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Re: Bruyneel
« Reply #120 on: September 06, 2019, 03:29 »
I've made a complete mess out of the Jani Brajkovič-related posts. So unless a mod can undo my screw-ups from the past hour or so, I'll just fill in from memory an abbreviated version of what used to be here.  :flustered

Long story, short...

On Johan's podcast yesterday, he hinted at a "special guest" who would come on talk about the state of Slovenian cycling.

I correctly predicted that it would be Jani, and it was. And it was good.

https://wedu.team/themove/2019-vuelta-a-espana-stage-12

He and Johan are clearly on quite good terms, so this is the exact opposite of what I had imagined over the past couple of years, based on previous comments from Brajkovič regarding the way he was treated in his career. (Apparently none of it was at the hands of Bruyneel, but I had just assumed...)

FWIW, Jani is predicting Tadej to podium in Madrid. That would be quite something, indeed. So we will see.

As it turns out, Brajkovič was set to race in China (no idea where, or for whom) but he crashed and broke his collarbone on the first day.

https://twitter.com/janibrajkovic/status/1169538184709120000

https://twitter.com/janibrajkovic/status/1169566142702206976


I'm tired, and terribly annoyed with myself so I'll come back to this tomorrow. If the mod's are unable to retract anything, I'll try to reconstruct my previous work then.

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    Re: Bruyneel
    « Reply #121 on: September 09, 2019, 20:01 »
    Brajkovic and Aderlass, that is the question.
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    Re: Bruyneel
    « Reply #122 on: September 09, 2019, 22:27 »
    Brajkovic and Aderlass, that is the question.

    And part of the answer may explain the post that I accidentally deleted previously. It contained the following excerpt from Jani's personal blog:


    https://www.janibrajkovic.com/post/skeletons-in-the-closet

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    I'll be honest, I've tried to race Tour of Slovenia for national team, got no answer from them.

    I also emailed every team to get into Tour of Utah, willing to cover all expenses myself, everything.

    It's not easy, and I don't know if there's a chance, but I'll persist until the end.

    It might not the Utah, but eventually somebody will say YES.

    ------------------------------------

    Just to revisit my original post:

    The main theme of the above blog is the eating disorder that Brajkovič was faced with during his career. He has openly criticized the treatment he had to suffer at the hands of his employers, and I had always assumed—mistakenly, as it turns out—that Johan was part of that. But based on their recent, positive interactions, and Jani's appearance on Johan's podcast, I'm fairly certain that there is nothing but good will between them.

    Jani's main focus now seems to be sports nutrition, based on his website.

    Not a part of his blog, but I quite like this photo, and had included it in the now-deleted post.
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    Re: Bruyneel
    « Reply #123 on: September 11, 2019, 00:45 »
    Or maybe Roberto Heras? (Shared history; previous multi-time winner.)

    For the record: he ended up making an appearance, too.

    https://twitter.com/JohanBruyneel/status/1171076494036217856
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