The demise of Women's cycling

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Re: The demise of Women's cycling

Postby Le Commentateur » Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:33 pm

frenchfighter wrote:Solo win for Pooley yesterday:

http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/lat ... e-win.html

There's a former member of my cycling club just ahead of Laws. :shock:
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Re: The demise of Women's cycling

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Re: The demise of Women's cycling

Postby greasedscotsman » Wed Sep 19, 2012 14:18 pm

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/wiggins ... omens-team

Fantastic! So we could have Pooley riding for Team Wiggo!

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Re: The demise of Women's cycling

Postby Turfle » Wed Sep 19, 2012 14:28 pm

Quite a lot of positive noises being made from Wiggins, Brailsford etc.

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Re: The demise of Women's cycling

Postby greasedscotsman » Wed Sep 19, 2012 14:46 pm

Just hope it comes to something.

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Re: The demise of Women's cycling

Postby Turfle » Wed Sep 19, 2012 15:06 pm

The timing just seems right for something to happen. They've got the riders, the money, the infrastructure, the public support, and the knowledge that it won't ruin the BC track team.

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Re: The demise of Women's cycling

Postby OCDuPalais » Wed Sep 19, 2012 18:25 pm

I don't buy any of this from Wiggins and Dave...
They're just hoping for a "promise" from their wife/girlfriend and a lordship from Her Maj...


Knighthood shitehood...

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Re: The demise of Women's cycling

Postby donrhummy » Wed Sep 19, 2012 20:14 pm

I would definitely watch Marianne Vos if they'd show it (especially the Giro Donne) but I can't find anywhere to watch it. I think the best thing they could do is forget TV and instead set up a channel on youtube. Then get a bunch of people (could even be the husbands/wives) to take some GoPro HD cameras and film the races. Put them up on youtube with some commentary and you've got an audience.

(plus, if it does well enough, youtube pays the channel owner ad revenue share, so women's cycling could own that channel - and youtube allows you to sell other stuff on the channel too, so they could sell shirts, etc)

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Re: The demise of Women's cycling

Postby greasedscotsman » Sat Sep 22, 2012 20:31 pm

OK, so listening to this...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/cycling/19680368

I "think" Brailsford is saying there won't be a women's Team Sky next year. Can he ever answer a question with a straight yes or no? Looks like they are focusing on the younger riders, such as Trott and King, which will be great for even younger riders like Lucy Garner, but what will happen to riders like Pooley or Cooke?

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Re: The demise of Women's cycling

Postby RichN95 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 00:01 am

greasedscotsman wrote: Can he ever answer a question with a straight yes or no?

Are you familiar with journalists? There's a decent amount of them that are complete pricks and will quote any definite stance back at you just to fuel an agenda. Vaguery is the only viable option.
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Re: The demise of Women's cycling

Postby greasedscotsman » Sun Sep 23, 2012 08:05 am

RichN95 wrote:
greasedscotsman wrote: Can he ever answer a question with a straight yes or no?

Are you familiar with journalists? There's a decent amount of them that are complete pricks and will quote any definite stance back at you just to fuel an agenda. Vaguery is the only viable option.


Really? You would rather have vague answers? It's like watching Question Time when listening to an interview with Brailsford. Poor journalism is no excuse for spin doctors! And I don't mean these fellas...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsdy_rct6uo

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Re: The demise of Women's cycling

Postby davidof » Sun Sep 23, 2012 08:59 am

donrhummy wrote:I would definitely watch Marianne Vos if they'd show it (especially the Giro Donne) but I can't find anywhere to watch it.


The Giro Donne, Alfredo Binda etc are covered by RAI and you can find them on YouTube the day of the race.

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Re: The demise of Women's cycling

Postby knedlicky » Fri Sep 28, 2012 23:22 pm

greasedscotsman wrote:So with the AA Drink-Leontien.nl team coming to and end this year...

Armitstead to Dutch team Dolmans-Boels, and Laws to Belgian team Lotto-Belisol.

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Re: The demise of Women's cycling

Postby Le Commentateur » Fri Sep 28, 2012 23:50 pm

donrhummy wrote:I would definitely watch Marianne Vos if they'd show it (especially the Giro Donne) but I can't find anywhere to watch it. I think the best thing they could do is forget TV and instead set up a channel on youtube.


What, like this?

http://www.youtube.com/user/girdon2009


I quite liked the end of this stage, a rare day this season when Vos didn't get her way
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... lY#t=2153s

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Re: The demise of Women's cycling

Postby Le Commentateur » Sun Nov 04, 2012 14:39 pm

Just heard that Emma Pooley may not be retiring after all (or switching to triathlon) but will instead sign to ride for an Italian team next year.

No word on Cooke, I wouldn't be surprised if she called it a day though.

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Re: The demise of Women's cycling

Postby Le Commentateur » Sun Nov 04, 2012 15:12 pm

Excellent.

Yes, someboy just texted me and I couldn't find a link.

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Re: The demise of Women's cycling

Postby Le Commentateur » Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:02 pm

“A PhD all winter isn’t going to make me ride well in the spring”

http://bit.ly/ZlioCY

Emma Pooley explains her choice of team for next year.


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