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Thibaut Pinot - wtf?
Last Post 07/16/2013 05:06 PM by entheo genic. 5 Replies.
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laurentja

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07/16/2013 09:44 AM
How the hell does one get to the point where they are on the TDF team if really afraid of fast descents? Surely he would have done plenty of them in races leading up to July..? http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/pinot-out-of-tour-de-france
Keith Richards

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07/16/2013 09:47 AM
Yeah, they were just talking about that on the live feed today.

My thing is how did he get this far road racing?
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
jmdirt

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07/16/2013 10:11 AM
He had a bad crash a few years back, and his fear seems to be getting worse instead of better. Maybe some hypnosis is in order, or maybe a new job.
longslowdistance

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07/16/2013 11:32 AM
Not a spoiler: Froome almost went done within a few meters of where Beloki broke his hip. Hot tar is scary on two wheels.
Orange Crush

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07/16/2013 12:02 PM
I feel for the guy - Pinot not Froome. This has got to be tough for him.
Entheo

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07/16/2013 05:06 PM
good article in NY Times re: descending, albeit a bit factually inaccurate...

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/17/sports/cycling/what-goes-up-at-the-tour-descends-dangerously-fast.html?pagewanted=1&hp
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