Tirreno Adriatico

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Tirreno Adriatico

Postby Strawburger » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:36 pm

Wonder is Sagan is at fault for this one too?

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Re: Tirreno Adriatico

Postby fat and old » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:21 am

I'm wondering if it's just a bad run of luck, age and reduced reflexes or desperation? I guess TDF will be an indicator....on past performance I don't fancy his chances.

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Re: Tirreno Adriatico

Postby g-boaf » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:58 am

fat and old wrote:I'm wondering if it's just a bad run of luck, age and reduced reflexes or desperation? I guess TDF will be an indicator....on past performance I don't fancy his chances.


Yep, 32 years old, well and truly past it. Off to the retirement village, huh? :roll: It's a racing accident, they happen, even to much younger riders.

If this wasn't Mark Cavendish, nobody would care. If it was a relative no-name pro rider it wouldn't even be in the news, or it'd hit the local news at best.

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Re: Tirreno Adriatico

Postby fat and old » Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:49 pm

g-boaf wrote:
fat and old wrote:I'm wondering if it's just a bad run of luck, age and reduced reflexes or desperation? I guess TDF will be an indicator....on past performance I don't fancy his chances.


Yep, 32 years old, well and truly past it. Off to the retirement village, huh? :roll: It's a racing accident, they happen, even to much younger riders.

If this wasn't Mark Cavendish, nobody would care. If it was a relative no-name pro rider it wouldn't even be in the news, or it'd hit the local news at best.


Well der :roll: :lol: of course it’s a big deal cos it’s Crashendish. And I don’t think it’s an unreasonable question, certainly not meant to be insulting (the age). There’s a limit to how long a person will risk himself to win a race... just ask Andy Schleck....just as there’s a point at which a persons reflexes begin a downward trajectory.

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Re: Tirreno Adriatico

Postby fat and old » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:06 am

Well I guess he’ll still take the risk of trying to find a gap that isn’t there.....

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Re: Tirreno Adriatico

Postby Strawburger » Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:57 pm

Somehow he will find blame in someone else, despite 164 other riders negotiating it correctly.
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Re: Tirreno Adriatico

Postby Uncle Just » Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:35 pm

It's a racing accident, they happen, even to much younger riders.


Exactly. More to the point the bollard was unflagged unlike most every other piece of road furniture and he wasn't the only other rider to come down too in that mishap. Hopes for a speedy recovery.

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Re: Tirreno Adriatico

Postby biker jk » Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:59 pm

Cavendish needs glasses to miss such an obvious obstacle...


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Re: Tirreno Adriatico

Postby fat and old » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:20 am

He was the only one out of 160 odd riders who hit that, and caused the pile up

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Re: Tirreno Adriatico

Postby bianchi928 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:00 pm

Bit harsh on Cav here, race pace after 250+ clicks, the rider in front swerves out. (BTW, The bollard incident wasn't in Tirreno Adriatico.)
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Re: Tirreno Adriatico

Postby Strawburger » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:08 pm

bianchi928 wrote:Bit harsh on Cav here, race pace after 250+ clicks, the rider in front swerves out. (BTW, The bollard incident wasn't in Tirreno Adriatico.)


The conversation has moved to how much cavendish crashes now. We all know the bollard incident was Milan sanremo.

Not really harsh considering all his fingers point outward every time he crashes
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Re: Tirreno Adriatico

Postby Chuck » Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:19 am

bianchi928 wrote:Bit harsh on Cav here, race pace after 250+ clicks, the rider in front swerves out. (BTW, The bollard incident wasn't in Tirreno Adriatico.)


Agree. Some people are allowing their dislike of Cavendish to see things through a very narrow view. All pro riders crash.... and when you make that statement it isn't one of those meaningless sweeping comments that aren't actually true, pro riders will crash multiple times during a year. Of course the majority of those riders don't have the high profile of a Cavendish so it doesn't make headlines or draw comments on forums like this.
So Cavendish crashed, he isn't Robinson Crusoe on that score.
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Re: Tirreno Adriatico

Postby fat and old » Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:30 am

No, but I can't think of another sprinter who consistently brings others down in his pursuit of the non existent gap. Maybe ask Gerrans about it? Or Sagan?

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Re: Tirreno Adriatico

Postby RonK » Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:05 am

biker jk wrote:Cavendish needs glasses to miss such an obvious obstacle...

He already has 'em.

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Re: Tirreno Adriatico

Postby RobertL » Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:08 pm

Strawburger wrote:
bianchi928 wrote:Bit harsh on Cav here, race pace after 250+ clicks, the rider in front swerves out. (BTW, The bollard incident wasn't in Tirreno Adriatico.)


The conversation has moved to how much cavendish crashes now. We all know the bollard incident was Milan sanremo.

Not really harsh considering all his fingers point outward every time he crashes


Yeah - and one of the crashes he had this year was into the back of a car in the neutral zone, when the car auto-braked in front of the group. It's a bit hard to blame him for THAT one.
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Re: Tirreno Adriatico

Postby fat and old » Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:18 pm

Actually, he didn't touch the car. He ran into the back of a sky rider., and fell on top of old mate. They seem to be the only two that hit the ground. It was terrible luck tbh. Vid here.

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