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Jimmy_Fingers

Member since Sep 2008 • Last active Sep 2017

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    Who will they blame for that now Cookson's gone?

    It's kicking off. Not a Brit to be seen.

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    Dumoulin has said he wants to be triple-world champ today. I just think that is selfish

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    It happens a lot when Hippy decides to catch up

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    Shame. INRNG makes the claim one of the reasons of Cookson's downfall was the fact he filled a lot of the top jobs with Brits. I think the biggest reason was Makarov switching allegiance, he seems to be the main powerbroker. Also promising the Worlds to Africa.

    There is a sense that Cookson was a useful tool to oust McQuaid, and decent PR for the organisation after a toxic decade or more, and now they want things back to the way they were.

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    So Lappartient wants to

    REGROUP OUR 4 CYCLING OLYMPIC DISCIPLINES FOR A SINGLE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP EVERY 4 YEARS

    On the surface that sounds ace, but it does mean waiting four years for a Worlds rather than having one every year, and a single rider wearing the rainbow hoops for four years who isn't Sagan. I like the idea the hoops mostly are handed over every year.

    Also the Olympics miss out a shit load of the best track events, which is why the World Track Champs are much better that the track at the Olympics. Ditto MTB; no downhill or 4x at the Olympics. Downhill at the very least should be an Olympic sport and a World Champs should certainly include it.

    And off the top of my head trials riding, BMX and MTB dirt-jumping, freeriding, would love to see this all included in some massive festival of cycling. Ooh I got myself excited.

    But if he wants to just offer up the Olympic disciplines then I'd rather it all stay as it is.

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    Looking sweet!

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    Oh sweet irony.

    I think 'anecdotally' and 'from my experience' are completely interchangeable. As in they mean the same thing, a nice little story told from someone's own experience.

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    Probably dripped some extra claret everywhere

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    I'm not disagreeing. If you want to eliminate it you need to rip it out roots and all, so the shady mechanics and teams encouraging/tolerating it happening.

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