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Gent-Wevelgem *spoiler*

FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
edited April 2009 in Pro race
Split in the peloton with 193 km (!) to go, with Boonen, Boasson Haagen, Wiggins, Cancellara, Hincapie, a lot of Rabobanks and 30-odd other strong riders in the first group, and Cavendish in a group further back a minute or so down.... strong winds on the Flemish plains....
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  • FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
    Boonen is apparently the only Qucik Step in the first group, so it's not Columbia but QS leading the chase...
  • FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
    Boonen also has a puncture and drops from the front group to the firts chasing group!

    Now Quick Step chasing, bringing back Cavendish to the front.... while Boasson Haagen, Eisel, Hincapie and Burghardt are in the first group.... interesting Columbia tactics
  • stagehopperstagehopper Posts: 1,593
    cyclingfans.com thinks Sporza and RTBF may be geo-restricted when their streams start so if anyone finds a stream can they post the link - thanks in advance!

    btw Lionel Birnie of Cycling Weekly is providing twitter updates from the Coluombia team car:

    http://twitter.com/lionelbirnie
  • cameronecamerone Posts: 1,232
    anyone have a decent ticker update source?
  • FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
    camerone wrote:
    anyone have a decent ticker update source?
    both www.sporza.be and www.sportwereld.be are normally pretty reliable; all in Dutch though...
  • cameronecamerone Posts: 1,232
    thanks, do you guys speak dutch?????????
  • FJSFJS Posts: 4,820
    camerone wrote:
    thanks, do you guys speak dutch?????????
    I am Dutch, so yes
  • KléberKléber Posts: 6,842
    edited April 2009
    Kopgroep = lead group
    Tweede groep = second group
    Ploeg = team
    Lekke band = puncture
    Renner = rider/racer
    Wedstrijd = race
    Berg = hill
    Aankomt = finish

    Should get you going...
  • cameronecamerone Posts: 1,232
    that would follow then :oops:
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 19,257
    rtbf feed starts in 20 minutes, but you have to set your PC clock an hour forward.
    I'm off to watch it on tv with NED 1. :wink:
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • cameronecamerone Posts: 1,232
    anyone get rtbf to work? it says i need to be in different counrty?
  • KléberKléber Posts: 6,842
    edited April 2009
    http://www.coolstreaming.us/channel/495 ... and_1.html

    Decent quality widescreen too.

    Cav and Quick Step at 4 mins now
  • stagehopperstagehopper Posts: 1,593
    can't get rtbf to work either, even with setting my PC clock to Belgium time.

    However this works:

    http://www.coolstreaming.us/channel/495 ... and_1.html
  • greeny12greeny12 Posts: 759
    can't get rtbf to work either, even with setting my PC clock to Belgium time.

    However this works:

    http://www.coolstreaming.us/channel/495 ... and_1.html

    Can't get it to work - what's the secret???
    My cycle racing blog: http://cyclingapprentice.wordpress.com/

    If you live in or near Sussex, check this out:
    http://ontherivet.ning.com/
  • squiredsquired Posts: 1,153
    can't get rtbf to work either, even with setting my PC clock to Belgium time.

    However this works:

    http://www.coolstreaming.us/channel/495 ... and_1.html

    The page loads but I get a test screen telling me the stream is either offline or not available. Very frustrating!
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 19,257
    You know when things in the peloton are getting desperate, when it's left to Cofidis to take up the chase.
    A waste of time IMO. Time for an early bath!
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • KléberKléber Posts: 6,842
    edited April 2009
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  • KléberKléber Posts: 6,842
    http://www.justin.tv/tvlive_hd Live and Direct!

    Cav setting the pace up the Kemmel :shock:
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 19,257
    4 of the Cervelo boys, blown away on the Kemmelberg. They'll be gone, next time around, so all that work for nothing. Columbia and Saxo seem the strongest.
    Naf new decent. Would have been scary in these conditions!
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • SBezzaSBezza Posts: 2,173
    Kléber wrote:
    http://www.justin.tv/tvlive_hd Live and Direct!

    Cav setting the pace up the Kemmel :shock:

    I can't get that to load.
  • mrushtonmrushton Posts: 5,182
    edited April 2009
    Following it on cyclingnews, it's Boonen and Cav about 3 mins back
    M.Rushton
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    mrushton wrote:
    Following it on cyclingnews, it's Boonen and Cav up at the front.

    Yeah, up the front of the group 4:00 back :lol:
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • mrushtonmrushton Posts: 5,182
    You beat me in correcting my own post
    M.Rushton
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 19,257
    Cervelo lose 5 and Columbia 3, with the front group attacking eachother.
    Only Hincapie marks the move. Duff tactics.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    Front group has split again. Euskaltel have more riders in contention than Quick Step and Silence-Lotto combined. Strange days.
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    Remember the rules - If Hincapie wins then G-W isn't a real race and basically a "chipper" between Flanders and Roubaix.

    Anyone else then it's a bone fide classic :wink:
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • ridgeriderridgerider Posts: 2,843
    ...and if Rabobank win then it is the race of the century!

    (Justin.tv working fine for me, lovely wet spring afternoon)
    Half man, Half bike
  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 19,257
    Both races now on live, together.
    George back to domestique duties for his Norwegian lad.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,785
    Half following it on cyclingnews, while trying to work, and was wondering why Wiggins was giving it on the front?
  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Who said it was a 'chipper' then?? :wink:
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
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