Victoria Pendleton: corrosive culture forced me out of cycling

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Victoria Pendleton: corrosive culture forced me out of cycling

Postby mercalia » 27 May 2016, 11:00am

Victoria Pendleton: corrosive culture forced me out of cycling

Olympic champion backs criticism of performance director Shane Sutton
‘I couldn’t stay working with these people,’ claims cyclist-turned-jockey


https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/may/26/victoria-pendleton-olympics-shane-sutton?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+main+NEW+H+categories&utm_term=174303&subid=7646217&CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2

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Re: Victoria Pendleton: corrosive culture forced me out of cycling

Postby TrevA » 30 May 2016, 8:13pm

I've read Pendletons autobiography and I think she's as mad as a box of frogs. Mentally unstable, bursts into tears at the drop of a hat (Look at how she was on Strictly Come Dancing). Needing constant support and reassurance, I'm surprised she lasted in the sport as long as she did. She was also having an affair with one of her coaches - breaching the rider/coach protocol.

As for being forced out of the sport, she made the decision to retire a couple of years before the London Olympics and had to be talked back into riding by Sutton and Co. I think she's just jumping on the "Bash Sutton and Bash BC" bandwagon.

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Re: Victoria Pendleton: corrosive culture forced me out of cycling

Postby Bonefishblues » 30 May 2016, 8:20pm

TrevA wrote:I've read Pendletons autobiography and I think she's as mad as a box of frogs. Mentally unstable, bursts into tears at the drop of a hat (Look at how she was on Strictly Come Dancing). Needing constant support and reassurance, I'm surprised she lasted in the sport as long as she did. She was also having an affair with one of her coaches - breaching the rider/coach protocol.

As for being forced out of the sport, she made the decision to retire a couple of years before the London Olympics and had to be talked back into riding by Sutton and Co. I think she's just jumping on the "Bash Sutton and Bash BC" bandwagon.

Absolutely, but what an athlete. Probably worth the not inconsiderable effort needed to keep her focused.

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Postby Trail Beater » 30 May 2016, 11:00pm

I can see how the corrosive culture forced her into the Lads mag FHM.

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Re: Victoria Pendleton: corrosive culture forced me out of cycling

Postby old_windbag » 30 May 2016, 11:54pm

Trail Beater wrote:I can see how the corrosive culture forced her into the Lads mag FHM.


Oh no Trailbeater we'll be vilified even more for criticising womens rights.

I think she has a nice body, well she's an athlete, but I feel her comments etc slightly hippocritical to the other things she's done. Which we know have links in other posts. Never thought she'd end off as a jockey either.

I have an image of Shane Sutton as a proper old school hard nosed aussie bloke, but many people today seem so wrapped in cotton wool they can't take comments that many of us would simply brush off. If you've ever worked on a factory shop floor etc people will say things that you take things with a pinch of salt and give your own back. No grudges, the air is cleared. Some things get taken very personally, you may not feel people should say them but get used to coping as it happens.

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Re: Victoria Pendleton: corrosive culture forced me out of cycling

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 31 May 2016, 12:39am

Hi,
She was talked into horse racing too...............bad mistake I.M.O.
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Re: Victoria Pendleton: corrosive culture forced me out of cycling

Postby Trail Beater » 31 May 2016, 5:05am

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
She was talked into horse racing too...............bad mistake I.M.O.


Yep,I hate Horse Racing.
To think people spend their giro's on that crap.

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Re: Victoria Pendleton: corrosive culture forced me out of cycling

Postby Trail Beater » 31 May 2016, 5:10am

old_windbag wrote:
Trail Beater wrote:I can see how the corrosive culture forced her into the Lads mag FHM.


Oh no Trailbeater we'll be vilified even more for criticising womens rights.

I think she has a nice body, well she's an athlete, but I feel her comments etc slightly hippocritical to the other things she's done. Which we know have links in other posts. Never thought she'd end off as a jockey either.

I have an image of Shane Sutton as a proper old school hard nosed aussie bloke, but many people today seem so wrapped in cotton wool they can't take comments that many of us would simply brush off. If you've ever worked on a factory shop floor etc people will say things that you take things with a pinch of salt and give your own back. No grudges, the air is cleared. Some things get taken very personally, you may not feel people should say them but get used to coping as it happens.


