Cycling

Discussion in 'Olympics 2016' started by Maggot, Aug 7, 2016.

  1. S☼I

    S☼I I don't want your poxy mint

    This is the cycling thread, not water sports :eek:
     
  2. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    I have no idea how likely it is, but would be interesting if Kenny declined the knighthood, after the likes of Wiggins and Hoy have taken the knee.
     
  3. Espresso

    Espresso Well-Known Member

    Dutch people are the tallest people in the world, though, aren't they?
     
  4. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

    Talking of which, looks like that British bloke just won another medal in the diving.
     
  5. S☼I

    S☼I I don't want your poxy mint

    Zero chance of him declining. Our Laura's a posh Tory and will ditch him if he refuses the gong.
     
  6. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Silver. His name is pronounced "Law", even though it clearly should be "Laugh-er" :confused:
     
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  7. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Ahhh, bollix, on both counts :(

    However, in the imminent new forum I can spin a delightful yarn of a republican tearing apart his relationship and his team! :eek: :cool:
     
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  8. Nine Bob Note

    Nine Bob Note Straight for Servalan

    Doing my shopping earlier this evening the twat on the radio pronounced it 'Jack Laughter' :facepalm:
     
  9. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop...Hammertime

    Except Barry.
     
  10. S☼I

    S☼I I don't want your poxy mint

    And the Isle of Man.
     
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  11. Nine Bob Note

    Nine Bob Note Straight for Servalan

    Go on, give her a Russian leg sweep - she said you're both drug cheats!
     
  12. Nine Bob Note

    Nine Bob Note Straight for Servalan

    Save that one for the forthcoming slash fiction forum that's now actually gonna be a thing
     
  13. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Laura Trott far more successful than her fiance away from the Olympics...

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  14. Maggot

    Maggot The Cake of Liberty

    Top evening's work. Just a shame Becky James couldn't make it 3 golds.
     
  15. Nine Bob Note

    Nine Bob Note Straight for Servalan

    Pictured: Laura Trott and Jason Kenny discussing the importance of the Commonwealth Games
     
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  16. gosub

    gosub ~#

    She's articulate enough, alopecia is an odd one, only know one bloke who has it, stigmas as they are, must be a lot harder for a woman
     
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  17. Casual Observer

    Casual Observer binoculars

    The durney was at fault for the second of the false starts and maybe the first as well due to not fucking off out of it in time. As mentioned earlier, durneyman would be in hospital now had Cav been involved.
     
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  18. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

    Yes! Not generally the ugliest though :hmm:
     
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  19. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

    Trott and Kenny both appear to be lovely people too. He particularly seems chilled as fuck :) I wish them both all the very best tbf :thumbs: Good work :cool:
     
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  20. Nigel Irritable

    Nigel Irritable Five, Ten, Fifteen Years

    Is there any actual evidence that Trott is a Tory or is that a vile libel?
     
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  21. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw acknowledging ur soup leg

    Laura Trott was a Spad in David Cameron's office. Not the same Laura Trott though...
     
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  22. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

    That would've been extremely disappointing :(
     
  23. S☼I

    S☼I I don't want your poxy mint

    Oops :D:facepalm:
     
  24. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop...Hammertime

    As Phelps and Ledecky had one of these, Trott and Wiggins just after his Athens Gold-

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  25. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  26. Nigel Irritable

    Nigel Irritable Five, Ten, Fifteen Years

    Are you serious? Unexplained leaps forward in performance are inherently suspicious and should raise questions in any sport. What makes cycling unusual is that for fairly obvious historical reasons those questions actually get publicly asked. That's a good thing. It's also not "a sore loser of a team captain" making these points but three other teams.

    As it happens, I think there are pretty good explanations for British domination on the track that are independent of whether there is something untoward going on (it's professional sports, there's always a reasonable possibility that someone is cheating). The core of it is that (a) they have a vast and heavily funded apparatus geared towards developing athletes in a sport that no other country, with the partial exception of Australia, takes seriously at all. And (b) the purpose of that apparatus is to win Olympic medals and prestige and every other event in the sport is just a training exercise.
     
  27. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    If they have no solid evidence of nefarious goings on, then 'sore losers' it most definitely is.
     
  28. Nigel Irritable

    Nigel Irritable Five, Ten, Fifteen Years

    That's a petulant attitude that rests on ignorance of the history of sport in general and cycling in particular. Don't ask questions, just weigh the medals and slap some backs. How very dare these foreign losers imply...
     
  29. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I'm all for asking questions, but those comments are thick with nasty, unfounded insinuations.
     
  30. Nigel Irritable

    Nigel Irritable Five, Ten, Fifteen Years

    Opposing athletes can't ask questions without them functioning as insinuations. The mere fact of asking is, from the point of view of the winning athlete and their admirers, an insinuation. Insinuations of wrongdoing are the inevitable overhead we pay for having these issues raised and discussed in any meaningful way and are a price worth paying. Even if it means that a few voices aren't in harmony with the chorus of celebration.
     

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