Basso, best in the world this year....

Discussion in 'Professional Cycling' started by Fixey, Jul 28, 2005.

  1. Fixey

    Fixey New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2004
    Messages:
    635
    Likes Received:
    0
    Basso has to be considered the best cyclist around this year. He would have won the Giro for sure but for bad luck then backed it up with a solid 2nd in the tdf. It has shown that it can still be done. It is a shame he rode as Lances Girl (in my opinion) for had he attacked it would have made for a better tour.

    Does anyone know if he intends riding the Vaula?
     
    Tags:


  2. whiteboytrash

    whiteboytrash New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2005
    Messages:
    5,402
    Likes Received:
    0
    Huh ? He attacked about 3-6 times per mountain stage at the Tour ? At one point putting 10 seconds into Armstrong....... what are you talking about ? Armstrong was to strong and respond each time..... but he still attacked.

    ...and no he is not riding the Vulva ! (spelling my friends, spelling !)

     
  3. rejobako

    rejobako New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2004
    Messages:
    648
    Likes Received:
    0
    I don't know what cycling event you were watching, but Basso attacked on several occasions, the first being on Stage 8 when Armstrong was isolated from his team; also on the epic stage 15, when Basso attacked both Armstrong and Ullrich and only Lance could respond.

    I don't have a problem if you want to consider Basso the best cyclist of the year on what he might have done if he hadn't gotten sick,or what he didn't manage to do in the TdF despite being in great physical condition . . . but IMO, your assessment is likely a year premature.

    all I know is that if he rides in something called the "Vaula", he's likely to win it without any problems, as I'm unaware of any other cyclists entered in that event.
     
  4. mareblu

    mareblu New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2004
    Messages:
    363
    Likes Received:
    0

    Fixey I agree with You. I watched IL GIRO D"Italia and if it wasn't that he got a flu bug he would have won very easily....and then, he went to Le Tour and finished second. An excellent performance, I'd say. :D
     
  5. jhuskey

    jhuskey Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2003
    Messages:
    10,605
    Likes Received:
    339

    Vulva! That caught my attention. Especially the riding part.
     
  6. whiteboytrash

    whiteboytrash New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2005
    Messages:
    5,402
    Likes Received:
    0
    Cheers ! I was waiting for someone to pick it up ! :eek:) I love my schoolboy humour ! :eek:))

     
  7. duz10s

    duz10s New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2005
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Basso didn't attack haha

    He didn't have the power or strength to put Lance into difficulty, you could see that Lance had time on everyone and all he needed to do was follow, what i would like to see was Lance just go for it on one stange and just show the world what he could do
     
  8. JRMDC

    JRMDC New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2005
    Messages:
    731
    Likes Received:
    0
    Well, there was his effort in the TT in stage 20...

    Well, there was his repeated attacks in the stage ultimately won by Valverde...

    So in my book he went for it twice, or maybe three times, counting the stage 1 TT. He didn't have to otherwise, however, and so you are partially right in that it would have been cool to see him go for it once or twice more.
     
  9. duz10s

    duz10s New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2005
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Quote comment from Lance in his press conference after the race

    " I never felt once put under any pressure "

    which would seem to me that he didn't really put in a big effort to destroy the field, if he went no one even Basso wouldnt been able to stay with him espically on stage 14
     
  10. azdroptop

    azdroptop New Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2005
    Messages:
    872
    Likes Received:
    0
    Is your name Mulva? LOL It's Delores....
     
  11. jhuskey

    jhuskey Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2003
    Messages:
    10,605
    Likes Received:
    339
    What?
    Basso attacked,Vino attacked, Jan attacked. They made Lance work,but if you mean did they attack sucessfully. No, Lance has just got too much gas to be beaten down.
    It was the right thing to try just not good enough, but they did attack.

    I think Lance did show the world what he could do in the TT,but if you think he could have gained a lot more time on the mountain stages you need to go try them yourself and find out what hell it is.
    Lance probably had a little more to give but I think not a lot. He was better than the rest but he is still human, an incredible human, but still human .
     
  12. musette

    musette New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2003
    Messages:
    2,434
    Likes Received:
    0
    That Basso had stomach problems doesn't mean he wasn't in part accountable for his melt-down in the Giro. Many cyclists manage their health better than he did. I don't think finishing #2 in the TdF is particularly impressive. If he were the best, he would have finished #1. Also, his ITT again proved weaker than that of his main rivals.
     
  13. mitosis

    mitosis New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2004
    Messages:
    1,539
    Likes Received:
    0
    Mine too. Imagine how many riders (male) would turn up to an event with the name Vulva in it.

    "Did you see that vicious attack on the 3rd stage by Basso in the Tour de Vulva"

    or

    "Yeah I rode the Vulva in '89 and '90 but its too hard to train for it now I've got kids." :D
     
  14. bobke

    bobke New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2004
    Messages:
    2,134
    Likes Received:
    1
    Carmichael said, different from years past, that Lance does a good job hiding his pain and when he is on the limit. Carmichael said he felt that Lance didnt NEED to attack and drop Basso so he didnt. He added that if he needed to have done so that it would have taken a monumental effort, a tank draining effort, and one at age 33 you arent sure if you'll really pay for a day or two later and crack when isolated.... so he didnt.
     
  15. patch70

    patch70 New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2003
    Messages:
    1,682
    Likes Received:
    0
    Okay, how many Grand Tours have you won? Finished? Started?
    Your posts get more ridiculous...
    You really are the ultimate 'Rah Rah Cheerleader'.
     
  16. mr tibbs

    mr tibbs New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2004
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    0
    i wonder why not, that's my favorite race.
     
  17. whiteboytrash

    whiteboytrash New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2005
    Messages:
    5,402
    Likes Received:
    0
    Seinfeld ? :)
     
  18. jhuskey

    jhuskey Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2003
    Messages:
    10,605
    Likes Received:
    339
    See what you started. We all think we know about cycling, but are convinced we are the ultimate experts on sex.
     
  19. whiteboytrash

    whiteboytrash New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2005
    Messages:
    5,402
    Likes Received:
    0
    You raise a pertinent point.... how do you think cyclists perform after the mountain stages... like do they have enough energy to get it up ? Do Team Managers allow women in the rooms at night ?

    The Vulva d'Espana could be a name of a cycling movie which degrades into a porn movie..... it could star Matt Damon !

     
  20. jhuskey

    jhuskey Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2003
    Messages:
    10,605
    Likes Received:
    339

    Lets make it cheesy and cast Arnold S. as Jan Ullrich.
    Why does everyone use the term "degrade" when referring to porn? As if it were a bad thing.
     
Loading...
Loading...