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Milan - San Remo *spoiler*

iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
edited March 2012 in Pro race
The race is about to start.

Please cycling gods, make it not suck this year. PLEASE.
Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
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  • emaddenemadden Posts: 2,431
    I hope we see some panache today :lol:
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,520
    A funny tweet fro @irishpeloton:

    Pozzato is 50-1 to win today. If u don't understand betting, means if u bet €100, u will lose €100
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,196
    iainf72 wrote:
    The race is about to start.

    Please cycling gods, make it not suck this year. PLEASE.

    The Rainbow Stripes, arms aloft, crossing the line a bikelength in front of his nearest rival.
    Oh yes, that would be very unsucky in my opinion.
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784

    The Rainbow Stripes, arms aloft, crossing the line a bikelength in front of his nearest rival.
    Oh yes, that would be very unsucky in my opinion.

    That would be a sprint, therefore sucky.

    It needs to split up on the hills, the action there in the last few years has been woeful.
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 24,520
    iainf72 wrote:
    It needs to split up on the hills, the action there in the last few years has been woeful.

    Last year was good, surely? Otherwise, I fear you may be hoping for the impossible.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,316 Lives Here
    RichN95 wrote:
    iainf72 wrote:
    It needs to split up on the hills, the action there in the last few years has been woeful.

    Last year was good, surely? Otherwise, I fear you may be hoping for the impossible.

    Last year was mega.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,316 Lives Here
    Ticker for you guys http://tinyurl.com/7wc9or3


    Will be keeping an eye on that.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 53,316 Lives Here
    Oleg Berdos (Mol)
    Pierpaolo De Negri (Ita)
    Dmitri Groezdev (Kaz)
    Cheng Ji (Chn)
    Vegard Laengen (Noo)
    Michael Mørkøv (Den)
    Juan José Oroz (Spa)
    Angelo Pagani (Ita)
    Juan Pablo Suárez (Col)

    Ahead of the Peloton at 11:30...
  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,196
    iainf72 wrote:

    The Rainbow Stripes, arms aloft, crossing the line a bikelength in front of his nearest rival.
    Oh yes, that would be very unsucky in my opinion.

    That would be a sprint, therefore sucky.

    It needs to split up on the hills, the action there in the last few years has been woeful.

    I'm looking forward to watching Cav's train crush all those pesky meddling attacks.
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • inkyfingersinkyfingers Posts: 4,400
    I would settle for it breaking up, getting some action then coming back together for a sprint. It's a shame Contador isn't riding, he'd have attacked on the Cipressa, dropped all the lightweights and solo'd to the finish.
    "I have a lovely photo of a Camargue horse but will not post it now" (Frenchfighter - July 2013)
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    I would settle for it breaking up, getting some action then coming back together for a sprint. It's a shame Contador isn't riding, he'd have attacked on the Cipressa, dropped all the lightweights and solo'd to the finish.

    That's ridiculous. Contador would attack on the Turchino and solo the remaining 140km
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • Mad_MalxMad_Malx Posts: 4,155
    Ticker for you guys http://tinyurl.com/7wc9or3

    For non-polyglots Google translate is quite entertaining here:

    After the Turchino and treacherous Le Manie are three unsightly Capi. Twenty kilometers from the finish makes the Cipressa sometimes excitement, but it is especially the last pimple that appeals to the imagination. The Poggio, the executioner of Milan-Sanremo, is the last chance for them to dare to include mice.

    Juan José Oroz of the Euskaltel orange males are in flight by Oroz. The first three entries of the Basque to the Primavera were gray, but this year he decided to make some more color to indicate
  • Dave_1Dave_1 Posts: 9,512
    iainf72 wrote:
    The race is about to start.

    Please cycling gods, make it not suck this year. PLEASE.


    I count 6 or 7 poggio or cipressa attacks that stuck it to the end..looks like 20 bunch gallops in 27 years I've followed San Remo so don't hold out a lot of hope Iainf.
  • Dave_1Dave_1 Posts: 9,512
    Oleg Berdos (Mol)
    Pierpaolo De Negri (Ita)
    Dmitri Groezdev (Kaz)
    Cheng Ji (Chn)
    Vegard Laengen (Noo)
    Michael Mørkøv (Den)
    Juan José Oroz (Spa)
    Angelo Pagani (Ita)
    Juan Pablo Suárez (Col)

    Ahead of the Peloton at 11:30...

