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Nibs blames the team car (aka radio)
Last Post 05/13/2016 03:05 PM by Cosmic Kid. 5 Replies.
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Dale

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05/13/2016 09:57 AM
Just race the race. I'd love to see the radios banned along with racing with power meters.

How about making these guys actually think on the bike?

http://velonews.competitor.com/2016/05/news/nibali-our-tactic-was-a-mistake_405504
Orange Crush

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05/13/2016 10:49 AM
Doesn't have anything to do with radios or power meters. Rookie mistake and I am surprised someone with Nibali's experience went along with it. It is probably a measure of his own uncertainty about overall chances, including his reaction to blame the team car.
Cosmic Kid

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05/13/2016 11:12 AM
Yeah, I'm with OC....they said he should give it a go if he felt good....reasonable tactic for a hilltop finish. That does not mean attack on a downhill section into a headwind. That is just dumb.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Red Tornado

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05/13/2016 01:39 PM
Either:
1. He just plain screwed up, maybe or maybe not with assistance from the car, and chalk it up to a bad day...
2. He's not in good enough form, mentally or physically, to win and he knows it. So possibly trying some desparation moves...
3. He's a genius and faking either/both 1 or 2 above to get the spotlight off him as much as possible, and will open up a can of whoop a$$ later in the race and take the win...
I have no idea which option is REALLY taking place.
Dale

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05/13/2016 02:19 PM
Posted By Cosmic Kid on 05/13/2016 11:12 AM
Yeah, I'm with OC....they said he should give it a go if he felt good....reasonable tactic for a hilltop finish. That does not mean attack on a downhill section into a headwind. That is just dumb.


I remember doing that move in a hilly race not far from Branson, Missouri .... as a Cat V
Cosmic Kid

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05/13/2016 03:05 PM
Similar to this....a few years ago I did the Sub-5 Century Challenge with some buddies. hadn't been riding much, so after the first loop (33.5 miles / loop), I was pretty much just riding wheels and keeping my nose out of the wind.

Towards the end (90+ miles in or so), felt like I should make an effort and rolled through on a windy, downhill section.....look ahead and see a short, steep hill dead ahead. Said out load....."well THAT was a really bad idea!" We still laugh about it today.....
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
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