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oldsam jamessmurthwaite's article
Jan 8, 2021 at 3:04
Jan 8, 2021
Throwback Thursday: Rachel Atherton's 2016 World Championships Diary
@cvoc: yes you are right in that you can only compare across the categories eg. Female racer X wins with the slowest possible time and plays it safe by riding within their capabilities. Impossible to know how far they could step up if the competitive field was faster overall. They don't need to go faster. With that in mind I think it's a hard argument to make that Minnaar is the GOAT. 22 cup wins vs RA's 37. And Vouilloz retired at the age of 26! I think ACC is the GOAT when you look at the number of overall cups, championship wins across the disciplines. No one gets close on that level of dominance. Would be interesting to how her times compared to the mens at the time but not sure if this is available?
oldsam jamessmurthwaite's article
Jan 7, 2021 at 12:41
Jan 7, 2021
Throwback Thursday: Rachel Atherton's 2016 World Championships Diary
Actually unless you just go on individual cup wins NV is a way ahead of RA.
oldsam jamessmurthwaite's article
Jan 7, 2021 at 12:21
Jan 7, 2021
Throwback Thursday: Rachel Atherton's 2016 World Championships Diary
@billbobaggins468: no, Anne Caroline is but RA perhaps still has time
oldsam jamessmurthwaite's article
Jan 7, 2021 at 12:11
Jan 7, 2021
Throwback Thursday: Rachel Atherton's 2016 World Championships Diary
@VWsurfbum: pretty amazing, thanks for the list. By comparison this is Anne Caroline Chausson BMX Olympic Champion: 2008 3 x Junior downhill World Champion: 1993, 1994, 1995 9 x Senior downhill World Champion: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005 2 x Senior dual slalom World Champion: 2000, 2001 2 x Senior four-cross World Champion: 2002, 2003 5 x World Cup downhill series winner: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 World Cup dual slalom series winner: 2000 World Cup four-cross series winner: 2002 Being really nerdy, in 1995 World champs, ACC's time was faster than Senior winner Leigh Donovan's. UCI wouldn't let ACC ride in senior's. Only Nicolas Vouilloz gets close to these two. 5 x World Cup Downhill Champion : 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000 7 x Downhill World Champion : 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002 3 x Downhill Junior World Champion : 1992, 1993, 1994 I don't get why people refer to Minnaar as the GOAT, statistically he's not even close unless you go solely on individual cup wins. He's a great no question.
oldsam sarahmoore's article
Dec 21, 2020 at 14:52
Dec 21, 2020
Rose Bikes Cancels All UK Orders, Citing Brexit
First time poster but let's break this down a bit. First, can you cite a source for "Uk is the biggest export market for most of the EU"? Because the UK was in the EU until 2019 and currently in transition period, technically the EU cannot export to itself. In terms of EU to UK imports current value is £374 billion sterling. UK to EU exports £294Bn. Figures from government.uk So this means they've got more to lose? No, because as you will know much of this trade is back and forth to do with manufacturing things like cars, eg. Car made in Dagenham from parts made across mainland EU countries. Problem with brexit is that any disruption to free trade area with massively impact this movement of goods. To the point where manufacturers will simply stop making cars in Dagenham, Sunderland or wherever as the tariff costs outweigh the costs of creating a new factory within the remaining EU countries. "Save billions we give to the EU" it is true that membership costs each country but that cost is less than the trade it generates see above about free trade area and factories in many locations. "Feed many children who's parents are struggling " come on now, the UK govt have just been forced to U turn on providing free school meals over winter holidays at a cost of £60 million to the government by a campaign led by a footballer having spent £120 BILLION on a non existent track and trace system, £100 BILLION earmarked for "operation moonshot" (no me neither) and so on. Just today it was revealed another "company" recently registered on Isle of man (tax haven) has been paid £200 million of public money to provide PPE. This is not the first with several other high profile examples of clear corruption of the UK government and its covid response. You can literally look all this up now. There are many problems with the EU but everything is worse for those of us in the UK and that includes your hobbies. Best of luck to you, we are all going to need it.
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