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  • winkybiker

    “dunny”. Haven’t heard that one in years…..

  • Ham_Hocker

    Barras is a clown (the bad kind)

    • Jonathon Nunan

      Martin is one of the smartest and most respected cycling coaches in the world. He’s also very well liked amongst the pro women; especially the Aussies. He certainly has a quirky sense of humour and a questionable taste in music. But he’s a genuinely nice guy and a bloody good coach.

      • Ham_Hocker

        No he isnt.

      • Ham_Hocker

        Looks like your hero and well respected coach managed to have one of the fastest sprinters in the world completely isolated and sprinting by herself in the road race overnight. Its hard to think of a bigger missed opportunity in Australian Cycling. Time for him to go.

        • Jonathon Nunan

          Just like the girls who ran 1st and 3rd, yes Chloe was one out in the run in. But she has rarely had or needed lead outs in most of her past victories. Chloe didn’t have the legs to get out of 3rd gear. She rode up and down on the spot in that sprint and didn’t even have the strength to get out of the saddle. The Aussie girls rode hard for Chloe all race, even after the chase on work they did for Tiffany mid race. Like my post professionals and champions, Chloe won’t be blaming anyone else for missing this perfect opportunity.

          • Ham_Hocker

            Good on you rooster. She can’t speak out. No one can because they’ll be blackballed by the nepotism that is CA coaching. If you think 7th in the RR is a good return on the cycling talent we have in Australia you’re as stupid as Marv himself.

            • Jonathon Nunan

              Sounds like you should apply for the position yourself. Maybe in your application you could propose what you would have directed differently at the Worlds? And also provided insight on why Australia has consistent failed to produce a world class road sprinter over the past two decades? With Chloe and Rochelle probably being the closest thing we’ve had in that time to a podium threat at world level in a flat finish.

              • Ham_Hocker

                Why we haven’t produced a world class sprinter: Bad Coaching, Bad Coaches, Bad Tactics. What we could have done differently at worlds: We could have taken an extra rider for a start. Coach Marv decided to take a smaller team than necessary for some reason. We qualified an extra rider, they were left at home…Do you think an extra rider would have helped take some pressure off the girls who were there? Coach could have not changed roles and tactics days before the race…Why were we all over the front of the race early?

                • Jonathon Nunan

                  Sounds like you need to have a chat with all these ‘bad coaches’, the likes of; Brad McGee, Shane Sutton, Tim Decker, Donna Rae-Zalinski, Hilton Clarke Snr, Daryl Benson, Warren McDonald, Dave Sanders etc. and find out why they’ve failed to produce world class road sprinters. I think you’ll find all of these world class, highly respected and accomplished coaches, continuously produce world class juniors, who regularly fall away from cycling around graduating from high school; at the point they have to decide between an education/career and ‘living the dream’ on an oily rag somewhere in Europe or the US. And perhaps if the key selection criteria for Australian squads and the AIS academy wasn’t so weighted on results from hilly (small mountain, classics style) circuits; we might encourage more sprinters to make the transition to world level. And as for the extra rider, Australia stopped with just filling slots because they could a few years ago. If you’re not seen as meeting the capability to perform the task at the time, on the course at hand, you don’t go. Call it harsh, but Cycling Australia have decided to take the route of not just filling the numbers. Who would you have selected for that extra spot? And do you think they would have helped Chloe produce some sort of kick at the end of a long, hot, fast and windy race? And do you project the same criticism at the failure of the even stronger squads, the likes of the US, Germany, Sweden, France or Belgium?

                  • Ham_Hocker

                    Classic appeal to authority fallacy. If these guys are so good, where are the results? Why are we getting our clock cleaned by the poms on the track and the euros on the road?
                    I get that some of them have had great cycling careers but that’s got nothing to do with the last 4 years of underperformance. This is a results driven game and we aren’t getting any.

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