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Tom BBTom BB Posts: 1,001
edited April 2011 in Pro race
Eurosport has just kicked in.........very technical course for the prologue today.....

Leigh Howard of HTC is quickest with 3:41....Geraint Thomas is just about to set off

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  • Tom BBTom BB Posts: 1,001
    Thomas in 3:45........looked pretty ragged

    Phinney now on course
  • Tom BBTom BB Posts: 1,001
    Phinney now fastest by half a second with a late 3:40
  • Cleat EastwoodCleat Eastwood Posts: 8,191
    good heads up dude

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  • Tom BBTom BB Posts: 1,001
    Jonanthan Castrovejo! 2 tenths quicker than Phinney!.....very good technical riding
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,911
    A spoiler warning: Eurosport isn't live, so don't go looking for info elsewhere or you might see the final result.
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  • Tom BBTom BB Posts: 1,001
    Fine ride by Wiggo......currently 71st! 12 seconds down!
  • P_TuckerP_Tucker Posts: 1,878
    Tom BB wrote:
    Fine ride by Wiggo......currently 71st! 12 seconds down!

    Further underlining why Team Sky pay 7 figures for his services. Value for money if ever I've seen it.

    I'm planning to register my disgust by cancelling my movie package. That'll learn 'em.
  • inkyfingersinkyfingers Posts: 4,397
    Tom BB wrote:
    Fine ride by Wiggo......currently 71st! 12 seconds down!

    I picked him for PTP but kicked myself when I took a closer look at the route, it was far too technical for him to get the speed up. I also think you need to be a very fearless rider to do well in that kind of prologue, you have to be prepared to risk it in the corners to gain that extra few seconds. I think that may be why you've got a very young podium today.
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  • sportvansportvan Posts: 105
    One needs to take risks in order to win races
  • Tom BBTom BB Posts: 1,001
    Tom BB wrote:
    Fine ride by Wiggo......currently 71st! 12 seconds down!

    I picked him for PTP but kicked myself when I took a closer look at the route, it was far too technical for him to get the speed up. I also think you need to be a very fearless rider to do well in that kind of prologue, you have to be prepared to risk it in the corners to gain that extra few seconds. I think that may be why you've got a very young podium today.

    I agree with all of this! even the ptp bit :(
  • rebsrebs Posts: 891
    Was never a course for wiggins, Tomas did well I thought. May feel like he could have done better but... very tough balls out all the way type of course.

    Hats off tot he guy who did win it. I hope this isn't the end of the bleeding carrots :(
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    sportvan wrote:
    One needs to take risks in order to win races

    Don't think he touched the brakes when he took this home in style:

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  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Nice win for this fella. Who would have thought it.

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  • inkyfingersinkyfingers Posts: 4,397
    sportvan wrote:
    One needs to take risks in order to win races

    Don't think he touched the brakes when he took this home in style:

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    Never thought i'd see you bigging up Wiggo! That was a great ride, but a Giro stage and a pink jersey is worth taking a risk for, even for His Royal Skyness. Heres hoping he gets out of bed for the longer TT and brings home a good result for me in PTP!
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  • cal_stewartcal_stewart Posts: 1,839
    +1 I'm hanging out for some ptp points. Need to start backing the favs
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