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Old 06-10-19, 04:32 AM
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Old 06-11-19, 06:02 PM
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Old 06-14-19, 03:26 PM
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Looks like Gaimon suffered a pretty serious crash on the track. Hope his recovery goes as well as possible.

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Old 06-14-19, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
Looks like Gaimon suffered a pretty serious crash on the track. Hope his recovery goes as well as possible.

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Damn.

I wonder why he was riding mass start? Real talk, I would imagine that if he were on the long team for TP/IP, then he'd be focused on that and not risk injury in a mass start race. I really can't see a new-to-the-track pro roadie having the chops to hang in World Cup, Pan Am, or Olympic bunch races. So, why risk it?


I have zero detail on his crash but, maybe this also ties into my thing about how P/1 roadies maybe not having the experience to ride in P/1 track races immediately upon taking up the sport.

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Old 06-14-19, 04:03 PM
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I think Gaimon has a bit of history in track though, right? T-town I think?
Maybe not pro rank trackie, but definitely not new to it
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I think Gaimon has a bit of history in track though, right? T-town I think?
Maybe not pro rank trackie, but definitely not new to it
I recall not riding on the track for maybe a year and getting the willies while riding the first few laps and I was very squirrely when I returned to the faster races. I would simply let myself get shuffled to the rear and not contest any sprints or simply come off early. If I had the legs to hang up front, it would have been scary.

Even though I was experienced, it's generally a "Use it or Lose it" kind of thing when it comes to being smooth.
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Old 06-14-19, 04:21 PM
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^it's probably because you had forgotten how rough the track is at DLV
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^it's probably because you had forgotten how rough the track is at DLV
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Originally Posted by carleton View Post
Damn.

I wonder why he was riding mass start? Real talk, I would imagine that if he were on the long team for TP/IP, then he'd be focused on that and not risk injury in a mass start race. I really can't see a new-to-the-track pro roadie having the chops to hang in World Cup, Pan Am, or Olympic bunch races. So, why risk it?
Just speculating, but honestly I'd guess it was for content.
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Old 06-14-19, 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
Just speculating, but honestly I'd guess it was for content.
That makes sense, in a way. But, I wonder if he bit off more than he could chew. Sounds like he was racing in the UCI Pro races at TTown today (Friday).

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@carleton

I think Gaimon has a bit of history in track though, right? T-town I think?
Maybe not pro rank trackie, but definitely not new to it
A telling quote from his IG:


First team pursuit session in the books. Not bad but plenty of work to do. Racing this weekend, so hopefully one workout and a couple days to recover from a 10-day, solo cross country drive with a bunch of KOM attempts and video stuff and not enough sleep. Nice to work with cworth52 usacycling rakoooontz ericgalenyoung greggydaniel, and great to be back the_velodrome after a little ten year road racing vacation..
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First TP and maybe first (or near first) mass start race in 10 years? In an international pro race no less.

Now I'm really curious as to what happened. Did anyone see it?
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