Rochelle Gilmore's sprinting style

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Rochelle Gilmore's sprinting style

Postby Drunkmonkey » Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:01 pm

Is she unable to sprint without moving off her line by a mile?

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Re: Rochelle Gilmore's sprinting style

Postby Missy24 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:23 pm

nope... but she wins and she will look good on a wetbix box and she's good for womens cycling, that being said i was watching the video of the womens race and I'd like to know why they all look so disorganised
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Re: Rochelle Gilmore's sprinting style

Postby Drunkmonkey » Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:31 pm

Missy24 wrote:nope... but she wins and she will look good on a wetbix box and she's good for womens cycling, that being said i was watching the video of the womens race and I'd like to know why they all look so disorganised


Her sprinting style is not good for womens cycling - especially when people get seriously injured from it.

Lots of girls just looking to warm up for the nats.....and perhaps forgetting what the team plan was :lol:

Some of the bigger teams/riders are saving themselves for the nats :wink:
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Re: Rochelle Gilmore's sprinting style

Postby Missy24 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:35 pm

Well that explains it all then.

They just don't have clean sprints... its not as nice to watch.
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Re: Rochelle Gilmore's sprinting style

Postby Drunkmonkey » Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:37 pm

Missy24 wrote:Well that explains it all then.

They just don't have clean sprints... its not as nice to watch.


Not all womens sprints are messy.
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Re: Rochelle Gilmore's sprinting style

Postby Missy24 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:10 pm

Drunkmonkey wrote:
Missy24 wrote:Well that explains it all then.

They just don't have clean sprints... its not as nice to watch.


Not all womens sprints are messy.

link me up then... show me something nice and tidy
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Re: Rochelle Gilmore's sprinting style

Postby Chuck » Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:06 am

Drunkmonkey wrote:Is she unable to sprint without moving off her line by a mile?

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Don't like it. Happens too often, and always in the direction of other riders.
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Re: Rochelle Gilmore's sprinting style

Postby Aushiker » Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:40 am

Hi

Some nice shots of the racing etc at CyclingTips.

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Re: Rochelle Gilmore's sprinting style

Postby Drunkmonkey » Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:48 pm

Missy24 wrote:
Drunkmonkey wrote:
Missy24 wrote:Well that explains it all then.

They just don't have clean sprints... its not as nice to watch.


Not all womens sprints are messy.

link me up then... show me something nice and tidy


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSjHyYyPLvs&feature=related[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5EZDZnukcw&feature=channel[/youtube]

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Re: Rochelle Gilmore's sprinting style

Postby Missy24 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:01 pm

Aushiker wrote:Hi

Some nice shots of the racing etc at CyclingTips.

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Andrew

Nice shot sure, but it doesn't show sprinting style and how she continues to sprint of her line.
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Re: Rochelle Gilmore's sprinting style

Postby Aushiker » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:10 pm

Missy24 wrote:Nice shot sure, but it doesn't show sprinting style and how she continues to sprint of her line.


Hi

To quote myself ...

Some nice shots of the racing etc at CyclingTips.


No other claims where made or implied ... :)

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Re: Rochelle Gilmore's sprinting style

Postby Missy24 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:13 pm

Aushiker wrote:
Missy24 wrote:Nice shot sure, but it doesn't show sprinting style and how she continues to sprint of her line.


Hi

To quote myself ...

Some nice shots of the racing etc at CyclingTips.


No other claims where made or implied ... :)

Andrew

Suggest a new thread called pretty pictures, this thread was clearly titled with the word sprinting style... discussssssssssss

pfff
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Re: Rochelle Gilmore's sprinting style

Postby Drunkmonkey » Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:25 pm

Aushiker wrote:
Missy24 wrote:Nice shot sure, but it doesn't show sprinting style and how she continues to sprint of her line.


Hi

To quote myself ...

Some nice shots of the racing etc at CyclingTips.


No other claims where made or implied ... :)

Andrew


stick to the topic.
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Re: Rochelle Gilmore's sprinting style

Postby LittleWheelsandBig » Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:44 pm

Bike racing isn't drag racing, everybody in their own lanes side-by-side. Sprinting has always involved a degree of muscling/intimidating the opposition, controlling the sprint and careful positioning to avoid being boxed in. Things have been getting too sanitised over the past decade, it is good to see a little aggressive sprinting nowadays.
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Re: Rochelle Gilmore's sprinting style

Postby Drunkmonkey » Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:59 pm

LittleWheelsandBig wrote:Bike racing isn't drag racing, everybody in their own lanes side-by-side. Sprinting has always involved a degree of muscling/intimidating the opposition, controlling the sprint and careful positioning to avoid being boxed in. Things have been getting too sanitised over the past decade, it is good to see a little aggressive sprinting nowadays.


