Cycling 2018 season Page 2

  • JoelStinty 1 Apr 2018 18:22:39 6,878 posts
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    I think Those types of rides are my favourite. Cancellara in his prime used to that often and itís great to watch. Another far out win. Think he attached with 45kms to go.
  • gamecat 1 Apr 2018 19:11:38 800 posts
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    Bit disappointing that when Terpstra/Nibali went they all looked at Sagan who who shook his head (fair enough, not his job to chase everything), then they collectively bottled it. Fair play to Terpsra though, had more guts than anyone today.
  • Salaman 2 Apr 2018 00:54:27 23,274 posts
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    Sagan managed to make an impressive gap in surprisingly short amount of time when he tried to chase.

    He was second behind Van Marcke with what seemed like a handful of meters left on the last climb. Sep stalled a bit, so Sahan went past, a few seconds later he had a 5 meter lead and when the helicopter zoomed out a few more seconds after that, he had a 30 meter gap.
    8-o
  • Salaman 4 Apr 2018 15:53:42 23,274 posts
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    Ouch, Kittel got a flat tyre 13-14k from the end of the Scheldeprijs and couldn't keep up with his teammate trying to bring back to the pack.
  • Salaman 4 Apr 2018 16:03:59 23,274 posts
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    Bam! Another Quick Step win.
  • Salaman 4 Apr 2018 16:10:46 23,274 posts
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    Of you see a replay of the final 500m: impressive manoeuvre by Morkov to create the space.
  • Salaman 8 Apr 2018 10:04:45 23,274 posts
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    If you're following today, enjoy!
  • gamecat 8 Apr 2018 11:54:08 800 posts
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    Watched Sunday in Hell on YT last night, such a great docu. Eurosport on now: no plans for next 4 hours, other than having to go the shops as I have no beer in for some reason.
  • JoelStinty 8 Apr 2018 11:57:45 6,878 posts
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    Iím slightly hungover laid out on the sofa. Feel a bit guilty as itís rather nice and I could be out on it. But beer and all that last night.

    Having a look in twitter the cobbles sections look rather squelchy and slippery. Should be good
  • JoelStinty 8 Apr 2018 12:44:24 6,878 posts
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    Two sectors in and chaos already and a few prisoners claimed.
  • Salaman 8 Apr 2018 13:40:06 23,274 posts
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    Goolaerts is reported as life threatening :(
  • mothercruncher 8 Apr 2018 15:50:16 15,412 posts
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    I'm in Hell here too- trying to chase dodgy pixellated streams with audio out of sync as they go down one by one, never mind the bloody cobbles.
  • grey_matters 8 Apr 2018 16:16:50 4,419 posts
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    Awesome stuff from Sagan. Van Aert again was great, pity about the bad luck.

    Any more word on Goolaerts?
  • mothercruncher 8 Apr 2018 16:16:55 15,412 posts
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    Fair play, enjoyed that finish. Shame about the Van Aert mechanical.
  • Salaman 8 Apr 2018 16:19:22 23,274 posts
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    @grey_matters reanimated and taken to the hospital. No news since.
  • gamecat 8 Apr 2018 16:38:09 800 posts
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    Hope Goolaerts is ok, the roadside cpr looked grim.

    A great watch otherwise, GVA did a big out of saddle effort, got nowhere and then Sagan kind of melted off the front and got a 30 sec gap in no time. Dillier was a hero though, almost wanted him to win at the end.
  • grey_matters 8 Apr 2018 17:49:00 4,419 posts
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    gamecat wrote:
    Hope Goolaerts is ok, the roadside cpr looked grim.

    A great watch otherwise, GVA did a big out of saddle effort, got nowhere and then Sagan kind of melted off the front and got a 30 sec gap in no time. Dillier was a hero though, almost wanted him to win at the end.
    Yeah, Dillier was fantastic. Worked all day and still found a bit to assist Sagan sometimes at the end. Love this race.
  • Salaman 9 Apr 2018 06:57:20 23,274 posts
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    Goolaerts passed away last night in the hospital. =(
  • mothercruncher 9 Apr 2018 07:05:24 15,412 posts
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    Wow.
  • gamecat 9 Apr 2018 07:53:39 800 posts
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    Horrible news, only 23 as well.
  • Vortex808 9 Apr 2018 08:49:25 12,777 posts
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    Shit news to wake up to. Such a young lad too.
  • Psychotext 9 Apr 2018 10:08:54 63,965 posts
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    Fuck. :(
  • mothercruncher 9 Apr 2018 11:39:29 15,412 posts
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    I did t see his fall- was it that that was bad enough to bring the heart attack on somehow, or an undiagnosed issue?

    You would think, with all of the monitoring a team does of an athlete these days that potential issues would/could be spotted.
    But then, read the other day, that endurance athletes can fairly often have a slight heart murmur due to the work theyíre asking their heart valves to do.
  • Salaman 9 Apr 2018 16:53:35 23,274 posts
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    There was a very shot of him by the side of the road as they went over the second sector of the day (very early on in the race).

    The current thinking is that he had a heart attack and then crashed as a consequence.
  • grey_matters 22 Apr 2018 15:31:53 4,419 posts
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    It's been a great classics season so far. Jungels making a break for LBL now, can't see it working but Alaphilippe might benefit.

    Edit: 5 seconds later Valverde goes, dragging others with him...

    Edited by grey_matters at 15:32:46 22-04-2018
  • grey_matters 22 Apr 2018 15:42:27 4,419 posts
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    Huh, he has a chance now!

    Valverde got swallowed up and they backed off a bit. Jungels can get up hills well and has a tail wind for the last one. Great finale building!
  • grey_matters 22 Apr 2018 15:56:42 4,419 posts
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    An early attack yet again pays off due to group uncertainty this year. Awesome stuff from Quickstep yet again. Alaphilippe looked the strongest of the remnants so would have hoovered up any work to drag Jungels in.
  • Salaman 23 Apr 2018 12:24:16 23,274 posts
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    Man, it took forever until it finally kicked off yesterday.
    Nice solo and yet another Quick Step victory.
  • gamecat 20 May 2018 16:43:20 800 posts
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    Simon Yates bossing this Giro, I think he's out of TT range now, barring having a bad day somewhere (which is always possible).
    Seems like no time has gone by since he was some kid from nowhere winning the points race at a world track champs, to looking favourite for a GT.
  • grey_matters 20 May 2018 18:20:08 4,419 posts
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    gamecat wrote:
    Simon Yates bossing this Giro, I think he's out of TT range now, barring having a bad day somewhere (which is always possible).
    Seems like no time has gone by since he was some kid from nowhere winning the points race at a world track champs, to looking favourite for a GT.
    Yeah, he's been super. Today was a real throwback to 80s style of racing.
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