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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Check this Article.....

Check out this article from The Australian Online Newspaper. It is entitled "Peddlers Lead the Peloton" by Patrick Smith.

Is it just me or can you sense the Cadel love/Schleck hate coming through here? 

"Schleck, from Luxembourg, finished sixth in this year's tour- he had the yellow jersey after stage 15 and held it for 3 days- and along with his brother, Andy, hassled Australian Cadel Evans so intensely that he was unable to withstand eventual winner Carlos Sastre. The agency report said Frank Schleck gave evidence to his national anti-doping agency about the transfer. After he took the leader's jersey, Schleck said 'thanks, bro" in recognition of the support he received from Andy in forcing Evans to chase too hard.

The Schlecks and Sastre all rode for the same team-CSC Saxo Bank"

First of all- WTF? Poor Cadel-- he was "hassled" by those mean Schleck brothers. For God's sake- it's COMPETITIVE cycling you nimrod, Mr. Smith. What are they supposed to do? Kiss Cadel's furry ass?

Second, what's with inserting the sentence about the meeting with the Lux anti-doping agency in between the discussion of the TdF and the last sentence that states that Frank thanked Andy after he received the yellow jersey? What was he supposed to say to his little bro? F-off? This paragraph is completely nonsensical and impugns our boys on the premise that because they rock and Cadel sucks they must be evil. 

Third, the cryptic note that all 3 riders rode for CSC. What's that all about? I am sensing an undertone of jealousy, pettiness, and downright defamation of character here. 

Who the heck does Mr. Smith think he is? I know who you are Mr. Smith; 
and I have my eyes on you!

12 comments:

Sasha said...

Strange article... It sounds like putting together four sentences from four different articles and there are no connection between them.
"the support he received from Andy in forcing Evans to chase too hard" Why TOO hard? Everyone wants to win and if Evans would have a (cycling) brother he would have done the same with Fränk!
Seems like Mr Smith likes Evans and dislikes the Schlecks...

Helen said...

What an eejit. Is everyone supposed to sit back and let each other take it in turns to win. That sounds like competitive cycling. If Cadel could have traded places with Sastre and helped the Schlecks 'hassle' him he would have. Idiot.

Karen said...

This is like one of the worst and dumbest articles I've ever read. They are on the SAME team so ofcourse sastre and the two schlecks help each other. Cadel can only dream of such a great team behind him.

MontyZooma said...

You Guys.......
Whats the matter? Choking on your own medicine?
Man, as soon as someone belittles the chicken-leg brothers, you cry. Get a grip.
Mmmmm, hate to say i told you so but franky-poo should not have associated with 'that doctor'...and if frank is dodgy, then his brother sure the hell knows. This all makes satre's win a little less glossy - being helped by drug cheats. Maybe cuddles should be awarded the win for the 2008 tour? Next time i see o'grady, i'll get the low down on the hotel room meeting between sastre,riis and frank and why sastre was chosen to attack.......

sansen said...

Doesn't the writer know that Evans is not in the habit of attacking; he'll wheelsuck between time trials while all the other GC guys fight it out while he watches. Id he just showed more aggression he'd get more respect around these parts, but I don't see it happening, do you? Oh, love it too that this post attracted the frenemy we've been waiting to gloat about Frank and friends, but does not express Evans fanaticism with enough vigor.

Nic80 said...

What you are reading there is an example of the Austalian media's typical attitude towards anyone not Australian beating someone who is. Australian athletes are better than everyone else, and if they don't win there are always excuses... I wouldn't worry about it, it's normal.

...and how dare Sastre, Frank and Andy be team mates. Is that jealousy because Cadel had no-one who actually bothered helping him out??

Bridget said...

I agree with Nic, this is a typical pathetic reaction from Australian media. When Cadel came second; I remember there being next to nothing reported on him by the media compared to what was when he was in yellow. As soon as he was beaten, they didn't want to know him.

What exactly does he mean by 'hassled?' It's not as though Frank and Andy went around poking Cadel in the eye and calling him names. They merely cycled to win.

Also, why on earth should Sastre be disqualified? How ridiculous!

Helen said...

Jeeze Monty, what's been keeping you. It's taken like 2 weeks for you to come and gloat about the Frank thing. You're losing your touch!

Rose said...

In defence of Australia's media, we really don't have much to crow about in the cycling world. We have Cadel... and O'Grady... and that's about it for the famous ones. Aussies get a bit carried away at times, true, but only coz we all mortgaged our homes on Cadel winning that tour. Almost.

And Cadel was certainly hassled up those mountains by the Schlecks, as he had no team left by the foothills and therefore had to do all the work himself. But the Schlecks made their hassling technical and beautiful to watch. I loved their hassling of Cadel. They made it such a Schleck Bruvvies gang-up. They made hassling hot.

Rina said...

I have a question of course, Maggie where do you see the sentence in the article with Frank thanking Andy?

Maggie said...

9th paragraph down- "thanks, bro"

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