esafosfina

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Re: The Dodgy Team Staff Thread - A work in progress
« on: October 29, 2012, 15:20 »
Ah, my favourite period of pro cycling!   :D

De Wolf was a weird flash in the pan. Zero to hero just like that and back again almost as fast. Was he what technology people call an "early adopter"?  ;D

I do vaguely remember Cornelisse from back then. Doesn't have a super palmarès but he certainly hit a purple patch in 1991.

Kind of surprised he made it onto a team as big as TVM though. That's a bit big-league for him, although if what you say is true, he will no doubt have felt at home there. ;)

1990 Worlds RR was a strange race indeed... reports in Flanders newsapapers at the time were of Dhaenens 'waking at three am' to go training as to adjust his body clock for Japanese time! (Don't forget Rudy was riding for PDM at the time...) Both he and De Wolf were so dominant in the race it was a joke.

Cornelesse also rode on Panasonic, and a small Belgian Kermesse team called 'La William'... how he ever won Tour of Luxemburg being primarily a rider for the flat one-days opened a few eyes at the time too! (Nice guy though...)

Dirk was a solid pro, considered not to be a thinker... good strong domestique. Goes to show what a good soigneur will do...  ;)

Edit: Just remembered another name that raises suspicion: Laurent Biondi. Again linked to the Ton Ton Tapis team in 1990 (when surprise surprise he wins the worlds pro points race...) Later worked as DS for AG2R... not sure who he's with now...
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