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Discussion in 'Racing' started by doyle, Jan 1, 2013.
How sweet he rode up with his dad
I don't mind a little pink, but there's a limit. Pink helmets are nice though
I'm enduring Peterhansel and the cars, just to see if they let Robby jump the podium.
That means i agree.
Guess not, looks like "end of special programming" and now they have their version of Good Morning America on. Oh well.
Finally, back to real life. I need to go adjust my chain.
What about your bo-staff skillz?
This Dakar was ... aww fuck it. I'll not say anything or else i just break into tears.
thanks every one. Well done everyone else at the Dakar. See ya'll next year.
I'm jealous of Pyndon for being able to give such a gift to his dad.
Hi-Vis for me. Or Red.
Whatever I find that fits though....
But never PINK.
Dakar 2013 is over.
During the last 15 days, I came here as often as I could to follow Dakar.
Thank you for all shared information, pictures, videos, emotions and thoughts that allow me to taste the thrill of this fantastic and epic event!
As it turns out Robert van Pelt, the Dutch 19-year-old first timer, has been DQ-ed as his bike had been seen at his father's truck bivvy too many times. As a result not he, but a frenchman (with liaisons to the responsible ASO official as well) wins the malle moto class.
That's a bummer, I thought the young guy did great. I did wonder about the fact his Dad in a big truck was also in the race. Sad, but he did ride and finish.
This then would also mean he'd have to surrender his finisher's medal, I assume - even though pretty much everyone (including the Frenchman) gets side assistance in one way or another.
Thre's being a sore loser, and then there's being a French sore loser.
I missed the streaming video party this morning but thanks Myway and all the F5'ers for posting some pictures.
Pyndon's crew will no doubt have better photos later. What an accomplishment !
That's about it for this years F5marathon for me, back to the real world. Like many of the rest of you I will compulsively check this thread until it is closed.
Look forward to it every year. We'll blink and it will be upon us again!
Thank You for the insights, valuable info, photos, vids, links, etc!
C'est Grossier. :huh
what the hell does being at his father's truck, if its in the race, have to do wiht anything? they assume got more service than malle moto would suggest?
Yes, pretty much. Even though the vast majority of malle moto riders gets assistance, as did Payen himself. But because Payen is awfully friendly with the responsible ASO official, he can get Van Pelt kicked out.
Some nerve to cheat a 19 year old prodigy out of a victory.
I didn't want to say anything during the race, but I had the feeling that with his father in the race in a truck, possibly full of spares and definitely full of tools and know-how, was not exactly in the spirit of Malle Moto.
Has he been actually DQd from the race or just removed from MM and listed under SP or M?
I assume that if you are a rider of the malles motos, struggling every night for the maintenance of your bike, and you see an other competitor in the malle moto having his bike rebuild every night by a truck crew, you would be very pissed...
My guess (and hope) is the latter. Otherwise he's lost his medal as well.