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Im getting real sick of these Kelme riders taking folks out!(8 posts)

Im getting real sick of these Kelme riders taking folks out!Swat Dawg
Jul 6, 2003 6:04 PM
Isaac Galvez (Kelme) takes out Cipollini...Gutierrez takes out everybody and their grandmother. Kelme riders are taking some foolish chances at the end of races and are taking people out. It will be interesting if folks in the peleton notice the trend. They might get upset realizing it, and make things difficult for Kelme. I hope so!
Not so sure it was the Kelme rider's faultnoveread
Jul 6, 2003 6:06 PM
I think it was the Credit Agricole rider forcing the Cofidis rider into the Kelme rider.

The Empty Wrapper
Exactly! 'nuff said -nmTig
Jul 6, 2003 6:12 PM
re: Im getting real sick of these Kelme riders taking folks out!firstrax
Jul 6, 2003 6:26 PM
Been doing some frame by frame play back and I dont see anyone touching anyone else before the Kelme guy goes down. What I do see is the Kelme riders rear wheel sliding out and he puts his foot down to try and avoid going face first into the Cofidis riders rear wheel. What started his rear wheel sliding is a mystery. It was already in motion when it came into view.
Just a stinkin accident! Sometimes it happens.lanterne rouge
Jul 6, 2003 7:57 PM
I agree with your conclusion. I posted below that Clain (Cofidis) might have cut the wheel of Gutierrez (Kelme), but after watching it again tonight I think that Gutierrez just came into the corner too hot! I don't think it was the result of the Cofidis or the Credit Agricole rider, it was just a mistake and he (Gutierrez) panicked and unclipped. Its too bad it had such disastrous results but sometimes accidents just happen while racing.
Was his pedal unclipping intentional or unintentional?Iwannapodiumgirl
Jul 6, 2003 10:02 PM
I mean, was the side ways motion enough to unclip his foot from the pedal?
he tried to bail out nmcyclopathic
Jul 7, 2003 8:08 AM
You guys are tough!270bullet
Jul 7, 2003 7:52 AM
You see a pro go down from over 300 meters away, in a pack, through a telephoto lense (no depth perception), of a group traveling at 30+mph and think you can tell what happened?

Then you claim the Kelme rider in the Giro was taking too big of risk making the final turn to the sprint? He was less than a couple feet inside Cippo on a rainslick road. Probably took a million turns just like that in his career without falling - now he's just being reckless. How do you know he didn't hit a small patch of oil or just hit a small bump just hard enough to initiate the slide?