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Flèche Wallonne *spoiler*

rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,260 Lives Here
edited April 2012 in Pro race
Big crash in the peloton.

Horrific weather forecast at the finish apparently.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,260 Lives Here
    Jurgen Van de Walle has quit already.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,260 Lives Here
    The £1000 question iiiiiis - which will be more boring - my work or this race?

    They have thrown in a couple more hills before the Mur. Will it make a difference? Probably not. Anyone who fails there wouldn't be doing anything on the Mur anyway.
  • TheStoneTheStone Posts: 2,291
    Had a good bet on Gilbert at 13/2.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,260 Lives Here
    TheStone wrote:
    Had a good bet on Gilbert at 13/2.


    S'only a good bet if he wins and I don't think he will.
  • calvjonescalvjones Posts: 3,850
    The £1000 question iiiiiis - which will be more boring - my work or this race?

    They have thrown in a couple more hills before the Mur. Will it make a difference? Probably not. Anyone who fails there wouldn't be doing anything on the Mur anyway.

    The worst day's race-watching is better than the best day's work*.




    *excluding TTTs
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,260 Lives Here
    calvjones wrote:

    *excluding TTTs

    :lol:
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    The best of the best duking it out on an iconic monster hill. What isn't there to like.

    Rick. What other races do you like apart from those mostly involving Belgian racers that have just finished?

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/vanende ... st-the-mur
    Contador is the Greatest
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,260 Lives Here
    The best of the best duking it out on an iconic monster hill. What isn't there to like.

    Rick. What other races do you like apart from those mostly involving Belgian racers that have just finished?

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/vanende ... st-the-mur


    Ah, despite the fact the racing is appalling I genuinely love the Tour. Really love it.

    The standard late '00s Giro-transition stage which bumps all the way I usually enjoy.

    In fact, the Giro's good. A good, 7/10.

    Love the world's too.

    The only big race I won't watch ( a sign that I don't like it) is the Vuelta, and again, that's mainly because I've spent all my brownie points watching every single other race before that point. When I was a student I enjoyed that too, though nowhere near the GIro, Tour, or one day races.

    But you gotta admit, Amstel and la Fleche are properly dull apart from the final sprint. LBL always feels like a let down considering it's a monument.
  • TurfleTurfle Posts: 3,762
    The best of the best duking it out on an iconic monster hill. What isn't there to like.

    Rick. What other races do you like apart from those mostly involving Belgian racers that have just finished?

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/vanende ... st-the-mur

    The first 190k are not to like.
  • inkyfingersinkyfingers Posts: 4,397
    5 minutes of excitement is better than no excitement at all.


    Ask my fiancee :wink:


    It would be nice to see it light up a little earlier, you do sometimes get attacks on some of the earlier climbs (think Lofkvist and another rider tried a move last year) but they rarely get any traction.
    "I have a lovely photo of a Camargue horse but will not post it now" (Frenchfighter - July 2013)
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,260 Lives Here
    5 minutes of excitement is better than no excitement at all.


    Ask my fiancee :wink:


    It would be nice to see it light up a little earlier, you do sometimes get attacks on some of the earlier climbs (think Lofkvist and another rider tried a move last year) but they rarely get any traction.

    Oui.

    There's too much time to gain with fresh legs on the Mur to do anything beforehand.
  • inkyfingersinkyfingers Posts: 4,397
    Rick, it's spelt Huy.
    "I have a lovely photo of a Camargue horse but will not post it now" (Frenchfighter - July 2013)
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,260 Lives Here
    Rick, it's spelt Huy.

    Mur de Huy innit?

    You don't call the Muur van Geraardsbergen, Geraardsbergen? You call it the Muur :P.

    No different, man.
  • inkyfingersinkyfingers Posts: 4,397
    Nevermind Rick....


    I'm here all week.
    "I have a lovely photo of a Camargue horse but will not post it now" (Frenchfighter - July 2013)
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,260 Lives Here
    Nevermind Rick....


    I'm here all week.

    Me = attachment.php?attachmentid=109361&stc=1&d=1329463703
  • TurfleTurfle Posts: 3,762
    I'm still trying to work it out.
  • LangerDanLangerDan Posts: 6,132
    Turfle wrote:
    I'm still trying to work it out.
    Oui
    Rick, it's spelt Huy

    At least, that's what I thought he meant. Could be something else altogether!
    'This week I 'ave been mostly been climbing like Basso - Shirley Basso.'
  • TurfleTurfle Posts: 3,762
    Ah, now I get it. Actually better than I was expecting.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,260 Lives Here
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    Turbo cross wind @ finish.

    Expect n00bs to not notice and have vets slip past on their left.
  • emaddenemadden Posts: 2,431
    Sweet Jesus.... the Eurosport commentry... it cant get any worse.
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,260 Lives Here
    emadden wrote:
    Sweet Jesus.... the Eurosport commentry... it cant get any worse.


    :lol: Ha!

    Who's doing it?!
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,260 Lives Here
    Kirby and Magnus. Woeful

    Oh dear.

    Enjoy that.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,260 Lives Here
    Evelyn Stevens (Specialized-lululemon) wins the Women's Flèche Wallone.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,260 Lives Here
    Going all FF today:

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  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    emadden wrote:
    Sweet Jesus.... the Eurosport commentry... it cant get any worse.

    Just be thankful Cadel Evans ain't riding. It'd be two hours of listening to Carlton's mancrush.
  • andypandyp Posts: 8,129
    If Carlton Kirby calls it the Mur de Hoy (as in Chris) one more time I'm going to scream at the tv.
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Big wind there. Nasty weather sweeping Europe.

    Anyone who shows their nose in the finale before 500m (more like 200m) is defo lost.
    Contador is the Greatest
  • LangerDanLangerDan Posts: 6,132
    Big wind there. Nasty weather sweeping Europe.

    Anyone who shows their nose in the finale before 500m (more like 200m) is defo lost.

    But would that not make the win unworthy of a True Champion? :wink:
    'This week I 'ave been mostly been climbing like Basso - Shirley Basso.'
  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    Andy Schleck... interesting or stupid... you decide.
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