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Re: Get well Michael Torckler
« Reply #30 on: July 25, 2012, 11:49 »
From today's Daily News:  http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/7342799/Get-me-back-on-a-bike

Having spent many a Taranaki winter riding in wet, windy conditions I think that he should make the most of his "doctor's note" excuse and stay on the trainer as much as possible!   :)

And Ram - since you're obviously head of his Indian fan club - what have you been ringing up and offering to him?? Hotels? Houses? Seats at the IPL? Free use of a Tata Nano for a year? Some of Tony's favourite (non-performance enhancing, TEU approved, WADA legal) drugs????   ;)
Might as well gift him a Delhi belly instead of a Nano ride. The best I can conjure up is a free meal  (for 50 Rupees :fp)
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    Re: Get well Michael Torckler
    « Reply #31 on: July 30, 2012, 00:50 »
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    Re: Get well Michael Torckler
    « Reply #32 on: September 11, 2012, 18:25 »
    Cheers Kiwi.

    And it has to come the day I return to the forum. It's all written somewhere.
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    Re: Get well Michael Torckler
    « Reply #33 on: September 26, 2012, 04:24 »
    Bissell have indeed listed him as a starter for Southland.
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    Re: Get well Michael Torckler
    « Reply #34 on: September 26, 2012, 07:50 »
    Thats great news
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    Re: Get well Michael Torckler
    « Reply #35 on: September 26, 2012, 08:00 »
    Aye, then again, as stated in the article Kiwi linked, his participation is not confirmed yet. And Bluff hill is a proper bum buster.

    Would do well to finish the race.
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    Re: Get well Michael Torckler
    « Reply #36 on: October 05, 2012, 02:24 »
    And he can't time trial for toss usually, at least at continental levels.

    Gee whiz, Josh Page has been in decent form. 2nd in Taupo Napier and then 3rd in Hawke's bay.

    Guess he'll try the 105km Tour of the Bay?

    Then again, that could also fit into this awesome, and aptly named, thread
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    Re: Get well Michael Torckler
    « Reply #37 on: November 01, 2012, 11:54 »
    Torckler yesterday
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/sport/7885711/Torckler-happy-with-tour-start

    Now he'd positively delighted with his performance in Southland. Grouse to have him back.
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    Re: Get well Michael Torckler
    « Reply #38 on: November 01, 2012, 12:14 »
    good for him to be back
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    Re: Get well Michael Torckler
    « Reply #39 on: November 07, 2012, 23:05 »
    Torckler returns to peloton after hit-and-run car crash
    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/torckler-returns-to-peloton-after-hit-and-run-car-crash

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    Although it's a reputation he'd probably rather not wear, Michael Torckler is proving himself to be the king of comebacks. The 24-year-old from New Zealand has overcome two major career setbacks – the latest a potentially fatal encounter with a wayward California automobile in June – to make his debut with Bissell Pro Cycling last week at the Tour of the Southland in his home country.

    Torckler had originally signed with Bissell in June and planned to ride the Cascade Cycling Classic, the Tour of Utah and the USA Pro Cycling Challenge with the US-based UCI Continental team. But that plan took a frightening turn when he collided with an oncoming car while training with the team in Northern California. He was on a high-speed descent when the on-coming car cut into his lane while navigating a tight corner and struck him head on. The vehicle's operator, suspected of drunken driving, fled the scene but was arrested later.

    :win
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    Re: Get well Michael Torckler
    « Reply #40 on: November 07, 2012, 23:10 »
    Copy paste HQ are absolutely current with cycling news. It finished last week.

    He even played a massive role in Carter Jones getting the lead in the Tour and could've easily won that stage if he were going for it himself.
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    Re: Get well Michael Torckler
    « Reply #41 on: November 07, 2012, 23:43 »
    Especially on slow news days. They'd publish belly button fluff if necessary.
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    Re: Get well Michael Torckler
    « Reply #42 on: December 04, 2012, 06:54 »
    Bruddy cyclists not allowing Yu to enjoy.
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    Re: Get well Michael Torckler
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    So incredibly happy for him.

    That is just awesome
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    And here's the article I wrote. A bit later than promised, but that was because I was waiting for a quote from the man himself. :niceday

    From Hospital to King of the Mountains: The Michael Torckler story
    Tip of the hat to jsg for the headline.
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    great article Fus   :D
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