Monday, July 19, 2010

I saw nothing!

Amidst all the debate over whether it was sporting for Contador to attack Robbie Hunter summed my feelings up best:

“If Contador had waited he would have won the heart of the world. Like this he got a yellow jersey on his back, but it’s always gonna be a (question mark).”

For those who keep saying Contador didn't see what happened.. er.. BS as shown in the pic above. This was pretty clear on the eurosport feed. Maybe an overhead shot on Versus obscured the sequence because you couldn't tell he had dropped his chain until after Contador went by. But the head on shot I watched was pretty clear that he had gapped Contador (who originally tried to get on his wheel but had opened the gap)and only after he dropped his chain and it was clear he had did Contador react.

Update: Even Contador agrees with me!


At Monday, July 19, 2010 5:58:00 PM, Anonymous Trevor Mays said...

Ah come on Prudog, last I checked this was a race not a charity ride. Should everybody wait for everybody else who has a flat, mechanical, or has to take a piss? Schleck, Saxo Bank, and yes, even Contador didn't seem to have any problem keeping the pressure on when armstrong flatted on the cobbles. (Don't mistake me for a LA lover, just making a point here.) What if Ryder, Menchov, or anybody else in the top 10 had dropped his chain, what if the guy in 66th place on G.C. had dropped his chain, who do you wait for and who don't you wait for? Where do you draw the line? If fair is fair, then whenever anybody has any kind of problem then everybody else should stop and wait for him to get going again? Schleck made a rookie mistake...and the guys in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th on GC all took advantage of it and benefitted. Maybe this will be a lesson to all future yellow jerseys not to get too flashy with their special yellow bikes and should probably stick with their usual one team bike. (Although I give schleck some credit for sticking with the team shorts.) Yes, I may be a bitter oldish-at-one-time-was-a-racer who has been in Schlecks situation. In fact it was Prudog who attacked me when I threw my chain. I haven't forgotten after all these years prudog!

At Monday, July 19, 2010 8:23:00 PM, Blogger P-Dog said...

That's funny. I seem to remember making the field wait for you when you crashed in the feedzone back in 2005. And you were on a different team! No love.

And the rule is you wait for any rider who is in the top two spots or within 40 seconds of the top two except on Tuesdays (or Wednesday in odd numbered months) divided by your wieght in gold at the start of the season.

At Monday, July 19, 2010 9:02:00 PM, Anonymous Trevor Mays said...

I think that Mr. Boots??? Anyhow, was that before or after you dropped a bunch of bottles in feed?

At Monday, July 19, 2010 9:29:00 PM, Blogger P-Dog said...

Jeez.. elbow a guy in the head and knock him off his bike and he never forgives you!

At Tuesday, July 20, 2010 12:59:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're missing the point: it was Schleck's shitty non-Campagnolo components that failed him. Oh, and the fact that they failed him whilst making an aggressive move. In my book, there is no waiting around for guys whose dodgy groupset malfunctions AFTER they are the one who INITIATED the attack!


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