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  • askew 15 Aug 2019 21:58:14 19,770 posts
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    Check out this sprint from MvdP as he breaks Steve Cummings' heart: https://video.eurosport.co.uk/cycling/arctic-race/2019/arctic-race-of-norway-2019-mathieu-van-der-poel-produces-incredible-sprint-finish_vid1229677/video.shtml
  • mothercruncher 15 Aug 2019 22:30:10 16,474 posts
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    Fresh off winning the 20 minute MTB short track flat out sprint race and then the endurance main event two days later- both needing a slightly different kind of fitness- he then does this on the road needing a different aptitude again. Iím seeing a slight backlash on reddit and other places against praising him, but fuck that. I am FULLY erect for this guy. Heís a once in a generation talent and not in just one discipline but three.
  • askew 15 Aug 2019 22:52:18 19,770 posts
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    Fingers crossed he appears at Worlds
  • Psychotext 16 Aug 2019 10:37:23 65,469 posts
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    Batshit.
  • askew 17 Aug 2019 21:32:04 19,770 posts
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    Ineosí Italian champion jersey looks fine. Looks almost as though theyíre sponsored by Alitalia.

    MvdP struggled on the long climb today in Norway. 3km at 11%. Donít think thereís anything like that in Yorkshire, is there?
  • Psychotext 17 Aug 2019 22:22:14 65,469 posts
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    I did something with very similar numbers off road in Cumbria.

    The terrain is definitely there to allow it.

    Edited by Psychotext at 22:22:39 17-08-2019
  • mothercruncher 18 Aug 2019 13:54:20 16,474 posts
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    I canít wait for Yorkshire. I think VdP was probably suffering there, having not ridden a road bike properly for months. If he builds back up endurance well then heís an obvious shout given the constant undulating roads that should suit his puncheur/sprinter style. The finish is a drag up an incline of a few percent too I think, so itís going to take a hell of a finish to beat him if heís still in the pack on the final corner. Fancy Sagan too, of course, and Alaphilippe.
    For the women- someone Dutch, hope itís Vos.
    Weather and a narrow course could be an exciting wild card for all of the races though.
  • mothercruncher 21 Aug 2019 09:41:47 16,474 posts
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    Nice little final course preview, sounds like itís fast and punchy:

  • askew 24 Aug 2019 16:58:31 19,770 posts
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    Here comes La Vuelta!

    Hoping ITV4's highlights have the same little ditty as they did last year.
  • askew 24 Aug 2019 17:56:47 19,770 posts
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    Is that salt or sand they're starting at?
  • mothercruncher 25 Aug 2019 08:13:06 16,474 posts
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    Salt, looked really cool!
    Sean Yates just ruins coverage for me now- he offers absolutely no insight as an ex pro and just mumbles his way through describing exactly whatís on screen or exactly what we were all thinking anyway. Twat.
  • elstoof 25 Aug 2019 09:30:48 23,932 posts
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    The Alan Shearer of cycling
  • mothercruncher 25 Aug 2019 10:15:16 16,474 posts
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    Yes, well, but...
  • askew 25 Aug 2019 10:24:35 19,770 posts
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    Did you see the clip of UAE stacking it in the same place as Jumbo? And then this footage during the recon: https://www.eurosport.co.uk/cycling/vuelta-a-espana/2019/la-vuelta-a-espana-2019-team-car-crashes-into-wall-at-high-speed-ahead-of-stage-1_sto7419811/story.shtml
  • askew 31 Aug 2019 16:49:31 19,770 posts
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    https://www.procyclingstats.com/race/vuelta-a-espana/2019/stage-9/today/profiles

    Tomorrow looks tasty.
  • askew 1 Sep 2019 16:38:43 19,770 posts
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    :lol: The most exciting part of the race up in the Andorran mountains, it's started pissing down, and the live footage has dropped out.
  • JamboWayOh 1 Sep 2019 18:58:28 14,721 posts
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    I just got back last night and I was confused as to why there so many flat packed bikes on the coach. I only just twigged this morning when I was woken up by loud speakers from stands selling merch. Oh and yeah it was actually a massive hail storm, pretty big chunks too.
  • askew 1 Sep 2019 19:41:58 19,770 posts
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    @JamboWayOh Ooh. Did you get to see any of it live?
  • JamboWayOh 1 Sep 2019 20:29:57 14,721 posts
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    Yeah I saw them passing through La Massana, the first time I saw them last year it was accidentally as I went for a walk with a friend. Of course this time we just headed for the the nearest bar to get out of the hail.
  • Salaman 3 Sep 2019 11:43:18 23,683 posts
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    When is the WC? End of September?
  • askew 3 Sep 2019 11:46:47 19,770 posts
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    28/29th September
  • askew 3 Sep 2019 11:50:15 19,770 posts
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    Looks like Arkea-Samsic have been flashing the cash. Nairo's (and his brother) are going over, as is Diego Rosa from Ineos.

    Didn't realise Campanaerts had gone to Dimension Data (or NTT?)
  • mothercruncher 3 Sep 2019 18:23:44 16,474 posts
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    Who the hell wants to ride for Dimension Data these days?
  • askew 7 Sep 2019 15:26:49 19,770 posts
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    Van der Poel is at the Tour of Britain. Hope to see some more of him over the week.
  • Salaman 11 Sep 2019 12:49:27 23,683 posts
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    Ooof. Mayhem in the Vuelta today with lots of wind and echelons!
  • askew 11 Sep 2019 12:57:43 19,770 posts
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    I will have to tune inÖ Nairo in the break; James Knox doing alright! Maybe TG-H will get his winÖ

    Oh ffs, I'm watching highlights from Monday.

    Edited by askew at 13:02:07 11-09-2019
  • mothercruncher 11 Sep 2019 18:30:51 16,474 posts
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    askew wrote:
    Van der Poel is at the Tour of Britain. Hope to see some more of him over the week.
    I want his babies.
  • Salaman 11 Sep 2019 20:25:05 23,683 posts
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    Well that was exciting!

    At 219.6km, todayís Stage 17 of the Vuelta was the longest of this yearís race Ė and at an average speed of 50.63kph is thought to have been ridden at a faster pace than any 200km-plus road stage or one-day race in the history of professional cycling.

    https://road.cc/content/news/266441-todays-crazy-vuelta-stage-fastest-200km-bike-race-history-highlights-us-firm

    Summary
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zd7nJ7aQkG0

    Including Gilbert's post race interview:
    https://youtu.be/zd7nJ7aQkG0?t=153
    At some peak points they did 75 km/h on the flats
    With my 55/11 gears I was doing 110 rpm.
    I've never seen anything like that in my 17 career.
  • askew 11 Sep 2019 21:10:38 19,770 posts
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    Blimey Ė I saw the finish. Fair play on James Knox cracking the top 10.
  • askew 11 Sep 2019 21:16:05 19,770 posts
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    I'm interested in tomorrow's stage because it goes through a little place in the mountains I stayed last year and should be whizzing right past the AirBnB I stayed in. I'd love to go back there and cycle instead of run.
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