La Guimave
Last Post 07/18/2019 02:56 PM by Orange Crush. 3 Replies.
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Cosmic Kid

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07/17/2019 01:39 PM
Like many of us back in the day, I was never much of a fan of Andy.....in hindsight, he just wasn't cut out for the pressures of professional sport.

I like him miuch more today...he seems happy finally with who he is.

https://www.velonews.com/2019/07/tour-de-france/where-is-andy-schlecks-yellow-jersey-its-not-hanging-anywhere_497495
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
79pmooney

Posts:2213

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07/17/2019 03:19 PM
+1 I saw the article yesterday. I like that he has taken up the cause of seeing how ex-pros can be helped to find a new and good life. Also seems comfortable enough in his own skin to be able to approach all parties in that endeavor.
longslowdistance

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07/17/2019 04:19 PM
Thanks, good read.
Orange Crush

Posts:2646

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07/18/2019 02:56 PM
Sounds like he managed to find his feet. Agree he was mentally never cut out to be a top level athlete even though he had all the physical attributes. There are many in the peleton like that.

Yes, there needs to be a transitional program for ex-pros to find their future post-career in the real world. But the responsibility of such a program lies with the employers (the teams), not with ASO. UCI probably should probably mandate that teams have this. Where the money comes from is another matter.


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