TdF n' Thomas

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Re: TdF n' Thomas

Postby Mooro » Tue Nov 13, 2012 07:00 am

quick question - why is froome called Fenton? Is really clever and obscure rhyming slang?

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Re: TdF n' Thomas

Postby ellerslierd » Tue Nov 13, 2012 07:04 am

Mooro wrote:quick question - why is froome called Fenton? Is really clever and obscure rhyming slang?


I've assumed it's because he ran off in the TdF :)

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Re: TdF n' Thomas

Postby ddraver » Tue Nov 13, 2012 08:20 am

OCDuPalais wrote:Get a load of this:
A Sky rider will podium/win one of the cobbled classics.
JTL will podium/win one of the Ardennes classics.
A Sky rider will podium at all 3 GT's (Wiggo and Fenton. Don't know who the 3rd will be - what am psychic?)


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Re: TdF n' Thomas

Postby Richmond Racer » Tue Nov 13, 2012 09:00 am

ellerslierd wrote:
Mooro wrote:quick question - why is froome called Fenton? Is really clever and obscure rhyming slang?


I've assumed it's because he ran off in the TdF :)



'tis true. Froome Dog went all Fenton on Wiggo and Sky

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Re: TdF n' Thomas

Postby greasedscotsman » Tue Nov 13, 2012 09:28 am

OCDuPalais wrote:That's chicken sh!t.


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Re: TdF n' Thomas

Postby lloyd bower » Wed Nov 14, 2012 09:37 am

squired wrote:We don't need to worry about Thomas going for Paris Roubaix. If Wiggo manages to win the Giro next year the cobbles will presumably be his next target.

I remember back when Chris Boardman hit the scene. Greg Lemond said a lot about how he believed anyone capable of doing great time trials was also capable of turning themselves into Grand Tour winners. Boardman never quite managed it, possibly in part due to his health, maybe aso due to riding clean. However, one could apply that logic to Geraint Thomas too.


Boardman was probably a tad too heavy, but not helped by riding clean (well like to believe so) against dopers, and lets not forget he did manage a 2nd at the Dauphiné Liberé one year.

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Re: TdF n' Thomas

Postby lloyd bower » Wed Nov 14, 2012 09:42 am

frenchfighter wrote:It's funny that a GT contender can be created and farmed out by BC. What a sad state. I prefer and have much more respect for the riders that can achieve the dizzy heights based on solo hard work and natural talent.

You all know how old Fignon was when he won.

And from this era - Contador had one 4 GTs by the time he was 26. Yes 4 and yes at the same age G is now. He also won 6 stage races, 3 Velo d'Or and 1 UCI World ranking.

He is a good rider, a decent bloke and maybe has a good placing in him but he isn't a True Champion and never will be.

Ps I find it odd that any thread on British and or Sky related issue/rider can go for three plus pages in an afternoon.


I'd agree comments on GT been a likely Tout winner are fanciful. Yep, we know how old Fignon was when he won his first tour. I think we can discount the steakman though, if Spain had USADA type investigation, Contador would most likely be back to zero GTs like Lance :)

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Re: TdF n' Thomas

Postby Richmond Racer » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:39 am

lloyd bower wrote:
squired wrote:We don't need to worry about Thomas going for Paris Roubaix. If Wiggo manages to win the Giro next year the cobbles will presumably be his next target.

I remember back when Chris Boardman hit the scene. Greg Lemond said a lot about how he believed anyone capable of doing great time trials was also capable of turning themselves into Grand Tour winners. Boardman never quite managed it, possibly in part due to his health, maybe aso due to riding clean. However, one could apply that logic to Geraint Thomas too.


Boardman was probably a tad too heavy, but not helped by riding clean (well like to believe so) against dopers, and lets not forget he did manage a 2nd at the Dauphiné Liberé one year.



I know this is a G thread, but I was watching this again the other day - Boardman winning the 94 Prologue in his first TdF in 94, with a record time that still stands...

https://www.youtube.com/embed/OjJ60Kx2j8I

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Re: TdF n' Thomas

Postby andy_wrx » Wed Nov 14, 2012 22:31 pm

ellerslierd wrote:
Mooro wrote:quick question - why is froome called Fenton? Is really clever and obscure rhyming slang?


