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Re: The Secret Pro Blog
« Reply #30 on: December 23, 2012, 04:05 »
been on a plane but I think the rider is Steve Cummings

but he did not ride paris-tours I do not think but did 2 GT and had an up and down year, hates doping etc do not why everyone thinks he must be an OZ plus has knowledge of Sky and BMC

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    Re: The Secret Pro Blog
    « Reply #31 on: December 23, 2012, 11:20 »
    Well you would think it is an Aussie cause its an Aussie website.. also he follows a couple of pros with the greatest quantity from any country being those of them coming from Aussieland..Also he is doing the TDU, not that means anything but more likely to be Aussie.

    Oh and if it was Cummings then he follows himself which would be rather amusing  :D
    Also Cummings is not racing TDU so I believe we can rule him out..

    Only team he follows is BMC...
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    Re: The Secret Pro Blog
    « Reply #32 on: December 23, 2012, 13:49 »
    Going on the logic that he raced Paris Tours that leaves us with:

    Frederik Willems
    Blel Kadri
    Jerome Pineau
    Gerald Ciolek
    Gert Steegmans
    Koen De Kort
    Frohlinger
    Geschke

    Gone through everybody and discounted them all for one reason or another..
    So not much to see there.. Btw Dim you are welcome to tell me if I have missed someone out somewhere in these posts :D

    Oh and if Paris Tours was a red herring then :spank

    Also when it says he has ridden world championships could that be reffering to the U23 WCs, because if so that would screw everything up? (I doubt it though)


    So in conclusion I am very much confused.. :D
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    Re: The Secret Pro Blog
    « Reply #33 on: December 23, 2012, 14:46 »
    Of those three, it'd be a very simple choice.
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    Re: The Secret Pro Blog
    « Reply #34 on: December 23, 2012, 14:49 »
    Of those three, it'd be a very simple choice.
    There is something bugging me about it.. but who do you think it is?
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    Re: The Secret Pro Blog
    « Reply #35 on: December 23, 2012, 14:53 »
    Only one of them's in Australia at the moment, even raced today.
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    Re: The Secret Pro Blog
    « Reply #36 on: December 23, 2012, 14:55 »
    Indeed Koen I know. He was my first choice as well certainly, but as I said there is something bugging me about him (something I read over on CN, just can not remember what). Wanted to know what you thought first though. His website though, his views and his experiences and amount of GTs raced etc make him a likely candidate if you ask me though. He also depreciated doping as it made him miss out on the Tour with Astana and he generally is pretty vocal with opinions it seems.
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    Re: The Secret Pro Blog
    « Reply #37 on: December 23, 2012, 15:06 »
    Yep I knew I had read a post about De Kort on CN  :)

    Here it is:

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    Koen de Kort (the Dutch Argos-Shimano rider mentioned earlier) has an Aussie girlfriend, spends his summers in Melbourne, and has announced that he will write a series of "Q&A" type posts for the same blog under his real name. I very much doubt that he is the Secret Pro, as his friendship with Wade Wallace is well known and he'd be far too obvious a candidate.

    For what it's worth my guess is that it's not an Aussie, and it may well not be a native English speaker at all.

    As to his sentiments on doping, while I disagree with him (the fact is that riders have been doping since bike racing was invented, so if they're not doping much now that would be historically unprecedented) I'd still like to hear what he really thinks rather than get the PR-filtered version.

    So here is his first article: http://www.cyclingtips.com.au/2012/12/ask-koen-de-kort/

    He just started a couple of days before the secret pro, it would be ridiculously funny.. but I do not see it being true
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    Re: The Secret Pro Blog
    « Reply #38 on: December 23, 2012, 22:56 »
    been on a plane but I think the rider is Steve Cummings
    Read Cyclesport today and was thinking after all this who the anonymous rider who writes in it could be.. Now I am pretty convinced the anon rider there is Cummings. In my mind it certainly fits. Reading it you see the glaring contrast between the "secret pro" which is decent but the anon rider is considerably better and more interesting..

    Actually just checked it up and it can't be Cummings  :fp
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    Re: The Secret Pro Blog
    « Reply #40 on: February 05, 2013, 10:09 »
    Maybe he could call out the rest of Ferrari's clients?
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    Re: The Secret Pro Blog
    « Reply #41 on: February 05, 2013, 10:57 »
    Quote from: froomeborough, ages ago
    ...
    Quote from: Secret Pro
    It’s disappointing too that people get on Twitter and speak their mind when they just don’t know. I use to room with a high profile rider and we were messing around one day by Googling his name. The first thing that came up with “*name of rider* doping”.  That’s absolutely horrible for him because he’s never ever had anything against him, and he’s a top guy, but that’s just how it is.
    ...

    On doping matters, Twitter brings far more pros than it does cons. And those pros aren't secret. ;)

    I must have been in a cave (or in India) when the buzz happened on this Secret Pro thing. It's the first I've heard of it today.

