The Best Paid Cyclist In The TDF

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by Wester, 14 Jul 2012.

  1. Wester

    Wester Über Member

    I have just read a very interesting articule in todays Times newspaper by Own Slot which comes up with some strange stats which are also probably true

    It says that the highest paid cyclist in the tour is Phillipe Gilbert who earns 2.80 Million Euros next comes his team mate Cadel Evans on 2 .5 M and next comes Bradley Wiggins who is on something like half that . And the biggest spenders are not Sky as many people think but BMC

    I am sorry i cannont post a link on the subject maybe somebody can do it for me
     
  2. johnr

    johnr Über Member

    It sounds correct... but as it's a Murdoch paper you can never be sure :whistle:
     
  3. Dags11

    Dags11 Active Member

    Location:
    Wales
    Chris Boardman.........:whistle:
     
  4. montage

    montage God Almighty

    Location:
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    Gilbert has really earned that paycheck this year
     
  5. OP
    OP
    Wester

    Wester Über Member

    In what way
     
  6. montage

    montage God Almighty

    Location:
    Bethlehem
    Sarcasm - not been his year
     
  7. Scoosh

    Scoosh Velocouchiste Moderator

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Assuming you are not intending to hurt PG's feelings, it's irony you want :thumbsup:

    <pedant mode off>
     
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  8. Doseone

    Doseone Veteran

    Location:
    Brecon
    C'mon, then, please explain the difference:smile:
     
  9. Scoosh

    Scoosh Velocouchiste Moderator

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Irony is saying one thing and meaning another (usually the opposite)
    Sarcasm is similar but with the intention of hurting the other person's feelings

    :thanks:
     
  10. Doseone

    Doseone Veteran

    Location:
    Brecon
    Thanks Scoosh. I really didn't know that (that's not meant as irony btw!!).
     
  11. Scoosh

    Scoosh Velocouchiste Moderator

    Location:
    Edinburgh
  12. 53-11

    53-11 Active Member

    Isn't irony being injured by a safety mechanism? - or getting caught speeding because you were late for a speed awareness course?
     
  13. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    That's incredibly interesting.
     
  14. lukesdad

    lukesdad Guest

    I thought so. Go on give us another one.
     
  15. Doseone

    Doseone Veteran

    Location:
    Brecon
    So, rain on your wedding day, or a free ride when you've already paid doesn't appear to be irony. Does Alanis Morissette know this?
     
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