I would love it for her to find the pace… I think old injuries might be the biggest issue though, did she not retire more or less on doctor’s orders, too many knocks to the head?
chestrockwell – Member
Thought she would still be doing time?
Nah, she was released on time served. I guess she might be out of her probation too if she’s allowed to travel?Posted 2 years agospacehopperSubscriber
id like to see her do well..
but shes said shes ridden 16 times in the last ten years..!!
I dont think she has a chance to be honest.. things have moved on quite a bit..
Palmer did comeback a few years ago.. I think he did 2 world cups? and struggled.. im pretty sure he didnt qualify for the main event in at least one of them if not both..Posted 2 years agoP-JayMember
She’s before my time, but I’ve read a bit about her – fascinating story, I think people will obviously compare her to Palmer, but I don’ think she had that level of god given talent.
I’m not sure the rules on WC entries, I spoke with Neil Donoghue a couple of years ago, this was after BikeRadar Team had folded and before he started racing Enduro so I don’t think he was racing at all then, I mentioned I’d put him in my Dirt Fantasy DH league (he was very cheap) as they announced he was going to race certain WCs as a Privateer – he laughed about saying something like that once, but he certainly wasn’t racing because no matter how good you are, or were you can’t just rock up at a WC and slap your name down, you need some National Level UCI points amongst other things.
Something similar was said about Palmer a couple of years back, maybe 2011 or something that he was going to race certain WCs, but I don’t think he ever did.Posted 2 years agoTooTallMember
From a 2013 article:
Giove talks about how she’d love to race one more season despite orders from neurologists that she remain retired from the sport, probation terms that prohibit her from leaving the state, and the fact that she still suffers from chronic headaches and the occasional seizure. She admits that it’s an imperfect ambition and knows the sport is dominated by youth – last year’s female world champ was 22. Even though she is not actively training for a comeback, Giove insists that on the right course on the right day, she’d be a serious contender. “I have the speed,” she says. “They say I shouldn’t hit my head ever again, but I’m gonna have to live my life.”
There’s a point at which you really should listen to doctors.Posted 2 years agozero coolMember
I read she needed dispensation from the U.S. national Team(or something) to be allowed to ride as part of them. And it’s the wishes of her partner (who I believe has terminal cancer) to see her race a World Cup before she goes.
The main problem she had back in the day was ACC was massively above all the other women she raced against and was so dominant that no one had a chance if she turned up to race.
It’s my opinion that whatever she’s done in her past, she’s served her time and can carry one racing if she wants. And I doubt I’d be too worried about another knock to the head if my other(better) half’s dying wish was to see me do something risky.
Tom kPPosted 2 years ago
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