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  1. Andrew #1

    Any news on Lionel Sanders

    He already does. When his sponsors desert him after his shock result he’ll be in all white - as coach yo-yo ordered. Having freed himself from the yolk of Louis Garnaeu he’ll begin wind testing on an all white Specialised Transitions with unobtainium bearings next week.
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    Kona Race Day Discussion

    Any doubts it was a runners race are dispelled by a quick glance at the order of the fastest runners in the top 8 - other than Russell out splitting Curry by 45 seconds the order of the fasteest run splits matches the order of the finishers. #20metredraftzonenow!
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    Cricket

    So, Siddle left out for Hazlewood for the first test. I wonder how that will work out? With two strike bowlers working from one end - both who can be wayward and provide an attacking batting line up - like the one NZ will sport - ample opportunities to score runs - Hazlewood better be up to bowling a tight line and length at the other end - something he wasnt capable of doing in England. For my money they should have gone with the workhorse Siddle ...
  4. Andrew #1

    Any news on Lionel Sanders

    There is that.
  5. Andrew #1

    Any news on Lionel Sanders

    This. That is why I said he should go to Sutton: Sutton will get him to do the uber hard workouts, but then tell him when to stop. Because Sutton will punish him doing the hard stuff Lionel might actually respect him enough to agree to the other stuff that is required.
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    Any news on Lionel Sanders

    A 9th with the fastest run of the day, then a fighting and fast second place the year before his win gives the lie to that.
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    Callum Millward (Get the Popcorn)

    I think both sides need to lawyer up and settle this in court. My fees are $500 per hour ex GST.
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    Any news on Lionel Sanders

    Last year was a pretty typical race for Kona - hot, humid and enough wind on the way back to make people really hurt: I don’t think you can fluke a great performance in those conditions, but things came together for Lionel last year. This year he’s been over thinking things - lurching from one extreme to another: he really needs top let someone else do the thinking for him for a couple of years. I think he can still win this thing. Let Sutton turn him into I the male version of Daniele Ryf - remember last year he ran 2:51 off a 4:14 bike with shithouse technique in both and there is ample room for a few minutes improvement in each of the 3 disciplines - enough potential improvement to challenge for the win, especially when Ironman bow to the end it able and introduce a 20M drafting zone rule.
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    Callum Millward (Get the Popcorn)

    Oh contraire ...
  10. Andrew #1

    Callum Millward (Get the Popcorn)

    Naked and in jelly!
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    Data says wurf wasn’t even trying on the bike

    Good luck to Lange for warping the rules to his advantage. #changetherules
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    Kona Race Day Discussion

    Good. ITU or those swim-run events or tough muddier beckons.
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    Callum Millward (Get the Popcorn)

    Yo-yo - having successfully mediated the Macca-Sonny misunderstanding, if you are still in town shouldn’t you be offering your services ...
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    Kona Race Day Discussion

    “Maybe the pro's should lobby for a 20m rule, but then there are a lot of them that would also suffer if that was brought in.“ 1. Most pros are lobbying for a 20M rule, and 2. Good, they should suffer if they want to be competitive.
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    New Specialized Shiv

    Agreed, so why does it need to store 1.5 litres? - there is water on course every 15km. A smaller water cell in the top tube (where ventum have their fuel cell, but storing less than 1 litre) or in front of the bars (like Scott, Canyon and BMC) is sufficient with a large bento box at the front of the top tube (how about integrated for aero) would be both simpler and more effective. Having the gels fuel cell in the front tube is slightly arkward and uncessarily annoying - if not downright dangerous.
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    Any news on Lionel Sanders

    As I said on another thread someone else needs to do Lionel’s thinking for him. I reckon Brett Sutton, because Lionel would respect his hard arse approach to training in a way that most others male charges have not adapted to. The point behind my suggestion is that if Lionel does respect Sutton with the hard training he might also respect what he says about tapering properly and in regards to hydration and nutrition: clearly 3 areas where Lionel has lurched from one extreme to the other this year. Added bonus would be any guidance with his appalling technique in each of the three disciplines. Lionel obviously had an incredible aerobic engine and mental toughness - or at least the ability to absorb pain for extended periods, but he’s like a frog in a sock in terms of his approach to detail - its not that he doesn’t pay attention to detail, but he seems determined to relive every mistake made by those who have gone before him.
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    Kona Race Day Discussion

    Yep
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    Data says wurf wasn’t even trying on the bike

    I actually think you are on the ride track: I don’t think Cam was having an awesome day: if he was then in those conditions he was probably looking for another 7 minutes in the last 85km from the turn - he reached the turn 4:30 ahead but only put another 2 minutes on them by T2: Dreitz wasn’t driving too hard, otherwise his Captain would have been spat out the back.
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    Data says wurf wasn’t even trying on the bike

    Pieman - what about the comparison with Wurf - who was riding his way to a bike record and is probably the very best cyclist the sport has ever seen? She was only a little over 100 seconds slower in 70km: the hard 70km of the race as well.
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    Kona Race Day Discussion

    Tim Don seems to have done something similar.
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    Data says wurf wasn’t even trying on the bike

    Huston. Do we have a problem?
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    Data says wurf wasn’t even trying on the bike

    I cant recall seeing that on the feed but this is another reason to have a 20 metre zone. Also if the top women are that good in their swim/bike combo, put them another 10 minutes behind the men on the start line (I know - that probably means pushing the Age groupers back another 10 minutes as well).
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    New Specialized Shiv

    What could possibly go wrong. Especially for an age group punter without a team of mechanics and fluffers to keep the rig tip top. The system is simplicity itself I tell ya!
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    Kona Race Day Discussion

    How many confirmed kills does one need to qualify for that category?
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