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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. Part 2

    Part 2 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


    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 change has become unavoidable

    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. Part 2

    Part 2 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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