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Old 09-23-18, 07:37 PM
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So who's watching? Caught the TTTs and men's and women's cyclocross today. Pretty entertaining.

Who wins the Men's Elite on the 30th? Everyone is writing Sagan off, including Sagan. Does he not stand a chance for 4 in a row?
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Originally Posted by one4smoke View Post
So who's watching? Caught the TTTs and men's and women's cyclocross today. Pretty entertaining.

Who wins the Men's Elite on the 30th? Everyone is writing Sagan off, including Sagan. Does he not stand a chance for 4 in a row?
I'm paying attention, watching clips, etc., but not actually watching the full races.

Unless Sagan is a fabulist who can convert himself from a sprinter/classics rider to a climber in the blink of an eye, this won't be his year. He may recapture the rainbow in future years.

I'm betting it will be a Yates.
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going with alaphilippe to win the men's road race.
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Originally Posted by ooga-booga View Post
going with alaphilippe to win the men's road race.
Going out on a limb, are ya?
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Brandon McNulty was 7th today in the U23 TT. He may be the best young american rider, but prospects for him being the next great american phenom are looking less certain.
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Brandon McNulty was 7th today in the U23 TT. He may be the best young american rider, but prospects for him being the next great american phenom are looking less certain.
Yes I was watching it. Bjerg was phenomenal. Mcnulty wasn't too far off the podium, 8-9 seconds. He's still a prospect.

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Going out on a limb, are ya?
first in. what are the picks? dan martin (if he rides) is my pick to place. i'll take valverde to show-again.

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Originally Posted by ooga-booga View Post
first in. what are the picks? dan martin (if he rides) is my pick to place. i'll take valverde to show-again.
I expect he will, he's in the Irish team. I'd naturally love to see him win but I'm going to go for Enric Mas. Valverde dropping out and announcing his imminent retirement would be the icing on the cake.
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I expect he will, he's in the Irish team. I'd naturally love to see him win but I'm going to go for Enric Mas. Valverde dropping out and announcing his imminent retirement would be the icing on the cake.
Dropping out? What have you got against Valverde? I've gained huge respect for him this year - he's clearly near the end of his career, but he has been fighting for every second and every stage in multiple GTs. It might be time for him to retire, but if so, he should cross the line of his last race with dignity, not with a DNF.
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Dropping out? What have you got against Valverde? I've gained huge respect for him this year - he's clearly near the end of his career, but he has been fighting for every second and every stage in multiple GTs. It might be time for him to retire, but if so, he should cross the line of his last race with dignity, not with a DNF.
Blood-doping.
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I expect he will, he's in the Irish team. I'd naturally love to see him win but I'm going to go for Enric Mas. Valverde dropping out and announcing his imminent retirement would be the icing on the cake.
and that would wrap up everything in a nice little package...complete with a bow for you? i'd like to think that all the riders (since valverde) are completely clean and not pushing
some/any envelope but following the pro game for a spell tells me otherwise. sounds like you lost a bet sometime/somewhere involving the green bullet. because there are countless
other riders before, during and present that are guilty of a little bit more than drinking mineral water. any others that are roaching your buzz? harshing your mellow? chapping your hide?
just valverde? really? there's gotta be at least a few more. please... spill the beans. don't hold back. it's a bleepingly brutal sport. sorry, but i hafta assume everyone's doing something
that's questionable at best and illegal at worst. does that not make it sport? i think we'd all be a little distraught thinking otherwise...whatever sport in whatever country that we follow.

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and that would wrap up everything in a nice little package...complete with a bow for you? i'd like to think that all the riders (since valverde) are completely clean and not pushing
some/any envelope but following the pro game for a spell tells me otherwise. sounds like you lost a bet sometime/somewhere involving the green bullet. because there are countless
other riders before, during and present that are guilty of a little bit more than drinking mineral water. any others that are roaching your buzz? harshing your mellow? chapping your hide?
just valverde? really? there's gotta be at least a few more. please... spill the beans. don't hold back. it's a bleepingly brutal sport. sorry, but i hafta assume everyone's doing something
that's questionable at best and illegal at worst. does that not make it sport? i think we'd all be a little distraught thinking otherwise...whatever sport in whatever country that we follow.
There are others but none that is still riding. If you can find one who is still riding but was proven to be part of a blood-doping conspiracy please let me know. BTW I've been following pro-cycling since the 1980s and find your wild speculation as to my motives mildly amusing.
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Both junior races today were excellent. A local girl won for Austria...she's from Innsbruck

The Belgian who won the men's crashed and had to get back..blew everyone away. There's a reason he already has a 2 year deal with Quik-Step.
Junior races are a blast. Brought back memories.

Vandevelde was talking about how most of these kids had never ridden at this level...an international world title race. Crashes galore in the neutralized area. Big wreck in the mens race.

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Where from inside the U.S can the menís race on the 30th be seen? Love to see Valverde win it.

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Both junior races today were excellent. A local girl won for Austira...she's from Innsbruck

The Belgian who won the men's crashed and had to get back..blew everyone away. There's a reason he already has a 2 year deal with Quik-Step.
Junior races are a blast. Brought back memories.

Vandevelde was talking about how most of these kids had never ridden at this level...an international world title race. Crashes galore in the neutralized area. Big wreck in the mens race.
Remco is for real...
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Where from inside the U.S can the menís race on the 30th be seen? Love to see Valverde win it.
Been watching all of them on the Olympic channel.
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so much icing...
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Remco is for real...
Probably why Quick Step put him on a two year deal. They don't make too many mistakes.
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I actually cried when Valverde won. I have been watching on NBC Sports Gold. Fifty bucks a year.
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I for one was very happy for Valverde. He gave it his all at La Vuelta and lost his podium on the last day. It's a great consolation prize to have won the world title against the other younger riders. I predict he rides next year with the rainbow jersey, goes for any all all GC wins and retires at the end of next season.
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I finally watched the race on DVR, and I'm extremely happy for Valverde.

I've never seen a better all-around racer like him. The man is so strong in nearly every facet of racing that he is able to be competitive in every race he rides. He is also the smartest rider in the pro peloton to, as he almost always puts himself in a position to win or at least be in contention. I to thinks he goes hard next season and then retires. The sport will miss him.
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Rohan Dennis deserved that W. He's been dominating every TT event this year. All the grand tours he is consistently 1st or 2nd.

Alejandro Valverde, I think he deserves the W too. He's been chasing after it for years. At 38 years old, it's amazing what he's accomplished. Some people argue that he's a doper, but so what? Most of the top pros are in the highest echelon of cycling. I let out a tear too when he won. The dude was so emotional, it's contagious!
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I finally was able to watch the menís pro race. I was very impressed with Tom Domoulin. Being able to stay at the pointy end over those final climbs until the last bit and then chasing back on before the end was just amazing
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I was hoping that someone would have put the menís race on YouTube but not so far. Sounds like it was a very exciting race and Iíd sure like to see it. . Anyone know where it can be seen?
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