Tracking contests are back!

Compete to became the best tracker on the website in the Contests section. General Rules

Contest #1 - Tour Down Harder - VOTING PHASE OPEN (deadline 24/2/2018)
Contest #2 - Giro d'Italia 2018 (deadline 5/5/2018)
Contest #3 - Winter Stage Races (deadline 13/3/2018)

GAME: Guess the climb. Compete in it there

Cycling General Talk

The place where you can discuss professional road races and related results.
Post Reply
User avatar
emmea90
Professionista
Professionista
Posts: 334
Joined: 17/05/2011, 15:47
Location: Milano
Contact:

Cycling General Talk

Post by emmea90 » 23/03/2017, 11:59

Topic for Cycling-related speaking. Feel free to use this one to discuss about Cycling Races.
Software Engineer, Cycling Fanatic

User avatar
pesallu
Appassionato
Appassionato
Posts: 52
Joined: 11/07/2016, 15:42
Contact:

Re: Cycling General Talk

Post by pesallu » 09/07/2017, 18:20

Has anyone noticed how Froome pushes Aru off the road after he attacked him ? True Vettel-Hamilton style

Image

User avatar
emmea90
Professionista
Professionista
Posts: 334
Joined: 17/05/2011, 15:47
Location: Milano
Contact:

Re: Cycling General Talk

Post by emmea90 » 09/07/2017, 23:52

I noticed, but Aru minimized
Software Engineer, Cycling Fanatic

User avatar
emmea90
Professionista
Professionista
Posts: 334
Joined: 17/05/2011, 15:47
Location: Milano
Contact:

Re: Cycling General Talk

Post by emmea90 » 10/07/2017, 10:29

My two cents on the fair play hypocrisy
For me, everything that is not forbidden in the race should be allowed. Aru clearly saw that Froome had a mechanical and attacked, he stopped when the others didn't cooperate with him. Had him to justify the fact he attacked? Absolutely not.
Tour de France, as the other races are man AND bike races. Bike is 50% part of it. If you stress the bike you can have mechanical accidents, so it is lawful to use them at your advantage.
The other hand of the "unwritten rules" is that there are different application case. Nobody would've waited Sagan for the same thing in Roubaix. Nobody waited Dumoulin in Giro or Martin after the fall and there could be 300 different cases about that with different outcomes. What if, for example, Bardet or another competitor was already in front (like Sanchez in Bales 2010) when Aru attacking? Has the group to stop for Froome and let him gaining time?
So, race is race, a man AND bike race. In Tour, in Giro, in Roubaix, in every cycling race and attacking during a mechanical or a fall is not forbidden by rules. Let's stop this fair play hypocrisy
Software Engineer, Cycling Fanatic

User avatar
pesallu
Appassionato
Appassionato
Posts: 52
Joined: 11/07/2016, 15:42
Contact:

Re: Cycling General Talk

Post by pesallu » 10/07/2017, 15:05

emmea90 wrote:
10/07/2017, 10:29
Tour de France, as the other races are man AND bike races. Bike is 50% part of it. If you stress the bike you can have mechanical accidents, so it is lawful to use them at your advantage.
Totally agree. It is clear that they wait for him because he's Froome and Team Sky. Nobody waited for Dan Martin in the descent of Mont du Chat, or Contador when he crashed in Col de la Biche. Double standard. Fortunately, there are still defiant riders like Aru or Bardet.

User avatar
emmea90
Professionista
Professionista
Posts: 334
Joined: 17/05/2011, 15:47
Location: Milano
Contact:

Re: Cycling General Talk

Post by emmea90 » 01/08/2017, 11:37

First transfers are out: Oss and Kennaugh in Bora. Sagan is going to have a super-team next year.
Software Engineer, Cycling Fanatic

User avatar
emmea90
Professionista
Professionista
Posts: 334
Joined: 17/05/2011, 15:47
Location: Milano
Contact:

Re: Cycling General Talk

Post by emmea90 » 31/01/2018, 10:30

Yesterday a news on Chris Froome accepting 5 months ban came out but was dismissed by the rider. How do you think it should end for him?
Software Engineer, Cycling Fanatic

Post Reply