Oh I know.
VP seems the type to use things to her advantage.
If it keeps her in the spotlight.

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Re: Victoria Pendleton: corrosive culture forced me out of cycling

Postby old_windbag » 31 May 2016, 10:18am

Trail Beater wrote:VP seems the type to use things to her advantage.
If it keeps her in the spotlight.


Well when Jess Varnish returns from having her baby she'll be doing it too :lol: . The worlds gone mad in many ways with "characters" being removed from it as they aren't PC. I watched a program about James Hunt and Barry Sheene, their lifestyles and the glory days of F1 and motorcyle racing. It would make an feminist cringe, yet these were two very popular individuals, both able on circuit and articulate off. That women "threw" themselves at them was more to do with their charisma and personality than anything else. They certainly lived on the edge.

When I see the clinical approach of cycle teams like sky or F1 like Mercedes, I feel something has gone. Also Lewis Hamilton may never have survived one season in the 70's with the real danger involved, you could not afford to make a big mistake, today that jeopardy has been removed in the most part.

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Re: Victoria Pendleton: corrosive culture forced me out of cycling

Postby fishfright » 31 May 2016, 10:33am

Pretty much a whole page of personal attacks and not one comment on the well known and often pointed out problems in the women's side UK side of pro cycling.

Disgusting

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Re: Victoria Pendleton: corrosive culture forced me out of cycling

Postby Trail Beater » 31 May 2016, 12:29pm

I don't like her fish fright .
For reasons above.
Nuff said

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Re: Victoria Pendleton: corrosive culture forced me out of cycling

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 31 May 2016, 1:59pm

Hi,
For her own safety I would see Vic give up this horse riding thingy, when she was asked to have a go she'd never even touched a horse.

In the two races that were viewed on tv news another rider fell in the same camera shot and BOTH horse riders were kicked in the head, when they grabbed their heads the camera shot was cut.............................................I assume that the riders were pro's or had ridden before.

Vickys got several strings to her bow I would go for the safe ones, horse riding probably tops motoX and boxing.
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Re: Victoria Pendleton: corrosive culture forced me out of cycling

Postby Trail Beater » 31 May 2016, 6:13pm

old_windbag wrote:
Trail Beater wrote:VP seems the type to use things to her advantage.
If it keeps her in the spotlight.


Well when Jess Varnish returns from having her baby she'll be doing it too :lol: . The worlds gone mad in many ways with "characters" being removed from it as they aren't PC. I watched a program about James Hunt and Barry Sheene, their lifestyles and the glory days of F1 and motorcyle racing. It would make an feminist cringe, yet these were two very popular individuals, both able on circuit and articulate off. That women "threw" themselves at them was more to do with their charisma and personality than anything else. They certainly lived on the edge.

When I see the clinical approach of cycle teams like sky or F1 like Mercedes, I feel something has gone. Also Lewis Hamilton may never have survived one season in the 70's with the real danger involved, you could not afford to make a big mistake, today that jeopardy has been removed in the most part.


I imagine Jess will have a ghost writer lined up already,with "warts 'n' all revelations about how Victoria Pendleton stole her boyfriend once,she likes green and how her coach had a funny accent.

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Re: Victoria Pendleton: corrosive culture forced me out of cycling

Postby reohn2 » 31 May 2016, 7:34pm

Trail Beater wrote:
NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
She was talked into horse racing too...............bad mistake I.M.O.


Yep,I hate Horse Racing.
To think people spend their giro's on that crap.

I wouldn't like to do a three week tour on a horse :shock:
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Re: Victoria Pendleton: corrosive culture forced me out of cycling

Postby old_windbag » 31 May 2016, 7:53pm

reohn2 wrote:I wouldn't like to do a three week tour on a horse :shock:


Especially a carpenters horse :) .

Trail Beater wrote:I imagine Jess will have a ghost writer lined up already,with "warts 'n' all revelations about how Victoria Pendleton stole her boyfriend once,she likes green and how her coach had a funny accent.


Theres a lot of this book writing going on. I find it surprising how so many celebrities have so many stories to fill 500+ pages. Every interview they have leads up to "oh and you've recently written a book" :roll: . Pain in the rear end.