Uran error in RR

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by Hont, 6 Aug 2012.

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  1. a laugh out loud piece of stupidity that would have embarrassed a schoolboy.

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  2. so blatant that he has to declare the Kazakh National Bank as his employer.

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  3. so last week.

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  4. Uran? Who? What? Isn't he on Cav's team?

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  1. Hont

    Hont Veteran

    Location:
    Bromsgrove
    Yeah I know this is late, but I was at the Olympics all last week with no internet (other than intermittent 3G).

    Does everyone think that Uran's long look over the wrong shoulder and drifting offline was just an amateurish mistake or that Vino got his cheque-book out again?
     
  2. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    oSLo
    Both 'suggestions' seem valid, IMO.

    To be that careless/nonchalent just short of the line with no threat from a third cyclist is either amateurish in the extreme, or accepting second best/sliver medal and a brown envelope shows no morals in selling out for spondoolies.

    I saw the race (on't telly) with a few other CCers and we had that suspicion, too.
     
  3. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    feel free to contribute to the Olympic RR spoiler thread.
     
  4. Jon Baines

    Jon Baines Regular

    Tbh if he was paid of then fair play, he was never going to beat Vino in a sprint anyway. That said i dont think he was paid of just kind of knew Silver was the best he could hope for
     
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  5. Flying_Monkey

    Flying_Monkey Toll Collector on the Road to Nowhere

    Exactly, Uran got the best he could out of that situation - no-one would have predicted him getting silver before the race.
     
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  6. lukesdad

    lukesdad Guest

    Did we ? Oh yeah..... I may have been having a little nap then ! probably beer fatigue caught up with me.
     
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  7. oldroadman

    oldroadman Veteran

    Location:
    Ubique
    Pathetic conspiracy theory. Why would Uran want to lose if he could help it? It would add contract value for at least next year. No logic to suggest otherwise. He was never going to outsprint Vino anyway.
     
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  8. Boris Bajic

    Boris Bajic Guest

    Great race. Vino and Uran were not on my (long) list of likely medal winners.

    Well done to both for their cunning, opportunism, speed and guts.

    I don't think it was a deliberate mistake or even much of a mistake at all.

    Had Uran won, we'd be wondering about Vino.... Maybe. But he didn't.

    For the neutral, that was a good race.
     
  9. 400bhp

    400bhp Guru

    Completely - endorsements etc would far outweigh any relative brown envelope.:rolleyes:
     
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