A Cycling & bikes forum. CycleBanter.com

Go Back   Home » CycleBanter.com forum » rec.bicycles » Racing
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

Rabobank Three Stooges



 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old July 24th 05, 03:21 AM
k.papai
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default Rabobank Three Stooges

Or the Marx Brothers, you take your pick...

What a bunch of clowns.

- The Mechanic (a zero)
- the Driver (where was he?)
- and the D.S. (D.S. stands for ... you know... where was he radio-ing
Ras about the turns and how hard Ras could cook 'em?)

I feel sorry for Rasmussen to be let down by such total and utter, and
complete incompetents on Rabobank. I hope they lose their Pro Tour
license.

-Ken

Ads
  #2  
Old July 24th 05, 03:35 AM
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Just a few short years ago, there was a fiasco on CSC when
Jalabert flatted and they hadn't figured out that you can't
change the rear wheel of the TT Cervelo when the wheels
aren't both flat. I think there was a further problem on CSC
in the TTT when they first decided to wait for a rider with a
mechanical, then changed their mind, and lost even more time.
Now Riis is considered one of the best DS.

-ilan

k=2Epapai a =E9crit :
Or the Marx Brothers, you take your pick...

What a bunch of clowns.

- The Mechanic (a zero)
- the Driver (where was he?)
- and the D.S. (D.S. stands for ... you know... where was he radio-ing
Ras about the turns and how hard Ras could cook 'em?)

I feel sorry for Rasmussen to be let down by such total and utter, and
complete incompetents on Rabobank. I hope they lose their Pro Tour
license.
=20
-Ken


  #3  
Old July 24th 05, 04:45 AM
Frank Drackman
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default


"k.papai" wrote in message
oups.com...
Or the Marx Brothers, you take your pick...

What a bunch of clowns.

- The Mechanic (a zero)
- the Driver (where was he?)
- and the D.S. (D.S. stands for ... you know... where was he radio-ing
Ras about the turns and how hard Ras could cook 'em?)

I feel sorry for Rasmussen to be let down by such total and utter, and
complete incompetents on Rabobank. I hope they lose their Pro Tour
license.

-Ken


Great points. I think that I read somewhere that when the TT bikes were
designed one assumption was that they would only use 19mm tires, so any
wider tire will not fit. I think that Rasmussen would have had a better
chance on a 22 or 23 tire.


  #5  
Old July 24th 05, 06:45 AM
juani
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

don't fee sorry for him.
it's something that needed to happen.

it's life.

something better will come out of it.

"k.papai" wrote in message
oups.com...
Or the Marx Brothers, you take your pick...

What a bunch of clowns.

- The Mechanic (a zero)
- the Driver (where was he?)
- and the D.S. (D.S. stands for ... you know... where was he radio-ing
Ras about the turns and how hard Ras could cook 'em?)

I feel sorry for Rasmussen to be let down by such total and utter, and
complete incompetents on Rabobank. I hope they lose their Pro Tour
license.

-Ken



  #6  
Old July 24th 05, 05:44 PM
gwhite
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default



"k.papai" wrote:

Or the Marx Brothers, you take your pick...

What a bunch of clowns.

- The Mechanic (a zero)
- the Driver (where was he?)
- and the D.S. (D.S. stands for ... you know... where was he radio-ing
Ras about the turns and how hard Ras could cook 'em?)

I feel sorry for Rasmussen to be let down by such total and utter, and
complete incompetents on Rabobank. I hope they lose their Pro Tour
license.


Ultimately it is Rasmussen's own responsibility to know how to ride a TT
bike. He probably did not give it much attention (pre-race) since
TT'ing was not expected to be important for him. It unexpectantly
turned out to be important, so his technical weakness was exposed.

I'm guessing he'll give it more work the next time around and we won't
see that sort of disaster from him again. He needs to take the lesson
and just get better.

In any case, Rasmussen did a fine overall job in this tour. He can be
proud of that.
  #7  
Old July 25th 05, 11:21 AM
Donald Munro
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

ilanpi wrote:
Just a few short years ago, there was a fiasco on CSC when
Jalabert flatted and they hadn't figured out that you can't
change the rear wheel of the TT Cervelo when the wheels


Stewart Fleming wrote:
Standard practice for dealing with this situation is to throw the bike
into a field.


Any on-line betting odds on a TT bike throwing contest between Riis,
Rasmussen and Jalabert.


 




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Flecha to Rabobank Kenny Racing 3 July 21st 05 01:33 AM
Can't find tdf team lineup for quickstep, illesbalears, fdejeux, rabobank David Wuertele Racing 1 July 2nd 05 12:49 AM
Good day for Rabobank Robert Chung Racing 8 March 14th 05 03:15 AM
Rabobank podium caps Andrew Karre Racing 2 March 10th 05 10:09 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:54 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2017 CycleBanter.com.
The comments are property of their posters.