Phil "mtbing isn't a real sport" Liggett is doing a live webchat right now on the guardian website if anyone fancies heranging him?
Phil Liggett webchat right now
I agree with this...
Quite why the Guardian has invited a commentator who is so discredited to give his views on cycling to the wider community is beyond me. Liggett was the apologist par excellence for Lance Armstrong and his team, consistently showed poor journalistic judgement during that period and quite clearly lacks any of the editorial independence or investigative skills to be giving out comment on the state of cycling. Poor show, particularly from a newspaper built on high quality investigative journalism
I got an answer!
Jonny J Williams
After the widely acknowledged success of the mountain bike races at the London 2012 Olympics, have you changed your stance on mountain bike racing?
@Jonny J Williams - Hi, Jonny. Really, I have always loved MTB-ing. Have two bikes myself. You are right, the London Olympic MTB races were the best and the legacy is a great course. These were, however, the exception to some pretty boring races since inception in 1996. However, all types of cycling has now made the Games, and I am certainly not a vote against that!
errr... Cyclocross, trials, 4x, DH...
Can some one please ask him whether or not he was born a complete and utter **** or if it developed over time.
They were great as a spectator, but thanks to some low budget production and commentators not having a clue what was going on, the televised mtb races were indeed boring.
...but thanks to some low budget production and commentators not having a clue what was going on, the televised mtb races were indeed boring
Which is why we need Rob Warner covering the downhill World Cup on the BBC. Just to remind you all why downhill racing is so ace and why Rob Warner is a star, here is...
"LOOK AT THE TIME!"
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