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Old 04-08-15, 05:56 AM
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Buncha broken bones - nobody died at least.

BMC guy was Stetina, broken fibia and 4 ribs I think they said

I think he also broke his knee cap. Which sounds horrible.
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Old 04-08-15, 05:59 AM
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did they die?

that is the most ****ed up thing I've seen. They couldnt get 20' of barricades?
Exactly. Just extend the corner.
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Old 04-08-15, 06:51 AM
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Holy christ did that look violent. Rarely see riders go full ragdoll...
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First, it's Spain. That kind of stuff totally doesn't surprise me for Spain. Spain is the crap when it comes to getting stuff done right. 5 star hotel means the gap in the door frame going into your room is only 2-3" on one corner (and 0" on the other corner). Red light means the next 5 cars go. Etc.

Second, at least park a ****ing car in front of the barricades, have a moto stand in front with a flag/whistle/something. Riders will look for large immovable objects, not small immovable ones. Bouncing off a car or something would be better than hitting a pole.

The organizers should be crucified for having those poles bare and exposed like that.

It reminds me of when a cameraman, not familiar with pro racing, planted himself about 5 feet into the road on the outside of the final curve of a flatter/sprint stage. The guy that almost hits him does well to miss and then stops pedaling and looks back like "wtf are you doing in the road?!". Tour Du Pont. I think any collision would have been softer but still, it wasn't a good call on the cameraman's part.
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Holy christ did that look violent. Rarely see riders go full ragdoll...
that the cones stay in place tells you everything you need to know about how stiff those bollards are and what impacting one would be like.
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Old 04-08-15, 08:28 PM
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Going to be a great weekend, with the best of the Spring Classics already underway. Of course I'm referring to the one and only, Redlands Classic. It will also be streamed this weekend, and outside a small race in France, its a slow week for cycling and you don't want to miss this storied race.

Mens Highlights Today:
https://youtu.be/vVFNJfgb1uw?t=3m30s Weekend Stream:
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Going to be a great weekend, with the best of the Spring Classics already underway. Of course I'm referring to the one and only, Redlands Classic. It will also be streamed this weekend, and outside a small race in France, its a slow week for cycling and you don't want to miss this storied race.

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https://youtu.be/vVFNJfgb1uw?t=3m30s Weekend Stream:
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Thanks for posting, I'll check it out this weekend!

That field looked HUGE.
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Speaking of Spain, some crazy steep stuff today, and, Tommy D.

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Old 04-10-15, 09:27 PM
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Gaimon won in Redlands today, Horner took 8th up Oak Glen. It will be interesting to see if their times were faster than mine. (Of course they were faster )

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And Junior Adrian sitting in 3rd GC.

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Redlands Classic Oak Glen Highlights (moment of silence at start)

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stumbled across this site that has some awesome photos and commentary from this year's classics:


https://gruberimages.exposure.co/
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Marcotte wins the double, road and crit. What a great last lap attack. Crushed UHC.
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that was a hell of a finish
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Old 04-18-15, 09:13 PM
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Marcotte wins the double, road and crit. What a great last lap attack. Crushed UHC.
yikes, missed it!

now watching it on replay
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Sorry for the spoiler. Yeah it was a great finish. That's twice this year that I've watched UHC have the numbers and still get beat.
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Old 04-19-15, 05:31 AM
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I finally watched paris roubaix. I'm so disconnected from pro cycling I had no idea who had won. Actually I didn't even know who had entered.
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Sorry for the spoiler. Yeah it was a great finish. That's twice this year that I've watched UHC have the numbers and still get beat.
no need to apologize. The word "Spoilers" is in the title after all . Just regret missing seeing the finish of that race.

that's some weird pack dynamics though as they had fewer than 50 racers enter. it's almost as if 1/3 of the conti teams just aren't interested...
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Spoilers, for those of you that haven't watched LBL yet. Highlight to see some thoughts.

Interesting finish to LBL, I initially thought it would be in Rodriguez's favor to carry his momentum right past Valverde and counter, but it looks like he hesitated because he (rightly, it seems) thought Valverde was not on the limit. I'm not sure what was the better move in this case because I'd think if he had gone past him at worst he would've gotten 2nd, but he still made the podium the way he played it.


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btw guys in case any of y'all like to watch bike racing: there's a really big one called the Giro d'Italia that starts tomorrow. Stage 1 is a TTT.


2015 Giro d'Italia Live Video, Preview, Startlist, Results, Photos, TV

live video at 8:10 central, replays online later.

also there's some kind of semi-pro race in California: 2015 Amgen Tour of California Live Video, Preview, Startlist, Results, Photos, TV
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the semi-pro race kicks off right down the street from here. the pros have been doing their usual MUP cruising all week.
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Watched stage 2 of the 5-day "4 days of Dunqurke(?)" yesterday; holy **** that sprint finished was scary!

Looked super fast too.. wonder if they hit 50 mph??
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giro is on BeIN sports. best. channel. evar.
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My team's FB page today is all selfies with ATOC riders.
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Watched stage 2 of the 5-day "4 days of Dunqurke(?)" yesterday; holy **** that sprint finished was scary!

Looked super fast too.. wonder if they hit 50 mph??
just watched the highlights from steephill. the guys jumping the grass planter boxes in the roundabout before the sprint are nuts.
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