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Creakyknees 04-06-14 03:37 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeMAC2KWCVU

get it before it's deleted

Shifty 04-06-14 10:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Creakyknees (Post 16647178)

Wow, thanks for that link!!!!

zymphad 04-06-14 11:32 PM

PETER SAGAN!!!

C'mon PETER SAGAN! Maybe next year will be his.

jyl 04-07-14 08:19 AM

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Originally Posted by jyl (Post 16646531)
Cancellara is becoming quite the sprint threat. Beats former trackie Sep Vanmarche in the velodrome at Paris Roubaix. Beats several fast finishers to get on the Milan San Remo podium. Beats Vanmarche and Van Avermat in a straight up 200 meter sprint today.

I would have been happy with Cancellara, Van Avermat or Vanmarche winning. I didn't want Vandeburgh to profit from 40 km of wheel sucking, so I'm happy he was off the podium.

Sagan didn't have any teammates for the last 70 km or so, which had to hurt, but neither did Cancellara. Dropped by Fabulous - seemingly at will - again. Ouch.

I don't mind getting up early and pirating - but the resolution is so bad it hurts. I can't recognize individual riders half the time. I'm astonished that pro racers don't have their EFFING NAME on their kit or helmet. How many team sports don't bother to identify the players?

Sprint jinx? Not for Cancellara, not in Flanders - VeloNews.com

Gotta respect Cancellara - at this stage of his career, the old dog worked hard and learned a new trick (sprinting).

The numbers are not visible from front or side, and often those are the only camera angles. I'm thinking first few letter or name, or initials, on the front of the helmet in 4" tall letters. "SAG" or "CAN" or "BON" etc. Of course RVV finishing group would have been "VAN" "VAN" "VAN" and "CAN".

jyl 04-07-14 08:20 AM

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Originally Posted by zymphad (Post 16648318)
PETER SAGAN!!!

C'mon PETER SAGAN! Maybe next year will be his.

I'm thinking his endurance will increase as he matures. Having stronger teammates would help too.

SpeshulEd 04-07-14 08:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Caretaker (Post 16646862)
I was watching on Eurosport from about 110km 2go and it looked like one crash after another. At least one spectator seriously injured when she got hit standing on a mid-road traffic island.

#t=22

Looked more like roller derby out there.

roadwarrior 04-07-14 10:09 AM

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Originally Posted by cthenn (Post 16634655)
Never heard of that channel. But I love how stuff like bull riding and fishing are always on NBCSN. You can't possibly tell me those are less of a niche sport than cycling is?!?!

I do remember a few years ago one of the channels I get did show the Giro, maybe Universal Sports...guess someone else has the rights now.

Fishing is only a sport if you are Jeremy Wade. :)

Jed19 04-07-14 11:30 AM

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Originally Posted by jyl (Post 16646531)
Cancellara is becoming quite the sprint threat. Beats former trackie Sep Vanmarche in the velodrome at Paris Roubaix. Beats several fast finishers to get on the Milan San Remo podium. Beats Vanmarche and Van Avermat in a straight up 200 meter sprint today.

I would have been happy with Cancellara, Van Avermat or Vanmarche winning. I didn't want Vandeburgh to profit from 40 km of wheel sucking, so I'm happy he was off the podium.

Sagan didn't have any teammates for the last 70 km or so, which had to hurt, but neither did Cancellara. Dropped by Fabulous - seemingly at will - again. Ouch.

I don't mind getting up early and pirating - but the resolution is so bad it hurts. I can't recognize individual riders half the time. I'm astonished that pro racers don't have their EFFING NAME on their kit or helmet. How many team sports don't bother to identify the players?

Cancellara is as canny reading a race as they come. I think this is his most formidable attribute. You can be strong and be a formidable sprinter all you want, having race-reading skill trump all skills. My money is on him at Paris-Roubaix. If the guy is in the final train at any of the classics, bet on him!

And I agree totally on Vandeburgh!

DiabloScott 04-07-14 02:39 PM

I'm happy to have BeIN - I always thought some USA channel should just rebroadcast Eurosport instead of having Paul and Phil and Bob live at every event... cheaper production = more cycling coverage.

My DVR picks up everything that has cycling in the subject so I don't have to go looking for it. For Flanders though, I made triple sure it was on the schedule.

Chicago Al 04-17-14 10:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Creakyknees (Post 16647178)

+ another thanks for the link. I carefully avoided reading the rest of this thread until I had watched that. Excellent material for the trainer in the basement!

Zinger 04-18-14 01:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Creakyknees (Post 16647178)

Excellent ! :thumb:

Thank you.

Sfclark13 02-22-16 10:53 AM

Does anyone have an extra 2016 Flanders entry I could buy? Some friends and I are interested in the middle (133k) distance but it's sold out. Let me know because we already have everything booked, except the entries!!


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