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     Steve Kish updated 11 years, 9 months ago 6 Members · 10 Posts
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  • hugo15

    Member
    4 August 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Interview with Bradley Wiggins from the Guardian today.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2009/aug/04/bradley-wiggins-interview-donald-mcrae

  • Richard A Thackeray

    Member
    4 August 2009 at 10:23 pm

    That’s a damn fine, non-sensationalist, piece of journalism 😀

  • Gunner

    Member
    5 August 2009 at 7:50 am

    That’s a damn fine, non-sensationalist, piece of journalism 😀

    😆 😆 😆

  • HarryB

    Member
    5 August 2009 at 8:29 am

    That’s a damn fine, non-sensationalist, piece of journalism 😀

    I think you’ll find that most UK journalism is good.

    Now here’s a fantastic article.

    http://www.competitivecyclist.blogspot.com/2008/09/greg-lemond-vs-world.html

  • Steve Kish

    Member
    5 August 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Top fellah our Wiggo.

    I remember Simpson from when I was a young lad. When he outsprinted Rudi Altig to win the World Road in (IIRC) San Sebastian, I had the day off school to celebrate!

    His death on Ventoux came as a shock – I still remember the headline word-for-word:-

    ‘Cycling Ace Tommy Dies In The Hot Sun’.

    Had a few moments of tears when I saw his face in the paper with the ‘put me back on my bike’ quote along with the papers tribute to a man whose courage was greater than his ability on the day.

    …. then it changed!

    When it was revealed that he was on (quote again) a ‘lethal cocktail of alcohol and amphetamines’, my boyhood image of the man changed completely and he went down in my esteem. Then suddenly his widow Helen announced her forthcoming marriage to his team mate Barry Hoban ….. ? 😕

    Lemond was certainly a class act but the Yankee ba5tard prevented my all-time T de F hero Laurent Fignon from winning the Tour three times!! 🙁

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • tomlevell

    Member
    6 August 2009 at 9:46 am
  • Richard A Thackeray

    Member
    6 August 2009 at 2:06 pm

    Then suddenly his widow Helen announced her forthcoming marriage to his team mate Barry Hoban

    I know his sister & her husband quite well, when we lived in the same village, we were just up the hill from them.

    Knew his dad (Joe) too, before he died

    He’s a bit sad that his record has gone, but also happy that we have riders of Wiggins/Cavendish’s calibre now to do it!

  • Steve Kish

    Member
    6 August 2009 at 3:06 pm

    You won’t want to read this then…

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2009/jun/12/laurent-fignon-cancer

    😯 ❗

    Bummah!! He gave hope of sporting success to all baldy blokes with specs and treated the tabloid press like they deserve!! Crossing fingers as we speak. 8)

    I went to a seminar by Barry a few years ago run by the SWRC. Seemed a nice chap and I actually met Vin Denson in the late 1960s when he used to run a timber preservation firm somewhere near Harlow.

  • tomlevell

    Member
    6 August 2009 at 3:07 pm

    I was also meaning the admission to doping.

    All our heroes are tainted.

  • Steve Kish

    Member
    6 August 2009 at 3:10 pm

    I was also meaning the admission to doping.

    All our heroes are tainted.

    Of course, and we all know that now – off your high horse, Bernard, s’il vous plait! It’s just that as a young lad in the sixties, it was a bit of a hero wrecker. 😳

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