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Re: Track - General news thread
« Reply #180 on: August 19, 2016, 19:10 »
Havent seen this posted anywhere on the site yet so apologies if it has already been brought up.

Victoria Pendleton has interviewed Anna Meares and it will be broadcast tonight on BBC Five Live at 10.30pm UK time.

Hopefully some interesting question and answers might be produced from it.
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    Re: Track - General news thread
    « Reply #181 on: August 19, 2016, 20:24 »
    Havent seen this posted anywhere on the site yet so apologies if it has already been brought up.

    Victoria Pendleton has interviewed Anna Meares and it will be broadcast tonight on BBC Five Live at 10.30pm UK time.

    Hopefully some interesting question and answers might be produced from it.

     My God.
    Must be poor, straight talking Anna's worst nightmare.
    I'll have to listen, but with the sick bucket to hand.

    Now live, that might have been interesting.....
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    Re: Track - General news thread
    « Reply #182 on: August 25, 2016, 09:04 »
    http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/rio-medallists-want-sutton-back-w2fznbjfs

    I can't access the whole article, but the headline says it all I guess
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    Re: Track - General news thread
    « Reply #183 on: August 25, 2016, 09:22 »
    http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/rio-medallists-want-sutton-back-w2fznbjfs

    I can't access the whole article, but the headline says it all I guess

    I can. ;)

    I've left out the background stuff which is well documented.

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    Two of Britain’s Olympic gold-medal heroes have joined the chorus calling for the return of Shane Sutton, the coach who faces accusations of sexism and making derogatory remarks about Paralympic cyclists.

    Ed Clancy and Owain Doull, two of the four-man team pursuit squad that included Sir Bradley Wiggins and Steven Burke, said that the Team GB cycling squad’s results from the Rio de Janeiro Games vindicated Sutton’s controversial methods.

    However, Clancy, the unsung heart of the team pursuit squad and now a three-times gold medallist in the event, saw the other side of Sutton when he suffered a back injury that could have left him with a permanently paralysed leg.

    Sutton’s return to the world’s most successful Olympic cycling squad cannot come soon enough for the team returning from Rio with their haul of 11 medals, including six golds. Wiggins had led the call for Sutton to return and he was backed up by his team pursuit colleagues, who recognised Sutton’s abrasive manner but said that the results in Rio spoke volumes for his ability as technical director.

    “Shane laid the foundations for what happened in Rio,” Clancy said. “Should Shane be recognised for what happened in Rio? For sure, yes. It is right that this inquiry into sexism and other claims are sorted out. I have had my own issues with Shane and I suppose you love him or you hate him.”

    Clancy suffered a prolapsed disc last November picking up a heavy bag and found himself facing serious surgery and the end of a distinguished career. “I couldn’t bend so I was bolt upright,” Clancy said. “I went out one night with the boys but couldn’t sit at a restaurant table so I had to kneel.”

    The first text after his operation came from Sutton and then the technical director rallied an army of physios and doctors for Clancy’s rehabilitation. After three months’ recovery, Sutton put Clancy in the team pursuit at the World Championships, keeping faith in a rider who was still working on his fitness. “Maybe it was too soon but Shane wanted me to be part of it to be ready for the Olympics,” Clancy added.


    Becky's already said her piece to the press, too:-

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/olympics/2016/08/18/gb-olympic-cycling-star-becky-james-backs-shane-sutton---ive-nev/



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    Re: Track - General news thread
    « Reply #184 on: October 25, 2016, 13:50 »
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    Re: Track - General news thread
    « Reply #185 on: November 07, 2016, 20:34 »


    Great results for Belgians in the Glasgow World Cup event.

    Robbe Ghys won the scratch, as U23#1 at age 19. He's also a good roadie, if I'm not mistaken. Kenny de Ketele was 5th in the Point Race and 3rd in the Madison with Moreno De Pauw. Also the Belgian team pursuit was 5th and very close to third place.

    Lotte Kopecky was second at the omnium to Emily Kay. She won the elimination race and was 2nd in the Point race, by one point.


    Nice to see Sylvain Chavanel won the pursuit !! 

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    Re: Track - General news thread
    « Reply #186 on: December 08, 2016, 08:27 »
    8 out of 9 claims made by Jess Varnish rejected by the independent review.
    Only the use of the term bitches, upheld:-

    https://twitter.com/danroan/status/806591270147788800

    I am aware of a scenario, at the time of the World cups prior to Rio, whereby the collective term "bitches" could, and imo, should have been used.
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    Re: Track - General news thread
    « Reply #187 on: December 08, 2016, 08:42 »
    Sheilas is offensive ?

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    ‘Sheila’ was a common female name in Ireland, used alongside the name ‘Paddy’ to represent the archetypal Irish couple. From this early usage (dating from the 1820s in Britain) ‘Sheila’ came to mean any female, whether Irish or not.  This British use of ‘sheila’ was then transported to the colonies

    http://andc.anu.edu.au/ozwords/December%202001/Sheila.html

    8 out of 9 claims made by Jess Varnish rejected by the independent review.
    Only the use of the term bitches, upheld:-

    https://twitter.com/danroan/status/806591270147788800

    I am aware of a scenario, at the time of the World cups prior to Rio, whereby the collective term "bitches" could, and imo, should have been used.

