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David Millar is a "Drama Queen" !(12 posts)

David Millar is a "Drama Queen" !Fausto
Sep 22, 2002 10:21 AM
He's rolling around on the 'FLOOR" like his arm was ripped out of it's socket and then.... "Oh, he's back on his bike!"
Goddam Fausto!taar44
Sep 22, 2002 10:59 AM
I for one never saw the crash but i am sure it was at least a 40Kph crash! Give the guy a break! He had to make sure all bones were correctly aligned before hoping back on the bike.
Goddam Fausto!Spunout
Sep 22, 2002 12:00 PM
He crashed twice! (according to Cyclingnews).

So, stomps his number on the line, refuses to finish. Is that it? Did he DNF?? Why not continue if you're already there? Maybe his own version of protest, we'll find out in the days to come.
Oh my goodness me, Phil...seyboro
Sep 22, 2002 3:08 PM
...David Millar is a big fat girl!!
Come on y'all, all the big boys are riding up the hill in the foulest of weather, and he "protests the conditions and refuses to finish".
Oh puhlease!! I hope, I never have to listen to Phil and Paul sing his unfulfilled praises again or look at another "David-Beckham-Wannabe-picture" in Procycling/Cyclesport. As for his crashing twice: If ya cain't keep the rubber side down, at least you gotta be tough. Just ask Tyler Hamilton...
Heres some more info on Millarcyclejim
Sep 22, 2002 7:46 PM
http://www.bike.com/template.asp?date=9%2F22%2F2002+11%3A12%3A07+AM&lsectionnumber=13&display=True

So what he has a tough day and gives up in protest? His stock just dropped a bit with me.
yeah, he was shaking a lot the second crashbriko51
Sep 22, 2002 12:25 PM
yeah, when i saw him lying there (on his second crash) it seemed like he was in shock or something cause he was shaking...but then 2 seconds later he was on the bike...
drama? he was run over by a Big Mat car!tao
Sep 22, 2002 8:26 PM
from procycling.com:

"Millar, who started yesterday's key mountain stage from Gijon to the Alto d'Angliru in ninth place overall, first fell at high speed on the descent of the penultimate climb, but then crashed again moments later, after he apparently tangled with the team car on an uphill bend.

Speaking to his sister Frances immediately after the stage finish, Millar said that he had skidded on a bend, but that the car had run over his leg — bruising it, but luckily not breaking it — and had smashed his bike, leaving him lying bloodied in the grass verge.

Despite his injuries, the 25 year old climbed back onto a replacement bike and then rode up the 20 per cent-plus gradients to the Angliru summit, before stopping short of the finish line and stripping off his race number in protest"

While maybe not the best form of protest, how is this drama after you're run over by a team car shortly after a previous crash because of the motorcade? The riders had complained all week about removing motorcars from the narrow descent leading into the final climb. Immature? Maybe. Drama whilst in the ditch? I don't think so. And he wasn't protesting the climb at the finish or the weather but the choice of the orangizers to allow all of the motorcars on the part of the descent that directly resulted in his two crashes.
Barney Fife.. what a wimpLeroy
Sep 23, 2002 7:00 AM
Good thing he didn't have to climb the Gavia Pass back in the old days, snow, uphill both ways...
re: David Millar is a "Drama Queen" !gregario
Sep 23, 2002 7:54 AM
Yeah, the British press really advances him as a future Grand Tour winner. I can't see it happening. I think he's very unprofessional. Laurent Fignon said as much about him too.
re: David Millar is a "Drama Queen" !Spoiler
Sep 23, 2002 9:52 AM
I don't get it. He gets run over, but he still has the strength to get to the finish line. Every other finisher, including sprinters like Zabel, had to endure the same road and weather conditions. The only thing he could possibly be protesting is the fact that he was blessed with the physical gifts but wasn't blessed with the mental fortitude that the other racers had. Ever since he wore those riduculous Oakley over-the-skull space glasses in the '00 prologue, I had my suspicions that he was goofy.
he's a lot like tyler...rufus
Sep 23, 2002 11:16 AM
he seems to crash an awful lot. but he doesn't have tyler's courage.
The guy had a bad day...DeRanger
Sep 23, 2002 1:54 PM
...as do we all. The difference is that most of us are fortunate enough not to have our bad days covered by an international press corps.

I think he'll learn from this.

DeR