Inside the mind of Dave Brailsford

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by User, 13 Jul 2012.

  1. User

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  2. dellzeqq

    dellzeqq pre-talced and mighty

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    interesting stuff
    if this graph is genuine
    http://www.cyclesportmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/DBgraphhires.jpg
    then it's a puzzle to me. And to Chris Froome.
     
  3. dellzeqq

    dellzeqq pre-talced and mighty

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    it seems to be saying just that
     
  4. Andrew_Culture

    Andrew_Culture Internet Marketing bod

    "Then there was ‘Pissgate’, wasn’t there… Phew. That was interesting.”

    Duh?
     
  5. thom

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    Was that before or after they found out he was suffering from Bilharzia ?
     
  6. thom

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    It took them a while to diagnose it as the cause of lethargy and training problems that he had. He suffered again this year. I think that before the Vuelta, Sky weren't intending to renew his contract. So there is a good chance that graph was made with data that doesn't represent his healthy performance level.
     
  7. Flying_Monkey

    Flying_Monkey Toll Collector on the Road to Nowhere

    Exactly. If you know Froome's history it's pretty easy to see what was going on here - with hindsight. Brailsford thought he was dealing with someone who was never going to realise the early potential that has been spotted (by Shane Sutton, incidentally), whereas he was actually looking at someone suffering from the debilitating effects of an as-yet undiagnosed and certainly not yet treated illness from which he would recover. I am sure if you looked at DB's equivalent graph a year later it would look rather different. Overall, his approach looks like common sense, really.
     
  8. srw

    srw It's a bit more complicated than that...

    Not entirely.
    "This graph is our approximation of Brailsford's rider analysis"

    I found it interesting that Brailsford basically uses an amateur's labour of love http://www.cqranking.com/men/asp/gen/start.asp as his method for keeping on top of who's doing what.
     
  9. beastie

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    The template is one used by Brailsford, but IIRC the riders plotted were by the journalist.
     
  10. dellzeqq

    dellzeqq pre-talced and mighty

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    that's kind of a relief.
     
  11. Flying_Monkey

    Flying_Monkey Toll Collector on the Road to Nowhere

    I think it's that the journo just tried to remember approximately where the riders were on the chart Brailsford showed him, rather than the journo calculating the places using Brailsford's method.
     
  12. johnr

    johnr Über Member

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