Millar threat to quit French team

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  1. Tom Kunich

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  2. "Tom Kunich" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "Ken" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > > http://sport.guardian.co.uk/cycling/story/0,10482,879487,00.html
    >
    > He isn't going to quit if he can't get work elsewhere. Millar isn't going to grab a job at this
    > time of year that someone else wants.

    I wish that he would quit, and save us all from his complaining. He's never proven that he could be
    a great rider. Sure, flashes of brilliance here and there, but spoiled would be the word I've heard
    about him. How come a lot of people always talk about his prologue win in 2000 at the Tour as an
    indication of how great he could be? That's what a 5 mile or less TT? Sure, that shows how great
    someone can complete a short time trial course, but doesn't show how someone can be a great stage
    racer. How do "they" (whoever they are) come up with a prognostication such as that from a prologue
    win? Aside from that, I lost total respect for him after he quit the Vuelta this year, even though
    it was waning to begin with. Yeah, it was a tough stage riding to Angrilu, but everyone else had to
    do it as well, and some didn't finish, technically he did. To honor his sponsor and his job, he
    should have kept going. Sissy! He'll never be great, he doesn't have the dedication or the heart I
    don't think.

    Tom
     
  3. Tom Kunich

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    Look at it this way Tom (BTW great name!): Miller is probably at least as qualified to be called a
    Tour winner as Aitor Gonzales whose claim to fame is that he TT's as well as Miller.

    "Tom Arsenault" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > "Tom Kunich" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:<[email protected]>...
    > > "Ken" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > > > http://sport.guardian.co.uk/cycling/story/0,10482,879487,00.html
    > >
    > > He isn't going to quit if he can't get work elsewhere. Millar
    isn't
    > > going to grab a job at this time of year that someone else wants.
    >
    > I wish that he would quit, and save us all from his complaining. He's never proven that he
    > could be a great rider. Sure, flashes of brilliance here and there, but spoiled would be the
    > word I've heard about him. How come a lot of people always talk about his prologue win in 2000
    > at the Tour as an indication of how great he could be? That's what a 5 mile or less TT? Sure,
    > that shows how great
    someone
    > can complete a short time trial course, but doesn't show how
    someone
    > can be a great stage racer. How do "they" (whoever they are) come
    up
    > with a prognostication such as that from a prologue win? Aside from that, I lost total respect for
    > him after he quit the Vuelta this year, even though it was waning to begin with. Yeah, it was a
    tough
    > stage riding to Angrilu, but everyone else had to do it as well,
    and
    > some didn't finish, technically he did. To honor his sponsor and
    his
    > job, he should have kept going. Sissy! He'll never be great, he doesn't have the dedication or the
    > heart I don't think.
    >
    > Tom
     
  4. True, true... Aitor is another talker though about the Tour, we'll see in July how well he does. I'm
    not a huge Lance fan, but I think he has this one in the bag already (by the way, great name you
    have there).

    Tom

    "Tom Kunich" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:<[email protected]>...
    > Look at it this way Tom (BTW great name!): Miller is probably at least as qualified to be called a
    > Tour winner as Aitor Gonzales whose claim to fame is that he TT's as well as Miller.
    >
    > "Tom Arsenault" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > > "Tom Kunich" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:<[email protected]>...
    > > > "Ken" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > > > > http://sport.guardian.co.uk/cycling/story/0,10482,879487,00.html
    > > >
    > > > He isn't going to quit if he can't get work elsewhere. Millar
    > isn't
    > > > going to grab a job at this time of year that someone else wants.
    > >
    > > I wish that he would quit, and save us all from his complaining. He's never proven that he
    > > could be a great rider. Sure, flashes of brilliance here and there, but spoiled would be the
    > > word I've heard about him. How come a lot of people always talk about his prologue win in 2000
    > > at the Tour as an indication of how great he could be? That's what a 5 mile or less TT? Sure,
    > > that shows how great
    > someone
    > > can complete a short time trial course, but doesn't show how
    > someone
    > > can be a great stage racer. How do "they" (whoever they are) come
    > up
    > > with a prognostication such as that from a prologue win? Aside from that, I lost total
    > > respect for him after he quit the Vuelta this year, even though it was waning to begin with.
    > > Yeah, it was a
    > tough
    > > stage riding to Angrilu, but everyone else had to do it as well,
    > and
    > > some didn't finish, technically he did. To honor his sponsor and
    > his
    > > job, he should have kept going. Sissy! He'll never be great, he doesn't have the dedication or
    > > the heart I don't think.
    > >
    > > Tom
     
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