    I hope for a repeat of 1987..where Eric Maechler got in a break away group at Turchino that gained 11 minutes by Savona around 100km to go, still held 2 min 40 at the Capo Berta and 25 seconds at bottom of Poggio..wheen Maechler dispatched Peiper, Anderson to win by 6 seconds from bunch gallop for 2nd place won by Vanderarden. Fingers crossed the big teams miscalculate today! Milan San Remo badly needs change
  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 16,050
    Keep ya going until the live feed starts

    http://www.steephill.tv/players/youtube ... uI&yr=2012
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    Is reachable from here.
    Believe in miracles
    And cures and healing wells
  • rajMANrajMAN Posts: 429
    Keep ya going until the live feed starts

    http://www.steephill.tv/players/youtube ... uI&yr=2012

    Classic!! in so many ways. Ta :D
  • inkyfingersinkyfingers Posts: 4,400
    I'm excited like a schoolboy...no idea why as I can pretty much guarantee we'll see 90 minutes of crashes and tempo riding then 5 minutes of excitement.

    Already watched the 92 version and the 2011 version...anyone reccomend any other years, most of the other ones I remember were sprints.
    "I have a lovely photo of a Camargue horse but will not post it now" (Frenchfighter - July 2013)
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Oleg Berdos (Mol)
    Pierpaolo De Negri (Ita)
    Dmitri Groezdev (Kaz)
    Cheng Ji (Chn)
    Vegard Laengen (Noo)
    Michael Mørkøv (Den)
    Juan José Oroz (Spa)
    Angelo Pagani (Ita)
    Juan Pablo Suárez (Col)

    Ahead of the Peloton at 11:30...

    Don't even recognise one name in there.
    Contador is the Greatest
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    I wanted to see Valverde in this race.
    Contador is the Greatest
  • inkyfingersinkyfingers Posts: 4,400
    I wanted to see Valverde in this race.

    Nah, to win this he'd have to attack with more than 1K to go :wink:
    "I have a lovely photo of a Camargue horse but will not post it now" (Frenchfighter - July 2013)
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    I'm excited like a schoolboy...no idea why as I can pretty much guarantee we'll see 90 minutes of crashes and tempo riding then 5 minutes of excitement.

    Already watched the 92 version and the 2011 version...anyone reccomend any other years, most of the other ones I remember were sprints.

    Everytime I see Cancellara at 13mins I am speechless with the power - making him sway it is so bloody fast.

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4t3xh ... 2008_sport
    Contador is the Greatest
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    I wanted to see Valverde in this race.

    Nah, to win this he'd have to attack with more than 1K to go :wink:

    Yeah, one reason why. The Poggio is his type of hill and he can descend very well.
    Contador is the Greatest
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
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    Contador is the Greatest
  • Dave_1Dave_1 Posts: 9,512
    I'm excited like a schoolboy...no idea why as I can pretty much guarantee we'll see 90 minutes of crashes and tempo riding then 5 minutes of excitement.

    Already watched the 92 version and the 2011 version...anyone reccomend any other years, most of the other ones I remember were sprints.


    Inkyfingers
    This is one of the most exciting pre 1992..in my top 3 San Remos....
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpIuST1LQaU
  • inkyfingersinkyfingers Posts: 4,400
    Cheers Dave, how could I forgot about the late, great Monsieur Fignon.
    "I have a lovely photo of a Camargue horse but will not post it now" (Frenchfighter - July 2013)
  • Dave_1Dave_1 Posts: 9,512
    Cheers Dave, how could I forgot about the late, great Monsieur Fignon.


    yes, cheers Inkyfingers,..at 3mins 40 seconds you can see Kelly tempo/blocking on the front of the chase group.. agreement Fignon explained in his autobiography..Fignon's end of the deal was if it was bunch finished he'd lead out Kelly.
  • Dave_1Dave_1 Posts: 9,512
    Pantani's attack on Cipressa 1999 Milan San Remo is poss worth review as well..what a speed he jumps away from the bunch at!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfKGMYKGB4g
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    Lead group reduced in numbers and their lead falling quite quickly.
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Tailwind on the Poggio and final km apparently, for now.
    Contador is the Greatest
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,641
    ‎150km Joop Zoetemelk classic done! First 150km for me and if I say so myself, not done, but raced within our little group. Even over the km of cobblestones in the last 5 k. Worryingly I ve not so much reached, but smashed my target that I'd set myself before buying a new bike. Does anyone have a spare couple of grand I could have?

    Now, as long as Cavendish does'nt let someone go on the Poggio/last climb of the day like I did, I ll be a happy boy!

    Belgians in some other race all predicting Sagan..?
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
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