Friday, March 7, 2014

Our Chute Doc: Sky/OGE wars, Ginger Beard Wars and other shenanigans

Let the Chute Doc heal your wounds with a light hearted look at the world of cycling. A play on the word "chute", French for fall or crash, used a lot in cycling, and also an anagram of Tour de Couch. (This section was formerly known as That's So Couch.)

Ex pro roadie and now Australian champion cyclocrosser, Lisa Jacobs shows off her burgeoning peg collection:

What are they watching?

According to La Gazetta dello Sport, it was Oleg Tinkov's live broadcast in which he sent a message to Cannondale after kidnapping Peter Sagan:

Team Sky vs Orica GreenEdge.

If you use Twitter and you live under a tree, perhaps you haven't yet heard of #skyvoge. It's marketing genius but some of us know that and are already bored. But in case you aren't, what could it possibly be? We find out Monday, but in this teaser it looks like a load of pub games.

The twitter and other social media trash talk is already at fever pitch. Now, if it was based on teams with "dodgy (but they're probably reformed now) past staffers", Sky would be kicking themselves for getting rid of Leinders, Yates, de Jongh and Julich. They'd be 4-2 already over GreenEdge.

Maybe there's also a Xenon chug off - WADA hasn't said it's illegal yet. 

While one rivalry fires up, another one has been put to rest. Froomedog v Wiggo. Apparently Wiggins has apologised to his better, and seems pretty zen:

But I think he has just refocused his angst and now sees Luco Paoloini as his rival...for the best ginger beard.

Here's Luca's luscious locks:

It is said that Wiggins challenged to Luca and Simon Geschke to a game of this:

...but he knew he couldn't win, especially after he saw Luca was able to beard Pozzatto:

...and he pulled out before he really had a chance to even compete.

Tweets of the Week:

And this one for the NAWWWWWW factor:

I leave you with this video of Lee Lin Chin's Oscars special. Of course there's no relevance to cycling, well apart from Matthew Mcconaughey probably once played bongos with Lance, but it's not the first time this week  someone in cycling has milked an irrelevant event. 

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