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Damn everyone else!! Cheated out of first again... (spoiler)(9 posts)

Damn everyone else!! Cheated out of first again... (spoiler)seyboro
Jul 7, 2003 8:59 AM
Does this guy EVER just get beaten by a faster man???
Robbie McEwen (2nd yesterday) was not so calm. "Robert Hunter made me crazy," he told the VUM papers. "Because of that I lost Petacchi's wheel to Erik Zabel and I had to ride in the wind too long. It was a mistake that I paid cash for."

Even the Green Jersey, which was a few sizes too big for the small sprinter, didn't lessen his disappointment. "Obviously they don't know my size anymore. I don't rate this green jersey as that important at this point in the race. It's a consolation prize. In agreement with Marc Sergeant I went in the first sprint to warm up. It was the perfect finish for me today. I had a perfect lead out by Van Bon on top of that. But I'm not panicking at all. I beat Petacchi twice in the Giro."

Good win for Cooke today, what a turd, that Robbie...
some nicknames are deserved ...sacheson
Jul 7, 2003 9:36 AM
... I think McWiner is a fitting one for Robbie.
re: what a d!ckheadcyclopathic
Jul 7, 2003 11:32 AM
can't wait to see it on.
yeah, and petacchi beat him six times. (nm)rufus
Jul 7, 2003 11:58 AM
ha! McEwen is a big whiner.EpicX
Jul 7, 2003 2:14 PM
he ALWAYS has an excuse. always. and it's always someone else's fault. he couldn't hold his line...they made the finish too short...they made the finish too long...i got crowded...i had too much room and couldn't gauge the distance... enough already.

I think he expects to be able to latch on to whatever wheel he wants and for everyone to just move aside and let him win.

in contrast, here are Zabel's comments on the same stage:

"Petacchi is the sprinter." Zabel punctured with twelve kilometres to go but he refused to use that as an excuse. "I was waited on by four of my team mates and I got back to the peloton quite quickly. I didn't lose that much power doing so. Petacchi didn't win six stages in the Giro just like that, he is just the faster man. He's the best sprinter in the world at the moment. Ah, there's more opportunities coming!"
remember his little confrontation with Lance last year...BAi9302010
Jul 7, 2003 6:30 PM
He said he was going to punch Armstrong's face in or something similar because Lance was having his team help Zabel out.
Jul 7, 2003 6:34 PM
didn't he even complain when Cipo thrashed him at the worlds rr last year?
Not to mention...CritLover
Jul 7, 2003 9:00 PM
he named his son Ewen. I mean, c'mon, let's get real- Ewen McEwen. Isn't that a form of child abuse?
Not to mention...I Love Shimano
Jul 7, 2003 11:01 PM