Cycling 2021 Page 6

  • gamecat 19 Mar 2021 21:14:55 1,181 posts
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    Milan San Remo on Saturday, finish about 3.30ish UK time, great last 10km, bit of snoozefest before that. Anyone outside MvdP, WvA, Alaphilippe winning this?
  • Salaman 19 Mar 2021 21:37:38 24,107 posts
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    Interviewers have asked Mathieu why he sometimes attacks waay early, contrary to conventional tactics. So far he's mentioned boredom, getting fed up with the jostling for position and nervousness in the peloton.

    It's usually a snoozefest until the Poggio but in a 300 km race, I can see MVP getting bored and going early on the Cipressa like in the olden days.

    There may be an outside joining a breakaway but I wouldn't be surprised if we end up with the big three out in front again to duke it out amongst themselves.
  • filippoganna 19 Mar 2021 21:38:30 89 posts
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    Flanders last year was c.240km. Still, 300km... that's a long way. My bet is on Ballerini.
  • mothercruncher 19 Mar 2021 22:42:50 19,323 posts
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    Wout ala Poel will definitely win.
  • Salaman 20 Mar 2021 09:04:45 24,107 posts
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    If you're watching today, Mvdp is wearing his white shorts again today. :)
  • Salaman 20 Mar 2021 15:34:13 24,107 posts
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    Caleb Ewan 2nd man to come across the Poggio.
    Who would have thought?
  • Salaman 20 Mar 2021 15:39:39 24,107 posts
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    It really is 290km of snoozefeest and 10k of excitement, isn't it?
  • Vortex808 20 Mar 2021 15:49:31 15,249 posts
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    I am watching my recording. Still 100km to go.

    I'm mostly enjoying the scenery atm. Another trip to Italy would be most welcome. Tbh going anywhere would be good... 😀

    Edited by Vortex808 at 15:50:03 20-03-2021
  • gamecat 20 Mar 2021 16:03:15 1,181 posts
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    Do love a last few k attack that hangs on. Some odd goings on behind: Caleb Ewan looked incredible and should really have won if not for a bit of indecision in the last km by the chasers, Alaphilippe getting shafted by Ganna doing about 600w up the Poggio & MvdP getting out-sprinted by some guy called Sagan. LTR podcast recap will be good I think.
  • mothercruncher 20 Mar 2021 16:14:07 19,323 posts
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    Some of my fave riders in that finish, brilliant, that’s a statement by Pidcock there too, taking on the descent.
  • askew 20 Mar 2021 17:16:53 23,547 posts
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    Well now.
  • askew 21 Mar 2021 14:34:10 23,547 posts
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    Gosh, Marc Hirschi has an oddly shaped face: https://twitter.com/TeamEmiratesUAE/status/1373366524233256962?s=20

    I’ve only ever seen him with helmet/cap and shades 😂
  • fontgeeksogood 21 Mar 2021 15:03:51 12,913 posts
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    Giggedy
  • mothercruncher 21 Mar 2021 15:05:22 19,323 posts
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    HGH chin.. and probably other drugs/facial features, etc, etc
  • grey_matters 23 Mar 2021 22:53:58 5,460 posts
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    Kinda happy for Cavendish to get into the leader's jersey after narrowly missing out on the win in the first stage. Lower level race but he's doing ok.

    Coppi e Bartali
  • askew 24 Mar 2021 16:20:40 23,547 posts
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    That was a fun stage in the Volta. I'm going to presume Froome cruised in 20 minutes back… :(
  • Psychotext 24 Mar 2021 19:14:54 70,155 posts
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    Properly shit...

    Former Great Britain cyclist Lauren Dolan has been forced to retire aged 21 after suffering serious injuries in a crash caused by a car, saying the incident has ended her "Olympic dream".

    Dolan was in a crash while training in Devon in 2019, 48 hours after she had won bronze at the World Championships.

    The driver has been found guilty of driving without due care and attention and fined £1,079.

    "You can't put a price on a young person's career," said Dolan.

    "The driver who caused the collision has ended my cycling career and he has only had to pay the sentence fine.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/56461907

    Edited by Psychotext at 19:15:04 24-03-2021
  • askew 24 Mar 2021 20:27:20 23,547 posts
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    “The driver - a 73-year-old man - was also found guilty of failure to stop and failure to report an accident. He has also been given 10 penalty points.“

    So not even banned from driving. This chap seems like he might need to take another test?
  • Psychotext 24 Mar 2021 23:28:55 70,155 posts
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    If what they said was true then it wasn't even driving without due care and attention... it was road rage.
  • Salaman 26 Mar 2021 15:27:09 24,107 posts
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    E3 Saxo Bank Classic is quite an exciting race today! Pidcock seems to be having a bit of an off-day though.
  • Salaman 28 Mar 2021 11:39:44 24,107 posts
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    Sounds like it's mayhem early on in Gent-Wevelgem. Strong winds, echelons.
    To bad the TV broadcast doesn't start until an hour from now. :-/
  • askew 28 Mar 2021 13:35:10 23,547 posts
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    Ineos 1-2-3 in Catalunya. First time that's been done since 1960… and four Brits in the top 10!

    Edited by askew at 13:35:50 28-03-2021
  • grey_matters 28 Mar 2021 13:41:11 5,460 posts
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    Salaman wrote:
    Sounds like it's mayhem early on in Gent-Wevelgem. Strong winds, echelons.
    To bad the TV broadcast doesn't start until an hour from now. :-/
    And the run in changed due to a fire...
  • Salaman 29 Mar 2021 12:20:21 24,107 posts
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    Bouhanni at it again. Makes an incredibly dangerous maneuver mid-sprint and then mouths off to his victim after the finish.

    https://twitter.com/jakey_stewart/status/1376221314021789700

    He's been relegated and the UCI has now sent it to the disciplinairy commission.

    A 9-month ban (the same as Groenewege received) seems reasonable. Maybe make it 12 because he keeps pulling crap like this.

    Edited by Salaman at 12:20:29 29-03-2021
  • Psychotext 30 Mar 2021 13:08:32 70,155 posts
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    Jesus. What a moron.
  • Psychotext 30 Mar 2021 16:52:44 70,155 posts
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    Related: https://cyclingtips.com/2021/03/jake-stewart-broke-his-hand-when-bouhanni-drove-him-into-the-barriers/
  • mothercruncher 30 Mar 2021 18:18:58 19,323 posts
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    Proven track record of tosserism now. The UCI should at least match Groenewegen‘s punishment if they’re looking at intent, but I suspect they’ll fuck it up and look at the result. That would have been just as bad as Jakobsen if the fancy new barriers weren’t there.
  • gamecat 30 Mar 2021 20:22:48 1,181 posts
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    Yea Bouhanni has been a massive bellend for years, people put up with him cos he wins the odd race, bit like Moscon at Ineos.
  • Salaman 30 Mar 2021 20:27:58 24,107 posts
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    mothercruncher wrote:
    Proven track record of tosserism now. The UCI should at least match Groenewegen‘s punishment if they’re looking at intent, but I suspect they’ll fuck it up and look at the result. That would have been just as bad as Jakobsen if the fancy new barriers weren’t there.
    Looking again, I think there's 'unprotected' barriers at the start of that clip and a few meters before Bouhanni bumps him, they change to protected barriers.

    I have to say safety-wise, all race organizers should have a look at the E3 and Gent-Wevelgem races from last week. Impressive safety measures and protection.
  • Salaman 31 Mar 2021 10:14:27 24,107 posts
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    Geraint Thomas has a podcast apparently.
    He's having a chat with Tom Boonen about Paris-Roubaix this week.
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