FishFright

    FishFright More wheels than sense

    British multiple grand tour winners are ten a penny so I see why you'd think that ....
     
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  12. As I said, I don't think it matters other than him being British and people thinking that Grand Tours are the most important thing in cycling.
     
  13. FishFright

    FishFright More wheels than sense

    Chuckle
     
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  14. Feel free to disagree, and enjoy your 18 holes in the morning
     
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  15. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    :laugh::laugh: Very good.
     
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