Tri Talk HomepageTri Talk EventsTri Talk ForumsBlogsTri Talk TrainingTri TradeTriPlayerWikiTeam Tri Talk
Brutal drafting in Ironman Barcelona

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    TriTalk.co.uk Forum Index -> General
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
grimpeur




Joined: 10 Sep 2012
Posts: 30

PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:59 pm    Post subject: Brutal drafting in Ironman Barcelona Reply with quote

Por favor mierda.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=c0sWYwFP9eE&feature=youtu.be



this race is notorious but such blatant disregard and where are the on course referees.
Surprised to see no one else in here up in arms about this cheating!!

Evil or Very Mad Mad Evil or Very Mad
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Tin Pot




Joined: 08 Jul 2013
Posts: 2242
Location: Bromley

PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Poor form.

I've rarely seen such a rubbish peloton.
_________________
Iron '16 14h30
Half Iron '17 7h39!, 6h28 '16 5h53
Olympic '16 3h18 '15 3h33, '13 3h36
Sprint '16 1h17, '14 1h40, '13 2h01
Half Mara '16 2h04, '14 2h07
10 Mile TT '16 00:26:30
Trail 10K '16 54:01 '13 54:46
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
moonmonkey02




Joined: 30 Sep 2008
Posts: 209
Location: somewhere eating Pot Fish

PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Add to the comments here:


http://forum.slowtwitch.com/forum/Slowtwitch_Forums_C1/Triathlon_Forum_F1/IM_Barcelona%3A_Smoking_Fast_Times_P6438726/?page=unread#unread
_________________
IMUK 2014, 2015
IMDE 2016, 2017
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Jorgan




Joined: 12 Nov 2007
Posts: 16315
Location: alles was ich bin, alles was ich war

PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surely riding alone is brutal Wink
_________________
25 Years since it all began....
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
SwimsLikeAWalrus




Joined: 30 Apr 2007
Posts: 1476

PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Brutal drafting in Ironman Barcelona Reply with quote

grimpeur wrote:
Por favor mierda.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=c0sWYwFP9eE&feature=youtu.be



this race is notorious but such blatant disregard and where are the on course referees.
Surprised to see no one else in here up in arms about this cheating!!

Evil or Very Mad Mad Evil or Very Mad


Same in Italy. Lots of big pelotons, including a male pro peloton. Allegedly 300 cards issued and a lot of visual evidence of penalties being served. The referees were out on the back of the motos and were clearly dealing with people. Albeit they did seem to leave the pelotons alone.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Honest Robbo




Joined: 07 Jun 2010
Posts: 28
Location: Teesside

PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, I've just commented on this on the IM Barca thread in the Events forum. We were warned at the briefing that the course would be "congested"... hmm. The fact that they had to revert back to the old Challenge course without the hill on each loop didn't help. Neither did the head wind on the out portion of lap 2.

Like others, from what I observed, the moto officials preferred to dish out penalties to marginal offenders who were passing/being passed rather than sitting on wheels. Penalty boxes were always occupied and there were a long list of DQs at the finish, although I didn't once see a moto remonstrate with the *many* pelotons on the course. But that's only what I saw.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ttowel




Joined: 30 Sep 2008
Posts: 4072
Location: Swim School

PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Brutal drafting in Ironman Barcelona Reply with quote

grimpeur wrote:
Por favor mierda.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=c0sWYwFP9eE&feature=youtu.be



this race is notorious but such blatant disregard and where are the on course referees.
Surprised to see no one else in here up in arms about this cheating!!

Evil or Very Mad Mad Evil or Very Mad


Because its flogging a dead horse with any event with 3000 people plus on a course, especially when its flat and 3 loops. Happens EVERY year.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
Mungo




Joined: 29 Sep 2016
Posts: 190
Location: Preston

PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If your drafting ttowel .... you must be shifting.
If he's drafting you... your in the wrong job!
Seriously the you tube vids this year were unbelievable.

Like a huge TTT. ?!
People were actually tucking up behind like in a two up. Apparently it thinned out but it looked crazy.
If your a uber biker dragging the rest along it's really soul destroying.
_________________
Keep Triing
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    TriTalk.co.uk Forum Index -> General All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1
  Share
 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum





Home | About TT | Privacy Policy | Terms and Conditions | Advertising | Contact TT
Copyright ©2003-2015 TriTalk®.co.uk. All rights reserved.