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Don't forget Shanaze: yet another gold in the cycling tomorrow by our BIGGEST STAR

Discussion in 'Olympics 2008' started by nick h., Aug 19, 2008.

  1. ymu

    ymu Niall Ferguson's deep-cover sock-puppet

    To be fair, that was only a quote in the Mail. The point I suspect is that it neutralised her main advantage - her explosive start. No excuse for making it up as you go along rather than thinking about it in advance - but I'm guessing she's never been in a field quite that well prepared before.

    She's got bags of talent - it's just still very raw. But then she got to the top on her own - she competed in her first World Championship on wheels she found in a skip, ffs! Give her a bit of time to absorb the lessons from this Olympics and she should mature into one hell of an athlete.
     
  2. Chip Barm

    Chip Barm bizarre wanking accident

    Where did that come from?:confused:
     
  3. ymu

    ymu Niall Ferguson's deep-cover sock-puppet

    BBC story, I think. Let me google.
     
  4. Zak Bionic

    Zak Bionic Miscreant

    Is that eleventhour? :confused:
     
  5. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    :confused:

    maybe a skip at the back of a bike shop

    remeber the Graeme Obree washing machine bike?
    turns out it was a little tiny part
     
  6. ymu

    ymu Niall Ferguson's deep-cover sock-puppet

    Probably. :D

    It was one of those mini-biog meet Shanaze type articles. It was said in the context of her not having lost a race in forever apart from one where she was a close second and on wheels found in a skip. It was a couple of weeks ago now - I can't find it, given the prevalence of the word "skip" on webpages and google's inability to distinguish content from trimmings.
     
  7. mauvais

    mauvais ლ(ಠ益ಠ)ლ

    I think that's been embellished - it says in a few stories she bought her first BMX at ten years old for £1.
     
  8. Jazzz

    Jazzz the truth don't care Banned

    She's certainly got bike skills though or she wouldn't have set the record time for the course which I think she did in the race she won... she'll be fine, she could have easily had a silver medal, she's got to be a favourite next time round... where's the issue?
     
  9. Chip Barm

    Chip Barm bizarre wanking accident

    blimey.....busted! ;)

    Just when I was gonna tell em why she really rode on crap wheels in Kentucky :D

    The £1 bike was hired at Crewe track, not bought.
     
  10. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    was just sticking up for the wonderful Ms P and reacting a bit to the hyperbole of the OP
     

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