****Romandie Stage 1 SPOILER****

Pokerface
Pokerface Posts: 7,960
edited April 2010 in Pro race
Kicking off today's coverage.


Not much to report yet.


Three riders away – Andrey Zets (AST), Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) et Chad Beyer (BMC) – with a 9 minute lead already, but only about 40KM into today's stage.
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  • afx237vi
    afx237vi Posts: 12,630
    Are we having a spoiler thread for the Tour of the Gila? The main cycling event of the month. For riders over 35. And Tommy D.
  • iainf72
    iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    afx237vi wrote:
    Are we having a spoiler thread for the Tour of the Gila? The main cycling event of the month. For riders over 35. And Tommy D.

    It doesn't even have a real UCI rating, so may as well be a different sport :wink:
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • DaveyL
    DaveyL Posts: 5,167
    iainf72 wrote:
    afx237vi wrote:
    Are we having a spoiler thread for the Tour of the Gila? The main cycling event of the month. For riders over 35. And Tommy D.

    It doesn't even have a real UCI rating, so may as well be a different sport :wink:

    But is it better than going round in circles on a wooden oval?
    Le Blaireau (1)
  • Kléber
    Kléber Posts: 6,842
    Where is Gila? Why isn't Armstrong wearing team colours. Do they have sea otters there?

    Does anyone care?
  • afx237vi
    afx237vi Posts: 12,630
    Kléber wrote:
    Where is Gila? Why isn't Armstrong wearing team colours. Do they have sea otters there?

    Does anyone care?

    I gather it's near somewhere called Silver City, which to my mind conjures up images of munchkins and flying monkeys.
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,631
    I think about Gila and this is what I picture.

    Gila-Monster-Hissing.jpg

    Rather than some all catagory bike race.
    One is a monster, the other a minnow.

    Nice day in Romandie, again.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • afx237vi
    afx237vi Posts: 12,630
    Uphill sprint for the finish today by the look of it. Not too steep, but might put Cav in trouble? We'll see.
  • csp
    csp Posts: 777
    None of the steephill.tv, cyclingfans.com links work for me. Any alternatives?
  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 71,572
    afx237vi wrote:
    Uphill sprint for the finish today by the look of it. Not too steep, but might put Cav in trouble? We'll see.

    Balls.
  • afx237vi
    afx237vi Posts: 12,630
    afx237vi wrote:
    Uphill sprint for the finish today by the look of it. Not too steep, but might put Cav in trouble? We'll see.

    Balls.

    It's only slightly uphill. He might be able to do it, I dunno.
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,631
    SportItalia is running 1kms behind live, btw........
    Just starting the climb.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • iainf72
    iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    DaveyL wrote:

    But is it better than going round in circles on a wooden oval?

    Going round in circles on a wooden oval?

    How do you go around an oval in a circle? :wink:
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • DaveyL
    DaveyL Posts: 5,167
    You don't have to follow the racing line :D
    Le Blaireau (1)
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,631
    Pinotti left on his own. Not sure that Cavendish isn't a liabilty at the moment.
    Still climbing like MSR.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • afx237vi
    afx237vi Posts: 12,630
    Cav well dropped.
  • afx237vi
    afx237vi Posts: 12,630
    Nice to see Wegelius having a go, too.
  • Pokerface
    Pokerface Posts: 7,960
    The three leaders still have over 4 minutes on the peleton?
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,631
    That must be the SportItalia feed.

    Radio Shack driving a bus full of BMC and Astana riders......
    ....back at almost 3 minutes!
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • Pokerface
    Pokerface Posts: 7,960
    OK. Peleton at 1'24 back with 30KM to go.

    Cavendish over four minutes back.


    Saving himself for tomoro no doubt.
  • Pokerface
    Pokerface Posts: 7,960
    It's going to come together for the finish. We'll see if anyone jumps away once it does.

    20KM to go, 30 second lead still.
  • afx237vi
    afx237vi Posts: 12,630
    Blimey, this guy is mind bogglingly good.
  • blazing_saddles
    blazing_saddles Posts: 21,631
    Sagan carries on, where he left off in P-N.
    "Science is a tool for cheaters". An anonymous French PE teacher.
  • iainf72
    iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    He's the man!
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • afx237vi
    afx237vi Posts: 12,630
    Hmm, that Footon rider was unlucky. Finishes 5th despite being shoulder charged outta the way by Gavazzi's lead out man.
  • Pokerface
    Pokerface Posts: 7,960
    Jesus - the feed I'm watching is WAAAAAAY behind! Still 16KM to go on it.
  • LangerDan
    LangerDan Posts: 6,132
    Pokerface wrote:
    Jesus - the feed I'm watching is WAAAAAAY behind! Still 16KM to go on it.

    Is your bookie watching the same feed? Might be an opportunity here!
    'This week I 'ave been mostly been climbing like Basso - Shirley Basso.'
  • afx237vi
    afx237vi Posts: 12,630
    Was it Davis or Iglinskiy in 4th?
  • Pokerface
    Pokerface Posts: 7,960
    LangerDan wrote:
    Pokerface wrote:
    Jesus - the feed I'm watching is WAAAAAAY behind! Still 16KM to go on it.

    Is your bookie watching the same feed? Might be an opportunity here!

    I had Sagan for the win anyway. :)
  • frenchfighter
    frenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Pinotti's kit in the TT was pretty cool:
    AFP
    http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com//2010/ ... 28_600.jpg
    Highlights from the prologue:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7LbLzFzwXY
    Contador is the Greatest