Cyclissimo 2019 Page 2

  • askew 23 Mar 2019 15:19:36 19,536 posts
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    I don't think you missed much :D A flare setting something alight?
  • Salaman 23 Mar 2019 15:36:34 23,674 posts
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    Craziest descent I've seen in a while!

    Edited by Salaman at 15:36:53 23-03-2019
  • mothercruncher 23 Mar 2019 21:51:05 16,384 posts
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    Damn, great finish from a quality bunch.
  • mothercruncher 24 Mar 2019 16:33:22 16,384 posts
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    Interesting after the Aqua Blue chain issues... remember Degenkolb hopping up and down trying to get his chain back on at the end of the race? He was riding SRAM 1x too.

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/mechanical-on-poggio-ruins-degenkolbs-chances-at-milan-san-remo/?fbclid=IwAR3ClyPoqZO8cvczqN3-lRtTmXyV-tPhkPM8ym670LtihwqxSLzfq6QCZtk
  • Deleted user 24 March 2019 16:40:26
    ooft sagan got mugged off. alaphilippe is skill
  • Salaman 26 Mar 2019 01:16:14 23,674 posts
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    For those who missed this but of descending.
    https://twitter.com/Copedaleando/status/1109748834870136832?s=20
  • askew 27 Mar 2019 16:15:47 19,536 posts
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    Spectacular finish to this mountain stage of the Volta.
  • Salaman 31 Mar 2019 13:25:15 23,674 posts
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    Anyone following Gent-Wevelgem?
    If not, get to it. It's a cracking race from the go, with lots of wind. Echelons early on and a really interesting breakaway group.
  • askew 31 Mar 2019 15:29:17 19,536 posts
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    I"m on it. Looks fun!
  • mothercruncher 3 Apr 2019 20:46:53 16,384 posts
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    Damn, Van De Poel had a hell of a sprint on him at the end of the Dwars Door Vlaanderen.
  • Salaman 3 Apr 2019 22:20:04 23,674 posts
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    I was on a 6 hour drive to Germany this afternoon. :-/

    I was just reading the summary. That's the second time in 3 week's time that the women's and men's races interfered with each other in an unintended way.
    I think it's positive they're organizing a women's race and giving them airtime but it looks like they need to leave a slightly bigger margin between both events. (assuming that's possible)

    I'm counting down to Sunday now!
  • Salaman 7 Apr 2019 09:30:50 23,674 posts
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    Tour of Flanders just started.
  • Deleted user 7 April 2019 09:31:38
    flanders me daddy
  • Deleted user 7 April 2019 09:33:14
    did my own mini flanders yesterday: 69.69 miles (nice!) in the pissing rain. I've really fucked my bike setup though: knee pain and shoulder/neck pain : /

    think the knee pain is due to saddle being too low/high and think the neck pain is due to moving to a setback seat post, which means I'm reaching too far to the bars and putting strain on my neck. I'll swap back in the original seat post I think
  • Salaman 7 Apr 2019 10:20:56 23,674 posts
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    Looks like the breakaway is sorted. Time to go to the shop for some drinks and nibbles to sustain me.
  • askew 7 Apr 2019 16:13:14 19,536 posts
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    Bettiol! And MvdP came back from smashing up to come 4th :o
  • Salaman 7 Apr 2019 16:47:30 23,674 posts
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    Jeez, what kind of a superman is Mathieu Van der Poel?
  • mothercruncher 7 Apr 2019 20:38:53 16,384 posts
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    Think he checked his elbow and, in doing so felt pain in his shoulder, felt around and suspected something was broken. Somehow nothing was. Kind of incredible to all but solo his way back to that finish.
  • Salaman 8 Apr 2019 10:10:54 23,674 posts
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    He had a really nasty crash a few weeks ago, which looked scary and likely to take him out of contention for the rest of the spring.

    Then he turned out to be OK, with minor scrapes and went on a reconnaissance 2 days later, went on to win GP de Denain and Dwars door Vlaanderen.

    Then today he seemed out of the race due to that crash at almost the worst possible timing right before an important climb. I think 90% of the peloton would have called it a day. He made his way back to the front and took 4th place.

    It's baffling.
  • Salaman 8 Apr 2019 10:11:38 23,674 posts
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    "Talk us through your race today" usually produces a fairly bland response.
    Usually. Not always.

    https://twitter.com/RondeVlaanderen/status/1114898860869074945
  • askew 8 Apr 2019 15:36:23 19,536 posts
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    This time-trial stage in the Basque Country is pretty gnarly. Thomas swapped his time-trial bike for the trusty Dogma…
  • mothercruncher 8 Apr 2019 20:32:57 16,384 posts
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    Salaman wrote:
    "Talk us through your race today" usually produces a fairly bland response.
    Usually. Not always.

    https://twitter.com/RondeVlaanderen/status/1114898860869074945
    I haven’t clicked that but I already know it’s Ludwig *swoon*.
  • mothercruncher 14 Apr 2019 09:08:21 16,384 posts
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    Any time guesstimates of when they might reach the last 120-100k today?
  • grey_matters 14 Apr 2019 09:32:08 4,744 posts
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    mothercruncher wrote:
    Any time guesstimates of when they might reach the last 120-100k today?
    We have visitors arriving today at some unspecified time. I'd imagine it'll be around then.
  • mothercruncher 14 Apr 2019 09:39:01 16,384 posts
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    I’ve just refused to do anything past midday. Did t go down that well but tough- I think I like the one days better than any tour.
  • mothercruncher 14 Apr 2019 13:34:33 16,384 posts
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    Managed to tune in- just approaching 100k to go.
  • Deleted user 14 April 2019 13:49:30
    trouée d’arenberg imminent
  • Deleted user 14 April 2019 13:50:12
    stoked for the madness
  • mothercruncher 14 Apr 2019 13:58:49 16,384 posts
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    Bollocks, Van Aert 😕
  • Deleted user 14 April 2019 14:01:47
    chain issue maybe? was riding on the grass for a while
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