    I seems to me that BC have tried to please both sides JV wins but SS doesn´t really get any damage to rep and will be hired probably by Cycling Australia

    fwiw I recon SS is a sexist twit, but JV got screwed
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    Re: Track - General news thread
    « Reply #188 on: December 08, 2016, 11:53 »
    I'm not going to say that Sutton isn't a bogan. However, I don't see how Varnish got screwed. From the outside, it seems her results merited what happened. And that isn't even taking into consideration her "it's everyone else's fault" interview.

    A situation with similarities to Pietersen, except not that good.
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    Re: Track - General news thread
    « Reply #189 on: December 08, 2016, 12:40 »
    I'm not going to say that Sutton isn't a bogan. However, I don't see how Varnish got screwed. From the outside, it seems her results merited what happened. And that isn't even taking into consideration her "it's everyone else's fault" interview.

    A situation with similarities to Pietersen, except not that good.
    BA: "We regret all this happened and are sacking Sutton" but also: "Actually Varnish, we don't think 8/9 things you said really happened" aka what we actually mean by everything is: "Oh dear, this happened on our watch let's do what we can for PR and hope it blows over whilst not really realising we need to make serious changes".

    flip the flipping flipers and if I still had my CA cycling license it'd be in microwave the day they signed the prehistoric flipwit. flip them too.
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    Re: Track - General news thread
    « Reply #190 on: December 08, 2016, 12:44 »
    Sheilas is offensive ?

    http://andc.anu.edu.au/ozwords/December%202001/Sheila.html

    I seems to me that BC have tried to please both sides JV wins but SS doesn´t really get any damage to rep and will be hired probably by Cycling Australia

    fwiw I recon SS is a sexist twit, but JV got screwed

    "Sheilas" may be the least offensive (not non-offensive) term used if you look at them just on their own but in the context and the intent of the situations that SS was saying everything in then clearly, it was all wrong.

    8 out of 9 claims made by Jess Varnish rejected by the independent review.
    Only the use of the term bitches, upheld:-

    https://twitter.com/danroan/status/806591270147788800

    I am aware of a scenario, at the time of the World cups prior to Rio, whereby the collective term "bitches" could, and imo, should have been used.

    I can think of exactly 0 scenarios where any male in any position of power, should be using any sexist language towards women at all, especially those under their care and employ.
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    Re: Track - General news thread
    « Reply #191 on: December 08, 2016, 13:04 »
    I can think of exactly 0 scenarios where any male in any position of power, should be using any sexist language towards women at all, especially those under their care and employ.
    This exactly. :cool
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    « Reply #194 on: February 15, 2017, 21:01 »
    https://twitter.com/Velorooms/status/831755099902971910

    Some questions.

    Does he have a Russian granny or summat that is enabling this switch? or is he going to change via "residency"?

    Does cycling in general have rules on switching nationality? I just hope this isn't the start of what we see in Rugby (in particular) and some other sports.
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    « Reply #195 on: February 15, 2017, 23:45 »
    Does he have a Russian granny or summat that is enabling this switch?
    Hardly.

    or is he going to change via "residency"?
    Most likely.

    Does cycling in general have rules on switching nationality? I just hope this isn't the start of what we see in Rugby (in particular) and some other sports.
    The only rule I can remember is that your switch is only valid from the next 1st January. When de Maar became Dutch Antillean & won their national championships, he was first awarded UCI points for that - and later they were taken away again as he hadn't been racing on a Dutch Antillean license from the start of the year.

    Davide Rebellin thought about racing the Worlds for Argentina in 2004 when it was clear he wasn't going to get picked for Italy ... but the UCI stopped that, saying he'd have needed to have been on an Argentine license from the start of the year.

    Other examples would be Roy Sentjens who went from Dutch to Belgian between two seasons after having lived in Belgium for years. Leonardo Duque and Laszlo Bodrogi became French citizens and raced under the French flag from then on.

    So, basically, as long as you fulfil your new country's requirements for citizenship (and for elite athletes these requirements are often bent or even waived), and do the switch in the off-season, you can do what you want.
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    « Reply #196 on: February 16, 2017, 11:23 »
    yes he is becoming a Russian citizen but keeping his Australian will have 2 passports - all seems a bit crap
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    Re: Track - General news thread
    « Reply #198 on: August 18, 2017, 06:33 »
    So, Becky James has decided to retire from track cycling and is setting up a baking business. Good luck to her on her retirement, but definitely would've expected her to be a favourite in Tokyo given a proper buildup (unlike her Rio games).

    And mellow- which of the James' are coming through? Heard a bit about Ffion. Is Megan related as well? Saw a Megan James win at Fort William in the age group category. If so... You're the Bracewells of cycling. Quality players just popping out of every burrow.
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