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May be changing my views on Cav
Last Post 01/21/2014 01:18 PM by Orange Crush. 8 Replies.
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GJanney

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01/15/2014 12:29 PM
I watched an interview with Mark Cavendish on the BBC's Hard Talk program last night. He's a lot more thoughtful than I previously thought, not that I ever underestimated him. It was a pretty good interview. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFMj_J5ykFo
Oldfart

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01/15/2014 03:12 PM
I'll watch that later at home tonight. Nice link. I watched the start where it is mentioned that he has short legs. I saw a review of his bike this AM and noted that he is 5'8" and his saddle height is 68cm from bb to saddle. I'm not even 5'5" and I run mine at 69.5. I know I have long legs (and arms) but geez.
wanker

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01/15/2014 03:22 PM
For the record, Cav is more like 5'4. Cyclists fudge their height more than Hollywood stars.
Orange Crush

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01/15/2014 04:05 PM
Maybe he's shrunk; he's downsizing his bike by a whoopin 3 cm this year to gain more sprinting speed.

Nice interview and good comeback on the doping question referencing the BBC peeps after almost getting ridden into the boards on that question.

Always had respect for the guy.
cycling chick

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01/18/2014 10:57 AM
I have always had mad respect for Cavendish's sprints...who wouldn't? However, I haven't been a big fan, but that was a good interview.
Master50

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01/18/2014 11:46 AM
I have always liked him. even his brashness and the early post win interviews. a Real sprinters mentality. After I saw him working for the Isle of Man team at the Commonwealth Games in India I think he went up in my estimation. It was not beyond him to help the team at the TT where he was not competing. He definitely was no primaDonna.
Sweet Milk

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01/21/2014 12:04 PM
He seems pretty real and has a hard time keeping up a public persona. His clear passion and thoughtfulness (sure - you have to wait for at least an hour after a race is over to see that side) make him likeable to me.
ChinookPass

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01/21/2014 12:56 PM
Like most athletes in intense situations (see football/American), he would be better served by waiting a half hour or so after the sprint before addressing the media.
Orange Crush

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01/21/2014 01:18 PM
Posted By ChinookPass . on 01/21/2014 12:56 PM
Like most athletes in intense situations (see football/American), he would be better served by waiting a half hour or so after the sprint before addressing the media.


Whose gonna tell said media to wait half an hour before sticking a mike in riders' faces? The juicy stories are to be had immediately after the race ends.
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