    Cummings strikes me as a bit of an omertakeeper whereas De Kort is from Argos and Argonauts are encouraged to talk openly. I suppose that 'openly' need not be antonymous with 'anonymously'.
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    Re: The Secret Pro Blog
    « Reply #42 on: February 05, 2013, 11:03 »
    to be honest this blog is plain boring. if it wasn't tagged as "secret" I doubt anyone would read it at all.
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    Re: The Secret Pro Blog
    « Reply #43 on: February 05, 2013, 13:11 »
    I agree.  He is more interested in protecting who the hell he is than imparting information.

    Jono's blog is much, much better
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    Re: The Secret Pro Blog
    « Reply #44 on: February 05, 2013, 13:48 »
    I just read that and it cant be a spoof because it was so dull.  Thats not Cummings... I hope.
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    Re: The Secret Pro Blog
    « Reply #45 on: April 03, 2013, 11:22 »
    to be honest this blog is plain boring. if it wasn't tagged as "secret" I doubt anyone would read it at all.

    it gets worse


    THE SECRET PRO: THE SPRING CLASSICS
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    Re: The Secret Pro Blog
    « Reply #46 on: April 03, 2013, 11:43 »
    lol, I accidentally clicked it earlier but hopefully closed before it registered as a visit.
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    Re: The Secret Pro Blog
    « Reply #47 on: May 07, 2013, 12:58 »
    THE SECRET PRO
    Let the Grand Tours begin!


    This worth a read - who would have thought 
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    Re: The Secret Pro Blog
    « Reply #48 on: May 07, 2013, 13:05 »
    wow - interesting.

    can we speculate on the GT winner who is going to be taken down by the Bio Passport?

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    Re: The Secret Pro Blog
    « Reply #49 on: May 07, 2013, 13:18 »
    It's almost like they read all the comments people had about how banal it was and decided to go with this.  :D
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    Re: The Secret Pro Blog
    « Reply #50 on: May 07, 2013, 13:19 »
    THE SECRET PRO
    Let the Grand Tours begin!


    This worth a read - who would have thought
    Yep, best entry so far. Wonder who is the rider - Cobo? Or Basso?
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    Re: The Secret Pro Blog
    « Reply #51 on: May 10, 2013, 04:58 »
    For those who are skeptical...
    latest installment:

    The Secret Pro: hoax or not?
    http://cyclingtips.com.au/2013/05/the-secret-pro-hoax-or-not/
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    Re: The Secret Pro Blog
    « Reply #52 on: May 10, 2013, 14:13 »
    I'm starting to think it's Cobo...

    and, I'm not sure about his sched this year so far (correct me if I'm wrong), but I'm thinking the Secret Pro could be Michael Rogers.
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    Re: The Secret Pro Blog
    « Reply #53 on: May 10, 2013, 15:02 »
    I'm starting to think it's Cobo...

    and, I'm not sure about his sched this year so far (correct me if I'm wrong), but I'm thinking the Secret Pro could be Michael Rogers.
    I don't think Rogers schedule fits with the Pro's schedule

    I am still pretty sure it is KDK.
    I had already come to that same conclusion after I went away after posting earlier in the thread and the race schedule (bar that KDK is doing the Giro) fits in exactly with that of the Secret Pro and so considering that Dim has confirmed he has insider info that it could be Koen and that I came up with similar conclusion prior to his subsequent blogs which detailed a race schedule which fits with the KDK it seems to fit.

    Yet someone on Cyclingnews came up with the suggestion that it could be 3 people jointly writing it. Some how I doubt Cyclingtips would have landed three Pros like that, but it is another suggestion to throw into the pot.
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    Re: The Secret Pro Blog
    « Reply #54 on: May 10, 2013, 17:08 »
    Nobody who keeps the omerta / generally avoids talking about doping is going to be behind this blog, anonymous as it might be.
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    Re: The Secret Pro Blog
    « Reply #55 on: May 10, 2013, 21:28 »
    I simply reasoned this way:

    Rogers is at the Tour of California;


    He speaks of Specialized helmets (Saxo-Tinkoff are Specialized equipped);
    He is Australian;
    He has a thing for Degenkolb and Freire
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    Re: The Secret Pro Blog
    « Reply #56 on: May 11, 2013, 01:08 »
    but with Rogers history, he isnt likely to be writing a column with that kind of stuff in it.

    I actually agree that it is likely to be a collaberation of more than 1 rider.  This would throw people off nicely, and they have gone to pains to admit it is ghost-written so easy enough for more than 1 rider to talk to the writer.
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    Re: The Secret Pro Blog
    « Reply #57 on: May 11, 2013, 07:25 »
    Agreed no way that Mick is the guy

    he is of the Omerta
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    Re: The Secret Pro Blog
    « Reply #58 on: May 11, 2013, 10:06 »
    Agreed no way that Mick is the guy

    he is of the Omerta

    And he will never stoop this low.  :D
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    Re: The Secret Pro Blog
    « Reply #59 on: May 11, 2013, 11:51 »
    Also the blog is too polite to be written by an Australian..Unless the ghost writer took out all the swear words.    :cheesy


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