I've assumed it's because he ran off in the TdF :)

Go on YouTube and search for 'Fenton deer' or similar...

I love it :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: TdF n' Thomas

Postby edhornby » Thu Nov 15, 2012 13:56 pm

OCDuPalais wrote:Get a load of this:
A Sky rider will podium/win one of the cobbled classics.
JTL will podium/win one of the Ardennes classics.
A Sky rider will podium at all 3 GT's (Wiggo and Fenton. Don't know who the 3rd will be - what am psychic?)


I reckon the 3rd GTer will be Ritchie Porte, Vuelta
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Re: TdF n' Thomas

Postby Richmond Racer » Thu Nov 15, 2012 14:17 pm

edhornby wrote:
OCDuPalais wrote:Get a load of this:
A Sky rider will podium/win one of the cobbled classics.
JTL will podium/win one of the Ardennes classics.
A Sky rider will podium at all 3 GT's (Wiggo and Fenton. Don't know who the 3rd will be - what am psychic?)


I reckon the 3rd GTer will be Ritchie Porte, Vuelta



Its Rich-tea Porte :)

In interview with Shane Sutton in the new Cyclist mag he talks of Sky developing Porte into a future Tour winner

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Re: TdF n' Thomas

Postby RichN95 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 16:48 pm

edhornby wrote:
OCDuPalais wrote:Get a load of this:
A Sky rider will podium/win one of the cobbled classics.
JTL will podium/win one of the Ardennes classics.
A Sky rider will podium at all 3 GT's (Wiggo and Fenton. Don't know who the 3rd will be - what am psychic?)


I reckon the 3rd GTer will be Ritchie Porte, Vuelta

It'll be Henao and Uran I would imagine.
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Re: TdF n' Thomas

Postby prb007 » Mon Nov 19, 2012 08:04 am

1st Welshman to win the TdF.
2015.
I'll put a fiver on it...
Apart from Richmond Racer, you're all full of it...
Bet AGAINST him - I dare you!
I double dare you (a la Pulp Fiction!)
If Brailsford says it can happen, and Geraint
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Re: TdF n' Thomas

Postby greasedscotsman » Mon Nov 19, 2012 09:33 am

prb007 wrote:1st Welshman to win the TdF.
2015.
I'll put a fiver on it...
Apart from Richmond Racer, you're all full of it...
Bet AGAINST him - I dare you!
I double dare you (a la Pulp Fiction!)
If Brailsford says it can happen, and Geraint
wants it enough, it will come to pass.


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Re: TdF n' Thomas

Postby Richmond Racer » Mon Nov 19, 2012 09:57 am

is a Prada handbag your new signature post, Greased? Cos otherwise that's the most useless musette I've ever seen
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Re: TdF n' Thomas

Postby greasedscotsman » Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:04 am

Richmond Racer wrote:is a Prada handbag your new signature post, Greased? Cos otherwise that's the most useless musette I've ever seen
:)


It's a Prada?

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Re: TdF n' Thomas

Postby Richmond Racer » Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:54 am

it is indeed

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Re: TdF n' Thomas

Postby inkyfingers » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:00 am

greasedscotsman wrote:
Richmond Racer wrote:is a Prada handbag your new signature post, Greased? Cos otherwise that's the most useless musette I've ever seen
:)


It's a Prada?


Did the Mrs tell you she bought it from Primark?
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Re: TdF n' Thomas

Postby Richmond Racer » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:01 am

inkyfingers wrote:
greasedscotsman wrote:
Richmond Racer wrote:is a Prada handbag your new signature post, Greased? Cos otherwise that's the most useless musette I've ever seen
:)


It's a Prada?


Did the Mrs tell you she bought it from Primark?



She'll just say that its a knock-off, Greased, and you'll be none the wiser :)

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Re: TdF n' Thomas

Postby inkyfingers » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:06 am

Until the joint account statement comes through the post.
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