Sprinting is always aggressive, changing your line to box people in to avoid getting beaten is not what sprinting is about - positioning yourself and having the best legs to get to the line first is what its about.

Bronzini and Hushovd didnt have to move off their line to claim their rainbow jerseys - just pure power was needed.
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Re: Rochelle Gilmore's sprinting style

Postby LittleWheelsandBig » Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:48 pm

If you just want to watch pure power, make them sprint on windtrainers. I prefer to watch sprinters with brains, cunning and fast legs.
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Re: Rochelle Gilmore's sprinting style

Postby Drunkmonkey » Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:09 pm

LittleWheelsandBig wrote:If you just want to watch pure power, make them sprint on windtrainers. I prefer to watch sprinters with brains, cunning and fast legs.


So do I, within the rules and fairplay - the commissaires get it right most times :wink:
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Re: Rochelle Gilmore's sprinting style

Postby Chuck » Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:12 pm

Drunkmonkey wrote:Sprinting is always aggressive, changing your line to box people in to avoid getting beaten is not what sprinting is about - positioning yourself and having the best legs to get to the line first is what its about.


Drunkmonkey wrote:So do I, within the rules and fairplay


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Re: Rochelle Gilmore's sprinting style

Postby The Womble » Wed Jan 05, 2011 10:35 pm

I told her that her sprinting was unsportsman like and that fans expected more.
She said she felt bad about the poor Russian girl (who Im surprised didnt break her neck) and that she would do better in the future.
Liar liar pants on fire etc :?
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Re: Rochelle Gilmore's sprinting style

Postby LittleWheelsandBig » Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:39 am

Drunkmonkey wrote:
LittleWheelsandBig wrote:If you just want to watch pure power, make them sprint on windtrainers. I prefer to watch sprinters with brains, cunning and fast legs.


So do I, within the rules and fairplay - the commissaires get it right most times :wink:


I think the commissaires clamp down a little too much, leading to boring sprinting and racers who can't cope with anything more difficult than a dragstrip situation. YMMV
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Re: Rochelle Gilmore's sprinting style

Postby Drunkmonkey » Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:55 am

Arndt put in a nice sprint to get the win in yesterdays Bay Classic stage.

It would have been nice to see the MB Cycles and Sweet As girls riding in the Bay Classic series......would have made the racing more interesting.
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Re: Rochelle Gilmore's sprinting style

Postby foo on patrol » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:59 am

Nothing wrong with a bit of elbow and shoulder bashing in a sprint! 8)

Some of the action that I have seen lately and resulted in disqualification is just soft and takes away from the excitement factor. :(

I do however agree, that to drift way off line and take out another rider is bad! :wink:
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Re: Rochelle Gilmore's sprinting style

Postby Baldy » Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:47 pm

Hmmm well what I have seen of her sprints my take is she is borderline but not really much worse or better than some of the other women or some men. There is no doubt she is bloody quick though so I admire her for that.

The one thing that does annoy me with her is her interview style. The constant advertising barrage and scripted sounding praise of her team mates just gets to me. I say drop the try hard marketing spiel and just be yourself and race your bike. I'd rather hear what you think rather than what you think the sponsors want to hear.

Of course im just a freakin armchair critic and I would probably be far more robotic in a tv interview :oops:
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Re: Rochelle Gilmore's sprinting style

Postby Missy24 » Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:54 pm

Baldy wrote:Hmmm well what I have seen of her sprints my take is she is borderline but not really much worse or better than some of the other women or some men. There is no doubt she is bloody quick though so I admire her for that.

The one thing that does annoy me with her is her interview style. The constant advertising barrage and scripted sounding praise of her team mates just gets to me. I say drop the try hard marketing spiel and just be yourself and race your bike. I'd rather hear what you think rather than what you think the sponsors want to hear.

Of course im just a freakin armchair critic and I would probably be far more robotic in a tv interview :oops:

Women's cycling needs marketing as much as possible and I think Rochelle is very much aware of that, she also knows that in order to keep her contracts with sponsors that she needs to tow the line.

I spoke with her before the world champs last year and I enjoyed her honesty, drive and determination. She is a very calculated person, she seems to be the sort of person that knows what she's going to say it before she says it and its in line with what she wants to achieve. My article with her if you hadn't see it is here
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Re: Rochelle Gilmore's sprinting style

Postby philip » Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:40 pm

Missy24 wrote:Women's cycling needs marketing as much as possible

Maybe, but her interview straight after the Cronulla crit was just plain ridiculous.
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