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Pro women's cycling

Postby weg » Fri 06 Mar 2015, 9:45 am

Can't see a thread for the pro women ...

Nice video of the Wiggle training camp by Netti Edmo. Wiggle keeps getting this stuff right. http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2013/0 ... ll_670.jpg

Inaugural Strade Bianchi tomorrow :mrgreen: , but haven't worked out if there's anywhere to watch yet.

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Re: Pro women's cycling

Postby Stealth » Fri 06 Mar 2015, 11:17 am

Its on Foxtel
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Re: Pro women's cycling

Postby weg » Sun 08 Mar 2015, 8:58 am

Thanks Stealth. I heard they had a couple of minutes of the women at the start of the men's race, but have found 15 minutes' highlights of the women - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeAcjifpRss

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Re: Pro women's cycling

Postby Stealth » Tue 10 Mar 2015, 8:22 am

I did record it
I think I still have the whole race if you wish to watch it?
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Re: Pro women's cycling

Postby weg » Tue 10 Mar 2015, 9:01 am

Stealth wrote:I did record it
I think I still have the whole race if you wish to watch it?

The women's race? Love to, depending on the format. The men's race is around but everyone had to follow the women on twitter (as usual). I didn't see that anyone even knew the women's whole race was broadcast, anywhere.

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Re: Pro women's cycling

Postby Stealth » Wed 11 Mar 2015, 5:17 pm

Just had a look, still have it recorded. I can drop it onto a DVD if you wish
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Re: Pro women's cycling

Postby weg » Fri 13 Mar 2015, 10:20 am

Thanks Stealth. Have pm'd you.

Aussie Loren Rowney was brought down by a spectator in the sprint at Drentse 8 overnight. Two views: here and here.
Certainly looks deliberate. Race organisers investigating.

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Re: Pro women's cycling

Postby fixie » Fri 13 Mar 2015, 9:33 pm

Criminal. Common assault.

She broke her collarbone. Robbed of her race position and possible prize money and then out of action for at least another six weeks. I really hope they pull out all stops to find the "perpetrator"/culprit(s). Do not discount the possibility of betting being involved with this seemingly deliberate action.

Makes me sick in the gut.
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Re: Pro women's cycling

Postby weg » Tue 17 Mar 2015, 11:06 am

You probably saw, fixie, that the spectator got in touch with the organisers, claiming he didn't even know it was him until his son pointed out the vision. :roll: Completely innocent. I know every time my arm makes contact with a bike at 60 km/h I don't feel a thing either.

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Re: Pro women's cycling

Postby Toyopet » Mon 11 May 2015, 10:59 pm

A good clip on tonight’s 7:30 report on how the AIS sorts out which women will make the cut, based on SAS and Special Forces techniques. Don’t make them rise to the occasion. Break them to point of failure!

Still available on ABC iView for the next week or two. Hint: search iView for “7.30” then choose 11/5/2015 then watch from around the 24 minute mark.

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Re: Pro women's cycling

Postby fixie » Tue 12 May 2015, 7:56 pm

In 2011, one of the participants described her experience reported here: viewtopic.php?f=21&t=23474 . Unfortunately, the link is broken, but the author is still happily riding and blogging here
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Re: Pro women's cycling

Postby Atomic Kitten » Tue 12 May 2015, 10:50 pm

weg wrote:Thanks Stealth. Have pm'd you.

Aussie Loren Rowney was brought down by a spectator in the sprint at Drentse 8 overnight. Two views: here and here.
Certainly looks deliberate. Race organisers investigating.


I cannot think of any reason to move your hand like that, so far from your other hand when everyone is clapping - and the action is exactly what you would do to bring someone down. That is revolting.

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Re: Pro women's cycling

Postby Percrime » Mon 25 May 2015, 9:39 pm

I have heard the explanation offered and watched the video... and all I can say is .. he is trying for reasonable doubt. I still say its deliberate. In any case he should be banned from any cycling event ever.... We need an AVO type thing for this. This bloke cannot be trusted ever... and thats the nicest possible interpretation. Ban him for life.

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Re: Pro women's cycling

Postby fixie » Mon 28 Sep 2015, 2:45 pm

I am sure that many of the ahem ladies of shorter stature will empathise with Linda Villumsen's difficulties and decision.
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Re: Pro women's cycling

Postby JAC » Mon 28 Sep 2015, 7:03 pm

fixie wrote:I am sure that many of the ahem ladies of shorter stature will empathise with Linda Villumsen's difficulties and decision.

Interesting gamble by Villumsen.

She must not have been seen as "worth it" to provide a custom bike?

But...........if you want to accept money from a sponsor...............there are always conditions to be met.
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