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Raziz
I haven't heard a thing about cycling since the WC's, but the Froome saga revived that quickly. The sport is a strange one, it finds a light at the end of the tunnel, only to be closed at the last moment. Progress at least I thought had been achieved at least since the Contador scandal, but this latest scheme only decreases the sport's value and takes away from everything which makes cycling enjoyable.

Cycling incidentally is perhaps one of the toughest sports in the world. It combines several qualities and only the best can succeed in such an environment. In fact, the feat of riding 3500km's in 3 and a half weeks speaks volumes about the extremity of the sport and shows why many may act on this task by attempting to enhance their chance of survival and performance by any means.

Recently, commercialism in all sports (not only cycling) and confidentiality has led to poor reputation and this has been accentuated in the sport of cycling by it's stars.
 
ivaneurope
Ahmet Örken has left Israel Cycling Academy
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TheManxMissile
ivaneurope wrote:
Ahmet Örken has left Israel Cycling Academy


And now Trump is f*cking up cycling as well Rolling Eyes
(not being needlessly political, that was part of Orken's actual reason)
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ivaneurope
TheManxMissile wrote:
ivaneurope wrote:
Ahmet Örken has left Israel Cycling Academy


And now Trump is f*cking up cycling as well Rolling Eyes
(not being needlessly political, that was part of Orken's actual reason)


Make no mistake, sports aand politics were, are and will always be connected despite all of the attempts to distinguish them.

Örken's decision was tough and he knew it - he was so excited that he'd play at higher playing level and perhaps become big star. IMO he made the right decision as to avoid negative backlash in his homeland (which defied Trump along with other Muslim countries).
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Shonak
Armstrong joins the froome debate https://youtu.be/...
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Yellow Jersey
As a Portuguese i feel a big pride over the 2018 Volta ao Algarve team list.
13 WorldTour
3 Pro-Conti
9 Portuguese (including the academy where i rode (that turned conti team this year Smile)
Also the parcours has been improving massively over the years imo and i am really excited over who can show up here!
 
ivaneurope
Another death of an cyclist following a collision with a car - Jason Lowndes, who recently was in Israel Cycling Academy and was set to join JLT Condor, has passed away after he was hit from behind during a training ride in Victoria, Australia
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Yellow Jersey
ivaneurope wrote:
Another death of an cyclist following a collision with a car - Jason Lowndes, who recently was in Israel Cycling Academy and was set to join JLT Condor, has passed away after he was hit from behind during a training ride in Victoria, Australia


Horrible couple of days for ISC and JLT Condor. It never gets any easier waking up to news like this... RIP Jason.
 
tsmoha
Sad followed his progress for a while now. Sad news. May he rest in peace.
 
FreitasPCM
Yellow Jersey wrote:
As a Portuguese i feel a big pride over the 2018 Volta ao Algarve team list.
13 WorldTour
3 Pro-Conti
9 Portuguese (including the academy where i rode (that turned conti team this year Smile)
Also the parcours has been improving massively over the years imo and i am really excited over who can show up here!


Really looking forward for the race, pity CCC missed out an invitation, otherwise Amaro Antunes would smash the opponents. Pfft If only Algarvia and Vuelta a Andaluzia didn't clash in the calendar... they could have even better and denser fields riding both races consecutively if they were held in two seperate weeks! But still very nice pack.

Also, terrible to hear about Lowndes's passing. Same reason yet again. Oh well. So young as well, awful, awful.
 
OZrocker
ivaneurope wrote:
Another death of an cyclist following a collision with a car - Jason Lowndes, who recently was in Israel Cycling Academy and was set to join JLT Condor, has passed away after he was hit from behind during a training ride in Victoria, Australia

So sad, as someone the same age and from the same part of the world, this really hit home for me. RIP mate Sad

I found a beautifully written tribute from Adam Phelan, one of Jason's team-mates at Drapac. Well worth a look if you have 5 minutes.

https://medium.co...4e2c80f48d
 
FreitasPCM
Giro 2023 winner found

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"Pinot to reduce race schedule ahead of 2018 Tour de France"

"Frenchman still undecided on Giro d'Italia participation"

When will they ever learn...? Frown
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