Wiggo hit by van

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Re: Wiggo hit by van

Postby TMR » Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:41 am

skylla wrote:wasn't a van either.


Err...the DM seem to think it was?

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Re: Wiggo hit by van

Postby unixnerd » Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:43 am

Given that car drivers die the most frequently I feel there should be a law forcing them to wear crash helmets in the car - this will also have an added benefit of saving people who "forget" to put their seatbelts on from being killed when they go through a windscreen.

Also as a top rate tax payer - I am paying for all these roads (as every idiot knows that VED (read Road Tax if you are an ultra moron) does not pay for the road infrastructure. Therefore I suggest that unless you are a high rate tax payer you should not be allowed to drive on the road".


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Re: Wiggo hit by van

Postby skylla » Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:44 am

The Mad Rapper wrote:
skylla wrote:wasn't a van either.


Err...the DM seem to think it was?

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err.... it's the daily mail?!

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Re: Wiggo hit by van

Postby ThomThom » Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:47 am

Wow. How sh'it is Twitter again?..

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Re: Wiggo hit by van

Postby Graeme_S » Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:48 am

The Mad Rapper wrote:
skylla wrote:wasn't a van either.


Err...the DM seem to think it was?

Where the DM have used that photo they say that wasn't the vehicle involved in the collision.

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Re: Wiggo hit by van

Postby prawny » Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:49 am

Graeme_S wrote:
The Mad Rapper wrote:
skylla wrote:wasn't a van either.


Err...the DM seem to think it was?

Where the DM have used that photo they say that wasn't the vehicle involved in the collision.


Indeed, even the DM couldn't think that was an Astra Van
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Re: Wiggo hit by van

Postby steerpike » Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:52 am

Matt Cardle on The Wright Stuff this morning (I'm off sick ok?); words to the effect: "I think it shows how much he loves riding - it isn't the Tour de France but he's still out on his bike". Matthew Wright: "Maybe he was out training"?

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Re: Wiggo hit by van

Postby TMR » Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:53 am

skylla wrote:err.... it's the daily mail?!


Fair point I suppose. So what was it then?
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Re: Wiggo hit by van

Postby TMR » Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:53 am

Graeme_S wrote:
The Mad Rapper wrote:
skylla wrote:wasn't a van either.


Err...the DM seem to think it was?

Where the DM have used that photo they say that wasn't the vehicle involved in the collision.


I saw that, but the caption states '...a van similar to this' or something like that.
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Re: Wiggo hit by van

Postby skylla » Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:55 am

The Mad Rapper wrote:
skylla wrote:err.... it's the daily mail?!


Fair point I suppose. So what was it then?


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Re: Wiggo hit by van

Postby Melter » Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:56 am

steerpike wrote:Matt Cardle on The Wright Stuff this morning (I'm off sick ok?); words to the effect: "I think it shows how much he loves riding - it isn't the Tour de France but he's still out on his bike". Matthew Wright: "Maybe he was out training"?


that's funny :D , this'll have him where he should be: sitting about, relaxing, getting ready for the Giro

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Re: Wiggo hit by van

Postby Rick Chasey » Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:57 am

Bloody Wiggins. Always trying to p!ss on my stories.

He'll be alright, and at least she stopped. Could have happened at worse times of year too, so considering it all, it's ok for a terrible hospitalising crash.

Shows how there comes a point where experience doesn't count for anything.

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Re: Wiggo hit by van

Postby Richmond Racer » Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:00 pm

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Re: Wiggo hit by van

Postby Richmond Racer » Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:02 pm

skylla wrote:
Richmond Racer wrote:Talking of the book...I picked it up this morning. Quick flick through - his take on Mr Froome during the Tour is verrrrry interesting....


oooooh, spoilers please!!



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Froome's tactics on the climb to La Toussuire comes across as well-dodgy side from the team perspective. Twice ignored the calls to back off the full throttle he was putting down, and to give Wiggo a bit of recovery after Wiggo had taken it up (and dropped Cuddles) when Froome had dropped off initially with 5k to go. Seemed desperate to secure that 2nd place and do his own thing. It was all discussed in the team meeting on the morning of that stage - Froome wanted to take more time out of Cuddles to secure his own position and attack at the finish. He was told by DB and Yatesy, not to go off on one, priority is yellow. But he went off on one anyway.

The whole episode left Wiggo confused, and very wary. From that point on, throughout rest of the Tour, didnt know what to expect from Froome when it got into the heat of battle. Felt that at any moment he might go off at a tangent to what the team had planned earlier in the day.

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Re: Wiggo hit by van

Postby ddraver » Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:02 pm

Sorry RR are we missing th epart that explains how that's relevant..?

Edit - Yes, Yes we are...
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Re: Wiggo hit by van

Postby Richmond Racer » Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:04 pm

ddraver wrote:Sorry RR are we missing th epart that explains how that's relevant..?

Edit - Yes, Yes we are...



eek. thought I might get shouted out if I started yet another Wiggo thread.

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Re: Wiggo hit by van

Postby skylla » Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:06 pm

Richmond Racer wrote:
ddraver wrote:Sorry RR are we missing th epart that explains how that's relevant..?

Edit - Yes, Yes we are...



eek. thought I might get shouted out if I started yet another Wiggo thread.


No worries, just a bit of gossip. Much appreciated!

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Re: Wiggo hit by van

Postby john-e-big-guns » Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:41 pm

Hope it did'nt interupt her mobile phone call or smudge her make-up at the time

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Re: Wiggo hit by van

Postby Richmond Racer » Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:51 pm

Latest from Sky News is that its a suspected broken rib and possible dislocation of finger/thumb. Expected to be discharged from hospital later today.

Sounds like he got off relatively lightly, considering.

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Re: Wiggo hit by van

Postby disgruntledgoat » Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:53 pm

ddraver wrote:Sorry RR are we missing th epart that explains how that's relevant..?

Edit - Yes, Yes we are...


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