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peter_v

Member since Jul 2009 • Last active Jan 2020

Netherlander. Started tinkering with bikes in 2009, found the forum, life complete.

Love the looks of steel bikes, love building them: http://www.facebook.com/fietsenvanstaal

Try to ride a lot... as messenger and cycle tourist - since 2016 on steel only http://app.strava.com/athletes/575838

'1 minute company profile clip':

https://vimeo.com/263125281

'me as promo messenger for city cycling'

https://youtu.be/hdzX38Yv8b4

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    If the UCI had been clear about the case, this discussion would have ended already.

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    34 sleeps until Omloop, yay!

    San Juan kicks off today, the only 7-stage race with a rest day I imagine. Is it going to be the big Remco show?

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    How is it strange that someone switching from MTB (and winning races) to CX improves in the season after getting a specific CX trainer, joining a professional team and putting all of her focus on trying to make it the sport?

    She was 26 at the time, not exactly too old to physically improve. And if the power was always there but the technique used to be the problem, usually finishing a minute behind can change into getting across the line first.

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    Because Belgian team?

    Tailor made?

    In 2017 she predominantly competed in MTB races (3 victories, 4th at national champs), got 7th in the CX national champs, she started to race CX more seriously (and got a real CX trainer) in 2018/19

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    twice

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    maybe it was not as positive or as steroid as they first thought?

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    Oddly, that's not quite true, as a 'real' positive for abuse of anabolic steroids would have resulted in a much longer sentence. UCI seems to not be able to make a case, and has not even made clear to Betsema what the exact foul play was. So they could not extend the provisional six month ban, and she only received notice of that after almost 11 months.

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    Denise Betsema is allowed to race cyclocross again, UCI ruled that only a 6 month ban was enough, as they can't seem to find exactly what she did wrong. If she had known earlier, she could have had a near full cross season.

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    The 'artwork' on his cue is awful too. Why?? Didn't seem to hamper him in any way in the last couple of frames though, great match

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