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The_Seldom_Killer

Member since Jul 2008 • Last active Aug 2018

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  • in Rider Down
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    "no arrests have been made"

    ffs

    I'm not sure what you're expecting here but unless there is clear evidence at the scene of criminality or an indication that a potential suspect is a significant flight risk then there is no justification for police to arrest a drive at the scene of a collision.

    No arrest isn't an indication that the police think the driver is innocent but that they want to investigate further before they determine what charges, if any, they wish to pursue.

    A default practice of arresting drivers is unnecessary and opens the police force up to being sued for unlawful arrest.

    The police can still make an arrest later on when they have sufficient evidence.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Also going to be there on the Galashiels ride. May be in forum jersey at some point.

  • in Rides & Races
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    GC contenders don't win on their own. It's as much about the team that is built around them as it is about the leader's abilities. Teams know full well if there is going to be a TTT. How they build their team is a reflection of their strategy for handling the skills needed to do well in that stage.

    Importantly, I think this same approach has a lot to do with why Sky are currently dominating at the Tour. They're building a team solely focused on getting one person to yellow jersey for Paris. Pretty much all of the other GC teams are mixing it up with some sprinters and letting people go for the polka dot jersey. If they really want to beat Sky then they're going to have to do one of two things. Either play exactly same game and hope to do it better or do something radically different as a long shot.

  • in Rides & Races
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    It amazes me how Geraint Thomas has been able to ride an amazing race like this day after day for three weeks and yet Gareth Southgate will probably win SPOTY for wearing a pinstripe suit every now and again for two weeks.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Fucking hell, Zaka is proper twitchy on the road.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Bernal FTW today in recognition of his services?

  • in Rides & Races
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    Not that bad. Looks worse on telly but there's enough sight to see into the next corner all the way.

  • in Rides & Races
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    One thing I've noticed with Geraint during this Tour is it seems he can't resist racing once he gets within 500m of the finish line if he's not in a massive group. Seems like most summit finishes he'd given it a dig which has done as much to damage Froome as anything else.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Roglic just halved the lead of Landa and Bardet, trashed Froome and Martin. He'd going to get knocked the fuck out at the afterparty if this one sticks.

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